Monthly Archives: August 19, 2010

Watch bears and wolves in Minnesota

Ginormous Ted, possibly the world’s largest black bear, lives at Ely’sNorth American Bear Center. Here’s a little-known fact: Not only can you watch black bears in the wild in Minnesota, but August is the best time to view them. Why? They’re packing on the pounds for the winter, foraging for enough to get them through… Read more »

Family travel on a budget? Try a camping workshop

Nine-Mile Lake in Superior National Forest. If families are looking for the best vacation deal around, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, teaming up with REI, has been offering I Can Camp! workshops around the state this summer. The new program teaches families everything they need to know for only $55–that’s with equipment provided. It’s one… Read more »

Garlic ice cream, mustard custard or an organic creamery?

You’ll be amazed at the number of garlic varieties. Celebrate all things garlicky and good at Garlic Festival When it comes to bizarre food festivals, the Midwest is catching up to California. You no longer have to go to Gilroy’s famous Garlic Festival to taste garlic ice cream. You can do it right in Minnesota’s… Read more »