Gov. Dayton Waives State Park Entrance Fees For 'Free Park Friday' Gov. Mark Dayton is celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday by waiving entrance fees to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas Nov. 23.
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.