90 Days of Summer: Editors' Picks
Day 23: Go Where the Buffalo Roam
Tighten your laces and head west for a taste of the Minnesota prairie at Blue Mounds State Park.
The Great Plains seem to stretch forever at the underappreciated Blue Mounds State Park
, located in the far southwestern corner of the state. Think untouched prairies, roaming bison, and dramatic quartzite rock formations. Thirteen miles of hiking trails
serve up sights straight from a Willa Cather novel: wildflowers, tall-grass prairie, and the occasional prickly pear cactus bloom. For the more adventurous types, the dramatic cliffs become venues for the DNR’s new “I Can Climb” classes for beginners. dnr.state.mn.us
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