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Split Rock Lighthouse
Built in 1910 on the edge of a cliff between Duluth and Grand Marais, this Minnesota landmark lit the way for generations of freighters.
Enjoy beautiful sunsets while you fish for walleye, muskie or bass in northeast Minnesota's Lake Vermilion.
Winter in Brainerd Lakes
Winter brings snowshoeing, dogsledding and cross-country skiing—among other outdoor activities—at Brainerd Lakes area resorts.
Grand Rounds Scenic Byway
Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, the nation’s only urban scenic byway, starts in downtown Minneapolis and loops 55 miles around the city, linking lakes, parks and vibrant neighborhoods.
On the lookout
This pet bird watches customers coming and going at The Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Winter along the St. Croix
Stillwater, Minnesota, tucks into the St. Croix Valley like a toy town in a model railway.
Pine Lake haven
The still waters of Pine Lake in Minnesota's Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge provide a haven for hikers as well as for migrating birds.
Artists' Point, Grand Marais
Hike a half-mile along ancient lava rock to the tip of Artists' Point in Grand Marais, overlooking East Bay and Lake Superior.
Travelers looking for adventure can hop aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, which runs through Red Wing, Minnesota. Riders can head as far west as Seattle or go east to Chicago.
See unique ice sculptures at the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
Duluth's city lights reflect in the waters of Lake Superior.
Gooseberry Falls plummets through a rocky gorge, one of the must-see destinations along Minnesota's North Shore.
Park Rapids sunset
The lakes around Park Rapids, Minnesota, provide a quiet retreat at sunset.
Water cascades 53 feet down the limestone bluffs of Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis.
The North Pierhead Light, built in 1910, is one of three Duluth lighthouses.
North Shore beach
Leaves scatter across the pebbly beach at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in northeast Minnesota.
Lake Harriet is one of five lakes that make up The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis.
Voyageurs National Park
Many visitors to Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park explore the 30-lake wonderland by houseboat. No roads run through the 218,000-acre park.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Thousands of lights brighten the night during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, held annually in late January.
A deer peeks out between the trees along a cross-country ski trail in Minnesota's Boundary Country.
Each December, the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia, Minnesota, hosts a candlelit, predawn Lucia Dagen service in an 1856 log church.
Grand Marais lighthouse
Ice and snow cover the walkway to the steel-skeleton Grand Marais, Minnesota, lighthouse, which has guarded the harbor since 1922.
Skaters head out at dusk at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota.