Minnesota parks offer some of the best of our natural resources to visitors and residents alike. Plan a family picnic, a day at the beach, a brief walk, or a jog around a lake. Wherever you go in Minnesota you are sure to be near one of our beautiful parks.
Minneapolis was recently awarded for having the "Best Park System in The Nation."
This recognition rewards those who have had the vision in Minneapolis, and all across Minnesota, to set aside our most beautiful places for people to enjoy.
Parks in Minnesota offer a wide variety of recreational facilities that include camping, swimming, picnic facilities, and fishing opportunities.
You will often find groomed trails for hiking, biking, in-line skating, horse-back riding and much more.
When you think of Minnesota parks, you will want to visit the crown jewels of our parks: Minnesota's State Parks
Our one and only National Park is Voyageurs National Park
Minnesota's National Park and State Forests offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the state.
The parks in Minnesota are available for winter activities as well. You will find groomed trails for snowmobiling, four-wheeling and cross-country skiing. Visit Minnesota and enjoy our parks!
Twin Cities Parks:
There are hundreds of parks in other Minnesota cities and towns. Some of our smallest towns set aside lakeside picnic areas, build playgrounds and proudly show off the beauty of their hometown by sharing a park setting for their resident and visitors.
Minnesota also has many county parks. These are often vast areas set aside near lakes or rivers. They usually feature large picnic shelters that can accommodate a family reunion. (this is where our family gathers for our big get-togethers). They often have scenic hiking trails and other recreational amenities.
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