Oak Shores Park

Oak Shores ParkOak Shores Park is in Lakeville off 35 and 162nd, near Crystal Lake. This city park is likely one that isn’t on anyone’s #mnbucketlist because it’s small, and isn’t used often unless you live close. Which happens to most parks, actually – and something you should add to your list as parks are a great representation of the geology of a #city. But it is also worth mentioning because its part of Minnesota and a great reason to get outside.

Penzey’s Spices

PenzeysOne of my top five favorites on the #mnbucketlist is Penzeys. Penzeys Spices is a herb and seasoning shop off Grand Ave in St Paul near Summit. Their helpful, friendly staff can get you just about anything youve ever heard of and you can get all sorts of hard to find things like lavender and dried bell peppers right in the store. It’s also a great place to find gifts for gourmet food lovers.