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3 Dog-Friendly Frozen Waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities

3 Dog-Friendly Frozen Waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities

Winter in Minnesota can be long and brutal. But true Minnesotans know how to make the best of the cold. One way to make the most of the winter, is to search out experiences that are unique to the season. And hiking to frozen waterfalls is a great way to find the beauty amidst the ice and snow. There are many waterfalls in Minnesota. And most of them freeze during our winters. But not all of them are an easy…

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A Dog-Friendly Guide to Banning State Park: Winter Edition

A Dog-Friendly Guide to Banning State Park: Winter Edition

Banning State Park is located just minutes off of I-35 near Sandstone, MN. This state park is stretched along the Kettle River, offering dramatic views of turbulent rapids. In fact, there are five sets of rapids, ranging from Class III to V, located inside this state park. Some of the hiking trails parallel this river, offering fantastic views of the rapids before leading you through the historic ruins of Banning Sandstone Quarry. And to top everything off, there are two…

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7 Great Dog-Friendly Hiking Locations in the Twin Cities East Metro

7 Great Dog-Friendly Hiking Locations in the Twin Cities East Metro

When a dog-loving, avid hiker moves to a new city, the first thing she has to do is find the local hiking trails. Every city has a great hiking trail within an hours drive, but the ones you really have to search for are the trails within 20 minutes of your house. The ones that you can hike on a weekly, if not daily basis and not grow tired of them. So now that the Pawsitively Intrepid crew has been…

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5 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in La Crosse, WI

5 Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in La Crosse, WI

La Crosse is a beautiful river city nestled between the Mississippi River and some lovely bluffland in Wisconsin. As a result of the varied terrain, there are many wonderful outdoor areas to explore with a dog in tow. Below are my top five trail recommendations for hiking La Crosse, WI. 1. Hixon Forest Hixon Forest is one of the highlights of La Crosse. The trails in Hixon forest are mostly wooded and range from low grade meandering trails to steep…

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