Minnesota Wonders

Discovering the Treemendous Playground in St. Peter

Compared to those of my childhood, the playgrounds of today seriously blow me away. I could only have imagined such beautiful playgrounds in my dreams as a child. While the swing sets, teeter totters, and merry-go-rounds of the past were loads of fun, they can’t compete with some of the modern day playgrounds that blend art with imagination and fun. While spending a day in St. Peter a while back, the kids and I discovered one such incredible playground. The […]

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May Fun in Faribault – An Activity Guide

Looking for something to do during the month of May? There are lots of activities for young and old going on in Faribault and our surrounding communities. Whether you’re just looking to get out of the house, wanting to explore the outdoors, or hoping to find some family fun, there is something for everyone to discover in our local communities! Mother’s Day Specials Mother’s Day is May 14th! Here’s some area restaurant specials in case you want to take mom […]

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Share the Love: Biking with your Kids

This week I’m excited to share with you a guest blog post about bicycling with your kids in Minnesota by Melissa Hunter. Melissa has been riding bikes for about four years. Her favorite type of cycling is long distance rides, either on gravel or pavement. For example, once she rode across Iowa in a day! She can also be found mountain biking, doing short road rides, or even riding the indoor trainer.  She blogs about cycling at Melissa Bikes. You […]

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Take a ride on Minnesota’s State Bike Trails

Like a lot of kids growing up in the eighties, I didn’t wear a bike helmet. And I didn’t think much about it until I started riding through the city with my own children. I decided to invest in one for myself after having one too many close calls with the drivers on our roads today. Let’s face it; there’s a lot of distracted drivers out there! That’s why I have fallen in love with the bike trails of Minnesota. […]

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Taking the 30 Days of Biking Pledge in Minnesota

It seems like every week on Facebook, one friend or another is participating in a running race or a triathlon. Their posts always inspire me, and I have been thinking about “joining the club”. While athletics were a huge part of my life in high school and college, my participation in sports since motherhood has consisted mainly of playing with the kids in the backyard. Of all the sports we play, riding our bikes by far has become my favorite […]

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Easter Egg Hunts and April Fun in Faribault

Looking for something to do during the month of April? There are lots of activities for young and old going on in Faribault and our surrounding communities. Whether you’re just looking to get out of the house, wanting to explore the outdoors, or hoping to find some family fun, there is something for everyone to discover in our local communities! Easter will be here before you know it. As I come across special activities I will add them to the […]

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50 Wacky Roadside Attractions in Minnesota to Visit with Kids

It all started five years ago in western Minnesota. While on vacation in Otter Tail County, my kids needed to get some energy out at a playground. Because we didn’t have one at our resort, we would often head to the parks in nearby towns to play. One of the parks we loved to visit is found in the tiny town of Vergas (population 331). Vergas is home to the World’s Largest Loon, and it is the loon that birthed my grand idea. It […]

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St. Urho and Family Fun in Menahga

As you head to the heart of north central Minnesota, you will find the community of Menahga.  Located about three hours north of the Twin Cities, the small town of Menahga (population 1,304) features some great family friendly amenities. From a beautiful beach and city park to an ancient legend that the locals celebrate every year, Menahga’s charm will entice you to visit and explore this lovely area of Minnesota. St. Urho Back in the 1950’s, the legend of St. Urho began […]

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March Fun in Faribault – An Activity Guide

Looking for something to do during the month of March? There are lots of activities for young and old going on in Faribault and our surrounding communities. Whether you’re just looking to get out of the house, wanting to explore the outdoors, or hoping to find some family fun, there is something for everyone to discover in our local communities! St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it. I will add more restaurant specials or other business deals […]

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Visiting the National Eagle Center

One of the most incredible sights that can be seen along the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota is the migration of eagles. When temperatures begin to rise in late winter as the rivers and wetlands begin to open up, the eagles return to Minnesota from their winter homes in the southern United States. Between late February and the end of March, you have a great chance to view these amazing birds in Minnesota. A couple of years ago, my kids […]

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