What to See When You RV - Minnesota Edition

Posted on June 24, 2018


Minnesota is a scenic state with plenty of gorgeous landscapes. Because of this, Minnesota is an excellent place to travel in your gas or diesel RV. If you have never considered a trip to Minnesota, then read on to discover what you could be missing.

One great place to start an adventure is the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. The mighty Mississippi is the nation's largest river. To preserve its origins in Minnesota, 72 miles have been set aside for recreational use and scenic value. This park takes full advantage of the water, and visitors can enjoy water sports in addition to trails. For history buffs, iconic Fort Snelling is also nearby. While there is no space for motorhomes in the park, there is ample camping close by at Pipestone RV Campground.

Not all adventures in a have to be about roughing it. Just take the Three Rivers Wine Trail. Minnesota does not have a large vineyard industry, but this trail through Saint Croix and Cannon River showcases the best Minnesota has to offer. There is beautiful landscaping in the area, and the vineyards host many wine events throughout the year. This is a great and unexpected way to make good use of your Class A or Class C motorhome. Many people camp in areas around St. Paul. St. Paul East RV Park is particularly convenient for the Three Rivers Wine Trail.

Minnesota is best known for its lakes, which is why you should take your RV to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This area is part of Superior National Forest, which is worth a trip in its own right. However, BWCAW is especially noteworthy. This area has numerous lakes, which were formed by glacier runoff over the years. This is no small retreat. The BWCAW has more than 1,000 lakes and streams along the Canadian border. On top of that, these waterways are marked with 1,500 miles of canoe trails. It does take a while to get this far north, but it is well worth the effort. Given the size and scope of BWCAW and the greater Superior National Forest, there are countless places for camping.

Too many people forget that you can use your motorhomes for city stops as well. Minneapolis and its sister city St. Paul are the largest cities in the state, and they are great destinations for adventure. Minneapolis in particular is geared for cultural excursions, and there are various museums and galleries to check out. St. Paul is home to the Como Zoo, and the conservatory is definitely fun for families. For shopping, it is hard to pass up on the Mall of America, which is located just to the south. There are plenty of options for camping, but the best for access to the Twin Cities is Dakotah Meadows RV Park.

No matter what adventure you seek in Minnesota, make it happen with motorhomes from Thor Motor Coach. Thor Motor Coach offers a fantastic range of RUVs, toy haulers, and RVs, designed for all types of travelers, on all budgets.

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