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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 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!
Immerse yourself with some of the finest nature Mother Nature created in Northern Minnesota. Enjoy the beautiful Lake Mille Lacs, a tranquil setting and an abundance of wildlife at McQuoids. Find out why Northwoods Minnesota is one of the best areas in the state to travel for a four-season getaway!
Isle O' Dreams Lodge is surrounded by the beauties of nature. Indulge in the calm winds and refreshing waves of Bad Axe Lake. Stay in one of their cozy waterfront cabins and enjoy endless fishing, canoeing, and more. Let this Minnesota resort relax your cares away.
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!
Resting on 20 acres along the shores of 8th Crow Wing Lake, Anderson's Starlight Bay Resort is a nature-lover's ideal vacation destination. Here, you can leave behind your worries and bask in the refreshing natural air, the breathtaking views and the endless array of outdoor activities. Take a kayak out onto the lake for quiet exploration or enjoy...
Lake Mille Lacs offers an outdoor enthusiast's oasis where explorer's can canoe, kayak, or paddleboard the scenic shores. On solid ground, set off on an ATV adventure on the Soo Line Trail, which stretches through 27 miles of wandering woodlands. Stay on your feet and hike through Father Hennepin State Park or Mille Lacs Kathio State Park!
Reconnect with nature during your escape to Minnesota's North Country! From combing the beaches, fishing Leech Lake to exploring Chippewa National Forest, it truly is a nature lover's paradise! The area's diverse landscapes -- from hardwood forests to prairies -- presents ideal opportunities for serious animal watching.
Surrounding the new or recently renovated cabins and docks at Cyrus Resort are 42 acres of natural Minnesota Northwoods, with trails for hiking and biking in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. These nature trails are great for bird and wildlife watching!
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 is home to an abundance of wildlife including...
Lakecrest Resort sits directly on Long Lake and the spectacular natural transition between prairie and forest making the area terrific for wildlife and bird watching. Nearby you'll find the Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge, featuring 198 varieties of birds. Explore the natural beauty of the area!
Stay at The Historic Afton House Inn and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Perhaps most enjoyable is the beautiful St. Croix River. Chock full of fun places for a hike or an afternoon picnic, this great area charms all who get a chance to explore it!
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Towering pines, rolling grasslands, and pristine lakes highlight Minnesota's Northwoods. Reconnect with nature in this idyllic setting, which showcases unique wildlife wandering through the forest.... more
Located about two-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities metro, Otter Tail County is one of Minnesota's premier family vacation destinations. Home to more than 1,000 lakes and streams, or ten... more