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As a quiet neighbor to Saint Paul, historic Stillwater lures Twin Cities locals and vacationers to the scenic banks of the St. Croix River. Boutiques, bell towers and wooded bluffs make a day trip...
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Daydreaming on a beach or dangling your legs over the side of a dock might be your top speed at Minnesota's Brainerd Lakes, but if you're looking for something new...

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Chicagoans love summer. It’s glorious here through September (and even into October), with the waters of Lake Michigan sparkling, green parks bustling with families...

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At the edge of the largest of the Great Lakes, the small harbor town of Bayfield, Wisconsin, forms a gateway to music, art and the Northern wilderness of the Apostle Islands.
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Old-school lake vacation charm meets B&B-style hospitality at Tee Lake Resort in Lewiston, Michigan (77 miles east of Traverse City).
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If you’re heading to Lake Okoboji this summer, try to put one or more of these stops on your itinerary.
Iowa's High Trestle Trail
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Enjoy scenic views of bluffs, beaches and river valleys on these beautiful bike trails.
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Head to northeast Kansas, where cute shops, cozy B&Bs, ghostly tales and the legacy of Amelia Earhart breathe energy into historical streets.
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Illinois’ third-largest city spent years watching travelers whiz by on Interstate-90 on their way east to Chicago. Now, thanks to a revitalized downtown, an emerging foodie scene, new cultural...
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The laid-back lakeside life of the Brainerd Lakes region has drawn families for generations. Our trip guide gives tips on what to do, where to eat and where to stay.

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