Monthly Archives: September 26, 2010

Find the best views of Minnesota’s fall colors

The maple leaves are starting to flame into shades of red and gold, making it a great time to plan fall drives. Whether you seek a daytrip or a weekend, here are some of my favorite fall destinations in Minnesota. Don’t forget to check the Department of Natural Resources fall color report for the best… Read more »

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Northern Lights Resort: A parting shot at summer

Every parent should have the chance to launch their child on a family vacation. It’s deeply, deeply cathartic. It somehow equalizes things like broken windows, moldy laundry and barfing on new carpet. 

Minnesota family resorts: Lake vacations with old-fashioned fun

Hydro-biking at Northern Lights Resort It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but we haven’t had the chance to enjoy a true lakeside resort before–not the neighborly family-run variety where kids roam freely, movie rentals are on  the honor system, potlucks are spontaneous, and the resort dog shows up when she gets the first whiff of… Read more »

Best places to eat wild rice

Since it’s wild rice season in Minnesota, here are a few of our favorite places to enjoy this nutty grain also known as Mahnomin: Clearwater Travel Plaza’s fritter French Toast and wild rice sausage. Savory wild rice sausageClearwater Travel Plaza, Clearwater, Minn.This bustling, impressive pit stop on I-94 south of St. Cloud built a huge… Read more »

Minnesota’s Wild Rice Season

Wild ricing on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. The Bois Forte Heritage Center, a wonderful and overlooked Native American museum near Tower, Minnesota, beautifully tells the story of how their band of Ojibwe came to Minnesota. After being forced from the East Coast, a guiding spirit told them to go where food grows on the… Read more »