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The border between Minnesota and Wisconsin here was formed by a combination of molten lava and melting glaciers over the past billion years. The St. Croix River Valley's hugely popular public access site features hikes along the bluffs and down to the river, and ways to see these stunning rock cliffs from water level.
Founded more than a century ago and expended during the Great Depression, this gem in western Minnesota features hiking, biking, boating, beaching and abundant wildlife, along with a quartet of camping options.
Lake of the Woods is considered one of the best walleye fisheries in North America and there’s a good reason for that.
Our summer tour of Minnesota's public spaces continues in a southeastern Minnesota oasis that can take visitors up onto the bluffs, into the trout streams deep underneath the ground and back in time, as Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park offers a little bit of something to appeal to a wide range of interests.

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A place of cultural and spiritual importance, Pipestone National Monument has a storied history.
After writing four editions herself, Anne Arthur invited her daughter Signy Sherman to collaborate on the the latest.
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From state parks and national forests, to private and municipal campgrounds, camping options abound.
Whether opening your cabin yourself or hiring professionals, planning ahead is the key to helping the process go smoothly.
Plenty of anglers and a few fish were seen on opening day of trout fishing.
Perch was caught in a lake slough north of Jamestown.

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Snow and ice melting fast, but could stlll prove a barrier to some fishing spots.
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From the Great Lakes to great rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Canadian canals, the 6,000-mile trip is one for the ages.
Park Service rangers say access is unsafe.

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