When we roam the state we come across so many things that make Minnesota special. Awesome trails, cool people and great places to recharge are what makes us grab the bike, the skis, the paddles or the boots and head outdoors. Read about it here.
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It’s been another week of cancelled plans and life upside down.
We visited two state parks, two ski trails and two breweries on Minnesota’s North Shore. It was epic.
A hike down Pike Creek offers a whole new look at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.
The beers at Mineral Springs Brewery come with stories and the fat bike trails are groomed-a perfect match!
A visit to Wadena’s Black’s Grove Park pairs well with an après pint at Drastic Measures Brewing.
A ride on the Lake Wobegon Trail pairs very well with a visit to Bad Habit Brewing in Saint Joseph.
A canoe trip on the Mississippi deserves a pint at Saint Cloud’s Beaver Island Brewing Company.
20 miles from Canada and North Dakota, Revelation Ale Works serves up cold beers to warm you up after skiing Lake Bronson State Park.
In the far southeastern corner of Minnesota, a trip to Blue Mounds State Park finishes off nicely at Take 16 Brewing Co.
There’s a beer-dispensing fire truck at Brau Brothers in Marshall, MN. Just what I needed after hitting the Camden Trail.
This is the first entry in my new series called Trail Pairings, where I visit a place, explore their roads and trails and visit the local taproom so I can recommend a beer to go with it. Someone’s gotta do it.
Jim Bergquist’s shirt reads ‘Paddle. Relax. Repeat.’ and he likes his new digs.
The Year of the Fat in which I’ll ride only my fat bike.
Black Ship Cycles, a one person shop, makes custom cycles in Minneapolis, MN.
It was cold. There’s just no other way to put it. Nostril-freezing, eyeball-cracking, toes-numb cold.