Minnesota state parks staycation challenge series: Top things to do at Frontenac State Park

If you’re looking for a beautiful hike in lush forests with spectacular water views of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River from scenic bluffs, then head to Frontenac State Park. A perfect day trip from the Twin Cities or Rochester, Minn.

Top things to do at Itasca State Park: Minnesota State Park Challenge

Visit Minnesota’s oldest and second-largest state park, Itasca State Park, where you can wade across the Mississippi River headwaters, hike and bike for miles, climb a 100-ft. fire tower and much more. Part of my Minnesota State Park Staycation Challenge series.

Most scenic road trip in Minnesota: North Shore on Lake Superior

A local’s guide to the most scenic drive in Minnesota: Lake Superior’s North Shore. Perfect Minnesota vacation or staycation itinerary with recommended stops for those who love hiking, chasing waterfalls and driving along Lake Superior. Update: 04.28.23. Original post: 05.17.21