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!
With Lake Superior on one side and a million acres of public land on the other, Lutsen Resort occupies a special place to explore on your Minnesota North Shore vacation. It also provides everything you need to do it, with naturalist programs, guided hikes, kayak instruction, and more. Cascade State Park is a short trip away!
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 the great outdoors at this fantastic Minnesota Resort. Go fishing on Lake Koronis with Captain Josh Hagemeister as your guide. You can also waterski, hike or bike along the beautiful surrounding trails, or spend a day swimming at Lake Koronis. There are also scheduled outdoor activities like tie-dying and karaoke bonfires!
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.
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.
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...
Located on the shores of Lake Vermilion, Ludlow's Island Resort is the perfect place for nature-lovers. This beautiful Northwoods destination offers endless opportunities for you to enjoy just minutes away. Spend a day fishing at the lake, kayak through the waters, or stay on solid ground and enjoy a hike.
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!
Whether you are exploring the trails at Gooseberry Falls State Park or taking in some water activities on Lake Superior, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this Northwoods paradise in Northern Minnesota. Hiking, kayaking and fishing are just a few things for outdoor lovers to enjoy in Two Harbors. Let AmericInn Lodge & Suites Two Harbors be the...
Reconnect with nature during your Minnesota lakes retreat! Keep an eye out as white-tailed deer, black bear, beaver, mink, otters and moose can appear seemingly out of nowhere. Soaring high above are bald eagles, hawks, and ospreys, while blue herons and snow-white pelicans swoop down to fish the shallows. And don't forget about the call of the...
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