To celebrate one of my favorite days of the year, here are 10 of my favorite Paul Bunyan stops! 1. Paul Bunyan Days 2. Paul Bunyan’s Fishing Bobber 3. Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji 4. Pequot Lakes Paul 5. Paul and Babe at Bentleyville 6. Rapid River Logging Camp 7. Walleye […]
When I go home, especially when I bring friends, I make it a point to head into Park Rapids. I always have one, very specific place in mind, The Royal. It has been around for as long as I can remember. No trip up from college with my best friends was complete without a stop. […]
When people ask what my grad work is in, it often comes as a surprise when I say Paul Bunyan. So when I found out about the Rapid River Logging Camp in Park Rapids, a nod to all things lumberjack, I jumped at the chance to check it out. Logging Camp was featured in a movie […]
Up next on the #mnbucketlist is Summerhill Farm, about 7 miles outside Park Rapids on Highway 71. It’s a collection of little shops, village of country cottages, if you will, each with a different theme. Charming and quaint, the different specialty shops with railed walkways that connect each is part of a converted farm. Previously […]
Happy 125th Birthday Itasca State Park! …and anniversary of Minnesota State Parks and Trails, too! If it’s not on your #mnbucketlist to cross the historic Mississippi Headwaters, be sure to add it!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if there is good ice cream in the area, I’ll find it. It’s one of my most redeeming qualities! And that lactose-laden treat-seeking spider-sense is how I ended up at The Minnesoda Fountain right off Main Street in Park Rapids. A haven for all those seeking […]
I couldn’t pass up stopping at Itasca State Park on my last trip up to northern Minnesota. This is Minnesota’s oldest state park and the home of the Mississippi Headwaters, the official source of the Mississippi River [in case you’ve ever wondered]. It also has Aiton Heights Fire Tower, you know, if you feel like […]
If you are in the Park Rapids / Dorset / Nevis area this Labor Day Weekend, or any weekend for that matter, and you are a sweets lover, take a trip down Main Street in PR. Three of my favorite paces are here! Aunt Belles Candies is a handmade fudge and chocolate covered potato chip […]