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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.
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!
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!
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...
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!
From the miles of stunning lakeshore to the trees of Chippewa National Forest, the beauty of nature is all around when you stay at Brindley's Harbor Resort. Explore it at your own pace and in your own way. Options include hiking and biking trails, and scenic drives are another great option as well!
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.
Want direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area? Want to be situated on the massive White Iron Chain of lakes? Well then, Timber Trail Lodge & Resort is for you! Experience everything the Northwoods have to offer. The wildlife, the scenery, it's all waiting for you.
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!
The bluffs tower above Cedar Valley Resort, while the river glistens at the property's edge. Birds chirp from cabin feeders. Deer or wild turkey will roam Cedar Valley's 30 acres of lush green space. Rent a bike from the resort to ride the Root River Trail; voted the #1 trail in all of Minnesota.
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!
Nature lovers will find a serene retreat at Thumper Pond's expansive grounds among swaying red pines and rolling hills covered in lush green grass. A round of golf will make it easy to marvel at the beautiful surroundings. If golf isn't your thing, the serenity of the outdoors can still be sought out with an easy stroll around this part of...
The Brainerd Lakes area provides plenty of picturesque hiking trails around dozens of lakes including Lake Edna, the Cullen Lake Chain and the Twin Lakes. The Paul Bunyan Trail is connected to Good Ol' Days Resort and offers great biking trails during the summer months, and snowmobiling trails when the snow begins to fall! Come during any season...
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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