Tuesday, April 6, 2021

100 Things To Do in Minnesota Northwoods Before You Die

Adventure Awaits!
Brainerd resident Julie Jo Larson is a writer, story catcher, public speaker and professional trained social worker. She's the assistant director of TRIO Student Support Services at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN.
Larson's debut book “100 Things to Do in Minnesota Northwoods Before You Die” is a celebration of the Minnesota Northwoods. It can be considered a bucket list, a tour guide and even a cure for cabin fever for residents and visitors alike.

The book is written in a conversational tone. The narrative uses concise words with easy to follow five clearly marked bolded sections: Food and Drink, Music and Entertainment, Sports and Recreation, Culture and History, Shopping and Fashion. It might surprise you to learn right in Pine River there's an alpaca farm and farther up north a place to explore called The Lost Forty.

A mailing address, phone number, and an email address for contact purposes is included for each destination. Interspersed throughout the book are helpful traveling tips, how to navigate a particular destination upon arrival, food and beverage recommendations and a few personal anecdotes. Carefully crafted suggested itineraries and indoor and outdoor activities divided by the season can be found at the back of the book. There's no shortage of activities and sights to fill your itinerary no matter what the season. Truly there is something for everyone.

Julie Jo Larson's book encourages wanderlust, and to explore the world beyond one's backyard. So grab your copy of “100 Things to Do in Minnesota Northwoods Before You Die” and get a move on. This is the land of 10,000 Lakes and home of Paul Bunyan.

Leave the road; take the trails.
Julie Jo Larson will be signing and selling her books July 10th (Sweetheart Days Hackensack) from 11-1:00 at the NAC tent and at Northwoods Art and Book Festival August 14th 9 AM-3 PM.

Books can also be ordered through her website https://juliejolarson.com/ and Amazon.


  1. This sounds like a book I need as I'm not all that familiar with northern Minnesota. What a valuable resource.

  2. Sue, our JULIE has chosen your post to be featured in the next Blogger's Pit Stop.

  3. I have a goal to visit all 50 states in the U.S. This book could be handy for my stop in Minnesota. Thanks! I found your blog on the Bloggers Pit Stop. Enjoy your day!



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