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Minnesota Summer Vacations

Updated on July 10, 2011

Recognized as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, the wonderful state of Minnesota is a certified summer haven. Minnesota summer vacations present tourists with tons of worthwhile activities to do. Among the summer destinations that you should visit and see in this beautiful state are as follows:

· Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail - This 57-mile roadway has been a common destination for relaxing recreational activities. It provides horseback riding pathways, campgrounds, cabins and hiking trails. The place also serves as a summer hub offering canoeing, camping and fishing activities.

· Superior National Forest – The well-preserved forest is ideal for great outdoor summer adventures. With clean lakes, pristine forests and abundance of life forms, there is just so much to explore in this natural wonder. It also houses the largest number of breeding birds with over 163 nesting species.

Minnesota is perhaps one of the greenest States in the United States. Its lakes and mountains make it a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and photographers as well. Image by jmagnusphoto
Minnesota is perhaps one of the greenest States in the United States. Its lakes and mountains make it a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and photographers as well. Image by jmagnusphoto

· Lake Vermillion – Considered as one of the most scenic lakes in America, it provides visitors with excellent nature viewing. Aside from that, it also offers numerous fun activities to do such as fishing, boating, hunting, air tours and wildlife observation.

· Minnehaha falls – Located within the Minnehaha Park, this 53-foot water falls has been the park’s main attraction. This natural beauty is surrounded by trees and recreational sites. In addition, visitors can enjoy an array of summer entertainment.

Image by Thunderchild tm
Image by Thunderchild tm

· Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – The 11-acre sculpture garden features architecture and gallery tours. The gallery showcases interesting art collections that will surely have your visual senses engaged. Jacques Lipschitz’ sculptures are also displayed along with other art exhibitions.

After knowing what it has to offer, you now have more than enough reasons to check out the Minnesota summer vacations. For a terrific summer getaway, relax and enjoy in one of the best spots in the area.

3br Private Lake Front Cabin - Minnesota Rentals

Year round privte lake home on Round Lake (800+ acres) just 2.5 miles north of Garrison on the west side of Lake Mille Lacs. Available daily, weekends or weekly. All amenities, all you need to bring is you and your family and food. Paddle boat, canoe, swim raft, campfire wood are available for your use. "A" frame style cabin with 2 Bd., Plus loft. Seperat den/TV room with satilite TV. Full washer dryer. Loft overlooks new center island Kitchen w/ patio door to deck over looking the lake.

3br - PRIVATE LAKE FRONT CABIN

Minnesota Vacation - Your Comments

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    5 Things You MUST do in Brainerd 

    8 years ago

    Where was that first photograph taken?

    It looks like it is way up north, by Isle Royal maybe?

    I just drove past Mile Lacs last night! Sad to see the Dairy Queen in Garrison close. At least they still have the Blue Goose.

    Don't forget everything to do in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We have Paul Bunyan Land, plenty of trails for hiking/biking/skiing/snowmobiling, world-class golf courses, the Mississippi Belle, and SO much more!

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    Litany Notch 

    8 years ago from South UK

    The Aerial Lift Bridge is among Duluth's best-known attractions. Originally designed as a vertical lift bridge, it was first constructed in 1905 as a gondola bridge--one of only two in the US. It was converted to its current vertical lift design in 1929-1930. The bridge spans the Duluth entry to the Duluth-Superior harbor. This entrance to the harbor was first dug by hand in 1871 to compete with the natural harbor entrance between Minnesota Point and Wisconsin Point, known as the Superior entry. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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    Alex ONeill 

    9 years ago from Sweden (But I'm from Colorado)

    Wow that lake front cabin looks incredible. And I had no idea bout that sculpture garden. That would be very cool to go see.

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