A Walk in Blue Mounds State Park

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The Blue Mounds State Park in the far southwest corner of the state can be at once one of the less difficult yet most rewarding of the Minnesota State Parks trails.

Blue Mounds and Minneopa State Park, near Mankato, are the two parks where bison have been reintroduced, so there’s an obvious added attraction–if you’re lucky enough to get close enough to get a good look.

What to Pack in Your Hiking Day Pack

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A lot of Minnesota outdoors exploring involves day hiking. And the smartest way to enjoy day hikes is by provisioning a small hiking day pack with whatever you might need to make your hike more comfortable and safe.