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You’ll Be Blown Away By These 8 Amazing State Forests In Minnesota

Minnesota is blessed to have 58 state forests with nearly 4 million acres of an amazing variety of scenery. And it’s all free! From the Mississippi River to the Northwoods, there is something for everyone! Rather than spending all your time at the crowded state parks, try a trip through the forests and explore the real MN backcountry. Here is a just a sampling of what Minnesota’s State Forests have to offer.

Have you ever been to a Minnesota State Forest? Which ones are closest to where you live? Share photos of your favorite forest with us on the Only In Minnesota Facebook Page so we can feature it next time!

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!