Let's Go, Minnesota! (Hometown Create)

Hike, bike, climb and paddle on the outdoor recreation series Let’s Go, Minnesota! Host Brenda Piekarski leads a team of adventurers down rivers, up cliffs and across prairies throughout Minnesota. Each adventure features the insights of professional guides and local artists, who capture nature through a creative lens.

Let's Go, Minnesota is produced by KSMQ, and airs as part of Hometown Create, which features locally produced content from Create's member stations.

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Brenda Piekarski

Brenda Piekarski

Brenda Piekarski blends her video/film experience with her love of nature hosting the outdoor recreation series Let's Go, Minnesota!

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Biking The Shooting Star Trail

Episode #106 · Pie, wildflowers, Norwegian history, and a bike ride down the Shooting Star Trail are the perfect ingredients for a brisk fall day. Artist couple Jessica Prill and Matt Leister turn their experience into works of art! Pie, wildflowers, Norwegian history, and a bike ride down the Shooting Star Trail are the perfect ingredients for a brisk fall day. Artist couple Jessica Prill and Matt Leister turn their experience into works of art!

Paddling The Big Muddy

Episode #107 · Today we're getting a peek at the quiet places...the backwaters of the giant Mississippi River with artist Sharon Mansur. It's full of life that lies unseen by the commercial barge traffic that rumbles up and down this national waterway.

Episode #201 · This adventure takes you on the Blue Earth River, just south of Mankato. We paddle some white water, hike up a narrow canyon and get a sort of spa treatment or is it a rite of passage? We see some beautiful waterfalls, Big Mo and have some sparkling conversations. Joining us this trip is ceramicist Michelle Kaisersatt.

Episode #202 · On this episode of Let's Go, Minnesota!, Brenda takes a hike on the Hay Creek Trails by Red Wing. We explore an abandoned pioneer homestead and learn about badgers from Clarissa Shrooten of the Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo. Brenda is joined by artist Heidi Bacon and guide Bruce Ause. Also along for the walk are Jim and Laurel Dicke.

Episode #101

Episode #102

Episode #103

Episode #104

Episode #105

Biking The Shooting Star Trail

Episode #106 · Pie, wildflowers, Norwegian history, and a bike ride down the Shooting Star Trail are the perfect ingredients for a brisk fall day. Artist couple Jessica Prill and Matt Leister turn their experience into works of art! Pie, wildflowers, Norwegian history, and a bike ride down the Shooting Star Trail are the perfect ingredients for a brisk fall day. Artist couple Jessica Prill and Matt Leister turn their experience into works of art!

Paddling The Big Muddy

Episode #107 · Today we're getting a peek at the quiet places...the backwaters of the giant Mississippi River with artist Sharon Mansur. It's full of life that lies unseen by the commercial barge traffic that rumbles up and down this national waterway.

Episode #201 · This adventure takes you on the Blue Earth River, just south of Mankato. We paddle some white water, hike up a narrow canyon and get a sort of spa treatment or is it a rite of passage? We see some beautiful waterfalls, Big Mo and have some sparkling conversations. Joining us this trip is ceramicist Michelle Kaisersatt.

Episode #202 · On this episode of Let's Go, Minnesota!, Brenda takes a hike on the Hay Creek Trails by Red Wing. We explore an abandoned pioneer homestead and learn about badgers from Clarissa Shrooten of the Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo. Brenda is joined by artist Heidi Bacon and guide Bruce Ause. Also along for the walk are Jim and Laurel Dicke.