11 Glorious Waterfront Trails In Minnesota To Take On A Summer’s Day

Summer in Minnesota gets pretty humid. But because the season is so short, we Minnesotans would rather not resort to the air-conditioned indoors to escape the heat. In a state with more than 10,000 lakes, it’s much better – and maybe much easier – to find a nice lake or stream to cool off in instead. These 11 waterfront trails will help you cool off while you enjoy the outdoors.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you hiked any of these waterfront trails? Let us know your favorites! For more great hikes, check out this list of 12 Minnesota hiking trails under 3 miles.