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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.
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!
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!
Resting on 20 acres along the shores of 8th Crow Wing Lake, Anderson's Starlight Bay Resort is a nature-lover's ideal vacation destination. Here, you can leave behind your worries and bask in the refreshing natural air, the breathtaking views and the endless array of outdoor activities. Take a kayak out onto the lake for quiet exploration or enjoy...
Eagle Ridge surrounds you with spectacular North Shore scenery and Lutsen wildlife during every season. With canoe voyages along beautiful Lake Superior, and hiking and snowshoeing on the Superior Hiking Trail, as well as relaxing gondola rides that let you bask in the beautiful views, you're sure to find something that's just right for you. Come...
Minnesota experiences the best of all the seasons – hot summers, snowy winters, colorful falls, and vibrant springs. At Woodloch Beach Resort, you can take advantage of all the recreational opportunities each season provides. Go hiking in the fall and witness the changing of the leaves or go cross country skiing in the winter and take in a...
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.
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!
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 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!
Leech Lake is an outdoorsman's paradise and BlueWater Lodge puts you just minutes away from all of it. Explore the beautiful waters on a fishing trip, or head to Walker Bay for extra walleye fishing. If you'd rather keep your feet on solid ground then enjoy the many hiking trails in the area. Take the Paul Bunyan bike trail by storm, and take in...
Reconnect with nature during your Minnesota lakes retreat! Located in Voyageurs National Park, keep an eye out as white-tailed deer, black bear, beaver, mink, otter 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...
Located right on Lake Mille Lacs, there's plenty of nature to be found right outside of your door. Head onto the lake or explore the woods, just don't forget your camera because the wildlife is all around! Go for a hike and explore everything that Aitkin has to offer!
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During the winter months Minnesota a.k.a. “The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes” becomes a winter wonderland for snowmobile enthusiasts. As the lakes and rivers fully freeze over to the point of being... more
Nearly 220,000 acres of pristine water, breathtaking granite rock formations, and lush woodlands make Voyageurs National Park is a true natural treasure! Cast off on a fishing expedition on... more