For Gorgeous Views Of Field And Forest, Hike To The Top Of A Sand Dune At Grey Cloud Dunes In Minnesota
Most people don’t realize that the Land of 10,000 Lakes is home to many other natural features. There are forests, prairies, and tall cliffs, which just about everyone can appreciate for the beauty they bring to our state. But did you know Minnesota is also home to a much less common landform? Just outside of the Twin Cities, there’s a 237-acre devoted to preserving a region of sand dunes. You can visit at Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area. There, you’ll be able to hike to the top of a sand dune to see gorgeous views of the fields and forests below. Here’s what you need to know:
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Have you ever visited Grey Cloud Dunes? What are your other favorite places to go for a quiet walk in Minnesota? 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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