Arguably the best thing about snowshoeing in MN is you can do it just about anywhere there is snow. Now, we wouldn’t recommend venturing off onto an unknown pasture or lake, but if you can hike somewhere, there is a good chance you can snowshoe there as well! A blanket of fresh snow will soon cover the forests and parks, and outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to be some of the first people to step foot on them. Not only is snowshoeing a great form of exercise, but it also allows you to immerse yourself in a pristine environment, free of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while exploring nearby recreational areas. Whether you are a seasoned snowshoer or a burgeoning beginner, Big Sandy Lodge & Resort has easy access to some of the best spots in the region for snowshoeing in MN.
Nearby Places to Go Snowshoeing in MN
Located just two hours north of the Twin Cities, McGregor, MN, is a rural community that lends itself to a bevy of outdoor winter sports. In the heart of “Vacationland,” Big Sandy Lodge is the epicenter of wintertime fun and games. Less than 15 minutes away, Savanna Portage State Park has ample space to enjoy snowshoeing in MN. What’s more, Savanna Portage also has snowshoes for rent for those who don’t have or didn’t think to bring a pair. Although snowshoes aren’t allowed on the trails groomed for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, there are plenty of non-groomed areas that will prove to be beyond adequate. Otherwise, Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a mostly vacant park less than 30 minutes away, has more than seven miles of trails and offers free admission! Finally, as much as we encourage you to explore the area, Big Sandy Lodge has trails too!
The Best Minnesota Lake Resort in Vacationland
Big Sandy Lodge is more than a lake resort. It’s your ticket to embracing the cold and enjoying a wide variety of winter activities in Minnesota. From snowshoeing to snowmobiling and everything in between, McGregor, MN, is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true. For more information or to book your stay, please visit our website or call 218-426-5040.