Chop n Pops Bakery

Food & Drink

Whenever I head back home, I always make it a point to stop at Chop n Pop’s Bakery in downtown Nevis. Since my sister and I planned to be in the area for the weekend before she moves to Missouri to work for the Chiefs (I know, right? So proud!), I knew we would have […]

June 16, 2019

West Crooked Lake

Parks & Geology

There is something inexpressibly beautiful about the world when the sun begins to rise and fill the foggy sky with soft rays of light, while everyone else is curled up in their beds unaware of the magnificence they’re missing and everything feels so simple. It’s as if 6am is an epiphany and you are encompassed […]

August 15, 2015

Muskie Water’s Co.

Food & Drink

Muskie Waters‬ (which is relatively new) in ‪‎Nevis‬ (way up north near‪ Park Rapids‬, remember the big ‪‎Tiger Muskie‬?) is a fun, ‪summer‬, one stop shop. Its kitty corner from ‪‎Lake‬ ‪Belle Taine‬. Whether you’re up‪ ‎camping‬, ‪fishing‬, ‪‎boating‬, biking the ‪Heartland Trail‬, it’s a good place to catch your breath. It’s a ‪‎coffee‬ and ‪‎espresso‬ […]

June 21, 2015


Food & Drink, Parks & Geology, Retail

Because the town is so small (fewer than 400 people), I thought I would make it a one-stop shop on the #mnbucketlist. Plus I’m SUPER bias over this one… This is Nevis, MN. It’s in Hubbard County, near Park Rapids and is part of northern Minnesota’s Heartland Trail. It’s definitely a ‘cabin upnorth’ kind of […]

June 18, 2015