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!
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!
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!
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...
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!
You can't get much closer to nature than this! Moore Springs Resort rests along the shores of beautiful Howard Lake and is just minutes from plenty of area activities so you're sure to find something just right for you. Take out a canoe or pontoon onto the waters for quiet lake exploration, or keep dry with a hiking trip. The Paul Bunyan Trail is...
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!
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.
Lake of the Woods is a great land of Minnesota waters and towering forests, all greeting you upon arrival at Zippel Bay Resort. Flocks of migrating birds are plentiful in the spring and fall; you may even see a rare piping plover. Nearby, the spectacular 3,000-acre Zippel Bay State Park is a must-see on your Minnesota vacation!
At Ash-Ka-Nam Resort you're surrounded by nature. Soak it up with dinner on The Lodge at Ash-Ka-Nam's waterfront deck. Borrow a canoe and explore the Ash River or nearby lakes, or try the Bog Walk through Voyageurs National Park. Nearby you'll also find the International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center!
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 the ground then enjoy the many hiking trails in the area. Take the Paul Bunyan bike trail by storm, and take in the...
Reconnect with nature during your stay at the Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW Elk River. The hotel is just a short drive out of town to get to the Sherburne County Wildlife Refuge. The refuge consists of 30,700 acres of Federal land, representing a diverse biological community characteristic of the transition zone between tallgrass prairie and forest.
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