Nerstrand Big Woods St Park, Mn Pt 1 Walk into & Hidden Falls 3353 to 3363
This park is only a 45 min drive due south of Minneapolis/St Paul, Mn, A young forest completely surrounded by corn & soybean fields. The colors are spectacular this year because of ample rain, no wind storms and mild days n cool nights so far. Minnesota's winters have been starting more gradually or later lately.
When I paid the entry fee ($7 for the car only) I heard the ranger tell someone he had NEVER seen it this busy before in his 10 years at the park!. I was there bc I follow the weather and a sunny Sunday is rare for the most part in Minnesota usually at certain times of year. Ya got to have max fall colors & a sunny weekend together to get out on a warm leaf-chasing adventure such as this, and we all sensed this was going to be our best opportunity. Also at this particular time the Dept of Natural Resources Fall Color Mn map ( was showing the most color way up north still AND just south of the Twin Cities, exactly where this park is. That is why the park was so busy. Enjoy part one!
Hidden Falls, Temperance River State Park, Minnesota (Trip 2 Vid 16) United States
Temperance River State Park is located along the north shore of Lake Superior on Highway 61 in Minnesota. Hidden Falls is seen in this video.
Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton, Minnesota
Jay Cooke State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, protecting the lower reaches of the St. Louis River. The park is located about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Duluth and is one of the ten most visited state parks in Minnesota. The western half of the park contains part of a rocky, 13-mile (21 km) gorge. This was a major barrier to Native Americans and early Europeans traveling by canoe, which they bypassed with the challenging Grand Portage of the St. Louis River. The river was a vital link connecting the Mississippi waterways to the west with the Great Lakes to the east.
Today Minnesota State Highway 210 runs through Jay Cooke State Park. The 9 miles (14 km) of the route between Carlton and Highway 23—which include the park—are designated the Rushing Rapids Parkway, a state scenic byway.
The park is named for Pennsylvania financier Jay Cooke, who had developed a nearby power plant, which is still in use. The Grand Portage trail and three districts of 1930s park structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A Day Hike in Whitewater State Park, MN (June 27, 2018)
On June 27, 2018, taking a break from editing video from my Spring Boundary Waters trip, I went for a hike at Whitewater State Park. Starting from behind the park office and visitor's center, I hiked to Coyote Point and beyond. Along the way, I photographed wildflowers, ferns, mosses, fungi and general landscapes. Please join me on my hike! Remember to stay tuned for the photographs at the end of the video.
Music by Chris Haugen
(from the YouTube Audio Library):
Fresh Fallen Snow
Way Out West
Front Porch Blues
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Explore Mississippi Bluffs in Minnesota
In one of the most scenic and historic areas of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, four colorful cities have joined together to increase your traveling enjoyment.
Rolling down the mighty Mississippi River on the famous Great River Road (Hwy 61) and moving into southeastern Minnesota's historic bluff country (Hwy 16), you'll be charmed by the unexpected pleasures and comforts found in Red Wing, Wabasha, Winona and Lanesboro.
Big Spring Falls, Banning State Park MN Ep020
Join us and Scampy as we spend the weekend with some friends at Banning State Park. We spend an evening at the head of the rapids and a day at the hidden Big Spring falls. All while camping in our '06 Scamp 16. So sit back and enjoy some beautiful sights and sounds. If you have any questions or comments about our scamp life, please add them to the comments below. And as always if you like what you see please hit that subscribe button. Thanks and God bless.
Gear used on our videos:
Canon T6i w/ Rode Videomic Go
Canon Sx160 IS
GoPro Hero sessions
Kikkerland selfie stick and table pod
Xit XT50trs tripod
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Windows Movie Maker
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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park virtual tour
Take a virtual tour of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park to see natural wonders above and below ground.
Elk Knob State Park | NC Weekend | UNC-TV
This new state park near Boone offers strenuous hikes and beautiful vistas.
Ramsey Falls in Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Nicknamed Little Yellowstone, Alexander Ramsey Park which is located in Redwood Falls in southwestern Minnesota is the largest municipal park in the state with over 300 acres of hills and trees the Redwood River running through it.
It features outlooks, playgrounds, ball fields, camping, picnic shelters, a zoo and magnificent Ramsey Falls.
Vermilion Falls near Crane Lake Minnesota
Vermillion Falls Trail Description:
A 10-minute hike on a well-maintained trail puts the visitor at Vermillion Falls, at a cascading torrent of water forced through a 10-foot-wide opening in the granite. Keep small children in hand.
Smallmouth bass fishing below the falls can be excellent. Fishing from shore will produce many snags in this shallow, rocky water. Another option is to launch a canoe or small car-top boat by the parking area and paddle up river.
Warning: The current below the falls is swift and strong in high water and can capsize a boat. Be careful not to approach too closely.
Cast into and around the current with lead head jigs tipped with worms, leeches or minnows. Crappies, walleyes and northern pike can also be caught here.
A trail directly across the road from the parking lot leads the visitor to The Chute, a constriction in the river that produces a Class II or III rapids. It's a pleasant 5-minute walk and worth the effort. Part of the trail also serves as the portage around the rapids. If you have a canoe, you could portage to the base of the rapids, put in, and then cross the river to a point of land on the far side. There you can see one of the 9 maintained campsites on the river.
A final point of interest is a small wild rice bed. Standing on the bridge looking up river, the wild rice grows in the small bay to your left. It will be mid-July before the shoots begin to emerge from the water, and seed heads won't begin to develop until the first part of August. Extensive wild rice (it's actually an aquatic grass, not a rice) beds flourish along the Vermillion River and are harvested by humans and wildlife alike from late August through October.