Vacationers seeking to avoid crowds by venturing out to the large national parks have found that everyone has the same idea.
The good news is, in almost every state, there are hidden gems worthy of your time to explore.
And with any luck, forgotten about everyone else.
The Minnesota Scenic Waterfall Loop covers a wide swath of southern Minnesota, starting in Minneapolis and quickly heading west. The route is about 340 miles, making it would make a great weekend trip. You’ll see 8 gorgeous falls while touring southern Minnesota. Hidden Falls is located at Big Woods State Park, has 11 miles of hiking so you can stretch your legs.
Don’t just stick to the rivers and lakes you’re used to. Go chase waterfalls.