Minnesota Attractions

Minnesota Boating

Enjoy Boating in Minnesota for a memorable vacation

Minnesota boating Boating is one of the most exciting activities to do while on vacation. Minnesota’s waterways offer North American boaters an exciting boating experience. This is the best place for enthusiasts who like canoeing, kayaking, tubing and boating on the thousands of lakes in Minnesota.

Boaters in Minnesota have water access on a 24-hour basis which makes boating fit into their busy schedules. Launching of boats does not require any fee payment, unless for cases where accesses are situated in parks requiring boaters to pay admission fee on their vehicles. The accesses serve both trailers & carry-ins.

There are various lakes as well as rivers suitable for boating in Minnesota. You should keep in mind that not all lakes as well as rivers are suited for boating. Some of the lakes that offer Minnesota boaters an amazing boating experience include Lake Winnibigoshish, Upper Red Lake, Cass Lake, Lake Mille Lacs, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Otter Tail lake, Spring lake, Rainy Lake, Kabetogama lake, Lake Pepin, and Lake Vermilion just to mention a few. The amazing feature about these lakes is that a good number provide more than one launching facility at different locations surrounding the lakes. This eliminates over-congestion of boaters during boat launching.

Boating in Minnesota can also take place in a number of rivers such as Buffalo River, Rum River, Redwood River, Big Fork River, Root River, Cannon River & Cottonwood River. If you don’t prefer camping, Minnesota has a host of hotels and motels located close to boating opportunities. These hotels contain facilities that add to the fun of vacationing and boating in Minnesota.

One of such hotels is the Travelodge Valleyfair Shakopee. This hotel provides continental breakfast freely to boaters, is equipped with high speed internet accessibility, has an indoor pool, meeting & banquet rooms, and contains truck, boat as well as bus parking having outdoor plug-ins among other amazing facilities that make it an a perfect destination for boating. The hotel is also at a stone’s throw distance away from Lounges, Restaurants, Convenience stores, Gift shops, car repair as well as ATM machines. It will take around twenty minutes or so when driving to reach the Mall of America, which is said to be the world’s largest shopping center, Minnesota Zoo & MSP Int’l Airport. You will also require about the same amount of time to reach Downtown Minneapolis, the State Fairgrounds as well as the University of Minnesota.

Though boating requires licensing for those who endeavor to provide boating services, there are some watercrafts which are exempted from the licensing law and these include: watercrafts that are registered in other states and have not been kept for over ninety consecutive days in Minnesota, watercrafts from other countries other the US & not kept for over ninety consecutive days in Minnesota, watercrafts under the ownership of the US government excluding those that serve for recreation, watercrafts under the documentation of the US Coast Guard, duck boats in the season of duck hunting, rice boats in the season of harvesting & seaplanes and non-motorized watercrafts that measure 9 feet and below.

If you are planning to go on vacation, it is time you did it with excitement; gather your family, grab a few snacks and refreshments & set off on a boating mission to Minnesota. Boating will allow you and your loved ones to clearly have a view of Minnesota’s amazing features. You and your family will have an opportunity to see birds as well as wildlife which are rare in city environments. Minnesota is the perfect place for your vacation.



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