Lake Towns

  • Life on Mille Lacs

    Minnesota's big lake, lined with fishing towns, also is a capital of Ojibwe culture.

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  • Browsing in Boulder Junction

    A fishing and resorts mecca in northwoods Wisconsin has become a fashionable place to shop.

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  • Clear Lake tranquility

    In a laid-back Iowa beach town, the '50s never ended.

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  • Cruising around Excelsior

    On the fringe of the Twin Cities, a historic lake-resort town still draws day-trippers.

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  • Egg Harbor in Door County

    On the famed Wisconsin peninsula, it's the first and perhaps prettiest little village.

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  • Summer in Minocqua

    In Wisconsin's north woods, vacationers flock to this Island City.

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  • Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes

    Around a historic Yankee town, visitors travel by water and by land.

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  • Minnesota's Little Crow lakes

    West of the Twin Cities, the lakes around Sibley State Park make a good beach getaway.

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  • Summer in Park Rapids

    In the heart of Minnesota lakes country, town is a tourist hub.

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  • Sister Bay in Door County

    Near the top of the peninsula, this town snares tourists with its beautiful beach and marina.

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  • Fishing for finds in Walker

    When walleye and shoppers are biting, everyone's happy in this resort town.

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  • Summer in the Brainerd Lakes

    Away from the crowds, Minnesota's busiest vacation area can be tranquil.

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  • Bemidji's behemoths

    In Minnesota's north woods, an old logging town is famous for oversized legends.

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  • Alexandria's enigma

    This resort town, not far from the Twin Cities, has many lakes and one mysterious stone.

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  • Gawking in Lake Geneva

    On a mansion-lined footpath, walking is a spectator sport.

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  • The Wisconsin resort of your dreams

    There's no better vacation than the classic week up north.

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  • Bicycling around Lake Bemidji

    The Paul Bunyan Trail is only part of a beautiful ride in northern Minnesota.

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  • Thrills and hills in Elkhart Lake

    At the northern tip of Wisconsin's kettle moraine, an old resort town still draws a crowd.

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  • The Minnesota resort of your dreams

    There's no better vacation than the classic week up north.

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  • Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis

    The lakes, river and creeks that ring this metropolis are a magnet for biking, running, skating and swimming.

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