Minnesota’s First State Park is still a blue-ribbon winner in our adventures-close-to-home book. Greg and I camped there as kids, and it was one of our first biking trips, then camping trips together.
We returned there last week with another great camping family and again soaked it all in! Bonus: Sue is an a.m.a.z.i.n.g. photographer, and she’s letting me share some of her shots here. Thanks, Sue. We’d camp anywhere with you guys. And thanks to you and your lens, Itasca is more beautiful than ever!
Here’s their clan:
There’s so much more than the Mississippi Headwaters, but since that’s the origin of this gorgeous park, it’s a good place to start, too.
The Mississippi Headwaters
Itasca has somehow managed to keep a balance of its natural beauty (incredible white and red pines, rare flowers, charming loons), with ways for us to enjoy it (pontoons, kayaks and other water toys, bike trails).
A little less nature, please?
Our hike to the Fire Tower could have been without fewer mosquitos, but the views and experience was worth the itches!