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If you want some cool facts about summer in Minnesota, when to expect the first day of summer and what to do on your Minnesota summer vacation, you've come to the right place.

Facts About Summer in Minnesota

“Minnesota! It smelled like raspberries and sunlight and tender grass. It was summer and everything was more beautiful than any picture she had carried with her....There had never been a place in the world as beautiful as Minnesota.” ~ Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

We're often asked: "how long does summer last in Minnesota?"

If you are not familiar with our state, you may be surprised to know that, despite our reputation for snow and cold, our summers are long, warm and lovely.

The first day of summer, "officially" begins with the summer solstice. This is usually on June 21.

"Unofficially," we begin to celebrate summer right after Memorial Day the last weekend in May.

Summer temperatures in a Minnesota summer range from 70 degrees to the high 90 degree.

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Family summer vacations begin in earnest when the long summer days offer more opportunity for summer fun. You might want to fit in some summer recreation around your work schedule or take lots of summer vacation time to really indulge.

Going "up to the lake" is a summer tradition for many Minnesotans. Some families have a cabin on a lake that has been passed on from one generation to another. For those of us who don't have our own cabin, we may choose a favorite spot and return year after year.

Minnesota resorts and lodges host thousands of residents and visitors in some of our most beautiful vacation spots.

The Visit Minnesota site is a rich resource for facts about summer recreation, camping, festivals, concerts, kid-friendly summer fun and summer getaways in all parts of the state.

Families begin to get into summer mode in earnest as soon as school is out by planning fun summer activities for kids.

Facts About Summer in Minnesota

A few more facts about summer in Minnesota:

Minnesota is an "all four seasons of the year" vacation destination, and we are "famous" for our summer fun.

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