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Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Minnesota

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Minnesota
Getting outside is a favorite pastime in the North Star State. And one of the best ways to dive deep into all that nature has to offer is camping.…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Minnesota

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Minnesota
In a state that has more than 10,000 lakes and at least as many campsites, it can be tough to choose the best spots to pitch a tent or park your RV.…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Minnesota

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Minnesota
Hiking in to a campsite with everything you need on your back is a great way to take a break from everyday life and make a primal connection with…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Minnesota

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Minnesota
Minnesota is a wilderness lover’s paradise, but not all of the state’s most beautiful areas are ideal for families who want to camp.…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Minnesota

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Minnesota
One of the best ways to enjoy all the natural beauty that Minnesota has to offer is in the comfort of your RV. Not only do you get to commune with…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota

5 Energizing Hikes in Minnesota
Hiking is a wonderful way to get your heart pumping. As you hike with more frequency, you can up the ante by attempting to navigate longer, more…
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Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park

Making the Most of Bear Head Lake State Park
Defined by the Sawtooth Mountains and more than 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is a rustic, charming, outdoor lover’s paradise. When it comes to…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota

Start Your Trek: 7 Fantastic Hiking Retailers in Minnesota
Whether you consider yourself an experienced outdoors person or a beginner, hiking is a fantastic way to relieve stress from your hectic life, get…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Minnesota

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Minnesota
Minnesota is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The eastern hardwood forest, northern boreal forest, and tallgrass prairie biomes all converge in the…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Minnesota

5 Great Hiking Trails in Minnesota
Minnesota is a hiker’s paradise. With terrain that ranges from elevation changes of almost 2,000 feet in the northeast part of the state to…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Minnesota

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Minnesota
In a state renowned for its trails, its hard to pick just a handful of scenic hikes—there are so many. What makes Minnesota such a great state…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Minnesota

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Minnesota
With so many immaculate, shimmering lakes in Minnesota, the popularity of stand-up paddleboarding in the state has soared. The most challenging part…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Minnesota

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Minnesota
Sometimes the best way to enjoy Minnesota’s thousands of lakes is zipping across them on a personal watercraft, bouncing off the waves, getting…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping
It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide
As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Minnesota

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Minnesota
Paddling is an awesome way to explore the lakes and rivers that define the Minnesota landscape. Some spots are exposed or susceptible to rough water,…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer
Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success

Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success
The most natural tendency for bowhunters looking for the best place to ambush a big whitetail in the early season is to gravitate toward the field…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States
Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!

Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world for good reason: It’s easy to learn, fun, refreshing, awesome core…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year

Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year
Archery industry manufacturers seem to have fractured into two factions lately. On one side you have high-end, uber-expensive equipment that while…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started

Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started
Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you…
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Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today

Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today
Note: The following was adapted from Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, By Eugene Buchanan, which is available on the author’s website.  It…
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6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun

6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun
Getting your kids into the paddle sports is all about keeping the fun quotient high and the hassle factor low. Our water sport expert shares his…
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Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water

Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water
“I Spy”: (“I spy something green, something wet, etc.”) – perhaps make a rule that it can only be something people…
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How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking

How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking
There once was a time when carrying electronic devices with us into the great outdoors was pretty much unthinkable. Fragile and expensive, such…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro

Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro
Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a…
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National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun

National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has designated August as National Shooting Sports Month. This annual event is your chance to invite a friend…
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WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro

WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro
In August, Bryan Maess and his group were fishing near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. A GoPro camera mounted on the…
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5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Minnesota

5 Best Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Minnesota
In Minnesota, a state boasting some of the best trails in the country, there are plenty of amazing places to explore on a dirt bike. For enthusiasts…
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WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!

WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!
  This wakeboarder glided up next to his boat in style, managed to catch a beer, and then…you’ll just have to see what…
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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat

WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat
A group of people on the Pangolin Photo Safari on the Chobe River in Botswana were greeted by an unlikely guest while zipping across the water. A…
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How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range

How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range
When it comes to long-range shooting at big game animals like deer and elk, the best advice is don’t do it. Do your hunting before you pull the…
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Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now

Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now
What if I told you about a hunting opportunity that’s happening right now, which offers abundant access to productive land, requires a minimum…
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7 Best Motorsport Retailers and Rentals in Minnesota

 7 Best Motorsport Retailers and Rentals in Minnesota
With more than 1,000 miles of public trails dedicated to off-roading—along with private ATV parks and snowmobile trails—Minnesota is an…
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9 Best Outdoor Festivals in Minnesota

9 Best Outdoor Festivals in Minnesota
Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes (about 12,000 actually). It's also blessed with rugged Great Lakes shoreline, historic rivers and valleys,…
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Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For

Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For
People have a lot of methods for picking a puppy, but most of them involve trying to evaluate a litter of six-week olds to find the right…
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WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash

WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash
While competing in the Red Bull Rampage, a freeride mountain bike competition held in Utah, rider Nicholi Rogatkin withstood one of the most…
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Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting

Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting
A couple of years ago I walked up to a trail camera in north-central Wisconsin to check the images. When I opened it up to retrieve the SD card, I…
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Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure

Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure
There’s something downright elegant about stripping life down to its basic elements: shelter and food (and, ideally, good company). We’re…
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Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro

Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro
The handgun is the toughest of the three primary firearms to master. Rifles and shotguns are fired from the shoulder, which provides a more stable…
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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America

5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America
Summer is here and now is the best time to enjoy a whitewater adventure with friends and family. Outfitted trips can be found all across the U.S. and…
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How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

How to Choose the Best Times to Fish
The best time to go fishing is whenever you can. While that old maxim has merit and speaks to the value of fishing just for the fun of it, there are…
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5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas This Summer

5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas This Summer
Fuel prices are a lot like the weather: Lots of folks talk about them, but there’s not much you can do about them. The price at the pump…
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