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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!
You can't get much closer to nature than this! Moore Springs Resort rests along the shores of beautiful Howard Lake and is just minutes from plenty of area activities so you're sure to find something just right for you. Take out a canoe or pontoon onto the waters for quiet lake exploration, or keep dry with a hiking trip. The Paul Bunyan Trail is...
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...
Surrounded by lush Minnesota forests and just steps from the sparkling Lake Belle Taine, Beauty Bay Lodge is a nature-lovers dream. You'll have access to nearby hiking trails to explore the area, and it's just an easy walk down to the shores for boating and fishing. Everything you need to get close to nature awaits right here!
Resting along the shores of a 1,700-acre lake and surrounded by 200 acres of northern Minnesota wilderness, Elbow Lake Lodge is a paradise for nature-lovers. Whether you stay in one of their cozy suites or in a spacious cabin, you'll love the proximity to the stunning natural surroundings and abundance of activities. Head out onto the lake for 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!
Take in the natural, peaceful surroundings on horseback during your stay at Arrowwood Resort. Their 30-horse stable features a riding ring and trails for you to experience while you're here. Hop into the saddle for a 45-minute guided trail ride and enjoy the incredible views you'll only find in Central Minnesota!
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!
Enjoy the refreshing natural environment of the Minnesota North Shore when you stay at Clearwater Historic Lodge! Their cozy cabins offer you a place to truly getaway, where you are just minutes from the Boundary Waters and beautiful hiking trails that await for you to explore. Come discover the beauty and relaxation of this great outdoor...
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There's something about a Minnesota cabin vacation that just feels so... right. Perhaps it's because Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes. Perhaps it's because of it's unrelentingly friendly locals.... more
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