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Shire in the Woods is a unique cluster of cabins near McGrath, Minnesota inspired by the idyllic, bucolic Shire from the books of J.R.R. Tolkien. It has trails, games, yoga, a gift shop, and best of all, the Shire Farm where you can spend time with several horses, including a miniature horse, a donkey named Donkey, and several dogs, cats, and chickens. Let’s take a look at The Loft.

If you need more room, there are options like The Meadows, The Birches, and The Cedar House, among others. Shire In The Woods is nestled in the Solana State Forest and is teeming with wildlife. You might even think you’re in Middle Earth. Be sure to visit the gift shop or take a yoga class while you’re there.

While McGrath is wonderful, it is just one of 10 small Minnesota towns you must see.

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