The Best Riverfronts along the Mississippi

I get around. I’ve visited every Mississippi River town from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. One trend that I see is that, after a century of river towns turning their backs on their river, many are slowly pivoting back to their watery roots. But, a few towns are doing it much

By | November 8th, 2011|About the Mississippi Valley|0 Comments

Lake City

Population (2010) 5,063 Introduction Lake City, more so than any other community in the region, feels like a resort town, with busy streets, boutique shops, a large marina crowded with sailboats, and unattractive waterfront condominiums. The lake abounds with natural beauty and recreational options, which explains why the city’s summer population swells to 12,000. Visitor

By | January 12th, 2011|Minnesota|0 Comments