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There’s Something Incredible About These 16 Rivers In Minnesota

Minnesota is known for its over 11,000 lakes, but many don’t give due credit to the 69,200 miles of phenomenally beautiful rivers. All across the state, canoeing, rafting, and boating on MN’s rivers are a favorite pastime and as they are usually less crowded than many of the lakes, a local secret. As the starting point for the Mississippi, it’s time to start giving MN rivers the recognition they deserve! Here are some of our favorites:

It’s easy to find a river in MN wherever you are, and they’re full of great scenery and leave plenty of opportunities for activities and adventure. What is your favorite Minnesota river?

Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog NorthGuide.co, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!