Lake Alexander

No place invites lakefront dreaming quite like Lake Alexander. Located in the Lincoln Lakes area of Central Minnesota, this beautiful lake has it all: vivid sunsets, nearly 3,000 acres of open water, excellent fishing and sandy-bottomed beaches. A large number…

Smith Lake

Smith Lake Sunset

Nestled quietly between Lake Osakis and the City of Alexandria, Smith Lake in Minnesota’s Central Region faces little tourist pressure. Not well known outside of the Alexandria Lakes area, Smith Lake nevertheless offers great fishing, plenty of water sports, and…

Lake Irene

"Big Ole" Viking Statue-Alexandria

Lake Irene is a great place to plant vacation roots in Minnesota’s Central region. This 640-acre lake is in an area with dozens of lakes large and small left over from the last glacial period. Lake Irene has an abundance…

Farm Island Lake

Farm Island Sunset 10-26-19  6:22pm. Posted by Danny Smith

With over 2000 acres of water hidden behind an unassuming name, Farm Island Lake is sheer Central Minnesota delight. The lake is named for the largest of its three small islands; 29-acre Farm Island was the site of large farm…

Alexandria Chain of Lakes

Lake Darling and Lake Carlos

A favorite for family vacations in Minnesota’s Central Lakes region is the group of lakes known as the Alexandria Chain of Lakes. The lakes nearly surround the small city of Alexandria, a couple of hours northwest of the Twin Cities.…

Lake Minnewaska MN

Perfectly positioned in Minnesota’s Central region for easy access, Lake Minnewaska offers the best of everything in lake-based recreation. Over 7,000 acres of water offer fishing, boating, water sports, nature observation, and relaxation. Two small, tourist-friendly shoreline towns provide public…

Roosevelt Lake MN

Roosevelt Lake is the kind of place that evokes generations of memories. Located about 45 miles north of Brainerd, Roosevelt Lake is at the north end of a group of hundreds of lakes feeding the Pine River, a major tributary…

Big Trout Lake

Jet Ski at Big Trout Lake

One of the prettiest places to watch the sun rise in Central Minnesota is Big Trout Lake. This popular lake on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes is wonderfully clear and deep, lined with trees and home to many lovely lake…

Lake Owasso & Lake Josephine

Lake Owasso Sailboat

Twin residential lakes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Lake Josephine and Lake Owasso offer a welcome recreational respite from the bustling cities around them. Tucked into the northern limits of the City of Roseville, both lakes offer a selection…

Horseshoe Chain of Lakes

Horseshoe Lake Panoramic

The Horseshoe Chain of Lakes in Central Minnesota has been a well-loved vacation destination for many years. The chain of over a dozen lakes along the Sauk River has long been known as a great fishing, boating and resort location…

Brainerd Lakes

Gull Lake Autumn

One of Minnesota’s most famous vacation wonderlands is the Brainerd Lakes. Located about two hours northwest of the Minneapolis-St Paul metro-plex, Brainerd is the perfect distance for a weekend or a lifetime enjoying these pristine lakes. And, although most people…

Pelican Lake-Crow Wing County

Pelican Flying Over Pelican Lake

Long a traditional vacation lake in Minnesota’s Central region, Pelican Lake is the second-largest lake in the Brainerd Lakes area. Over 8,000 acres of water recreation have been attracting lakelubbers to the area for at least 100 years. Pelican lake,…

Bay Lake

Bay Lake Shoreline

Located in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota’s Central Region, Bay Lake has been the summer home of generations of Mid-westerners since early in the last century. Noted for fishing and boating, Bay Lake entertains residents and visitors alike as…

Green Lake MN

Green Lake Sunset

Minnesota’s moniker is the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes,’ and 5,560-acre Green Lake became known as the ‘Gem of 10,000 Lakes’ during its development in the early 1900s. This glacial lake, with a shoreline ringed with hardwoods, wild grapes and chokecherries,…