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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!
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!
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!
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.
Birch Lake provides a breathtaking landscape for your next trip to northern Minnesota. Superior National Forest surrounds most of the lake and features over 100 miles of undeveloped heavy forested shoreline. Take your houseboat around the lake to explore the area, and create your own excursion with plenty of hiking trails on land.
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!
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!
Nature surrounds you at a stay at Tamarack Resort! Here, you can truly bask in the beautiful environment from your cozy cabin, relax on the lake shore, or head out to explore. Take relaxing walk or hike, keep an eye out for wildlife, or find water-fueled fun on the lake!
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...
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!
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!
Stay at The Historic Afton House Inn and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Perhaps most enjoyable is the beautiful St. Croix River. Chock full of fun places for a hike or an afternoon picnic, this great area charms all who get a chance to explore it!
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