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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.
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!
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!
From the miles of stunning lakeshore to the trees of Chippewa National Forest, the beauty of nature is all around when you stay at Brindley's Harbor Resort. Explore it at your own pace and in your own way. Options include hiking and biking trails, and scenic drives are another great option as well!
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.
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!
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...
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.
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!
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!
With plenty of walking and hiking trails all around, Five Lakes Resort is literally surrounded by wildlife including deer, beavers, muskrats and more for your Minnesota nature getaway. It's also a terrific place for birdwatching - you may even see some of the splendid eagles which make this area home.
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...
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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