Drive To 9 Incredible Summer Spots Throughout Minnesota On This Scenic Weekend Road Trip

When warm weather finally hits Minnesota, it’s time to get out and enjoy all that our state has to offer! Luckily, there are many fun things to do in every region of the state. From waterfalls to lakes to hiking trails, it’s not hard to inject some fun into your summer. That’s why we made this summer weekend road trip to help you plan out some excursions. The trip centers largely on eastern Minnesota, stopping at beautiful waterfalls, scenic state parks, and plenty of other interesting attractions in between. Gas up your car, pack your swimsuit, and get ready to follow this fun Minnesota road trip! Read on below to for more details:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

That’s it! What do you think? Would you add any other destinations to the route? Let us know in the comments! And if you enjoy following road trip routes – and are looking for more fun summer activities – consider following the Minnesota ice cream trail!

Address: Shadow Falls Park, 30 N Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
Address: Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Address: Afton State Park, 6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033, USA
Address: Interstate State Park, 307 Milltown Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084, USA
Address: Wild River State Park, 39797 Park Trail, Center City, MN 55012, USA
Address: Sand Dunes State Forest, Big Lake, MN 55309, USA
Address: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, 1802 Co Rd 137, Waite Park, MN 56387, USA
Address: Lake Maria State Park, 11411 Clementa Ave NW, Monticello, MN 55362, USA