Collected by Sharon Schaap
Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
In the northern portion of Minnesota, the Mighty Mississippi begins it's trek south as a stream that flows north. Wade into the shallow waters or ramble across the round rocks that form a natural falls where the river leaves Grant Lake. The...
300 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Lots of towns in Minnesota's north woods claim to be the birthplace of Paul Bunyan, but trust me: Bemidji is the real deal. A completely accurate, 100 percent authentic, life-sized statue of the 18-foot lumberjack towers over a park on Lake...
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis is a popular summer spot, but it also provides some of the best leaf-peeping around in the fall. The sailboats outside the band shell on Lake Harriet speak of lingering summer days, but the vivid leaves are a...
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Minnehaha Park is a serene 193-acre green space along the Mississippi River that features a 53-foot waterfall. During the winter, the falls turn to ice, making for a dramatic landscape. With a restaurant on site, bandshell, playground, wading...
Silver Bay, MN 55614, USA
There's one spot along the road headed north where one can get a good view of the lighthouse. Last year the road was redone and we almost missed our usual look-out - they had moved the road! We found it though and the view was as good as ever....
38 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Garrison Keillor's unique brand of wit is evident in his bookstore. Here, I found "The Silence of Dogs in Cars" and many other unique book titles -- most neatly organized under non-conventional headings, such as "the head," "god," "reporting," and...
30 N Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Dangle your legs of this cliff's edge, if you dare. I didn't, but the view of the mighty Mississippi River from Shadow Falls Park was still spectacular. This is a quiet place for a small picnic—or for contemplating life. Once you've had your fill...