Biking Gitchi-Gami: Lutsen –> Tofte

Biking Gitchi-Gami:  Lutsen –> Tofte

Reciting the iconic name of the North Shore’s superior, paved pathway might spark a smile. That’s because Gitchi-Gami Trail is super fun to say – and even more fun to ride! Your turn… say ‘Gitchi-Gami’ aloud a couple times, and then puff your chest up just a bit, Minnesota friends. Continue reading “Biking Gitchi-Gami: Lutsen –> Tofte”

Lutsen’s Lovely Vista

Lutsen’s Lovely Vista

It’s fall along Minnesota’s North Shore and golden days await, friends. The Sawtooth Mountains that encircle Lutsen become illuminated with autumn’s favorite colors: the yellow-green poplar, amber-hued aspen, flaxen birch, orange and crimson maple. Off-set this striking forested landscape against a magnificent Lake Superior backdrop and prepare for your heart to burst wide open with humble affection for this wondrous state we call home! Earlier this month, our amazing photographer friend Elizabeth_after60 on Instagram visited 142C to take in the October vistas and she captured these amazing images of her Lutsen Mountain gondola adventure for us to enjoy. Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing! 

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Grand Marais’ Saturday Market

Grand Marais’ Saturday Market

While visiting Lutsen along Lake Superior’s North Shore, a summertime Saturday house rule mandates a beautiful 20-mile Saturday jaunt to Grand Marais. Yep…tough job, but someone has to take responsibility for strolling through the always lively Cook County Farm and Craft Market. This wonderful and welcoming open-air space opens from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and features local farmers and artisans who gather to share their gifts, offer a welcoming conversation and sell their one-of-a-kind goods…

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Having a Ball at Superior National

Having a Ball at Superior National

Eric and I ventured over to Superior National Golf Course to enjoy this stunning and scenic 27-hole course overlooking Lake Superior’s serene blue hues to the East and Lutsen Mountain’s vibrant green slopes to the West. We rented a cart + clubs, nabbed a to-go beer cooler + score card and set off for a relaxing game…

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Destination Summertime

Destination Summertime

The golden days we’ve patiently been waiting for are upon us, already warming our hearts keeping time with the rising temps! With the flip of a calendar page, June is off to a stellar start. Eighty-degrees plus a double-dose of Vitamin D and breezes that tempt us into staying out side to walk the dog, garden and chat with neighbors with while keeping those mosquitos at bay… Continue reading “Destination Summertime”

99 More Reasons to Love Lutsen

99 More Reasons to Love Lutsen

 

Ready…set…soon cyclists of all ages from across the Midwest will push their pedals to match their mettle and barrel through the expansive, one-of-a-kind rugged trek that covers woods, waters and wonderland that only Northern Minnesota can deliver. Continue reading “99 More Reasons to Love Lutsen”

Gem of a day in Thunder Bay

Gem of a day in Thunder Bay

amethyst sorting with EvanIt had been on our bucket list (pun intended, friends!) for a few consecutive summers, seeking some hands-on adventure at an amethyst quarry near Thunder Bay, Ontario. With or without kiddos, do consider this day-trip option which will take you north of the border and into breathtaking Canadian territory… Continue reading “Gem of a day in Thunder Bay”