Minnesota is a haven for outdoor lovers: This state is full of natural beauty, from its forests to its plains to its many lakes. Though you have so many options, it can make it hard to know where to go! One spot we’d particularly recommend for outdoor lovers looking for a scenic spot is Lake Itasca, a gorgeous lake with a vital feature.

And after you’re done hanging out by this lake, there are plenty of hiking trails and other lakes to visit in this state park. Just keep in mind that it’s $7 for a vehicle permit.

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