MNTrips is the trusted source for travel throughout Minnesota. Find travel tips and itineraries for Minnesota, including weekend getaways, road trips, lake resort holidays and family vacations. MNTrips guides you to Minnesota towns and cities, with top things to do and places to stay. For each region, find detailed information about Minnesota’s State Parks and nearby nature areas.
Plan things to do in the metro Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, including the Mall of America. Or explore destination ideas in greater Minnesota: where to fish, hike, bike, canoe or camp. Across the state, from the North Shore of Lake Superior to the Mississippi River valley, discover the towns, local neighborhoods, and restaurants that make up Minnesota’s community spirit.
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The charming old town of Grand Marais, with its many unique Minnesota characteristics, makes a great base for exploring the North Shore of Lake Superior, the Gunflint Trail, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
When we think of Duluth, we admit out thoughts go more to scenery and big ships, not big plates of delicious food. We’ve changed our thinking. We love the variety and quality of eats found in Duluth, Minnesota. Here are a few suggestions to find the best restaurants in Duluth.
Fort Snelling State Park is a day hiker’s paradise, with at least three routes out of the main parking lot that lead to interesting conclusions. But the highlight is the hike around Pike Island along the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers to their confluence.
How to prepare for and enjoy the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the most pristine landscape in the lower 48 states. Choose a good outfitter, prepare for weather changes, and enjoy the dark skies. #MNTrips #ExploreMinnesota
Located in Lake Superior 20 miles off the coast of the most northern tip of Minnesota, the 50 mile-long, six mile-wide Isle Royale National Park takes some getting to. But once there it offers what the more popular parks don’t – primarily, splendid isolation.
Moose Lake State Park in the early spring: a classic Minnesota walk, a day trip from Duluth or Minneapolis and easy access from I-35. Enjoy a day hike, the woods, wildlife and, in town, a visit to the Blacklock Photography Gallery.
A lot of Minnesota outdoors exploring involves day hiking. This is the comprehensive list of 17 (and two optional) things we carry in our packs while we’re on day hikes. Hiking essentials, optional gear, and best tips for healthy hikes.
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