12 Scenic Trails To Explore In Minnesota, One For Each Month Of The Year

Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, outdoor exploration is around every corner. But for many of us, we tend to stick to summer and fall to do our biggest adventures. However, we’re here to tell you that there are wonderful nature areas to explore every month of the year. Below, you’ll find a list of some of our favorite scenic trails – and a great month to visit them in. Use this list to help you plan your hikes for the rest of the year!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

What do you think? Would you add any other hikes to the list? Let us know in the comments. And if there are any other beautiful nature Minnesota areas that you’d like to let us know about, be sure to nominate them.

Address: Gooseberry Falls State Park, 3206 MN-61, Two Harbors, MN 55616, USA
Address: Banning State Park, 61101 Banning Park Rd, Sandstone, MN 55072, USA
Address: Bear Head Lake State Park, 9301 Bear Head State Park Rd, Ely, MN 55731, USA
Address: Jay Cooke State Park, 780 MN-210, Carlton, MN 55718, USA
Address: Carley State Park, 50366 County Rd 4, Plainview, MN 55964, USA
Address: Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, 9700 170th St E, Nerstrand, MN 55053, USA
Address: Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation Ave, Pipestone, MN 56164, USA
Address: Eagle Mountain, West Cook, MN 55604, USA
Address: Itasca State Park, 36750 Main Park Drive, Park Rapids, MN 56470, USA
Address: Maplewood State Park, 39721 Park Entrance Rd, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572, USA
Address: Barn Bluff, Red Wing, MN 55066, USA
Address: Grand Portage, MN 55605, USA