3 Ways to Experience North Dakota State Parks

There are so many ways to enjoy North Dakota State Parks in every season. We usually think of getting outdoors during the summer, but some endorphin boosting exercise, quality time in nature and a little vitamin D-inducing sunshine can do… Continue Reading

Nature In The City: North Dakota Nature Parks Go Wild

Did you know there are 30 North Dakota nature parks in North Dakota? It’s okay. I didn’t either. These are mini escapes right in the middle of the city, places where you can cycle through wild grasslands, hike along natural… Continue Reading

The North Country Trail: Observations While Hiking In The Heart of North Dakota

The longest trail in the United States starts (or ends, depending on your interpretation) in North Dakota. But unless you’re a hiker, it remains one of the state’s (and the country’s) best kept secrets. When completed, the North Country Trail… Continue Reading

Balancing Over The Mississippi: Hiking Itasca State Park In Winter

European explorers came north to Minnesota to learn what the indigenous people of the Northwoods had known for thousands of years — that the source of the Misi-ziibi (the great river of life in Ojibwe) is a glacial lake in… Continue Reading

Forest Favorites: A Minnesota Fall Color Roundup

My friend and colleague Jack Dura loves fall. On crisp autumn days when he’s not covering a story for The Bismarck Tribune, you’ll find him tromping along the trails in the upper Midwest in search of fall foliage. His passion… Continue Reading