The Minnesota Border Town That Is Too Charming For Words

Minnesota is full of small towns with big character. They have charming restaurants, lovely scenery, and great people. You can expect to find them no matter which road you travel down. The towns sprout up along lake shores and on river banks, on the edges of forests and in the middle of vast grasslands. We’ve covered many of those small towns, but there is still one region of Minnesota that hasn’t gotten its share of attention.

The communities that dot Minnesota’s border with Canada may be as far north as you can get in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but they are worth the drive. In particular, International Falls is one border town that is just too charming for words. What does the Icebox of the Nation – so named because of its frigid temperatures – offer that makes it so charming? Read on to find out.

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:

Have you ever been to International Falls? What’s your favorite thing to do there? Do you have another favorite border town? Let us know! If you’re interested in more charming towns in Minnesota, check out the little town in Minnesota that just might be the most unique town in the world.