Snowmobiling in Minnesota

Parks & Geology

One of the best parts of having a record snowfall is fresh powder for the snowmobile trails. Snowmobiling is a rite of passage in Minnesota – it certainly was for me. Minnesota has snowmobile trails in nearly every county of the state, including 224 miles in Hennepin County, 369 miles in Dakota County and 208 […]

February 26, 2019

Happy National Paul Bunyan Day!

Paul Bunyan

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 […]

June 28, 2018

Serendipity Art Gallery and Gifts


Serendipity Art Gallery and Gifts opened in the Pequot Lake’s Jack Pine Center in 2016. You can find some of Minnesota’s best-loved artists on display. The studio is filled with blown glass lamps, wine glasses and terrariums, intricately painted rocks, colorful origami wall displays, batik fabric artwork, fish and nature prints. Owned by Jenni and […]

February 23, 2018

Lakes Lattes

Food & Drink

Lakes Latte is an adorable coffee shop in Pequot Lakes. They have all sort of options; coffees, smoothies, sandwiches, donuts, homemade scones & cookies. Need inspiration? Try the “Up North,” a blend of caramel, chocolate and espresso. The spacious coffeehouse is surprisingly warm and welcoming with comfy sofas, a fireplace, reading nooks and even coffee […]

February 21, 2018

Paul Bunyan’s Fishing Bobber

Historical & Museum, Paul Bunyan

Did you know that Pequot Lakes is the home of Paul Bunyan’s Fishing Bobber? Yep, it totally is! A major landmark,  “The World’s Largest Fishing Bobber” sits in Bobber Park. Built in 1960, the former water tower’s claim-to-fame began in 1987 when a when the water tower needed to be painted and then-council member Dale […]

February 19, 2018

The Hungry Loon Cafe

Food & Drink

I’m spending the next two weeks taking you on a trip up north to the Brainerd Lakes area for snowmobiling, billiards, drinking, sledding, ice fishing, board games and even bingo! The first stop for me is always food. Located in the Jack Pine Center in downtown Pequot Lakes, the Hungry Loon is a perfect spot, […]

February 17, 2018