Summer in Minnesota is synonymous with water, but you’re missing out if you don’t explore the state’s forests, prairies and other unique landscapes, too. It would be great to spend the next few months tooling around and checking everything out, but limitless wandering probably isn’t in the cards. Luckily, there is social media. And while each channel has its strengths, don’t miss Instagram if cool photography is your thing. For a little summertime inspiration, or just a way to pass time appreciating everything that makes Minnesota the state it is, take a look at these five Minnesota-based accounts: @exploreminnesota, @bryanhansel, @captureminnesota, @northcountryco and @minnesotaphotographers.

JOE ALBERT