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No matter the season, there's a reason to visit Cragun's Resort and Hotel. Situated on the...
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.
Kavanaugh's is the perfect place to experience Brainerd Lakes nature. Explore 4,400 feet of trails on site, or seven miles of paved trails and Pillsbury State Forest nearby. Take out a kayak on Upper Lake Sylvan. Don't miss winter in Brainerd – hundreds of miles of great Minnesota snowmobile trails await you!
At Campfire Bay Resort, you'll be able to relax in the tranquility of nature. With Fish Trap Lake just outside your door, you can start every morning with a stroll along the shore. The fresh air and calming atmosphere make it the perfect place to unwind and recharge your mind and body!
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!
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 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 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!
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!
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!
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!
This is the place to experience relaxation and peacefulness that you can only get in nature. Enjoy miles of scenic shoreline at River Bend Resort. Take in the beauties of nature and breathe in fresh air. This lakeside vacation spot is full of opportunities to get out and enjoy the world around you. Go birdwatching, hiking, or any number of other...
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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
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