A True Hidden Gem, Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area Is Perfect For Minnesota Nature Lovers

At nearly 25,000 acres and only minutes from the Twin Cities metro, Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area should be much more popular than it is. But the fact that it’s often overlooked is precisely what makes Carlos Avery a hidden gem Minnesota nature lovers must explore.

For detailed road and trail conditions, as well as maps of the area, visit the DNR’s Carlos Avery WMA web page. Have you visited Carlos Avery? What other hidden gems in Minnesota should nature lovers know about?

After spending the day at Carlos Avery WMA, stop for dinner at The Old Log Cabin Restaurant in Forest Lake for some stick-to-the-ribs comfort food.

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Address: Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area, 5463 W Broadway Ave, Columbus, MN 55025, USA