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.  Don’t forget to check out my midwest bucket list and Wisconsin bucket list while you’re here!

Bucket list posts

Minnesota Bucket List

  • Visit Mall of America
  • 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 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 to my Minnesota bucket list 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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