Chart Your Course on Minnesota's Waters
The Land of 10,000 Lakes (11,842 to be exact), and its numerous rivers, are just the place for fun on the water. Public boat accesses are available statewide on lakes and rivers. Paddlers will enjoy the canoe and kayak routes on rivers and along the North Shore of Lake Superior. If you don't have your own boat, there are plenty of rentals available. You can also go river rafting or tubing, sailing or even houseboating.
The Best Lakes for Boating
Boating adventures abound on Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. Cruise the largest freshwater lake in the country (Lake Superior, pictured here) and many other spectacular bodies of water, from the beautiful Lake Pepin in the southeast to the massive Lake of the Woods in the northwest.Read more
Unplug as you paddle out to experience the stunning natural beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, an unforgettable destination with 1,500 miles of canoe routes over 1,000 lakes, rivers and streams.Read more
Enjoy some of Minnesota’s most breathtaking views from the comfort of your bed … on a boat! Whether houseboating at Voyageurs National Park (pictured here) or elsewhere, your stay on the water is sure to be a memorable one.Read more
Boat Tours & Cruises
Learn about what makes Minnesota’s waterways so unique as you cruise in comfort on one of the many beautiful boat tours! Whether by sail, motor, steam or paddleboat, don’t miss out on one of these truly memorable tours.Read more
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