Minnesota

Find local adventures, unique places to stay, and local adventure tours in Minnesota. An often overlooked gem of US adventures, a trip in the Boundary Waters is a singular experience.

Top Adventures in Minnesota

  • Explore Minnehaha Falls

    Named after a legendary Indian princess, Minnehaha Creek cascades over a cliff in these dramatic falls just minutes from the downtowns of both Minneapolis and St. Paul. A favorite place for summer picnickers, the falls are beautiful all year long....

  • Explore Frozen Minnehaha Falls

    Minnehaha Falls Park in South Minneapolis is a big draw during the spring, summer and fall months. Experiencing an urban waterfall and scenic hiking trails in the middle of a major city is a treat. However, come wintertime, the falls freeze and a ...

  • Explore Interstate State Park

    Situated on top of a series of craggy bluffs, Interstate State Park is a small park that offers amazing views of the St. Croix River gorge. With a pine forest ecosystem usually only found a hundred miles north of the park, the lichen encrusted roc...

    3 miles

  • Walk to Vermillion Falls

    Begin in the Old Mills parking lot located on 18th Street E. Head south along the paved trail running parallel to the railroad tracks. This trail is part of a 10-mile loop that leads out of the park and past the banks of the Mississippi. In approx...

    2 miles

  • Hike Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

    Curious about what Minnesota looked like in pre-settlement times?Then spend the day hiking through Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park, a botanical reserve for the temperate hardwood forest that once covered much of central Minnesota. Located 45 miles ...

    11 miles

  • Hike to the Bear Lake Overlook

    Leave from the carpark on Superior Hiking Trail. The trail climbs a little before descending into a valley and winding around the hills. In about 2.5 miles, you will reach a clearing with an overlook above Bean Lake. At around 3.6 miles you will s...

  • Explore Minneopa State Park

    Located just five miles west of Mankato, Minnesota, Minneopa State Park is mostly known for its beautiful Minneopa Falls. The word "Minneopa" is derived from the Dakota language meaning "water falling twice". To access the falls, begin at the st...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike the Carlton Trail at Jay Cooke State Park

    Hike the trails at Jay Cooke State Park in the autumn to see a stunning display of red, gold, and orange foliage colors lining the banks of the St. Louis river. Beginning at the River Inn Visitors Center at the park's headquarters, head over to th...

    4 miles

  • Explore Gooseberry Falls

    Gooseberry Falls State Park is the first State Park you hit traveling up the North Shore after leaving Duluth. Located 13 miles north of Two Harbors on Highway 61, Gooseberry Falls State Park a quick turn off of the highway which is very well mark...

  • Hike the Afton State Park Trail

    This diverse, 2,702-acre park has trails for both day hikers and backpackers – some with scenic views of the St. Croix River, others which drop into quiet ravines. For the best views of the valley, explore off-trail, where you may find hidden bluf...

    3.5 miles 740 ft gain

  • Camp at Whitewater State Park

    Whitewater State Park is at the cusp of bluff country, straddling the Whitewater River, a small tributary of the Mississippi. Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit. In Spring you'll hit wildflower season when the forest glades in the depth...

  • Explore Palisade Head

    Just an hour north of Duluth, Palisade Head is a go-to spot for artists, rock climbers and sight-seers in Northern Minnesota. The massive rock formation rises 932 feet above the North Shore of Lake Superior. The view from the top is both spectacul...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Hinckley, Minnesota

      The Cedar Cabin

      Crooked Creek offers a stillness in time, a space for healing, and an opportunity to let your heart rest and settle into twenty acres of privacy. Situated amongst pines, acres of prairie grasses, w...

      From $225/night

    • Biwabik, Minnesota

      Green Gate Guest Houses

      Roads leading to Green Gate are lined with dense forests, rolling hills, and ridges. Shawn Callahan acquired the remaining 13-acre farm and former mining town in 2002. By that time, nature had retu...

    • Grand Marais, Minnesota

      Iron Lake

      Overview Iron Lake Campground is located in a dense forest along the banks of Iron Lake in far northern Minnesota. The campground is unique due to its remoteness and small size. Fishing and canoein...

    • Cass Lake, Minnesota

      Wanaki Loop

      Overview Wanaki Loop is part of the Norway Beach Recreation Area, at the southern shores of beautiful Cass Lake in north central Minnesota. The campground is a perfect location for family camping, ...

    • Deer River, Minnesota

      Mosomo Point

      Overview Mosomo Point Campground is located between Little and Big Cut Foot Sioux Lakes in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. Visitors enjoy the area for canoeing, trophy muskie fishing, hi...

    • Cloquet, Minnesota

      Cloquet / Duluth Koa

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