Minnesota In Photos.

Canoeing on Whipple Lake.
Canoeing on Whipple Lake. | Source

The Nature.

There are a lot of things about Minnesota that are impressive, and perhaps the most abundant is the natural beauty that surrounds us everywhere we go. From the Sawtooth Mountain range North of Duluth, to the prairies down in SW Minnesota, there is something for everyone here. Deer are a common sight, as well as raccoon, fox, coyote, birds of all shapes and size, insects galore, and even the occasional Moose, if you're far enough North.

Frozen Minneapolis.

An absolutely frigid Minneapolis morning. A 3 shot autobracketed HDR- +/-1.
An absolutely frigid Minneapolis morning. A 3 shot autobracketed HDR- +/-1. | Source

The Winters.

While the Winters in Minnesota can get downright cold, there are always fun things to do. In The Twin Cities, one can go to a variety of concerts at The Cabooze, or The Triple Rock. The Northland offers such fun activities as Cross-Country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and downhill skiing. Lutsen and Powder Ridge are just a couple of the amazing downhill ski venues in Minnesota.

Remember while driving- Brake early, and brake often! :)

The Sandcastle.

A sandcastle left on the beach- Brainerd, MN.
A sandcastle left on the beach- Brainerd, MN. | Source

The Lakes...

Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined. Our lakes are possibly our most prized asset, and the fishing is second to none. One can hardly drive more than ten miles in any direction on any road without coming into contact with at least some sort of body of water. The uses are endless, from swimming, to fishing, to boating, to hydroelectricity- Water (and the tourism which accompanies it) truly does fuel this state.

Sea of Fall.

For many Minnesotans, Fall is their favorite time of year. From an aerial view, one can see why as the canopy of the trees is awash with vibrant colors.
For many Minnesotans, Fall is their favorite time of year. From an aerial view, one can see why as the canopy of the trees is awash with vibrant colors. | Source

Red Sky at Morning.

Taken at The Point at Harmony Park, Clarks Grove, Minnesota. A BEAUTIFUL Sunrise.
Taken at The Point at Harmony Park, Clarks Grove, Minnesota. A BEAUTIFUL Sunrise. | Source

The Clouds and Sky...

One of the most noticeable things about the Minnesota Northwoods is the sky. It always seems to be changing, for the better or worse. The sunrises are always breathtaking, and the sunsets never disappoint. The purples, pinks, blues, oranges- they're all there, in stunning beauty. The skies are always incredibly clear in Minnesota, too- It's a real treat to catch a good meteor shower under a blanket with a good drink (and some bug spray!)

A Perfect Sunrise.

A perfect sunrise at The Point, Harmony Park, Clarks Grove, MN.
A perfect sunrise at The Point, Harmony Park, Clarks Grove, MN. | Source

Minneapolis.

A rooftop embrace of Minneapolis after an amazing night.
A rooftop embrace of Minneapolis after an amazing night. | Source

The Cities.

Down south from the Northwoods lie The Twin Cities. There are basically three parts of Minnesota. The North, The Cities, and The SW part of the state. The Cities, though, is the main and central hub of culture and music in Minnesota, with Duluth trailing not too far behind, and perhaps Mankato dangling in third. The Cabooze, on Minneapolis' West Bank, hosts some of the best music in the Midwest, from the Speed Bluegrass of Useful Jenkins, to the soothing funk of Roster McCabe, and evening including the rousing beats of Dead Larry, The Minnesota Music scene is nothing to be trifled with. Other amazing parts of the Twin Cities culture include a massively talented Firespinning community, with professional troupes and groups of performers including the Minneapolis Fire Collective and Insphyre Fire Performance. A few of these lucky individuals even make the trip to Burning Man each year!

Useful Jenkins- Waitin' to Die at Project Earth 2011

The Music...

In Minnesota, as I said before, we are completely and ridiculously blessed with having an amazing collection of talented bands in the area. In the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the funkiest cats in the land are PB & The Jam. They are complemented by the reggae/electronic gurus Jon Wayne and the Pain, who in turn get down with the soulful Roster McCabe. To see any and all of these bands sharing the stage in one night is not uncommon. A few more notable mentions would be the swinging island sound of i like you., and from Mankato, The band in the video to the right, the amazing Useful Jenkins. I'm gonna toss 'em out there, 'cause they deserve it- from Iowa City, IA, we have Dead Larry- who will soon be Minnesotans, are already are in our minds. :) Hosting multiple music festivals per year, and playing their hearts out to all of us, one would be absent-minded to forget Wookiefoot, as well. Thanks for everything, Wookiefoot and Mark Murphy!

Frozen Fire.

Heartburn Shawn Sabot breathing fire in front of a still-frozen Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, MN.
Heartburn Shawn Sabot breathing fire in front of a still-frozen Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, MN. | Source

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MissJamieD 3 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

I love my Minnesota:) Thanks for writing this hub, I love it!!


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Adam Brown Photo 5 years ago from Brainerd, MN Author

You're welcome, and Thank YOU!


Sarah Whitehead 5 years ago

AMAZING! How blessed we are. Thank you for reminding us.

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