Midwest Living Magazine travel writer explores the Upper Mississippi

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Travel writer Ashlea Halpern shared her travels along the Great River Road on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin side in the Midwest Living magazine. She began her trip by taking the Flooded Forest Tour that is offered by the Broken Paddling Guide Service in Wabasha. The narrated tour takes you through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Her next stop was the National Eagle Center in Wabasha where “families watch daily demos with rescued bald eagles.”  In Winona, The Minnesota Marine Art Museum features “great art inspired by water,” and Bloedow Bakery, founded in 1924, is known for making their donuts with the original recipe. Signatures Restaurant is located on a golf course and “serves hearty meals of steak, fish, housemade pasta and hot sandwiches.” A stop at Kinstone in Wisconsin , gives you an opportunity to experience a place where you can connect to the land and find peace among stone sculptures, prairie gardens and scenic views of the Mississippi River valley. 


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