The Northwest Region
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The Northwest region of Minnesota is rich both in culture and wilderness; it’s where Minnesotans go to get away from it all. Northwest Minnesota is home to thousands of lakes in this area, including some of the largest in Minnesota like Leech Lake. It is the best place in the state for all types of boating and water sports, including fishing. In fact, Leech Lake is said to have some of the best walleye and muskie fishing in the state; it’s a true fisherman’s paradise up here!
While you’re in northwest Minnesota, don’t miss our chance to walk across the headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. As the cold waters of Lake Itasca begin their dramatic flow south, it’s hard to fathom just how far the waters rushing beneath your feet will travel. 2,550 miles, to be exact. Our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts are the perfect home from from which to explore the beautiful 65,000 miles of shoreline and the 1,000+ lakes found in the Lake of the Woods. Here, you’ll find the perfect opportunity to experience the wilderness like never before.
Nature lovers will never forget their time spent in northwest Minnesota. Hike or bike the trails, or hop in a boat and set off for an unforgettable adventure. In the Red River Valley, which sits on the eastern edge of the Great Plains, bird-watch or lay in the tall native grasses of the state parks that preserve the land as it was before cultivation. Come winter, the adventure doesn’t stop, either. Set up camp in a heated icehouse for winter ice fishing, and snowmobile for miles on the Can-Am or Northern Connection Trails.
And though enjoying your time in the wilderness is all part of the experience up here at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts in the northwest corner of the state, the towns are just as fun to explore. Hop on a bike, and explore the many towns in the region that are connected by peaceful roads. There are great bike trails here, too, like the Paul Bunyan Trail and the Heartland State Trail. By car, take advantage of museums and historical attractions between Bemidji and all the way northwest to Fargo, ND. See giant statues of Paul Bunyan in Bemidji and a 30 foot-long tiger muskie sculpture in Nevis.
There are many lovely Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts in Northwest Minnesota. Take time to stay in more than one, and give yourself a chance to truly experience this beautiful corner of the state.