Top 5 Places to Camp in Minnesota

Minnesota is by no means short on beautiful places for camping. We have some of the most stunning natural beauty in the country and offer a plethora of places for nature and camping enthusiasts to enjoy. In fact, Minnesota is home to 58 different State Forests! Most of these offer scenic camp spots and tend to be less crowded than the State Parks.

Most of the Stat Forest camp spots are also more primitive. Offering non-electrical campsites and a more natural surrounding. These are perfect for getting back in touch with nature!

State Parks on the other hand tend to offer a somewhat more “modern” take on camping, with electrical hookups and a few more amenities,.

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a weekend camping, no matter how primitive you want it,  then these are the 5 best places to camp in Minnesota.

Bear Head Lake State Park

Bear Head State Park Source

This stunning camping location is but a stone’s throw from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  With miles of shoreline to explore, picturesque swimming locations, fishing holes, and trails to hit, you won’t have a shortage of things to do while camping here.

The campground features 73 sites total, 45 of them with electricity, showers and restrooms, as well as boat accessibility, cabins, and a rustic group camping site.

Woodenfrog Campground

Kabetogema State Forest

Located in the Kabetogama State Forest, this is a pristine campsite offering a primitive and picturesque surrounding, perfect for the true nature lover. With 61 non-electrical sites, you will be able to fully enjoy an immersive natural experience.

Offering on a first-come first-served basis, Woodenfrog boasts  being one of the few drive-in campgrounds offering access to the water-fed  Voyagers National Park. So paddle, drive, or hike by for a stunning campground worthy of being one  of the top five in the state.

Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park

This natural beauty offers something for everyone. Camping, swimming, fishing and boating are just a few things you can do at this State Park. Nestled in Western Minnesota among the prairie, hardwood forest and four lakes, this is a favorite for campers of all ages.

Featuring 22 cart-in campsite, four cabins, and a shower house in the main portion of the campground, as well as two yurts located in the State park. Glendalough is one of only three other parks in the state to offer these yurt accommodations.

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point offers a variety of camping options. With available RV campsites, stunning modern cabins, and more rural tent sites, there is something to appeal to everyone.  Located in the Northwoods, just minutes from the town of Cass Lake, this Minnesota lake resort and campground has been proudly serving families since 1939!

They also have a restaurant and lounge for those who want a more relaxed luxury experience!

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock lighthouse

Offering some spectacular views of the Lake Superior and the Split Rock Lighthouse, this North Shore park offers 20 cart in sites ( two are wheelchair accessible). You can enjoy the scenic views, use the restrooms and showers provided by the park, all while getting back in touch with nature.

Campers can hike up to the lighthouse ( which offers tours as well), or take a stroll along the lake’s rocky shore. The scenery and stunning lighthouse makes this one of the best campsites in Minnesota!

So there you have it! Five Must visit campsites in Minnesota!

Have you been to any of these? We want to know what you think are the best campgrounds to check out in the area!


Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Snowmobile Trailer

Snowmobiles are an essential part of winter life up here in Minnesota. Avid enthusiasts take amazing care of their snowmobiles, making sure it is well maintained, cleaned, and kept safe… But there is one thing that many people tend to forget! Snowmobile trailers tend to become an afterthought, but in reality they are an essential part of the snowmobiling lifestyle and need to be properly cared for and maintained as well.

Keep it Clean

Most people keep their snowmobiles in tip top shape. Cleaning off the grime and salt after a ride… But the trailer tends to get neglected. Due to all of the salt on the roads though, you will want to wash off your snowmobile trailer as often as possible in order to keep it in good operating condition. Make sure you hit the underside well since that is where the salt tends to build up. The best way to get the bottom of your trailer as easily as possible without causing any damage is to jack up the tongue as high as you can to easily access the underside of your trailer.

Start From The Ground Up

It really is the small things that make the biggest difference. Checking to make sure everything on your snowmobile trailer is in good working order can truly extend the life of your trailer. Check all of the bolts and make sure they are tightened, make sure tired are properly filled with air and that they have good tread left.. You will also want to regularly check the breaks and your axle as well. If anything is a bit off, go ahead and fix the issue or replace needed parts. Better to catch and fix a small issue before it turns into a massive problem!

Check Your Wiring

After giving your trailer a good wash down, you want to check the wires just to be sure nothing got knocked loose during the washing process. Make sure everything is connected correctly so that the lights worm, your coupler and hitch are fully functioning, and then you will be ready to go!

Maintenance is important with every type of vehicle and towable, but specially those that are used in the snow! Salt from the roads can cause some serious damage, but with these 3 simple tips you can greatly extend the life of your snowmobile trailer!

Here at M&G Trailer Sales, we are dedicated to helping you with all of your trailer needs! No matter if you are looking to make a purchase, have your current trailer serviced, or looking for some upgraded parts… Our experts have you covered!


How To Have A Safe And Fun New Year Celebration!

Can you believe that 2018 is almost over already? It has been a whirlwind of a year and we have enjoyed every moment of it! As a family focused company, we want to thank you for giving us an amazing year by helping you welcome in 2019 the best way we know how. So here’s to you! Have a safe and fun New Year Celebration!

Have A Safe New Year

Before we talk about all of the fun things to do in Minnesota to celebrate the New Year, we have start with how to make sure you stay safe while bringing in 2019.

Call An Uber

Look, if you drink just don’t drive! Uber is an amazing option that will get you from point A to point B without you having to worry about driving while under the influencer.

Use the Buddy System

Going out with friends? Stay with them! Don’t go off alone or let one of your friends do so either. There’s safety in numbers and the buddy system works.

Be Vigilant

I know, you are out having fun with your friends… but you should still remain vigilant. Don’t leave your drink out of sight, be aware of your surroundings…

Fun New Year In Minnesota

Now that I’ve been a bit of a buzz kill, let’s kick it up a notch and talk about all of the fun New Year’s Celebrations here in Minnesota!

Snowta NYE Festival

Check out the Snowta Festival in Minneapolis ad experience the most magnificent NYE event to ever take place in the Midwest.

Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball is the big event in the Twin Cities for New New Year’s Eve. With live entertainment, food, and of course a countdown to midnight, you are guaranteed to love this ticketed event!

Be safe and have fun this New Year! Enjoy your friends, go to the party, attend a local event…. But most of all be safe!

Happy New year from the M&G team and we look forward to all that is ahead in 2019!

What Manufacturers Does M&G Carry?

If you are in the market for a new or used trailer in Minnesota, M&G Trailer sales has you covered. With available options from some of the biggest trailer manufactures in the industry, you are guaranteed to find what you need here! Not sure what you need? No problem!  Our service and sales experts are always here to help! If you are having trouble deciding on a specific manufacturer, let us help walk you through them and let you know what manufacturers M&G carries!

Aluma Trailers at M&G

M&G carries a wide variety of Aluma trailers. As one of the top aluminum trailer manufacturers in the country, Aluma offers a wide range of models and units including utility, ATV, snowmobile, motorcycle, watercraft, car hauler trailers as well as truck beds. M&G is one of the largest volume dealers of Aluma, carrying over 100 Snowmobile, Utility, ATV, Car Hauler, Cargo, Motorcycle and Tilt Deck Trailers.

Floe Trailers at M&G

At M&G, we carry an assortment of FLOE models including Protecktor, Versa-Max, and CargoMax, open snowmobile and FLOE ‘s extremely versatile utility trailers. If you need a trailer that can haul your ATVs, Lawn Mowers, dirt, gravel, and furniture, go with the FLOE!

H&H Trailers at M&G

At M&G, we recognize the quality and popularity of H&H and our inventory is supplied with a wide variety of their trailers including ATV, Car Hauler, Cargo, Dump, Equipment, Flat Deck and Utility. As one of the largest H&H dealers in North America, we’re sure you’ll the perfect trailer!

Midsota Trailers at M&G

Our Midsota inventory at M&G has everything you need from heavy equipment to mini dump. Most Midsota trailers come with a 5-year frame warranty and customization options!

Triton Trailers at M&G

To ensure our customers have a great selection of top-quality trailers, we carry a large inventory of Triton trailers at great prices

M&G Trailer Sales not only carries the aforementioned trailers, we keep a wide stock of RC, Smart Transport, Sure Trac, Towmaster, Haulmaster, and US cargo Trailers as well.

If you want to see our entire inventory, then stop by or take a look here. You can contact one of our expert customer service representatives who will love to help you find just the right trailer for you!


Minnesota Christmas Traditions

There is a lot to love about Minnesota during Christmas time. Not only is it a beautiful time to spend with family, it is also a time to put all of the quirky Minnesota Christmas Traditions out on full display! Between the food, shopping, and entertainment, Minnesota Christmas traditions set the people here apart from the rest of the nation in a very special way.

Spend Time Outside

No matter what the weather, Minnesotans enjoy being outside! You will see everyone outside in the snow sledding, building snowmen, and having epic snowball fights!

Visit the Mall of America

Minnesota is home to the biggest mall in the US, Mall of America, and one big Minnesota Christmas tradition is to head out and visit this Goliath of a shopping center. From browsing the sales to checking out the massive decor, there is always something to do!

Eat Lefse

Traditional Norwegian holiday lefse served with butter

Minnesota has its roots in Scandinavian culture, so many of the traditional dishes are handed down from Vikings past.  Lefse is a Norwegian flatbread, usually cooked on a large griddle, and topped with butter, fruit, cinnamon, or sugar! This is a Christmas tradition favorite for many Minnesotans.

Try and Eat The Lutefisk

Another dish born from the Norwegian tradition is Lutefisk. While this may not be a “favorite” of many people, it is something everyone has to try at least once. This dish is made from dried and salted whitefish “marinated” in lye. So if you have an adventurous pallet and want to try a traditional dish, then jump on in and try the Lutefisk.

Take in a Hotdish

We all love a good warm casserole, but in Minnesota you better call it by the right name! Minnesotans are passionate about their Hotdish!


Dusty Hoskovec Photography via

Holidazzle is the biggest Christmas festival in the state of Minnesota! With beautiful lights, tons of vendors, foods, movies and more. Hordes of Minnesotans travel from all around the state just to attend this Holiday spectacular.

There’s a Pickle in The Tree

The tradition of the Christmas pickle has been making its way around the nation, but it has always been a big deal in Minnesota. On Christmas morning young and old gather around the tree, trying to be the first to spot the Christmas pickle. First to spot the pickle gets an extra special gift!

Charlie Brown Christmas is a BIG Deal

So I know, Charlie Brown is a big deal everywhere, but since Charles Schultz is a Minnesota native, the people take this just a bit more seriously!

Minnesotans are a fun and quirky group of people, and they really know how to do Christmas up right!

Still need to haul your Christmas Tree home? Stop by M&G Trailer Sales and let us set you up with the perfect trailer for you!

All About M&G Rental Trailers


Sometimes a big job or project comes up and you find yourself in desperate need of a trailer. Say for instance you are moving, renovating your home, or clearing land .. In all of these situations, a trailer could make your life so much easier… The issue though, is do you really want to purchase a new trailer when you will only need it for a day or two? Stop worrying, and just rent what you need from M&G Trailer Rentals.  No need to spend money you don’t have to on equipment you won’t use, with M&G you can reap all of the benefits of trailer ownership for a period of time and then return it when the job is done!

Why Rent A Trailer?

You may be wondering why you should rent a trailer as opposed to just buying one. Many people benefit from trailer ownership, but there are also a plethora of people who simply need a trailer for a single job. These people would benefit most from trailer rental.

If you are moving and need an enclosed trailer for a day, it wouldn’t make any sense to go out and buy one. You need this for a day, so rent a trailer. Get your use out of it and move on.

When you rent a trailer you don’t need to worry about storage, maintenance, services, upgrades or any of the other things that go along with owning your own trailer.

All you need to worry about when renting a trailer is providing proof of your car insurance. When you rent, yes, you are responsible for any and all damages, but this is no different than renting a car.

So if you have a job you need done, you can check out all of the available M&G Trailer Rentals.

M&G  Minnesota Trailer Rentals

So if you’ve decided to rent a trailer for your job in Minnesota, you may be wondering what type of trailer you even need! If you aren’t sure exactly what you need, that’s okay. The trailer experts at M&G are here to help you. Below, you can even see a few of the many available rental options.

Rental Dump Trailer

Learn more about dump trailers and all of their uses here!

Rental Enclosed Trailer

Learn all about the many uses of enclosed trailers here!

Rental Utility Trailer

Learn all about utility trailers here!

If you are ready to get started on your next job, let M&G help get you set up with the perfect trailer rental for your needs! Call us today and one of our customer service experts will be happy to get you started.

Snow Trailer Upgrades At M&G Trailer

Snow Trailer Upgrades

Is your trailer ready to do dashing through the snow this winter? No matter what you are hauling this winter, M&G Trailer wants to help you make sure your trailer is properly set up to handle the elements. With some really nice snow trailer upgrades, your trailer will be ready to face the cold and snow all winter long.

Snow Trailer Salt Shields

Snow Trailer Salt Shields

The bane of the winter time traveler’s existence has to be salt. It is necessary evil when it comes to winter roads. Making the roads safer and easier to navigate, but also causing damage to vehicles, trailers, and snowmobiles. Snow and salt shields for your trailer can help alleviate any salt damage to your precious cargo!  Not only do many of these shields protect your cargo, they also can help improve your gas mileage due to their aerodynamic design. M&G carries a vast inventory of snow and salt shields to fit every need.

Snow Tie Down Bars

Snow Tie Down Bars

These heavy duty snow tie down bars are perfect to making sure your trailer is ready to take your snowmobile out to the powder this winter. Find what you are looking for to secure your cargo and upgrade  your trailer for winter in M&G Trailers’ vast inventory today.

Snow Trailer Loading Ramps

Snow Trailer Loading Ramps

Snow Trailer Loading Ramps make getting your snowmobiles and ATVs on and off of your trailer a snap! There are ramps for everyone and every need. Attach them to your trailer, or even directly to your truck bed! You can learn more about these amazing loading ramps and check out the entire M&G inventory right here. 

Ski Guides and Track Mats

Another amazing snow trailer upgrade perfect for the winter outdoor enthusiast are ski guides and track mats. These are a perfect way to make loading and unloading your snowmobile so simple! Not only does it make your life easier, it also helps protect your trailer floor and snowmobile chains. These tracks and guides truly are a must have for your snow trailer.

Upgrade Your Snow Trailer with M&G

So if you are in the market to upgrade your snow trailer this year, head on over and talk to one of the M&G customer experts today!

The History of Black Friday

For years now, the day after Thanksgiving has been known as Black Friday. We now know it as the busiest shopping day of the year, but have you ever thought about the real history of Black Friday? How did it get started and where did the term originate? Today, that is what we are going to dive into and hopefully leave you a little more knowledgeable than you were before reading this post.

The Origins of Black Friday

Ever wonder where the term”Black Friday” came from? Well, initially people would use the adjective “black” in association with negative events and tragedy. Many days have been dubbed “Black Friday” in the past. The most notable is the Panic of 1896, which you can learn all about here.

It wasn’t until around 1951 that the first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was used in association with the day after Thanksgiving. Employers coined the term because there was a large influx of employees calling out of work that day.

It also started to be used by police in Philadelphia around the same time period due to the massive amounts of traffic and congestion caused by the Holiday crowds.

Another significant reason for the name Black Friday for the day after Thanksgiving has its origins in accounting terminology. The word “Black” in this instance has a positive financial meaning of ‘being in the black’ or profitable. The use of the word ‘black’ comes from the old bookkeeping practice of writing profits in black ink and losses in red ink. This becomes significant when you realize that most businesses depend on the day after Thanksgiving to put them in the black (or profitable) for the year.

Busiest Shopping Day of The Year

The idea of Black Friday being the busiest shopping day of the year, seems to have come about in a November 29, 1975 edition of the New York Times., where an article refers to the day as the “busiest shopping and traffic day of the year” specifically for Philadelphia.

After this initial mention, the idea became much more widespread, but still by 1985 it was reported that many retailers in major cities such as Los Angeles and Cincinnati were still unaware of the term.

The early 80’s is when many major retailers began making use of “Black Friday” as a marketing ploy, but even then some retailers were not sure how they felt about this term. It was not until the early 2000’s that the day became nationally recognized.

Black Friday Controversies

As with most holidays and days of note, Black Friday does not come without its fair share of controversy. There have been numerous instances, events, scandals, and plain false theories that tend to circulate every year.

Chaos and Violence

Of course, everyone has seen the videos of people pushing and shoving to get the last product on a shelf. People getting trampled and even arrested while Black Friday shopping. One would think that these instances of chaos and even violence would deter would be deal shoppers, but it doesn’t seem to have slowed down those who are out for a killer deal. People continue to camp out outside of businesses and line up waiting for hours , with no end in sight.

False Origins

So there is a “fact” that floats around every year about the “origins of Black Friday”. It gets said that the name comes from the Pre-Civil war American South when slaves would be sold on the day after Thanksgiving. This is completely false and has been debunked.

Black Thursday

Probably the biggest modern controversy surrounding Black Friday is actually the spilling over into Thanksgiving itself. Sales are starting earlier and earlier, and now it seems people are leaving their family dinners early in order to head to the mall when it opens. Many people are rather angry about this, and think Black Friday should remain a Friday only deal and stores should stop creeping into the Thanksgiving Holiday itself.

If you are looking for a Black Friday deal on a trailer, trailer parts, or service, then M&G Trailer Sales has you covered. Contact us today with any questions and concerns and be on the look out for the best Trailer deals in the area!

Celebrating Thanksgiving The Minnesota Way!

With October at a close it is time to celebrate that most festive of Holidays….no, not Christmas… Here in Minnesota we take Thanksgiving very seriously, so no skipping from Halloween to Christmas up here. From the turkey to the football and the festive weekend activities, it is time you see how we celebrate Thanksgiving, the Minnesota Way!

It Is A Family Affair

Minnesota natives love any excuse to get together with family and friends. Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to eat good food and spend time with good company. Dinner starts cooking the day before and football plays on the television while families gather and reminisce about seasons past.

Once dinner has been eaten, it is time to throw a football around the back yard, eat some pumpkin pie, and enjoy a warm drink on a cool day. No early black Friday shopping here, Thanksgiving encompasses the entire day and no sale can pull someone here away from family time.

Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Getaway

Maybe cooking isn’t your thing, but you still want to spend Thanksgiving enjoying a lovely time with your family. You can share an unforgettable Thanksgiving in the Northwoods at the Gunflint Lodge. Rent a cabin and spend the day in the woods looking for Moose and Deer, play board games in front of the fire, and eat your fill at the Thanksgiving Buffet.

Spend Some Time Volunteering

If you want to spread some love on Thanksgiving in Minnesota, then you may want to check out some of the many volunteer opportunities available. Open Arms of Minnesota has put together a wonderfully detailed list of all of the places you can volunteer this Holiday season.

These opportunities aren’t just available on Thanksgiving. There are so many organizations in need of helps throughout the entire Holiday season.  So get out there and help if you can, it is the Minnesota way!

No matter what you plan to do in Minnesota for the Thanksgiving, know that M&G Trailer has all of your towing and hauling needs covered!

Snowmobile Maintenance Tips Before Hitting The Powder

Snowmobile Maintenance Tips Before Hitting The Powder

With the winter chill starting to set in, it is no surprise that so many are ready to get out and hit the powder. Before getting out there though, it is pertinent that you ensure your Snowmobile is ready and safe. These Snowmobile maintenance tips will help you make sure everything is ready to go before you hit the fresh powder.

Service Your Chains

The chains on your snowmobile should be properly lubed and adjusted to manufacturers specifications prior to heading out for a day of fun. If you have left your winter toy sit in storage for the warmer months, it is time to make sure everything is copacetic. Your parts should be bathed in oil to keep everything in cool working order. Annually, you will need to drain and change this oil. This will keep your snowmobile in tip top condition year after year.

How is Your clutch?

Your clutch is a pretty important piece of your snowmobile. It is what gets power to the ground to make your vehicle get going! To make sure your clutch hooks up correctly, it is important that you properly maintain it. One thing you can do it take a scrubby pad and scour the sheaves to make sure any glaze is removed. Work from the center out, and once you are don, reinstall your belt and set the tension according to your manufacturer’s settings.

Check Your Bolts

No one wants loose bolts on their snowmobile. So after being in storage for the Summer, you will want to go over your sled with a wrench and make sure everything is tightened properly and ready to come out for the winter.

Replace Carbides

The last think you want is to be riding through the woods on thin carbides and cause a wreck. These are super easy to replace and can be picked up at any part’s store. Seriously, go grab some, replace them and save yourself some potential medical bills.

Inspect Your Exhaust

Last but not least, you want to inspect your exhaust. This area of your sled is prone to issues, so it is important to make sure everything is clean and not covered with an oily sticky mess. Usually, if you see a sticky mess there is something loose. Making sure everything is maintained will save you a lot of headaches later on.

So if you are excited to hit the fresh powder this winter, go ahead and give your sled a good once over to make sure you don’t run into any issues when you are out in top of a mountain!

Don’t forget to head over and check out M&G Trailer Sales for all of your Snowmobile Hauling needs this Winter Season.