There are 75 Minnesota State Parks and Recreation Areas spread all over the state of Minnesota. The parks offer camping, hiking, canoeing, cabin stays, and more.
These are the six sites in Minnesota administered by the United States National Park Service (NPS.) Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, Google map, National Park Service website Mississippi National…
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.
It’s an easy walk around the historic Coldwater Spring National Park Service site near Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Creek.
Banning State Park, near Sandstone, is pretty much right between the Twin Cities and Duluth, not far off I-35. So, it makes either a nice day trip from either city,…
The hiking path at the Minnesota Valley State Recreation area winds through woods and prairie, yielding close-up looks at birds, butterflies, dragonflies, plus an assortment of hardwood trees and healthy clumps of sumac, dogwood, and cattails.
Nerstrand Big Woods, with its multiple shady paths, is the perfect day hike on a hot summer’s day.
The North Shore of Lake Superior is fed by dozens of Minnesota rivers, most of which have waterfalls you can easily reach on foot. It’s the best place to start your tour of Minnesota waterfalls.
The hike at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park will take you to a spot on the Lindbergh farm where Charles landed his first plane.
Created as one of two Indian agencies created by the Sioux treaty of 1851, the Upper Sioux Agency is now a state park with history exhibits and nice hikes.
Some of the most dramatic landscapes in Minnesota are along the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park.