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MN Great River Road Featured

Thank you to Lake Time magazine and MN-MRPC member Anne Lewis for this feature article, included in the Spring 2016 edition.  And, check out Minnesota Monthly's travel blog - "Road Trip: Follow the Great River Road."

While you're on the Great River Road, Find Your Park!

The Great River Road can help you Find Your Park. This National Park Service campaign encourages everyone to experience their parks, whether national, state or local. Visit for more information and to share your park story.

2016 is the Year of Birding along the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River Connections Collaborative is a network of local, state and federal refuge, park and trail managers, alongside non-profit organizations that are committed to connecting people to the Mississippi River. Promotion and events in 2016 focus on birding, perfect for the Mississippi flyway! For information on events as well as birding resources, visit

Win a Birding Getaway this Spring!  Get out on the Great River Road this spring and experience some of the best birdwatching in the county along the Mississippi River.  Enter the Great River Road's Birding Bonanza Giveaway, and you could win $250, Great River Road merchandise and more...

Looking for more ideas? Minnesota's National Great River Road Interpretive Centers have been specially designated for their remarkable presentation of Mississippi River stories. Here's a list - visit one, or several as part of your Mississippi River adventure...

For details about the Minnesota Great River Road...


News & Events

Art-A-Whirl - Minneapolis, May 20 - 22 (5/12/16)
Spring Arts & Crafts Festival - Brainerd, May 14 (5/2/16)
100 Mile Garage Sale - Red Wing to Winona, May 6 - 8 (5/2/16)
Festival of Nations - Saint Paul, May 4 - 8 (5/2/16)
Junior Ranger Day - NPS, Saint Paul, April 23 (4/19/16)
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Opening Music: "Take A Look" by Charlie McGuire. Used, gratefully, with permission by the National Park Service National Mississippi River & Recreation Area. Click here to listen to "Take a Look" in its entirety and to hear other great river tunes.
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