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Highpointing the Midwest
Climbing the highest points in Midwest states is a feat doable for most. Read more for a list of the Midwest state highpoints ranked from easiest to hardest.
About No Coast Best Coast
Learn more about No Coast Best Coast and how you can use this website to find the best hiking in the Midwest
How to Dress For Winter Hiking in the Midwest
Dressing properly is the key to enjoying winter hiking. Read more to learn what clothing to wear to brave the elements!
What's the Difference Between a National Park, a National Monument, and a National Forest?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a National Park and a National Forest or National Monument? To demystify these labels, I explain which agency operates each type of park and the details behind how they operate and for what purpose.
5 Best Midwest Hikes Reviewed in 2018
Having explored more Midwest states during 2018, this year's best hikes represent some of the great diversity found in the Midwest.
5 Best Midwest Hikes Reviewed in 2017
What's a better way to ring in the new year than to reminisce about the great places you went the previous year? There were certainly more hikes to choose from this year than last year, so choosing this year's best Midwest hikes was a challenge.
How to Find Your Location in Minnesota State Parks Using Your Smartphone, Even Without Service
Tired of getting lost while hiking? Read this tutorial about using new PDF maps for Minnesota State Parks that show your location even when you don't have cell service.
5 Best Midwest Hikes Reviewed in 2016
After exploring much of Minnesota and part of Wisconsin, 2016's best Midwest hikes reflect the variety available in and around this great state.