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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.
Whether wandering under the canopy of trees, resting on the sandy beach, boating, or keeping an eye out for lake birds, the cabins at Samara Point Resort are a perfect place for a peaceful and natural getaway. You'll never want miss a sunrise over the shimmering waters of Gull Lake, the perfect way to start your day!
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...
From the miles of stunning lakeshore to the trees of Chippewa National Forest, the beauty of nature is all around when you stay at Brindley's Harbor Resort. Explore it at your own pace and in your own way. Options include hiking and biking trails, and scenic drives are another great option as well!
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...
With a stay at Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort, nature is accessible in number of ways. Take advantage by going hiking, biking, bird-watching, or wall climbing at the Prairie Wood Environmental Learning Center, or check out the 2,500-acre Sibley State Park. Reconnecting with nature has never been this easy!
Located in the heart of Red Wing, Minnesota, nature surrounds you when you stay at the St. James Hotel. The hotel is located near hiking and biking trails, which will keep you busy all day long. The location is also near the Welch Village Ski and Snowboard area, a great place to visit in the cooler months.
Reconnect with nature at America's youngest and only water-based national park, Voyageurs National Park. The park features a stunning network of interconnected waterways, ancient rock formations, and hundreds of uninhabited islands. These pristine waters are surrounded with rugged boreal forests that are home to an abundance of wildlife including...
Let the cool breeze come off Lake Pelican and beckon you into the wilderness. At Birch Forest Lodge you are just steps away from the natural elements. Explore the hiking trails, take a boat ride on the waters, or check out the International Wolf Center and Voyageurs National Park. Unplug and relax among the tall standing pines and sandy shoreline.
With 41 beautiful acres and spectacular trails to discover, this is truly a nature lover's paradise. Here, you are also within seven miles of Maplewood State Park. This park is truly a testament to the natural beauty that abounds in Minnesota. So get out and explore all that this area has to offer!
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.
Take a scenic train ride, walk along the boardwalk, stroll through the rose garden, or ski on Spirit Mountain to see all nature has to offer. The nature opportunities are endless in this Duluth, Minnesota location along the harbor of Lake Superior. Check out the Palisade Head, or Gooseberry Falls, only short trips from Duluth. There's so much to...
Kabetogama Lake features 25,000 acres of water, plenty of space to explore and play in. This lake is considered the gateway into Voyageurs National Park, and provides many things to do. Spend the afternoon fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass, or explore the waters with a calming canoe or kayak. Plus, with sightings of bald eagles, pelicans and...
Located right on Lake Mille Lacs, there's plenty of nature to be found right outside of your door. Head onto the lake or explore the woods, just don't forget your camera because the wildlife is all around! Go for a hike and explore everything that Aitkin has to offer!
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