The Hubbell House is a historic restaurant in the tiny southern Minnesota town of Mantorville. Minnesota became a state on May 11, 1858, but people have been in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for much longer. The state was first home to Native Americans, who have been here for millennia. Then, the first European settlers arrived in the 1600s. A couple hundred years later, one of the state’s first restaurants was established. This historic restaurant has been around since before Minnesota was even a state, and it still serves up delicious food. Take a look:
The restaurant has drawn visitors for more than a century. It’s still a popular place to stop for a delicious meal in small-town Minnesota.
Anyone who’s ever visited Lake Superior can attest to the fact that it truly looks like an endless sea. As the largest of the Great Lakes – it contains more water than the other four combined – and the second-largest lake in the world by surface area, Lake Superior certainly lives up to its name. Here in Minnesota, we are lucky to have more than 100 miles of shoreline along this beautiful lake, including many wonderful beaches. Below, you’ll learn about five of the best Lake Superior beaches in Minnesota. Visit them, and you’ll feel like you’re at the ocean!
Black Beach is a fascinating spot along Minnesota’s North Shore. The black sand is unlike anything else in the state. It was created from taconite tailings that were dumped into the lake by past mining operations. The black sand is harmless, but it does provide a beautiful backdrop to your visit, especially when combined with the blue sky and water and the rugged red cliffs nearby. Not only is black beach gorgeous, but it is also a great place to dip your toe in the lake’s icy waters!
Minnesota may be known for its frigid winters, but anyone who’s spent time here knows that it can get hot! There are many ways to cool down, including one of our favorites: stopping in at one of the state’s many ice cream shops. If you’re on the North Shore, there’s no better place than the impossibly charming PortLand Malt Shoppe. It’s right on the edge of Lake Superior, and it makes for a picturesque – and delicious – place to cool down. Read on below to learn more about this ice cream shop that has been serving up treats for 30 years!
Fresh Pan Seared Halibut with Romesco Sauce.Served with Romano Potatoes
Minnesota is not only the Land of 10,000 Lakes. It is also a land of resorts! There are amazing resorts in every corner of the state, the most popular being lakeside stays that offer beauty as well as relaxation. There are so many that there is truly a place for everyone, whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busy resort or the quiet serenity of somewhere off the beaten path.
Today, we’d like to introduce a popular resort that has a lot to offer. Not only is it a beautiful place to stay in a lovely location. There’s also plenty to do there – including dining at its four incredible restaurants. If you love trying new foods, you’ll love Breezy Point Resort. Check it out:
This is in northern Minnesota’s Lake Country, about 20 miles north of Brainerd along Pelican Lake.
No matter which of Breezy Point’s restaurants you visit, you’re guaranteed to have a good meal. But if you’re there for a stay, we recommend trying out all four! For more information about Breezy Point and its restaurants, including menus, availability, booking a stay, and more, visit the resort’s website and Facebook page.
Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive Breezy Point, MN …
This quilt shop was featured in Better Homes & Gardens quilt sampler, and it’s easy to see why. There are two huge floors, each filled with enough supplies and equipment to make any quilter envious.
If you’re a Minnesota crafter, you have plenty of options when it comes to finding the right materials. Of course, you can head to any of the nationwide big-box stores to find what you’re looking for. But you also have your pick of some truly excellent locally owned shops. For scrapbookers, the Pine City Scrapbooking Co. has everything you need. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, you might try Bonnie’s Spinning Wheel in St. Cloud. And if you enjoy just about any craft that uses fabric, you’ll love Minnesota’s largest fabric warehouse.
Those are all great places to browse. But there are still more craft stores to discover. Today, we want to introduce you to a special spot in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Quilt Haven on Main is a beautiful – and huge – quilt shop that is so great it was featured by Better Homes & Gardens. Read on below to see why this shop gets all the fanfare:
Stop in to get all the basic materials you need. There are patterns, threads, batting, and plenty of other basic quilting materials up for grabs.
If you have any interest in quilts or quilting, be sure to plan a visit to this wonderful quilt shop. For more information about Quilt Haven on Main, including hours, sales, and more, check out their website and Facebook page. And if you can’t get enough quilting, you might want to check out our past article about the largest quilt shop in Minnesota.