Blog - Simply South Dakota

  • 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

    January 15th, 2015

    10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues The best way to beat the blues this winter is to get out and find some fun activities. If you can’t enjoy the winter outdoor experience, there is always some indoor options available as well. Here you will find a little bit of both to choose from. Winter will pass faster and much more enjoyably if you plan a winter season adventure. Read More
  • Fall Is For Festivals

    September 4th, 2014

    Fall Is For Festivals Since the cooler temperatures are inevitable in Southeast South Dakota, we find ways to turn the season into a celebration. There are alot of festivals that do just that, most of them revolving around harvest since that is the main event in rural communities this time of year. Most weekends throughout September and October are jam packed with fun fall events. Read More
  • South Dakota Birding Festival

    April 1st, 2014

    South Dakota Birding Festival One of the highlights of last year’s festival was the Bird Banding Workshops. Not being an early riser by nature, it was tough rolling out of bed in time to get to the Lake Andes Wildlife Refuge by 6:30 am, but it was so worth it. ... The birds that have been caught are carefully removed from the net, then measured, weighed and banded. ... It is just thrilling to see these amazing little creatures so close up. Read More
  • Good Earth State Park: Natural Beauty and History Preserved For Future Generations

    September 26th, 2013

    Good Earth State Park: Natural Beauty and History Preserved For Future Generations I recently spent an afternoon exploring South Dakota’s first new State Park in 40 years, Good Earth at Blood Run. There was little to identify it as a state park beyond the signs leading us to the park which is located just a few miles southeast of Sioux Falls. Right now it is completely undeveloped aside from some rustic trails, a few picnic tables and vault toilets, but to me this is the charm of it. Read More
  • A Visit to Southeast South Dakota is Simply Delicious

    June 20th, 2013

    A Visit to Southeast South Dakota is Simply Delicious The best way to explore Southeast South Dakota may be discovering some of the unique foods found here, especially the ethnic foods found in many of our communities. Several towns have annual festivals that celebrate foods made from recipes their ancestors passed down from generation to generation. Here’s a few that I highly recommend. Read More