…well, at least according to the new issue of Midwest Living. Now some of you might think your small town should have been noted in the magazine. So I am giving you the opportunity to tell me about your town via comments. Those that nominate their town will see their town highlighted here, as long as it is a “Day Trip” from the Twin Cities. I will visit, take photos, and write a short blog about your town, with a special thanks to you! Just give me time in the next couple months to visit.

Here are the towns that made the top 100:

# 9. Stillwater, MN
#13. Lanesboro, MN
#21. Northfield, MN
#26. Ely, MN
#27. Grand Marais, MN
#42. Nisswa, MN
#44. Park Rapids, MN
#50. Wabasha, MN
#55. Red Wing – check out my post, Day Trip to Red Wing
#75. Detroit Lakes, MN
#91. New Ulm, MN
#100. Mantorville, MN

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  1. Anonymous April 25, 2007 at 8:00 am - Reply

    jennifer – I’m a newer blog reader of yours and have so far greatly enjoyed it! That said…

    Even though I’m not ‘MN’, how about just across the border to my small town Prescott, WI ? We’re the start of the great river road, have a brand new nature visitor center on the bluff overlooking the confluence (joining) of the St. Croix & Mississippi, and with a traditional old fashioned main street through town. I think the drive down the WI side (towards red wing and further) is even more picturesque than the MN – and is a gorgeous day tour (or loop) on a motorcycle or car any time of year, but especially the fall when the leaves are turning.

  2. Jennifer Kirby April 25, 2007 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Well, you are in luck. I just love Prescott. I actually viewed a large Victorian on Locust two weeks ago, that used to be a B&B. Unfortunately for the price the bank is asking, the home should be in better shape.

    Just last week we drove down the Wisconsin side from Hudson to Red Wing, then continued down to Ferryville, WI where my in-laws live. You are right that it is a beautiful drive and I plan on returning once the trees leaf out. Hey, day trips don’t have to just be MN. WI is just as beautiful and it is all about Day Trips. So yes, I will visit Prescott in the next month and highlight it too. Thanks for the great idea!

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