My Outdoor Minnesota Bucket List

This winter instead of making a yearly state to-do list, I decided to just make a bigger state bucket list.  Then I decided to turn this into a little series.  I wanted to do specific states that I spend a lot of time in, want to spend a lot of time in, or am close to a lot.  I also wanted to do more general regional bucket lists for all the other things I want to do, which is a lot.  They are all pretty outdoor focused with a few non-outdoorsy things, too.

Next up in this little series is my outdoor Minnesota Bucket list.  As I do things and write posts for them, I’ll update this to link back to those.  If I do something and don’t have a post, I’ll just cross it out.  I would like to do one a month with 12 total.  These bucket lists are partially to help me keep track of things, but also to inspire you to get out there, too.

  • Lady Slipper Scenic Byway
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Gooseberry Falls State Park in summer (I’ve been in the winter before)
  • Afton State Park
  • Find agates at Lake Superior in Good Harbor Bay
  • North Shore Scenic Drive
  • Great River Road
  • Edge of the Wilderness drive
  • Paul Bunyon Scenic Byway
  • Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway
  • Minnehaha Falls in summer
  • Minnehaha Falls in winter
  • Boundary Waters
  • Devil’s Kettle
  • Itasca State Park
  • Jeffers Petroglyphs
  • Superior Hiking Trail
  • Oberg Mountain Loop
  • Niagara Cave
  • Spend a weekend in Stillwater
  • Walker Sculpture Garden
  • Minnesota State Fair
  • Grand Portage State Park
  • Cascade River State Park
  • Blue Mounds State Park
  • Frontenac State Park
  • Great River Bluffs State Park
  • Franconia Sculpture Park
  • Mystery Cave State Park
  • John A Latsch State Park
  • Franz Jeune State Park
  • George Crosby-Manitou State Park
  • Hayes Lake State Park
  • St. Croix State Park
  • Sibley State Park

That’s all for my outdoor Minnesota bucket list for now.  I know there are so many cool outdoor things to do in Minnesota, but I just don’t know what else.  I would love your suggestions.  Art things, also.

Have you done any of these things?  Which ones?  Anything else I should consider adding that is artsy or outdoorsy?

2 thoughts on “My Outdoor Minnesota Bucket List

  1. Sculpture walk in Bemidji and Lake Bemidji State Park
    Sweetgrass basketweaving class at the Mille Lacs Museum
    Find a lake that is off the beaten path and spend a few days just being there.
    Just suggestions, of course.

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