Minnesota Attractions

Minnesota Outback and Outdoors

Discover and Explore the Great Outback and Outdoors of Minnesota

outdoors horseback riding Horse riding is the number one activity in Minnesota and therefore there are many outback trails to explore on horseback. In addition, the outdoors in other parts of the state offer a wide variety of other recreational activities that you can easily include in your vacation plans.

There are outback ranches in Minnesota, located on extensive acres of land. The ranches have well maintained outback trails that pass through diverse terrains including forested areas, vast pastures, rocky climbs, steep slopes and hills. Horse barns are available in the ranches too, from where you can rent a horse to explore the outback.

Boarding barns on the other hand offer indoor and pasture boarding for either overnight or monthly boarding, if you have your own horse. Ranch staff is always on hand to ensure that beginners and experienced horse riders will enjoy their outback rides to the maximum. Outback trail riding is the perfect outdoor activity for the entire family.

The outback ranches have lodging facilities, amazing campsites and picnic areas that you can sample along the course of your ride. Sports such as golf, tennis, volleyball and baseball are also available in the designated areas. These are just some of the adventurous activities that the Minnesota outdoors has to offer. There are many state parks in Minnesota that offer a host of fun activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

There are all kinds of nature trails as well awaiting your exploration. They include hiking trails, snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails allowing for skiing, ice skating and snow boarding during winter. The state also has over 900 miles of ATV trails, through which you can take thrilling off-road rides. The large number of lakes and rivers here make numerous water trails for canoeing and kayaking too. All these trails will treat you to spectacular views along the way.

Wildlife viewing in this area is second to the amazing nature sights. There are all sorts of wildlife including deer, bears, moose, wolves and even mountain lions. Besides, the area is well known for a wide range of bird species and a large variety of fish species. Fishing is an all year round activity, for all seasons of the year including winter. Hunting is done in seasons however, during which local residents and visitors are allowed into public land, private lands permitted for public hunting and shooting reserves to hunt birds, small and big game.

The diversity of Minnesota landscape offers an equally diverse range of outdoor recreation activities year round. Clearly, planning a vacation to this state will be rewarding. Whichever area of the state you choose to visit, whether the outback, resorts or cities, the amount of activities to engage in is overwhelming. Remember, lodging options are conveniently located around the state comprising of cabins, villas, boarding rooms, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds.

Any equipment you may need for the recreational activities is always available for rental. Itís an understatement to say this area holds a unique outback and outdoors experience you will find nowhere else. Enjoy!

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