Day Trip, Crosby, Minnesota

It almost pains me to write this, as a loyal Gobbler (my high school mascot was a turkey) I really don’t want to admit how much fun I had in Crosby on Saturday, and how many cool things there are to do these days.

Coffee: Red Raven (brand new) I ate there for a late lunch, but I’d start your day there get some coffee and explore an antique store (if that’s your thing) OR….do what I would do and rent a kayak and have it taken to the mine pits. If your more adventurous, rent a mountain bike and check out the trails. (Cycle, Path and Paddle)

cycle path paddle

Beer: Cuyuna Brewing! (brand new) I bought a growler as a gift for the hosts that I stayed with over 4th of July weekend and recommend you do the same. Another great option, Crosby Bar (linked to their facebook because I’m not sure if they have a website).

Food: Red Raven and Crosby Bar as listed above, or also new on the scene is Iron Range Eatery (owned by the same folks who run Prairie Bay in Baxter).

Workouts: Kayaking and Mountain Biking like I mentioned, but you can also utilized the paved path that connects the mountain bike trails for walks, runs, and road bikes. I also recommend the Crosby park for taking a picture with the Serpent, kids playing on the playground, and utilizing the beach!

What is your favorite place to stop “up north”?

Any places I didn’t mention but should have?


3 thoughts on “Day Trip, Crosby, Minnesota

    • but of course!! There are 4 other breweries within a 45 minute drive, so it can warrant an overnight, definitely something to consider this winter with the hotels that have mini-water slides for Ollie!

  1. One of our best men and his family just went to Cayuna State Park and stayed in a yurt. It’s one oft their favorite state parks in Minnesota as they love mountain biking. I haven’t spent anytime in this part of Minnesota as I spend most of my time ‘up north’ at my parents’ lake home on Battle Lake (NW of Alexandria). We are going camping for the first time in August at Temperance River State Park which I’m so excited about as I haven’t been on the Superior Hiking Trail since I was a child so I can’t wait to check it out!

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