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  1. Top 9 Waterfalls Within Two Hours of Minneapolis

    If you’re in search of a daylong adventure, these destination waterfalls within two hours of Minneapolis are hard to beat.

  2. The Top Trail Races in Minnesota

    From easy city trails to hard as hell forest paths along the banks of Lake Superior, here are some of the top trail races in Minnesota.

  3. World of Yurt: Where to Rent, Buy, or Build a Yurt in Minnesota

    Yurts have arrived in Minnesota, with these circular, canvas-sided abodes now available for rent in state parks and other outdoor locations.

  4. 3 Great Urban Bike Paths in the Twin Cities

    Here are 3 great urban bike paths in the Twin Cities that you simply have to ride.

  5. Pump Up The Tires

    Cycling season is finally here. With the weather warming up, take a look at 3 of our favorite cities for pulling the bike out of the garage and pumping up the tires.

  6. Wide-Open South Dakota Inspires Endless Outdoor Adventure

    With other-worldly landscapes and breath-taking trails, a trip to South Dakota offers a lot more than Mt. Rushmore for outdoor enthusiasts.

  7. Top 10 Outdoor Winter Adventures in Duluth

    Located on the banks of Lake Superior, Duluth, MN offers some of the greatest outdoor winter recreation in the entire country.

  8. The Group Behind Duluth’s Fantastic Mountain Bike Trails

    The Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores created some of the top mountain bike trails in the Midwest, making Duluth a must-ride destination.

  9. Rod Johnson & Midwest Mountaineering

    Rod Johnson founded Midwest Mountaineering in 1971, & for more than 40 years he's worked to bring the best outdoor gear to the Twin Cities.

  10. 7 Reasons Why You Need to Pay a Visit to Ely, Minnesota

    For outdoor athletes, the small town of Ely, Minnesota, offers incredible trails, endless water and plenty of amenities for any sport.

  11. 8 Top Spots Off Minnesota’s Highway 61 to Enjoy the Outdoors

    Taking a road trip on Highway 61 in Minnesota offers outdoor lovers plenty of amazing things to see.

  12. A Conversation with the Voice of Rock Climbing in Minnesota

    The Minnesota Climbers Association has helped grow the climbing community and made the state a better place to rock climb.

  13. 8 Stunning Hideaways for the Perfect Trip to Minnesota’s North Shore

    Enjoy the outdoors by day and sleep in style at night with these comfy cabins, cottages, and lodges along Minnesota’s North Shore.

  14. The Best Trail to Tavern Pairings in Minneapolis

    With more than 50 miles of trails snaking through the city, and a growing beer scene, Minneapolis is home to some seriously excellent trail to tavern pairings.

  15. Mackenzie Lobby Havey: Weaving a Running Life

    Mackenzie Lobby Havey always knew she was going to be a runner, ever since her dad took her to watch the inaugural Twin Cities Marathon.

  16. Q&A with Ultra Runner Kurt Decker

    Minneapolis based runner Kurt Decker talks about his love of trails and why he runs outdoors in the Minnesota winter!

  17. Q&A with Mackenzie Lobby Havey

    New Balance and RootsRated have teamed up to profile runners making a difference in their communities. We asked each of our runners a series of questions to learn a little more about what running means to them, where they like to run, and what a...

  18. Kurt Decker: Embracing the Trails

    Kurt Decker can’t name a place where running doesn’t influence his daily existence. “Running is my life, really. My love of running eventually led to my professional career and has fully engulfed every facet of my life,” says Decker. “My day to day life is in one way or another shaped by running."

  19. An Insider's Guide to Theodore Wirth Park

    The weather may be unpredictable this time of year, but Theodore Wirth Park offers outdoor excitement both before and after the snow comes.

  20. 8 Minnesota Hiking Trails to Enjoy the Best Fall Foliage

    Take advantage of the fall foliage while at lasts at these Minnesota hiking trails that are at their most scenic this time of the year.

  21. 14 Minnesota Marathons to Look Forward to This Year

    We’ve rounded up a list of all the Minnesota marathons happening for the rest of the year to give you a head start on planning your racing season.

  22. 5 Places to Climb in Minnesota

    Looking for places to climb in Minnesota? Here are the top 5 destinations in the state that offer something from the beginner to expert.

  23. 6 Warm Cabins (and Yurts!) Perfect for Winter Camping in Minnesota

    These cozy cabins make winter camping in Minnesota not only possible, but fun. Hit the trails by day before enjoying a warm, relaxing night.

  24. 8 Minnesota State Parks to Explore This Winter

    From cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to winter camping, these Minnesota state parks offer plenty to see and do in the winter months.

  25. The 5 Best Places to Rent and Ride Fat Bikes in Minnesota

    Ready for a new way to hit the winter trails? Find out what all the fuss is about by renting fat bikes and exploring these Minnesota parks.

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