Tasty coffee shops like this one in Nevis can be found along the Heartland.
Nevis' giant Musky enjoys a walze played by a local band during Musky Days.
The pine trees along the Heartland Trail add a mystic beauty on a rainy day in September.
The Heartland Trail stretches 50 miles across the heartland of Minnesota linking Park Rapids, Dorset, Nevis, Akeley and Walker and Cass Lake in a ribbon of pavement. You can also catch a link at Akeley through the Chippewa National Forest to the Paul Bunyan Trail to Hackensack, and again at Cass Lake to ride the 18-mile Migizi Trail loop.