Crow Wing State Park Brainerd MN

Weekend camping trip to Crow Wing State park in Brainerd MN. We were looking for a new spot to camp and Crow Wing State Park in Brainerd is a quick 1 1/2 hour trip from my house. I met up with my brother in law and nieces and we had a very fun weekend at the […]

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Recently we had the opportunity to stay in one of the cabins at the newly update Eddy’s Resort on the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Onamia MN.  (Love these cabins at Eddy’s because they are dog friendly! )  Lucky for us Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is located right across Hwy 169 from Eddy’s so […]

Banning State Park Sandstone MN

Banning State Park is a 6,226 acre park located in Sandstone MN, off of I-35 about 15 minutes north of Hinckley.  We stumbled upon this park when looking for something to do during a 2 night stay in Hinckley (thank you Grand Casino). Banning State Park Website  Banning State Park was the location of the Banning […]

Father Hennepin State Park Albino Deer

We love visiting Father Hennepin State Park in Minnesota on Lake Mille Lacs because it is less than an hour away from our house, it has a beautiful sandy beach, and the deer are so used to people that it is quite easy to get photos of them.  I was surprised however to see this […]

Crow Hassan Park Reserve

We visited the Crow Hassan Park Reserve on a beautiful sunny winter day and it was the perfect place to take the dogs for some exercise out in nature. The Crow Hassan Park Reserve is part of the Three Rivers Park District and located on the Crow River bordering several communities including Rogers, St Michael and […]

Top 5 Twin Cities and MN Annual Passes for Family Fun!

We have a family of 4, and admissions to a museum or park can start adding up.   Our boys have always loved science, so we got in to the habit of buying a household or family membership to the Science Museum of Minnesota, because the cost of 4 admissions to the museum and 4 Omni Theatre tickets […]

Eastman Nature Center Deer Watch

Family Fun at the Eastman Nature Center Deer Watch On Saturdays  in January and February the Eastman Nature Center in the Elm Creek Park Reserve has a Deer Watch, a fantastic opportunity to see wild deer up close and personal!  The deer are just getting used to the new facility, so it is not guaranteed that […]