Lake Maria State Park, MN

For the next week there will be a completely different flavor to the blog. I have returned to the US to visit with my family and explore a few local Minnesota places. The first short hike was a state park near my mother’s house in the northern suburbs. Despite being close to the Twin Cities it was practically deserted on a holiday weekend. It doesn’t actually have a main draw but rather it offers pleasant tranquility.

Most of trails lead through a mature forest with many picturesque fallen, mossy trees.

A columbine flower.

This would be a giant lake and a major tourist attraction in Taiwan.  I’m not even sure this counts as one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.

Even this would be a tourist destination in Taiwan.  This was just one of dozens of small waterholes at Lake Maria State Park after a rainy spring.

 

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2 thoughts on “Lake Maria State Park, MN

    • Probably not this trip since I have a road trip through Iowa planned but I might have enough time next weekend. I love going up there. There is still a lot of ice on Superior right now.

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