The Minnesota Miles Blog
When we roam the state we come across so many things that make Minnesota special. Awesome trails, cool people and great places are what makes us grab the bike, the skis, the paddles or the boots and head outdoors. Read about it here.
Save the Date for These 2022 Bike Rides!
Put these rides on your calendar early and ride some of the best Minnesota and Iowa have to offer.
Fall Camping at Lake Carlos State Park
Temps are cool, bugs are gone and the bonfires are warm. Welcome to fall in central Minnesota.
Iconic Winter Festival Celebrates Milestone
The City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival brings thousands to Minneapolis’ Theodore Wirth Park. 2022 marks its 20-year anniversary.
New Mountain Bike Trails in Glenwood, MN
Crews have been busy and the smell of freshly turned dirt is in the air at Barsness Park.
Cycling the Skyline
A bike trip with a view: Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway travels the length of Duluth at the crest of the hill.
14 Fall Hikes Near the Twin Cities
These wonderful fall hikes are all within an hour (or so) of the Twin Cities and make for a quick getaway when the weather is nice.
Adventure Report: A Visit to Sparta, WI
In the cover of darkness we snuck across the border to do some biking and fishing. Turns out we may have to do it again soon.
23 Minnesota Hikes You Should Do This Fall
Kick off the fall season with these great hikes on Minnesota’s “Famous Four” offroad trails.
No Campfire? No Problem!
Enjoy a campfire-like experience in five easy steps!
Adventure Report: La Salle Lake State Rec Area
Hiking here means planning ahead. Challenge accepted.
Running Across Minnesota
Mikah Meyer calls himself a “full-time adventurer”. What’s next after his 2020 Run Across MN?
Task Force Recommends New Office to Make State Parks More Inviting to Diverse Users
Outdoor recreation is a huge business in Minnesota. It could be much bigger if people of color saw more campers and hikers who looked like them.
Bluenose Gopher 50 Gravel Race
We talked to the organizers if the inaugural Bluenose Gopher 50 Gravel Race to hear how it went.
Trail Pairings: A Visit to Lakeville
Miles and miles of trails in Lakeville pair well with pints at two local breweries.