Plan a weekend of hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling!
Whether you’re a novice or an experienced adventurer, Minnesota offers a variety of outdoor pursuits to enjoy—from camping along the North Shore to canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to biking near the Root River. There’s no need to spend hours researching the best destinations or go on long, expensive trips. Minnesota Adventure Weekends by outdoors adventurer Jeff Moravec is for hikers who love to climb, paddlers who love to pedal, and anyone else whose idea of unwinding is an action-packed weekend in the great outdoors. With 12 exciting trips to choose from, you’ll know where to stay and which adventures are truly weekend-worthy.
Spend more time playing and less time driving from place to place. Each chapter in this full-color guide highlights a specific destination and includes hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling opportunities rated for difficulty, as well as lodging options, restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. You’ll also get suggestions for where to stock up on supplies and what to do on a rainy day. With ideal outings for individuals, couples, families, and groups, get maximum adventure out of your weekends!
Jeff Moravec has spent more than 30 years and nearly 500 nights in a tent exploring the outdoors in Minnesota. In pursuing outdoor adventures—including hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, and paddling—Moravec can be found criss-crossing Minnesota, from the North Shore of Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the tallgrass prairie and blufflands in the state’s southern region. An accomplished writer and wildlife photographer, Moravec regularly recounts his travels in the “Outdoors Weekend” section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His writings have also appeared in national publications, and his photos have been displayed throughout the Midwest. When not exploring Minnesota, Moravec has written about and photographed the northern lights in Iceland, the lions of the Serengeti (Tanzania, Africa), and the windswept shorelines of Scotland and Ireland. Moravec also has spent decades as a volunteer for the Superior Hiking Trail Association and other outdoors organizations in Minnesota, working to protect, maintain, and improve the state’s natural resources.