Rock Creek Cafe and Motor Stop

Food & Drink

Even if you travel back and forth between the Twin Cities and Duluth, you may have still overlooked the Rock Creek Cafe and Motor Stop. Located right off Highway 35 at the Rock Creek exit between Pine City & Hinckley, it is attached to the Rock Creek gas station. The moment you walk in, you’ll […]

March 27, 2019

St. Croix State Park

Parks & Geology

Saint Croix State Park is located on the eastern edge of the Mille Lacs Uplands and borders Chengwatana State Forest to the southwest and Saint Croix State Forest to the northeast. The largest of Minnesota’s state parks, Saint Croix State Park follows the shore of the St. Croix River and contains the last 7 miles […]

November 5, 2018

Tobies Restaurant & Bakery

Food & Drink

Welcome to Tobies. Open 24 hours and hailing as Minnesota’s famous halfway stop (between the Twin Cities and Duluth), they include an ice cream parlor, banquet hall, lounge, tavern, diner, boutique and gift shop, convenience store, gas station and, last but not least, a bakery. One with a national reputation, and a line out to […]

April 15, 2017

Big League Co. Collectibles

Antiques, Retail

Let me start by saying, you won’t find this place virtually. I stumbled on Big League Co. Collectibles in Hinkley when I was on my way up to Duluth and Tobie’s line was out the door. I drove to the old Main Street to find food and happened across the black plastic bag lined windows […]

February 7, 2017

Firestorm Cafe & Pizza

Food & Drink

The Firestorm Cafe and Pizza in Hinckley, a huge favorite of mine on the #mnbucketlist, is off the path of the highway. A solid alternative to lunch at Tobies, they are just off Main Street East in the older part of town. Named for the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894, that swept through the area, […]

January 21, 2016