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
With the majestic Lake Superior spread out in front of the resort, you'll feel completely relaxed and invigorated. Don't miss the nearby nature sights like the Baptism River Waterfall, Minnesota's highest waterfall. The resort is also near several State Parks, making it easy to enjoy hiking and relaxing nature walks!
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!
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!
Get up close and personal with nature during your stay at Grand View Lodge. Here, you will love the relaxing, natural environment that awaits all around you, ready to be explored. In the winter you can head out on snowmobiling adventures or enjoy a day of ice fishing on Gull Lake. If you're here during the warmer months, then you're in luck for...
The area surrounding the hotel is teeming with opportunities for outdoor adventure. Nearby you'll find the Paul Bunyan Trail, where you can walk, bike, and snowmobile on more than 100 miles of paved trail. There are also over 400 lakes in the area, great for fishing and boating. Enjoy the outdoors!
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 No. 1 trail in all of Minnesota.
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!
Take in the natural, peaceful surroundings on horseback during your stay at Arrowwood Resort. Their 30-horse stables features a riding ring and trails for you to experience while you're here. Hop onto the saddle for a 45-minute guided trail ride and enjoy the incredible views!
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...
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...
Minnesota Top List Picks
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