Although Indians and voyageurs once toiled over the brutal portage between the St. Louis River and the Mississippi River over the Savanna Portage, things are a little more pleasant today.
Here's how to make the most of a visit to Minnesota's third-largest state park with a few hours:
The weather forecast is about as fine as you can get in Minnesota, and adventure awaits. Winter will be here before we know it, so get out there and make some summery memories.
Mother and calf bison at Blue Mounds State Park (DNR photo)
A new generation of bison are restoring some of the lost grandeur of Minnesota's prairie at Blue Mounds State Park. Up to 25 calves are expected at the park this spring, and they are already being born.