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Four Spectacular Seasons

Two women walk across the Mississippi River Headwaters at Itasca State Park
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Mississippi River Headwaters at Itasca State Park / Paul Vincent

Minnesota has four distinct, thrilling seasons. From fall’s astounding colors to spring’s fields of wildflowers and summer’s long, lazy days at the lake, there’s always a new Minnesota just around the corner.

And winter? We love it here. Our Nordic heritage inspires us to embrace cozy season with joyous festivals like The Great Northern, winter sports like cross-country skiing, and enchanted ice castles and igloo dining.

Besides, as Minnesotans will tell you – there is no bad weather. Only bad clothing.

Kites on Ice Festival in Buffalo

The Kites on Ice Festival  / Stacy Bunting

Winter Things to Do

Win at winter with such unique #OnlyinMN activities as a kite festival, dogsledding lessons and ice fishing.

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The middle falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park

Get an up-close view of the middle falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park / Justin Pruden

Spring Things to Do

Spring in Minnesota is bursting with energy whether you want to see thundering waterfalls or an amazing museum. 

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Man in kayak pulls a smallmouth bass

Reeling in a smallmouth bass while kayak fishing on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud / Chelsea and Eric Eul, courtesy Clear Waters Outfitting

Summer Things to Do

Minnesota has thousands of miles of rivers that are perfect for canoeing, kayaking and fishing in the warm summer months. 

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Fall trees lining the St Louis River

Fall color bursts along the St. Louis River / William Wensel

Fall Things to Do

Apple picking, football and pumpkin-flavored everything can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived in Minnesota. 

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