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
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!
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!
Enjoy all the beauties of every Minnesotan season at Boyd Lodge! Each season provides it's own unique colors, sounds and wildlife. The White Fish Chain of Lakes provides 14 pristine bodies of water perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. Explore the area on dry land with miles of hiking trails!
Stunning views, gorgeous colors, and a healthy abundance of wildlife surround you at the Angle Outpost Resort & Conference Center. Come and see for yourself and reconnect with nature. Whether a guided fishing excursion, kayaking the lake, or a hike in the woods, take the time to enjoy the great outdoors of Northern Minnesota!
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!
As if it were ever possible to want a break from fishing, but if you do, don't worry, because Ballard's Resort has plenty of other activities to keep you busy! Try the resort's other recreational opportunities like hiking and biking, or snowmobiling in the winter. You can even take a scenic seaplane flight!
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!
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.
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!
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