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Planning to drive the 1,300 miles around Lake Superior? It’s fantastic way to learn more the largest freshwater lake in the world. And it’s equivalent to driving from Duluth to New Orleans, which means a lot of time in the car (or in our case, a rented RV). Here are two ways our family made […]
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Nine days, 1,300+ miles, two kids, a rented 26-foot RV, and one Great Lake. Those are the stats of our family adventure circumnavigating Lake Superior at the end of summer. It was the ultimate Midwest road trip. Below is our daily itinerary and excerpts from each of our Circle Tour travel journals. Day 1, Saturday […]
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Spring fever hits our household on the days when there is still snow and ice on the ground, but it doesn’t feel like winter.  Even though the temperature is still relatively cold at 8 degrees above freezing, 40 degrees feels balmy after months oscillating between below zero and not much above. It’s the time of year […]
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“We’re leaving with a saucer sled AND two new friends!” observed 7-year-old Finley after waving goodbye to the UMD students who gifted us their coveted, “super fast” sled. We were at the Bagley Nature Area sledding hill when the kiddos quickly befriended Maesyn and Emma. With lots of laughter, they worked together to build a […]
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What to do…what to do? It was -20 degrees when we woke up one recent morning. With a run of subzero days, we needed to get out of the house. We packed a picnic lunch, lots of outdoor gear and layers, and headed to Jay Cooke State Park’s River Inn Interpretive Center. It provided a warm […]
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Every year it’s the same. “Spend more time outdoors” is always at the top of our family goals list. Yet, it often feels that other activities, like laundry, grocery shopping, after school activities, etc., monopolize our time. Forever hopeful, we’re going to give it another go for 2019.  This year, however, we’ve set more defined and tangible […]
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It’s no secret. Duluth is a great place to raise outdoor kids! Duluthians, and those who vacation here, embrace our town’s endless outdoors opportunities. In fact, our blog, Outside In Duluth, had nearly 65,000 page views in 2018. Wow! May 2019 bring you and your family many more outdoor adventures. Here’s the top viewed posts […]
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Being behind the camera gave the kids a whole new way to see nature. They each had their own point-and-shoot camera while we hiked Duluth’s Moose Mountain during each season. We were volunteering for the Scientific and Natural Areas (SNA) Nature Photographers program, which aims to increase awareness and appreciation for Minnesota’s SNAs. SNAs are […]
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“I wish we could live here,” proclaimed Finley from inside our cozy yurt in Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (SRA). The MN State Park system has three parks that offer year-round yurt rentals.  Our whole family was smitten with our weekend experience. It was a lot like camper cabining, but there was something extra special […]
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Friday brought sleet.  Saturday brought a snow shower.  Despite the fickle early fall weather, we peddled on. Recently, we spent a weekend at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (SRA), our 23rd experience in our goal to visit all the parks within the MN State Park and Recreation system. The 5,000-acre SRA was created in the […]
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