This Summer, Pay A Visit To Minnesota’s Own Big Island, A 118-Acre Island At Myre-Big Island State Park In Albert Lea
Minnesota might not be located in the tropics or even along an ocean coast. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have at least a few of the offerings those locales have up for grabs. For one thing, our humid summer weather rivals the weather in many of the nation’s most southerly states. And though we don’t have any oceans nearby, we have plenty of water to cool off in. We even have a few islands that, while they aren’t full of sandy beaches, still offer an escape from the summer heat. This year, head to Minnesota’s own Big Island at Myre-Big Island State Park, where you can take in the beauty of nature and cool off by the water. It’s not Hawaii’s Big Island, but it might just be the next best thing. Here’s what you need to know:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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