Plan your trip to 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.
Featured Nature Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
Pine Terrace is a true haven for nature lovers. This undisturbed wilderness offers excellent birding, 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!
Reconnect with nature during your getaway to Brainerd's lakes at Gull Four Seasons Resort! Whether you opt to fish out of Gull Lake, hike, bike, or even snowmobile the Paul Bunyan Trail, there's outdoor activities abound! Equipment rentals (bikes, boats, pontoons, etc.) are available to make sure you get the most out of your Minnesota lakes...
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...
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!
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 the beautiful Lake Superior, and hiking and snowshoeing on the Superior Hiking Trail, and relaxing gondola rides that let you bask in the beautiful views, you're sure to find something that's just right for you. Come...
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!
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!
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!
The famous Northwest Angle of Minnesota is located 65 miles from the Lodge and makes for a stunning one- to two-hour scenic nature drive through the international boundary of the United States and into Canada! Lake of the Woods provides breathtaking views and dozens hiking trails nearby. Sunset Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing nature...
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!
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.
Minnesota Top List Picks
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