November 10, 2019

It's likely you've noticed the mural on the side of the Spalding House, Crosby, Minnesota. This mural pictures USAF Major David G. Simons, MD on August 19, 1957 when he successfully completed the Manhigh II high-altitude balloon mission.

This flight lasted 32...

October 31, 2019

There's a scary creature hiding in the depths of a Cuyuna Mine Lake.  He's an international superstar that's been in movies and covered by the press across the globe.  Find out his backstory in this Minnesota Monthly story. Learn more here

October 19, 2019

You have probably skied at some point in your life, but have you ever tried cross-country skiing? This form of skiing is a great sport to take up because it gives you a good workout and is a lot of fun! Plus, it can be easier to get from point A to point B with skis ra...

October 17, 2019

More than 30 miles of Nordic Skiing trails near the Cuyuna Lakes Recreation Area, Crosby, Minnesota will provide an outstanding winter adventure with groomed cross country ski trails for classic and skate skiing. The trails are surrounded by mature trees and offer gorg...

October 14, 2019

The Cuyuna area offers some great options for fun in-between your time on the trails.  Here are a few ideas to consider on your visit:

1. Hallett Community Center
The Hallett Community Center offers a family friendly location for health and wellness.  It offers an amaz...

October 6, 2019

A Minnesota independent film maker describes the tragic mining event that occurred in Cuyuna on Feb. 5, 1924.  

Today the site is home to the Milford Mine Memorial Park, 26351 Milford Lake Drive, about 4 miles north of Crosby following Highway 6, offers an opportun...

October 4, 2019

With the winter coming soon, it's always nice to be reminded that Cuyuna, Minnesota should definitely be on the list for fat biking destinations. Cuyuna was just listed by REI as a top six destination in the U.S. for fat biking.  You can see the impressive list from at...

April 14, 2019

Benjamin Franklin  must of been an avid camper and mountain biker based on his famous quote "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Being prepared for your trip to the Cuyuna Lakes Recreation Area will give you more time to enjoy its beautiful crystal clear...

April 3, 2019

Cuyuna Minnesota is a made for families that love outdoor adventure and learning about fascinating history.  The Cuyuna Recreation Area has some of the clearest lakes in the state and the hiking and biking trails are breathtaking. The area mining history museums and po...

March 28, 2019


3pm | IT’S TIME TO GET MANHIGH – It’s best to educate before you recreate, so check out the story of Manhigh 2 where on August 1957, Major David G. Simons took a 32 hour flight up to 100K feet in a metal capsule that departed from a Cuyuna Mine Pit .  The...

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