When families are planning their vacations, it is often a natural reaction to think of heading to the coast. Most people think of beaches and sunshine for their break, but there are other alternatives. Vacations at the side of lakes are not just for people who want to enjoy a spot of fishing; there are many things for the whole family to enjoy.

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes

If you want to consider vacations by lakesides, then you should start by looking in Minnesota. Promoted as ‘The Land of 10,000 Lakes’, it actually has over 11,000 of them that over are 10 acres in size, and many smaller ones. In fact, if those over 2.5 acres were taken into account, the numbers of lakes in Minnesota exceeds 20,000.

If, for instance, you are looking for a lakeside resort in Park Rapids MN, you may be surprised to find high quality cabins just a few feet away from Boot Lake. In various sizes, you can opt for one to suit a small family or larger ones to suit whole groups of people. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the cabins are in an ideal location to be handy for all the organized activities for families and for children. Or you can take advantage of things such as a heated pool, free water toys, walks around the lakes and a playground.

If you fancy a weekly massage, a free morning coffee or an afternoon ice cream tea, these are all available as well, along with free Wi-Fi.

Why Choose Park Rapids?

Park Rapids is a bit of a contradiction in that it feels like a step back in time but has all the latest technology neatly hidden from view but very usable. The local residents take great pride in their town and together with hundreds of volunteers, they work hard to ensure that it remains a thriving community that welcomes visitors with open arms.

The town has all the modern amenities you would expect, is well served by the medical profession and has Minnesota’s fifth busiest jet airport.

The town has a very diverse mix of residents, and it is said that it does not matter who you are or what your circumstances are, you can be yourself in Park Rapids. If you decide to spend your vacation at the lakes in the area, taking a trip into the town of Park Rapids has to be worthwhile.

Why Choose a Lakeside Vacation?

When you have been working hard all year and are looking forward to a family vacation, staying at a lakeside resort can be so relaxing, while still having plenty of activities for all ages. Forget the hustle and bustle of coastal resorts and soak up the calming atmosphere of the countryside. You will always find lots of other families enjoying the same type of break, some of them having returned every year for decades.

Lakeside vacations can be an eye opener for families that have never tried one before, and they are usually really pleased they decided to have a different break this time.