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Most Beautiful Locations in Minnesota

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September 7, 2023

North Shore-Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, and while it may be best known for its size and frigid temperatures, thousands of people flock to its shores every year to revel in the beauty of the lake and surrounding area. Lake Superior can be calm and peaceful with the sun reflecting off of its crystal clear surface, or it can be raging, waves crashing against the rocky shoreline. Visitors can take a relaxing trip along the North Shore Scenic Drive and take in the spectacular cliffs and beaches or hike inland to explore beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and woodlands.

Minnehaha Regional Park

Located in Minneapolis, Minnehaha Regional Park overlooks the great Mississippi river and hundreds of thousands of people visit this beautiful 167 acre park every year. The most popular attraction is Minnehaha Falls, a stunning 53-foot waterfall, with the surrounding area offering amazing river views, impressive limestone bluffs, Minnehaha Creek, and peaceful wooded areas.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

This beautiful, unique area is located within the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota. With over 1 million acres of streams and lakes, cliffs, canyons, lofty rock formations, sandy beaches, small islands, forest, and rocky shores, this is the perfect place for adventurers to immerse themselves in the great outdoors. Visitors can tackle the 1,500 miles of canoe routes, a dozen hiking trails, and choose from over 2000 private, spectacular campsites.


Itasca State Park

Thousands of people travel to Itasca State Park every year to see the first trickling of the great Mississippi River as it begins its long journey to the Gulf of Mexico. This beautiful park is the oldest state park in Minnesota and offers visitors 33,000 beautiful acres to explore as well as over 100 stunning lakes. Popular points of interest include Preachers Cove and Peace Pipe Vista and the park offers great hiking, camping, and fishing.


Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park boasts amazing waterfalls, the beautiful Gooseberry River, Lake Superior Shoreline and an abundance of wildlife. Visitors have relatively easy access to the waterfalls, five in total, and can enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring the park. Fall is a great time to visit and view the spectacular changing colors while winter offers excellent opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.


Voyageurs National Park

Located on the border of the US and Canada, Voyageurs National Park is the only fully designated national park found in Minnesota. One third of the park is made up of water making this a wonderland for boaters, canoers, and kayakers. A combination of southern boreal and northern hardwood forests surround beautiful lakes of all sizes, hundreds of small islands, and 2 billion year old exposed rock. Wildlife is plentiful here and visitors may catch a glimpse of wolves, eagles, otters, black bear, moose, or loons while hiking, camping, and exploring the park.

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