Minnesota’s Best Weekend Getaways

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Welcome to the new blog for May! It’s been a slow process coming back from the pandemic, and some places are still struggling. That’s eaten into people’s spring break time and our sense of adventure. We hope you’ve had some safe experiences out this spring. 


If you haven’t (due to being busy), we’d like to offer you a chance at your own badly-needed break. Here are five great suggestions that we’ve pulled from Minnesota Monthly’s Guide to Spring Getaways. Consider making one of these trips as a weekend excursion!


Hinckley -- Just an hour and fifteen minutes north on I-35, Hinckley offers multiple attractions such as the St. Croix State Park, the 63-mile Willard Munger State Trail, or the Fire Museum!


Hawks View Cottages in Fountain City -- drive southeast along the mighty Mississippi River to watch eagles flying, and don’t forget the Seven Hawks Vineyards!


Cook County -- A 5-hour drive is a long way to go, but if you love waterfalls, it might be just the trip out you need. Grand Portage State Park is home to the tallest waterfall in the state, High Falls of the Pigeon River. 


Big Bay State Park, Madeline Island, La Pointe -- Also a good 5 hours away (and then a 20-minute ferry ride), but worth it to see how beautifully spring blooms in Big Bay. They host the Madeline Island Marathon on May 20th and the Annual Chequamegon Chef’s Exhibition on June 15th, which showcases some of the area’s finest cuisines. 


Fergus Falls: At just half the distance of Cook County or Big Bay (two and a half hours), you can see the river land and the town of Fergus Falls. They have quaint shops, eateries, and craft breweries, not to mention fishing and natural beauty.

We hope you get a nice spring break this year before the summer hits! If you do plan on hitting the open road for a day trip, please remember to schedule an appointment with AutoPro Auto Service today to put any doubts you may have about your car to rest. We are conveniently located at 7901 W. River Road in Brooklyn Park, MN.

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