Minnesota Sights and Views

Author Archives: Emily Wachsman

See Stunning Minnesota Fall Colors in 2020

The delightful display of Minnesota fall colors is nearly here, and after what has felt like a long several months dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are certainly looking forward to our own local change of scenery.  Though the pandemic is still affecting us on a daily basis around the country, we hope you can […]

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Things to do in the St. Croix Valley This Fall

If you’ve never experienced a getaway to the St. Croix Valley in the fall, then this year might just be your perfect opportunity.  There’s plenty of beauty to behold in Minnesota each fall, but the St. Croix Valley is at or near the top of our list when it comes to places to visit this […]

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Discover Minnehaha Falls Near Minneapolis/St. Paul

For those of us in Minnesota, these warm summer months provide us the perfect excuse to get outside and take advantage of the warm, beautiful weather.  Minnehaha Falls near Minneapolis/St. Paul offers us exactly that opportunity and serves as something of an oasis not too far from the urban heart of Minnesota.  So, this summer, […]

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Explore the Root River Trail Near Lanesboro, MN

If you’ve never had an opportunity to visit the charming town of Lanesboro or ride the famed Root River Trail in the area, then this summer is your perfect chance.  Not only is it a truly beautiful part of the state, but it’s a great way to get out and explore, all while adhering to […]

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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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