As the sun sets earlier each day and colder weather slides in, we find it harder to think of ideas to get out and about in Minnesota. There's still so much we can do right in our own back yard, and before you know it there will be snow covering the ground, and most of these ideas will no longer be possible.

You may remember last weekend Ali and I took advantage of getting outside and taking a ride on our motorcycles. This weekend we're planning to pick out some pumpkins at the nearest pumpkin patch with our son's a yearly tradition.

Even if you try just 1 of these ideas from Explore Minnesota over the weekend, you'll be glad you did!