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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.
With the majestic Lake Superior spread out in front of the resort, you'll feel completely relaxed and invigorated. Don't miss the nearby nature sights like the Baptism River Waterfall, Minnesota's highest waterfall. The resort is also near several State Parks, making it easy to enjoy hiking and relaxing nature walks!
Nature is always within reach at South Pier Inn. The beautiful Lake Superior is just outside your door, where you can take out a boat for a fishing trip or just enjoy the views from the shore. If you'd rather stay dry, then enjoy a trek through the stunning natural scenery at Gooseberry Falls, or the sea of wildflowers at Park Point!
There's hardly a setting anywhere in the world that's as beautiful and peaceful as Minnesota's North Woods. And At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, you're surrounded by opportunities to go out and explore the wonder all around. Hike or bike along hundreds of trails, you won't want to miss it! Check out the nearby Cuyuna Mountain Biking Trail.
The area surrounding the hotel is teeming with opportunities for outdoor adventure. Nearby you'll find the Paul Bunyan Trail, where you can walk, bike, and snowmobile on more than 100 miles of paved trail. There are also over 400 lakes in the area, great for fishing and boating. Enjoy the outdoors!
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!
Eagle Ridge surrounds you with spectacular North Shore scenery and Lutsen wildlife in every season. With canoe voyages along beautiful Lake Superior, and hiking and snowshoeing on the Superior Hiking Trail, as well as relaxing gondola rides that let you bask in the beautiful views, you're sure to find something that's just right for you. Come...
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!
Whether you're exploring Minnesota's forested Northwoods or strolling in the resort's own gardens, you'll find Minnesota nature at its finest at Nelson's Resort. Explore the rivers, bays and shoreline by boat or canoe. Go bird watching or mountain biking. And bring your camera: the wildlife abounds!
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!
Leech Lake is an outdoorsman's paradise and BlueWater Lodge puts you just minutes away from all of it. Explore the beautiful waters on a fishing trip, or head to Walker Bay for extra walleye fishing. If you'd rather keep your feet on the ground then enjoy the many hiking trails in the area. Take the Paul Bunyan bike trail by storm, and take in the...
Take a scenic train ride, walk along the boardwalk, stroll through the rose garden, or ski from Spirit Mountain to see all nature has to offer in this state park mecca of Duluth, Minnesota along the harbor of Lake Superior. Check out the Palisade Head, or Gooseberry Falls, only short trips from Duluth. There's so much to take in and enjoy!
Reconnect with nature during your stay at the Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW Elk River. The hotel is just a short drive out of town to get to the Sherburne County Wildlife Refuge. The refuge consists of 30,700 acres of Federal land, representing a diverse biological community characteristic of the transition zone between tallgrass prairie and forest.
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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