There’s A Hike In Minnesota That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Village
If you care to look for it, history can be found in every corner of Minnesota. Signs of ancient people, such as Jeffers Petroglyphs or Indian Mounds Park, are attractions that offer clues to the ancient past. There are more recent historical sites as well, such as Fort Snelling or the Forestville ghost town. But these well-known attractions barely scratch the surface of Minnesota historical sites. There are plenty of others that do not get as much attention. For example, there’s an abandoned village at Crow Wing State Park in northern Minnesota. Take a hike through the park to discover this little-known piece of Minnesota history. Here’s what you need to know:
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Have you ever visited Crow Wing State Park? What other historic places in Minnesota do you recommend? Let us know in the comments!
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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