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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
Come experience the outdoor beauty you will only find in the Midwest when you plan your nature getaway in Minnesota. Head to northern Minnesota for the perfect blend Northwoods beauty surrounded by hundreds of lakes. The Brainerd Lakes region is renowned for having some of the top fishing lakes in Minnesota, and is the perfect area for exploring the great outdoors. Make sure to bring your fishing poles along for your chance to land your next trophy walleye, northern pike, or a wide variety of panfish. Hiking and biking trails along the Gunflint Trail allow you to explore this natural area at your own pace, or head to the Iron Range to view an incredibly interesting landscape.
Lake Superior is stunningly beautiful at any time of year. Bluefin Bay sits in the midst of the serene, forested wilderness leading up to it, featuring the spectacular Temperance River and its falls, the stone cliffs dotted with lighthouses, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Enjoy the outdoors in any season!
With Lake Superior on one side and a million acres of public land on the other, Lutsen Resort occupies a special place to explore on your Minnesota North Shore vacation. It also provides everything you need to do it, with naturalist programs, guided hikes, kayak instruction, and more. Cascade State Park is a short trip away!
Pine Terrace is a true haven for nature lovers. This undisturbed wilderness offers excellent bird watching, hiking and boating. The resort boasts a nature trail on 35 acres of land. And you are always connected to the Ossawinnamakee Chain of Lakes. Experience nature like never before at Pine Terrace!
The Brainerd Lakes area offers a bevy of outdoor activities for all ages including fishing, boating and swimming. Fishing boats with and without motors and pontoons can be rented onsite for a daily rate. Kayak rentals are available free of charge to help you explore the bays and inlets of Middle Cullen Lake!
The north country sounds of a loon echoing over the early morning mist, or a glimpse of the northern lights as they dance across the starlit sky, or the refreshing feeling of waves lapping at your toes, are all a part of being immersed in nature at Half Moon Trail. The crystal clear waters of the relatively undeveloped Boot Lake offer a perfect...
The Leech Lake area is a snowmobiler's dream with over 150 miles of manicured trails. Explore the Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter, and revisit the area when the hiking and biking trails open in the spring. Moonlight Bay Resort is the ideal spot for your Minnesota nature vacation!
From the bountiful bass fishing waters of Gunflint Lake, to the exceptional Northwoods beauty that surrounds you at every turn, Gunflint Lodge provides the perfect vacation destination for outdoor lovers. The all-inclusive package at the lodge will allow you to experience this stunning area by hiking, horseback riding or boating. When the snow...
Minnesota experiences the best of all the seasons – hot summers, snowy winters, colorful falls, and vibrant springs. At Woodloch Beach Resort, you can take advantage of all the recreational opportunities each season provides. Go hiking in the fall and witness the changing of the leaves or go cross country skiing in the winter and take in a...
Birch Lake provides a breathtaking landscape for your next trip to northern Minnesota. Superior National Forest surrounds most of the lake and features over 100 miles of undeveloped heavy forested shoreline. Take your houseboat around the lake to explore the area, and create your own excursion with plenty of hiking trails on land.
Lake of the Woods is a great land of Minnesota waters and towering forests, all greeting you upon arrival at Zippel Bay Resort. Flocks of migrating birds are plentiful in the spring and fall; you may even see a rare piping plover. Nearby, the spectacular 3,000-acre Zippel Bay State Park is a must-see on your Minnesota vacation!
Nature surrounds you at a stay at Tamarack Resort! Here, you can truly bask in the beautiful environment from your cozy cabin, relax on the lake shore, or head out to explore. Take relaxing walk or hike, keep an eye out for wildlife, or find water-fueled fun on the lake!
Let the tranquility of nature relax and inspire you. Fair Hills Resort offers a beautiful setting in the heart of northern Minnesota wilderness. The surrounding nature is enjoyable during every season of the year! From nature walks to kayaking on Pelican Lake, you'll be able to experience the wonderful views first hand!
With plenty of walking and hiking trails all around, Five Lakes Resort is literally surrounded by wildlife including deer, beavers, muskrats and more for your Minnesota nature getaway. It's also a terrific place for birdwatching - you may even see some of the splendid eagles which make this area home.
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There are few images more comforting than a cabin in the middle of a bitter winter. Perhaps there's smoke steadily puffing out of its chimney, or the warm glow of candlelight can be seen through the... more
Looking for some Northwoods seclusion for your annual family vacation? If it could talk, this is the part where the Brainerd Lakes area would say "Why not me?". With untouched natural splendor,... more