At a time when people are beginning to think about where they wish to go this summer, choosing the destination is difficult.
It’s probably a good idea to visit somewhere that’s well-positioned with one or more accessible airports for domestic flight connections. Similarly, spending time outdoors in the fresh air and open spaces is hugely appealing when you have been stuck at home for a while.
Here’s why Minnesota should be at the top of that list.
Avoiding the Crowds
While there are any lingering concerns about keeping a reasonable distance from other people, it’s sensible to avoid city breaks due to them being a densely populated area.
Instead, getting out into the great outdoors in a state that is replete with lakes left and right is an exciting opportunity. It’s a chance to get back to nature once again. That’s when you are reminded of what you’ve been recently missing.
Narrowing Down Where to Go
Visiting a random lake in Minnesota is a tough one because there are so many to choose from all across the state. It can make it difficult to select the best one – what should be the criteria?
Certainly, there are some recommended Minnesota fishing resorts worth looking into. They provide a comfortable, safe place to stay that is perfectly set up to support vacationers who have a certain percentage of visitors that wish to go fishing.
Set Yourself Up for Fishing If That’s Your Deal
Bring your best rods to be ready and able to fish.
Also, don’t forget a portable cooler for some cold beverages while you wait to feel something tug at the end of your line.
Do get some advice from the resort about which bait works best in the local waters. They may have a better idea than you do.
Make Sure You’re Licensed to Go Fishing
Each state usually requires a fishing license to fish in their waters.
The Minnesota state has their online fishing license sales for non-resident individual anglers and other licenses for residents of the state who are vacationing there too.
If you’re from outside of Minnesota, you’ll also need to create a non-resident record with the state. If you have visited Minnesota previously, you may have one of these. It’s worth searching for it on the licensing site (linked above) first, to avoid re-registering by mistake when a record already exists and only needs a refresh.
Other Activities in Minnesota
There are also some other activities within the state, such as going to see epic waterfalls.
If taking a day trip to Minneapolis or passing through for a travel connection, then it’s worth stopping off to see the Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Park. They’re quite impressive.
Even more impressive are the waterfalls at the Gooseberry Falls State Park, which is a state park close to the North Shore of Lake Superior. There’s also a convenient bridge overlook to grab that Instagram-ready selfie with the falls as your backdrop.
There’s so much to do in Minnesota. The choice of lakes to visit is almost endless. So, choose the resort to stay in carefully to have the best lake access and accommodation to maximize the appeal of your visit.