Where do you go when you want to escape the busyness of everyday life? If you live in Minnesota, there are hundreds of great places to kick back and relax, including more than a few that are a little off the beaten track. These 11 quiet places in Minnesota are perfect hidden oases to escape to.

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Quiet Places In Minnesota

What are the most peaceful things to do in Minnesota?

Most of us can agree that nature provides the most peace in our lives. Just being surrounded by trees, water, and other natural elements seem to calm and rejuvenate the soul. Luckily, Minnesota has endless possibilities to find peace and quiet. If you live in Brooklyn City, take a hike through the woods and marshes at Palmer Lake which provides a great respite from the hustle and bustle that comes with living in a city. A visit to Franz Jevne State Park, the smallest state park in Minnesota, is another lovely locale with gorgeous river views and you can even see Canada from here. Hiking or fishing at this park provides some much-needed time away from daily life. 

Where can I find a quiet place to retreat to in Minnesota?

There are many wonderful overnight stays around the state that allow you to retreat from the woes of life for a bit. At Hammarlund Nursery in Esko, a working vineyard and plant nursery, there is an Airbnb you can rent on the property. Here you will feel worlds away from it all as you explore the 15 acres of gorgeous, lush greenery on the property, swim in one of the ponds, and take in a sauna. It’s a wonderful place to recharge your batteries. You may also choose to retreat to a private cabin somewhere like one at Campfire Bay Resort located along the shores of Fish Trap Lake. The cabins are comfortable with everything you need for a restful getaway.

What are some of the most beautiful natural places in Minnesota?

There are so many breathtaking spots from Palisade Head to High Falls of the Pigeon River that make the Land of 1,000 Lakes the incredible state that it is. Read this post to find out about more incredibly gorgeous spots around the state that you need to visit.