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Hit the Slopes! 6 Ways to Start Your Winter Adventure at Elm Creek Park Reserve

11/29/2019

Elm Creek Park Reserve is the biggest park in Three Rivers Park District, and is home to 4,900 acres of hiking and biking trails, along with some of the best scenery in Minnesota. Elm Creek is a popular destination any time of year (in fact, it was named the 15th most visited attraction in Minnesota, with more than 1.3 million visitors in 2017!), but from December through March, the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area turns the reserve into a fascinating winter wonderland. Grab your mittens and scarf and get ready to explore! Here are some of the most popular ways to spend a winter break at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

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Making Holiday Traditions in Minneapolis Northwest

11/05/2019

Baby, it’s cold outside, but the holiday happenings in Minneapolis Northwest are heating up with exciting winter activities and events the whole family will want to experience. From sleigh rides and carriage rides to Nutcracker performances and festive arts and crafts for children, bundle up the family and get ready to create new holiday traditions in the winter wonderland of Minneapolis Northwest.

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10 Halloween Date Ideas in Minneapolis Northwest

09/10/2019

Halloween’s spooky and often mysterious atmosphere can be the perfect setting for a cuddly date night. Whether you’re clutching your partner in a haunted house, getting lost in a corn maze, or taking cute selfies along an illuminated pumpkin trail, there are plenty of options for a spooktacular date night in and around Minneapolis Northwest.

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Excite Your Taste Buds! Extreme Foods and Flavors in Minneapolis Northwest

07/25/2019

No adventure is complete without some equally adventurous or exciting flavors! While the biggest eating event in the state – Minnesota State Fair – has just ended, we’ve gathered a list of wacky and one-of-a-kind foods to continue your flavor journey! From unicorn poop cupcakes and a natural disaster-inspired ice cream sundae to intense flavor combinations and massive cookie sandwiches, we’ve got plenty of extreme eats to treat your taste buds to a workout in or near Minneapolis Northwest!

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Painted Turtle Chocolatier Makes Life Sweet in Minneapolis Northwest

12/03/2018

Stepping into Painted Turtle Chocolatier in Osseo is like stepping into a corner of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, where nearly everything is either made of chocolate or covered, drizzled, dusted or sprinkled with chocolate. Patricia Godfrey, owner and expert chocolatier, shares her passion for sweets with the community. From truffles to turtles, her family owned shop does artisan chocolates right.

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