Dream State FY24 Fall Video

Enter Your Dream State

Fall never ceases to amaze in Minnesota, whether you're watching the leaves change from week to week or sipping artisanal cider and craft beer. It's also prime time for biking and hiking pursuits, whether you prefer smooth concrete slabs or maze-like, majestic forests. It's not too late to golffish or paddling either; in fact, it may be the best time of year for all three. In between pumpkin patch runs and apple picking, of course. Not to mention a corn maze or two, and some freaky Halloween fun to boot.

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Megan and Steve on the Bobsled trail in Cuyuna

Megan and Steve take on the flowing Bobsled trail in Cuyuna / Pinkbike

Shred the Red in Central Minnesota

Migratory birds aren’t the only ones flocking to Central Minnesota. Beyond its array of protected nature reserves, the area is known for world-class golfing, dazzling flower gardens, incredible fall hiking and some of the Upper Midwest’s most exhilarating mountain biking trails.

Dinner at Travail in Robbinsdale

Dinner at Travail in Robbinsdale  / Ryan Taylor

Feel the Big-City Buzz in the Twin Cities

With its glittering skyline, scores of manicured trails and greenspaces, world-class theater and concert venues, megalithic mall, and restaurants repping nearly every cuisine under the sun, there isn’t much Minneapolis and St. Paul lack.

Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minnesota

Niagara Cave / Ryan Taylor

Head Underground in Southern Minnesota

Say the words "Southern Minnesota," and a wide-open prairie — or perhaps the SPAM Museum — probably springs to mind. But this part of the state also possesses awe-inspiring caves, majestic river valleys and national monuments rich in Dakota history.

Dark skies over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Dark skies over the BWCA / Paul Vincent

Scan the Dark Skies Over Northeast Minnesota

Traveling to Northeast Minnesota is like plunging into the pages of a beloved storybook. Expect wild beauty around every corner, from the thundering waterfalls and soaring cliffs in the state parks sprinkled along Lake Superior to the pristine wilderness that runs along the Canadian border. And did we mention the Dark Skies that shine above the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park?

A family crossing a log bridge in Itasca State Park, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

Itasca State Park, Headwaters of the Mississippi River / Kvidt Creative

Walk Along the Headwaters in Northwestern Minnesota

Home to some of the state’s largest lakes, fairytale forests and the headwaters of the Mississippi, the northwestern corner of Minnesota is a playground for outdoor adventurers.

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U.S. map with various cities highlighted in proximity to Minneapolis St. Paul Airport in Minnesota

Getting Here

Fly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), one of the best airports of its size in North America in 2021 and 2022. Getting here is easy! Minnesota is only a short flight away from most U.S. locations. That means more time to explore the dream state! See how to get here.

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