The best Minnesota hiking trails within 50 miles of the Twin Cities

St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota (Twin Cities) rank #2 and #3 in the nation for the best parks. A local shares her favorite hiking trails, nature trails, and urban walking tours at dozens of parks within 50 miles of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Perfect for when you need to connect with nature on a staycation or visiting the Twin Cities. Pin this post for regular updates. Updated: June 2, 2023

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