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

A Vermonter’s fall guide to scenic foliage and things to do in Minnesota

A Minnesota fall foliage guide and top things to do this autumn: from the North Shore of Lake Superior to the scenic byways of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers to stunning views at state parks to apple picking and corn mazes, Minnesota is a perfect destination for leaf peepers chasing fall colors this autumn. Updated 10.16.21