Readers' 15 Favorite Midwest Getaways
Itasca State Park, Minnesota
"Our favorite spot is Itasca State Park between Bemidji and Park Rapids, Minnesota. It is beautiful with the loons singing everyone into relaxation. Both of my sons spend hours fishing for perch, bass, sunfish and crappies. Every time someone comes to visit, we hike down to the headwaters of the Mississippi. The trails from the headwaters to Douglas Lodge are paved; there are beautiful trails that you can hike or bike."
-- Wendy Wilson, Spirit Lake, Iowa