Central Minnesota Lakes Area

From the Minnesota Bluegrass Festival in Rockville to the Minnesota Fishing Museum, Charles Lindbergh’s boyhood home and the tigers and bears at the Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls, Central Minnesota offers a ton of activities for young and old alike. Birders love the Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Runners and bicyclists enjoy the Lake Wobegon and Soo Line trails. Camp Ripley has a wonderful nature center as well as the Minnesota Military Museum. Music festivals and community celebrations fill up every summer weekend. “Up North” starts here, with resorts and campgrounds on more than 400 lakes throughout the area. Youngsters and adults alike find plenty to do every summer in Central Minnesota.