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Hiking opportunities beckon outdoor enthusiasts to the Badlands of western North Dakota to join Teddy Roosevelt actor on two novel Point-to-Point hikes.
There were moments I felt helpless and even questioned whether I was acting like a villain for making my 6-year-old do this. She needs to know that in our family you don’t quit. Period.
The 20th destination on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks brings us to the heart of the Twin Cities, where you will find an oasis of wilderness in the urban heart of the state. Fort Snelling State Park is neither as quiet or secluded as other parks in Minnesota, but for Twin Citians it offers history and hiking where the state's major rivers meet.
"Minnesota's Best Autumn Hikes" details how to get there and what you'll see.
Destination No. 19 on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks brings us to one of the great waterfalls, and one of the state's greatest mysteries, at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. One of the quieter and more remote places on the North Shore, a hike to see the Devil's Kettle has fascinated visitors for generations, even after the mystery was solved.
The 18th stop on our tour of 20 Minnesota State Parks is to a place where you can explore the land and the water, but the most intriguing visitors arrive by air. Kilen Woods State Park offers hiking in the woods and the prairie, canoeing and kayaking on the Des Moines River, and some of the best birding in Minnesota.

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As the highest natural point in the state of North Dakota, White Butte sits at a 3,506-foot incline. Located in Slope County, the journey to hike White Butte is a scenic route that takes you into the heartland of agriculture.
You drive through neighborhoods in one of southern Minnesota's regional centers to reach the 11th stop on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks, then you turn a corner, go down a hill and find yourself in a wonderland of woods and prairie at Flandrau State Park, which is a perfect home base for hiking and heritage festivals.
Dudley Edmondson is joining an expedition by people of color to support the Gwich'in tribe.

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