Buffalo, Minnesota

Best Minnesota Cities to Explore

We are exploring Minnesota this summer! Buffalo, Minnesota, is a city that’s been on our list not only for fun but a possible move location. Buffalo is only 45 minutes from Minneapolis and is a beautiful city nestled on Buffalo Lake. As we explored, we got a sense of community here. From the Buffalo, Minnesota, city website, “Buffalo is a mix of small community charm and suburban amenities with a charming downtown area and various large retail located on the main highways of Highway 55 and Highway 25.”

We started the day at the Forget-Me-Not Cafe. The food is delicious, and they offer excellent service. This cafe started with an adorable love story. See their website to read more. ❤️

Things To Do in Buffalo, Minnesota

After breakfast, we walked over to the Buffalo Farmers’ Market. The market is every Saturday from 8am-Noon through October. It looks small, but there is a lot to choose from…fresh produce, meats, homemade bread, BBQ sauces, coffee, crafts, and more.

People walking through Buffalo, Minnesota Farmers' Market

Next, we headed over to Sturges Park to find Musical Trail. The park is such a great spot by the lake and we loved playing all the instruments along the trail. Such a great idea! There are two park shelters, picnic tables, benches, cooking grills, basketball court, playground, 1,297 feet of lake frontage, a fishing pier, and a boat landing. The park also offers a super cool HealthBeat® Outdoor Fitness System. We’ve only seen one of these in Sedona, Arizona, so it was cool to see one here in Minnesota. Great way to workout!

There are also free concerts at the Sturges Park bandshell throughout the summer. See the calendar here.

A view of Buffalo Lake in Minnesota

You have to get a shot in the big chair!

A woman sitting in a big chair that says Buffalo

I didn’t get a picture but we stopped at Buffalo Nickel Antiques too. This is a must stop if you like antiques!

We ended the day at Hayes’ Public House Brewery & Taproom. The taproom is cozy with really cool antiques, tables, and chairs. The rooftop gives you a fantastic view of Buffalo Lake. Hayes’ offers a lot of events and live music; keep an eye on the Hayes’ Public House Facebook page for more. Cheers to adventures!

For another fun day trip from the Twin Cities, check out our Afton, Minnesota, blog post here.

Life is short, never stop searching for what stirs your soul. ❤️

©Tracy Blowers

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I'm a freelance content creator and photographer. My passion is telling stories through my photography and writing. Freelancing has allowed me to fulfill my dream of traveling alongside my freelancing husband and our rescue dog. We share our experiences on our blog offering inspiration for life and travel. We hope to stir your soul from our backyard in Minnesota to road trippin’ the US!

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