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8 18 22 WELCOME TO North minnesota THE LURE OF UP NORTH IN MINNESOTA… A s winter melts away and Minnesotans anticipate the spring and summer season, we all long to be outside enjoying lake and cabin life and creating memories to last a lifetime. Up North Minnesota can help you get started creating all those special experiences that can only be found in Northern Minnesota. You will find beautiful and tranquil scenes, great places to explore, special shopping destinations, great food, and lots of outdoor activities. And best of all, no matter how well you know this Land of 10,000 Lakes, there’s probably a hidden gem you never knew about or haven’t had a chance to visit. Inside this edition of Up North Minnesota you’ll discover the best places to capture a memorable selfie, some of the greatest trails the state has to offer, hot fishing destinations, great family getaways, some of the best breweries and wineries of the northland and plenty more can’t-miss opportunities. So, welcome to the start of our spring and summer fun. It’s been a long winter, but now it’s time to kick off the snow, shed the sweaters and enjoy this edition of Up North. For more information and the latest updates from Up North Minnesota, visit our website at destinationupnorth.com Published by ECM Publishers, Inc. 4095 Coon Rapids Blve. Coon Rapids, MN 55433 For information regarding story ideas or advertising information contact Cheri O’Bannon at cheri.obannon@ecm-inc.com. CONTENTS 4 8  10  SCENES UP NORTH Worth the five-hour drive MINNE-SELFIE SPOTS UP NORTH Lots to choose from FROM RECYCLED TO UPCYCLED Antique and décor stores specialize in the unique 12  TRADITION PLAYS A BIG PART IN FAMILY VACATION DESTINATIONS Year after year memories 18  BREWERY TOURS AND FUN ACTIVITIES UP NORTH FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Yes, the entire family 22 FORMER MINING PIT TURNED INTO A MECCA FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Enjoying the outdoors 26 28 30 EXPLORING NORTHERN MINNESOTA: Best day trip with kids TO CANOE OR TO KAYAK – That is the question GREAT FISHING DESTINATION IS WORST KEPT SECRET Throw a line in and see 34 WHERE TO FIND THE TASTIEST TREATS UP NORTH Let your mouth water destinationupnorth.com 3