Chop n Pops Bakery

Food & Drink

I am in Nevis this weekend so I thought I’d share the highlight of my morning. Chop n Pops Bakery opened in 2015 and is run by a father and son duo. Named for Chop, whose real name is Chris, and Pop, whose real name is Rodney. That’s Chop holding the bread. When you stop […]

July 16, 2016

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