State Parks & Trails in Minnesota
Minnesota has one of the nation's great, diverse state parks systems, more than 227,000 acres in 76 parks and recreation areas, with 1,030 miles of hiking trails. Discover what you can find #OnlyinMN in our Minnesota State Parks & Trails.
-Minneopa State Park, Mankato
-Cuyuna Country State Park and Recreation Area, Ironton
-Root River Trail, Lanesboro
-Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton
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See the Northern Lights in Minnesota
Have you witnessed the northern lights? Find out why Minnesota is one of the best places to see this incredible natural phenomenon: #OnlyinMN
Explore Northeast Minnesota by Motorcycle
The northeast region of Minnesota is shaped like an arrowhead with pristine wilderness, the magnificent Lake Superior, rivers, waterfalls and spectacular scenery. Miles of paved roads lead motorcyclists along the spectacular North Shore of Lake Superior, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Iron Range, the inland port of Duluth, Voyageurs National Park, and thousands of acres of national forests.
The Saw Tooth Mountains, Superior National Forest Ep030
Come with us as we travel the north shore from Two Harbors MN to Grand Maris MN with our scamp camper. In this episode we drive, camp, swim and fish our way through some of the most beautiful parts of the Saw tooth mountains along the north shore. So sit back, relax and enjoy the views.
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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.
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. 1 Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
2 North Shore Scenic Drive.
3 Cathedral of St. Paul.
4 Voyageurs National Park.
5 International Wolf Center.
6 Minnesota State Capitol Building.
7 Mall of America.
8 Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
A Breathtaking Look at Every U.S. National Park
You’ve obviously heard of America’s most famous national parks, but did you know the National Park Service manages a whopping 59 parks? From coast to coast (with a couple of parks beyond those coasts), these protected areas represent the best of what this country has to offer. As writer Wallace Stegner said in 1893, National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, we’re taking you on a tour of every single national park, all of which are breathtaking beauties on their own. (Capitol Reef National Park, Utah; Acadia National Park, Maine; American Samoa National Park, American Samoa; Arches National Park, Utah; Badlands National Park, South Dakota; Big Bend National Park, Texas; Biscayne National Park, Florida; Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado; Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah; Canyonlands National Park, Utah; Capitol Reef National Park, Utah; Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico; Channel Islands National Park, California; Congaree National Park, South California; Crater Lake National Park, Oregon; Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio; Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada; Denali National Park, Alaska; Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida; Everglades National Park, Florida; Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska; Glacier National Park, Montana; Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska; Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming; Great Basin National Park, Nevada; Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado; Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee; Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas; Haleakala National Park, Hawaii; Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii; Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas; Isle Royale National Park, Michigan; Joshua Tree National Park, California; Katmai National Park, Alaska; Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska; Kings Canyon National Park, California; Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska; Lake Clark National Park, Alaska; Lassen Volcanic National Park, California; Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Mount Rainier National Park, Washington; North Cascades National Park, Washington; Olympic National Park, Washington; Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona; Pinnacles National Park, California; Redwood National Park, California; Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; Saguaro National Park, Arizona; Sequoia National Park, California; Shenandoah National Park, Virginia; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota; U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands; Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota; Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota; Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, Alaska; Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; Yosemite National Park, California and Zion National Park, Utah).
MazzJohn Family Vacation | Lake Michigan & Lake Superior | 2014
MazzJohn Family Summer Vacation ~ 1st half of July 2014 driving the family van from Chicago through Wisconsin, Minnesota and even Canada.
Such seasonal sight-seeing savoir-faire sites included Chicago's lakefront, downtown, river taxi, Pritzker Pavilion, metro/L, Bean, Chinatown & Wrigley Field, Wisconsin Dells, Fort McCoy, Madison, St. Paul, Minneapolis (Sculpture Garden), Bloomington (Mall of the Americas), International Falls (Border), Fort Frances (Canada), Voyageurs National Park, Duluth, and Apostle Islands National Park.
No CheeseHeads or Canucks were harmed during the filming of this vacation video -- though some Golden Gophers had to be reminded how their pro sports teams haven't done much since Harmon Killebrew and Fran Tarkenton retired.
Recorded using a Sony Digital Handycam HDR-CX550 video camcorder which also contributed still images to complement those from HTC and Samsung cellular phones.
Northern Lights in Park Rapids, MN on Nov. 7, 2017
The northern lights put on a great show in Park Rapids, Minnesota, on Nov. 7, 2017. Our band, Terrapin Brothers, covered the song Knockin' on Heaven's Door, which I'm using for the soundtrack. I was thinking about Frank Prout, our bass player, while watching the lights last night, and really felt his presence. You'll hear him singing the lead in this song, which felt like his theme song during his long, brave battle against cancer. Sadly, he passed away on July 30th, 2017. We really miss you, Frank.
Lake Superior, Minnesota
Trip to Lake Superior, Minnesota. A roadtrip in #Audi Q5, smooth roads, beautiful views & amazing scenery. Worth a watch.