I have to be honest, The Paul Bunyan State Forest is one of my all-time favorite places in Minnesota. Let me tell you why. This area, outside Park Rapids, is near and dear to me for several reasons but most notably because it is where I, a self-professed Paul Bunyan expert, believe the idea for […]
Muskie Waters Co. is one of those favorite stops you can’t wait to make when you are in the Northwoods. Located just off the Heartland bike trail in Nevis, on Highway 34, between Walker and Park Rapids, it is well worth the stop and I’ll tell you why. Coffee and espresso cafe, check. Candy store, check. Apparel boutique and ice cream shop, check and […]
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 […]
“The lake is where I bring my big questions. I’m reminded of my friends, my family, my childhood. In the solemnity of the moment, I am reminded of our short time on this planet and that these lakes we call “our lakes“ had names long before we were here.” ― Sky Blue Water: Great Stories […]
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” ― The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) Jazz Age Fiction Writer, Romantizier of the American Dream, Minnesotan
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 […]
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 […]
West Crooked Lake just outside of Downtown Nevis is in Hubbard County and just so happens to be one of my favorite places on Earth.