Minnesota Sights and Views

Author Archives: Emily Wachsman

Explore Itasca State Park This Summer

If you haven’t had the chance to head north and visit Itasca State Park in northwestern Minnesota, then you need to put this incredible park at the top of your bucket list this summer.  Founded in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park, and it’s visited by people from all over the world.  Though the […]

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10 Things to do in Minnesota This Summer

Minnesota, known as the “Land of 10,000 lakes,” is one of the best places for a summer vacation.  There is an incredible number of things to do in Minnesota, and so many of them are in the outdoors, which means natural social distancing is often a part of the package.  We know that, due to […]

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10 Minnesota Wineries to Support This Summer

The tourism industry, like many others, has been hit pretty hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring saw plenty of business closures, and those that have stuck around are looking forward to a healthy summer and fall season. It’s no different for our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts and other small businesses, like Minnesota wineries. This […]

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Where to Find Minnesota Wildflowers This Spring

Heading out in nature and enjoying the vast array of Minnesota wildflowers and other natural scenery is one of our favorite parts of spring and summer.  Across the state, there are a number of incredible nature preserves, parks, and hiking trails to explore, many of which have extensive blooms to enjoy. And, the best part […]

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10 Great Hiking Trails to Discover in Minnesota

In a state as diverse and beautiful as Minnesota, it should come as no surprise that there are some truly beautiful hiking trails worth discovering. While many of Minnesota’s State Parks and natural areas are closed to the public during the global COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to plan out the hikes you’re […]

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Popular Minnesota Biking Trails to Ride This Summer

Once it’s safe to go outside, engage in our normal routines, and put the stress of social distancing and the global COVID-19 pandemic behind us, it will be time to enjoy the great variety of Minnesota bike trails. There are a wonderful variety of bike trails in Minnesota, many of which are near our unique […]

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10 Minnesota State Parks You Need to See in 2020

As the snow begins to melt and we emerge from the long winter in Minnesota, it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun places you’re going to visit this spring, summer, and fall. Of all the places you could go, we think Minnesota State Parks are a great place to start! State Parks […]

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10 of the Best Waterfalls in Minnesota to See This Spring

What better way to celebrate the reawakening of spring that to go chasing Minnesota Waterfalls? This spring, as the winter snow and ice begin to melt, Minnesota’s rivers will swell to their seasonal highs, leaving us with powerful water rushing over the state’s most beautiful waterfalls. It’s absolutely one of our favorite things to do […]

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Visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha Minnesota

Have you witnessed majestic eagles at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha?  This winter might just be the perfect time to do so! In Minnesota, we spend a lot of time talking about all of the great adventures there are to be had in this amazing state. That’s just as true in the winter as […]

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The 2020 Cross Country Skiing World Cup Comes to Minnesota

In a recent blog, we wrote about all of the wonderful places to go cross country skiing in Minnesota, but have you ever had the chance to attend the Cross Country Skiing World Cup? Probably Not! If you’re interested, keep reading.  2020 promises to be a great year for cross country skiers! Truth be told, […]

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