You Could Spend Forever Exploring This Minnesota Small Town, But We'll Settle For A Weekend
By Trent Jonas|Published May 31, 2023
Trent Jonas came to Minnesota to attend college - and never left. He's a Twin Cities-based writer with an MFA in creative writing, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the proud father of two adult children. Rhubarb is Trent's favorite kind of pie.
If you’re looking for a small town adventure in Minnesota, head to the very top of the state and the charming community of Warroad, MN. This bustling town is not only the only U.S. city on Lake of the Woods, it’s a fantastic place to spend a weekend – which, frankly, is not enough to do justice to this awesome town.
You could easily spend several days exploring Warroad, itself, but if you venture a little farther, about 20 minutes east of town, you’ll find Zippel Bay State Park and its amazing sandy beach on Lake of the Woods. The 700,000-acre Beltrami Island State Forest, the second largest in Minnesota, is located just south of Warroad, and it’s a superb place to spend a day exploring, as well.
Have you visited Warroad? Tell us your favorite things about the town in the comments.
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