9 Gorgeous Lakes To Visit Around Minneapolis-Saint Paul This Summer

Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes, even if in reality the state is home to exactly 11,842 lakes. For a significant part of the year, the land’s lakes are frozen, making them perfect for ice fishing, ice skating, and makeshift hockey tournaments. Lakes in the summer however, are a Minnesotan’s best friend. Many flock “up north” every summer weekend to their cabin on a lake possibly three hours away. In Minneapolis and Saint Paul, we’re lucky. You’ll barely have to leave your backyard to splash in and enjoy these nine gorgeous lakes:

We know that any lake you visit in Minneapolis-Saint Paul will be a wonderful experience. What’s your favorite lake in the metro and why?


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