Minnesota December Festivals (Part 5)As December draws to a close and the New Year arrives, there’s still plenty to do.
Free Entry To Minnesota State Parks On Day After ThanksgivingAfter a big Thanksgiving meal, there's nothing better than getting outside for a walk.
Wander Minnesota: Sakatah Lake State ParkOnly an hour outside the metro is this wooded gem of a state park.
Admission To State Parks Waived On Black FridayOn Black Friday, the entrance fees to all Minnesota State Parks are being waived. The state is encouraging people to get outdoors and get fresh air and exercise.
Happy 125th Birthday To Minnesota State Parks & TrailsMinnesota State Parks and Trails are celebrating their quasquicentennial. There will be special events held throughout the year to honor 125 years of operation, and it all kicked off Friday afternoon at Fort Snelling State Park.
Minnesota State Parks And Trails Celebrating 125 Years The Minnesota State Parks and Trails system is kicking off its 125th anniversary celebrations Friday at Fort Snelling State Park.
Minnesota State Parks Are Free On Black FridayBlack Friday fever is spreading to Minnesota state parks. The state will offer free entry to all 76 state parks and recreation areas on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving. A daily permit to a park generally costs $5.
Wander Minnesota: Mille Lacs Kathio State ParkLast week, I talked about the wild rice demonstrations at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum. Not far from the museum is Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. The park's two-fold name has two roots. "Mille Lacs" is the term French explorers used to describe the area, and it is an apt term, meaning "1,000 lakes" in English.
Surge In Visitors To Minnesota State Parks Isn't Letting UpMinnesota state parks officials say a surge in visitors isn't letting up and they expect the trend to continue as fall colors spread across the state.
Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger RiskAccording to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.
New DNR Tool Promises To Make Trip Planning Easier, Quicker Looking for the best way to find all the Minnesota state parks that offer boat access, swimming beaches and drive-in campsites? Then look no further. The Department of Natural Resources has a new tool designed to do just that.
Jay Cooke Swinging Bridge ReopensA historic landmark at a Minnesota State Park is about to reopen to the public after flooding destroyed it. Park goers will finally be able to walk across the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park next week. Rushing water from the St. Louis River tore it apart during flooding in the Duluth area two summers ago. Park historian Kristine Hiller says the swinging bridge, originally built in 1924, has a long history at the scenic park.