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Minnesota’s best outdoor spaces for summer adventures

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Birch bark canoe on Big Sandy
A birch bark canoe rests near the shore of Big Sandy Lake Wednesday, July 27, 2016 near McGregor, Minn.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News/file

Summertime in Minnesota is a special time to explore the natural beauty of the North Star State.

Not only does the land of 10,000 lakes boast boundless bodies of water for fun family activities, such as swimming, fishing, tubing and water skiing, it’s also home to 67 state parks and 23 state trails, which amass over 260,000 acres.

Lack of knowledge and limited resources, however, can make accessibility to these serene landscapes challenging.

MPR News Kerri Miller spoke with Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson and Greg Lais about Minnesota’s best outdoor spaces for summer adventures and how to take advantage of them.

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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