Alexandria, MN, USA

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Alexandria, MN, USA

Alexandria vacation rentals

Alluring Alexandria awaits

Ask little Alexandria to lay its cards on the table and it'll come at you with rustic apple orchards, cider farms, gorgeous lakeside walks, world-class fishing spots, nature trails, local art-house cinemas, craft stores, cross-country ski runs, cozy woodland cabins _ the list goes on. Hidden up between the lakes and creeks of northern Minnesota, the town is steeped in the fabled charm of the Midwest, and comes complete with some seriously enticing Alexandria vacation rentals _ think tree-shrouded boltholes and waterside lodges with roaring real-wood fires.

Get active in Alexandria

Between fishing sessions on the countless lakes that pepper the Minnesotan country all around, boating outings along the wooded shores, and lazy days of meandering walking paths, you're sure to find something to keep you active in sleepy Alexandria. And it doesn't stop there, either. Local country clubs beckon with 18-holes of golf, wineries slosh with cloudy ciders and Midwestern wines, indoor water parks keep the kids busy when the rain falls, go-karting rinks purr with petrol engines, and there are more picnic spots than you can shake a deep-fried Walleye fish at.

Exploring the Minnesota lakes in Alexandria

Lakes, lakes, and more lakes are on the menu for travelers who've booked one of the charming Alexandria vacation rentals on the outskirts of town. The best might just be the Lake Carlos State Park, which packs in campsites, wooded walking trails, and even a smattering of decades-old National Register of Historic Places. The town center is home to the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, where it's possible to delve into collections of classic lake boats and old swimwear alike, while a trip to the Kensington Runestone is also a must _ who'd have thought Vikings once passed this way?

Make the most of the Alexandria waters

Alexandria sits in the very heart of the Minnesota lakes, and its prime attractions are certainly the enjoyments of the water _ there's boating, fishing, and shore walking. That means the best time to come here for most travelers is when the harsh winters have left off and the mild Midwestern summers have taken over in earnest. For that, you might have to wait until the end of May, but you can book your Alexandria vacation rentals any time before the close of September.

Lake hopping in Alexandria

This deep into the heartlands of Minnesota, it's the lakes that are the defining feature of the backcountry. Iced over and plumed in snow during the colder months of the year, they shimmer and shine and come to life when the warmer months swing around. The best protected reserve is the Lake Carlos State Park, which is easy to reach from the town center. There, you can wander wooded trails between bogs and marshes, go horseback riding, and swim in empty coves.