DNR To Dedicate New Lake Itasca AmphitheaterThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will partner with Friends of Itasca to host a dedication event Saturday for Itasca State Park's new amphitheater.
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.
Best Parks In Minnesota For A Winter Nature WalkGet out and get away, where you can be surrounded by natural outdoor wonders.
Best Scenic Drives Near MinnesotaSee splendid scenery and immerse yourself in the culture of Minnesota any time of the year on these five Minnesota highways.
Best Places To Rent A Boat In MinnesotaWith well over 10,000 lakes, rivers and waterways to explore in our great state, you'd be hard-pressed to not find a boat to rent nearby. Check out our list of five of the best places for boat rentals in Minnesota.
State Parks Await Spring-Time VisitorsAs the last drops of maple syrup are collected from Fort Snelling State Park, it can mean only one thing -- the sights and sounds of spring are coming back. Brent Wennberg has been enjoying Minnesota's state parks since he was 2.
Capitol Christmas Tree To Get Drink At Itasca ParkA white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest that's been designated as the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make its first public appearance at Itasca State Park next weekend.
Wander Minnesota: Mississippi MinuteThe Mississippi River is a big part of life in Minnesota, from its roots in Itasca State Park to its exit out of the state at the very southeastern corner. There are some parts of it that are well known and frequently visited. But it's a big river. What else is there to see?
Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips In Or Near MinnesotaYou don't have to travel far to take a vacation. Take the weekend off and head out to one of these nearby getaways.
Goin’ To The Lake: Mike & Liz Visit Park Rapids (Day 1)WCCO's summer road trip continued Thursday with Mike Binkley and Liz Collin, who are Park Rapids, Minn. The city is about three-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities.They found the Mississippi River's headwaters at Itasca State Park. Countless visitors have stood right at the beginning of the Mississippi River's 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the must-see stops if you're visiting Park Rapids.
Best Places For A Bonfire In MinnesotaCelebrate the outdoors with a fire.
Best Summer Vacation Activities In MinnesotaCheck out these local vacation ideas for a Minnesota getaway that takes advantage of the sunshine and the diversity of our state.
MnDOT Gets Award For Mississippi River BikewayThe Minnesota Department of Transportation has received a national award for its planning for the Mississippi River Trail bikeway.
Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip To BemidjiBemidji is the kind of Northwoods destination that makes for a quintessential Minnesotan vacation. Located a little more than four hours northwest of the Twin Cities, it is an easy getaway for a quick weekend trip or an extended stay. While quieter than many other destinations, Bemidji still promises plenty to do and see, especially if you want to really get out and enjoy nature. Nestled in the midst of hundreds of quality fishing lakes and the Mississippi, a visit here offers rustic charm and outdoor fun for everyone.
Finding Minnesota: Itasca State ParkThere is a quiet place in northern Minnesota where a mighty river is so small -- you can even step across it.