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Glamping Minnesota vacation
Planning a Minnesota vacation? Glamping Hub is here to help you plan the best possible Minnesota getaway for you and your family or friends, and of course, to help you pick out the best vacation spots in Minnesota. Whether you’re looking for weekend trips from Minneapolis or the top northern Minnesota resorts, glamping in Minnesota can take you anywhere in the state and gives you access to some of the best things to do in Minnesota! So, keep reading to find out why you should book a glamping vacation in Minnesota.
Minnesota is a midwestern U.S. state, bordered by Canada and Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. Lakes are a common occurrence in Minnesota’s topography, giving glampers numerous miles of waterways to explore and enjoy. Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River’s primary source is in Minnesota, as well as more than 10,000 other lakes! Minnesota really offers glampers an endless selection of things to do on vacation. Fishing, golf, amazing hikes, and some of the country’s best bike trails entertain visitors in the summers, while come winter, you can find places to go skiing, snowmobile trails, ice fishing, and much more! Some of our favorite outdoor destinations in Minnesota include Voyageurs National Park, where you will find great hikes and canoeing, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Minnehaha Falls.
But that’s not all! Minnesota’s “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the state capital, are filled with cultural landmarks, which include the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, a modern art museum. Other notable attractions include the Cathedral of St. Paul, Bloomington’s Mall of America, a huge shopping complex with a theme park, and the port city of Duluth on Lake Superior, with its Aerial Lift Bridge (which can rise 120 feet in about a minute). Come visit Minnesota and spend your family vacation or romantic getaway hiking, fishing, visiting the numerous wineries and breweries in the state, make a pit stop at the Mall of America, and cross a national park off your bucket list. From MN state park yurts to lake houses and more; check out our Minnesota vacations and book today!
Things to do in Minnesota outdoors
Alright, so you’re planning a Minnesota vacation, but what to do? Some of the best things to do in Minnesota are outdoors. Here you will find some of the country’s best bike trails, birding and wildlife, fishing, golf, hiking, horse trails, off-roading, state forests and a national park, snowmobiling, dog sledding, downhill skiing and snowboarding, ice skating, ice fishing….starting to get the picture? No matter the season, a Minnesota glamping getaway gets you outdoors and near some of the best things to do in Minnesota.
It’s easy to have a boatload of fun in Minnesota, especially when you’re out on the water. Minnesota’s more than 10,000 lakes (11,842 to be exact), plus miles of rivers, are the perfect setting for a summer getaway, spent canoeing, hiking, fishing, water skiing, and more! Lake Superior is one of our favorite lakes in Minnesota. Living up to its reputation, this lake can almost look like an ocean it is so big. With 154 miles of coast, Lake Superior is home to gorgeous scenery and charming lakeside towns only rivaled by Lake Mille Lacs. Lake Mille Lacs is a fisherman’s paradise, ranked a top 10 bass lake by Bassmaster, and in the winter, is one of Minnesota’s best ice fishing destinations. The Minneapolis Chain of Lakes gives city dwellers easy access to the water, while Lake of the Woods in the far north is the state’s second-largest border lake. Other favorites include Lake Vermilion, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Gull Lake, and Lake Pepin. See? We told you Minnesota was the ‘land of the lakes.’ But that’s not all there is to do in Minnesota. Get your boots dirty and check out the miles of hiking trails in Minnesota. There are short and easy trails for day hikes, or longer, more rugged trails for backpacking adventures. The Superior Hiking Trail crosses rivers and streams, traverses waterfalls, treks through colorful forests, and is topped off by many vantage points looking out over the waters of Lake Superior. It’s a great trail for short day hikes or longer, backpacking trips! If you’re traveling with your dog, check out Eagan’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park, with 2,000 dog-friendly acres of terrain or Fort Snelling State Park with 18 miles of dog-friendly hiking trails. Maplewood State Park, the Mississippi River Bluffs, and the Three Rivers Park District are some of our other favorite hiking spots and Minnesota hiking trails.
In the winter, Minnesota dons its snow coat and converts into a true winter wonderland. From snowshoeing to dog sledding, Minnesota offers plenty of fun out in the snow. With more than a dozen downhill recreation areas, guests can easily go skiing or snowboarding. Minnesota is also home to miles of beautiful and groomed cross-country trails and snowmobile trails. Did you know that you can even see the northern lights in Minnesota? Best seen between September and March, Minnesota’s many lakes provide the perfect location away from light pollution where you can watch the Aurora borealis lights dance across the sky. Some of the best places to watch the northern lights in Minnesota are in Cook County, Voyageurs National Park, or Lake of the woods in the far northwest of Minnesota. Northern MN is a true winter wonderland you won't want to miss.
So, you’re going on vacation in Minnesota! But what is Minnesota weather like and when is the best time to visit Minnesota? Minnesota has a stark, four-season climate with very cold winters (December through March) and warm summers (June through August). Summers are definitely the most popular time to visit, as winter temperatures can drop as low as 8°F (-16°C). The Minnesota State Fair is a long-standing, huge annual event with concerts, livestock shows, rides, and food, which takes place in St. Paul from August to September. St. Paul also celebrates the Winter Carnival (January-February), which is an outdoor festival with many different snow- and ice-related activities.