Summer Picnicking in the North Land with Wild Rice Salad

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Every summer I vow to spend more time outside dining al fresco with my husband. Such accessible natural beauty, it’s the perfect backdrop for a mini-vacation escape. Memorable locales such as the beach at Minnesota Point, the mouth of the river at Gooseberry Falls where there is one lone picnic table overlooking the lake, or along the banks and rocks of the Sucker River near Two Harbors are a few of my favorite spots.

Picnics are a smart way to get a big bang for your entertainment buck. For two people, it can be a romantic date; add a few more dishes and friends, and it becomes a “come as you are” party on the fly complete with social distancing outside.

When we travel by car long distances on the summer holidays, I al