Emily, Minnesota, United States

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Emily, Minnesota, United States

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Emily _ make a lake for it

Surrounded by the lakes of northern Minnesota, Emily is a quiet, laid-back town known for its scenic forests, rural highways, and miles of shoreline. A short drive from the upper Mississippi River, Emily is a popular destination for summer visitors thanks to its bounty of boating and fishing, and outdoorsy types can find plenty of hiking and camping in the Crow Wing and Emily State Forests. With a number of winter activities, your Emily vacation rental will put a stunning natural playground outside your door all year round.

See Emily play

Can't get enough of that great outdoors? Then you'll find plenty to do in Emily. The 639-acre Emily State Forest has hiking trails and campsites, as well as seasonal hunting and fishing, and the nearby Crow Wing State Forest offers more than 31,000 acres of woodland and waterways. You can spot foxes, beaver, and the occasional black bear, as well as plenty of birds, including bald eagles and osprey. Winter visitors flock to Emily's lakes for ice fishing and skating, and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding are also popular.

Emily _ your hole-in-one

If a day at the links sounds like a relaxing summer vacation, you'll want to check out Emily Greens Golf Course. The 18-hole course boasts scenic woodland views, a driving range, and the largest green in Minnesota. Less than an hour away, the Safari North Wildlife Park is home to wild animals from all over the world, and animal lovers can get a close look at grizzly bears, giraffes, and kangaroos. The park also has a petting zoo, and you can enjoy a camel ride or stroll among hundreds of birds in the parakeet enclosure.

A snowball's chance in Emily

Emily has a warm-summer humid continental climate, which means you'll get chilly winters, mild summers, and plenty of overcast days throughout the year. July and August are the hottest months, with average highs around 78_F. Winters are decidedly cold, and temperatures regularly dip into the single digits _ and below _ between December and February. Since summer activities are so popular, you'll find that prices for Emily vacation rentals tend to be at their highest during the warmer months. If you're willing to bundle up, you could save yourself a bundle by visiting during the winter or the brisk spring and fall months.

Emily _ little town on the prairie

The area around Emily is mostly grassy prairie, dotted here and there with oak forests and pine stands. You'll find a number of lakes in the area, the largest being Roosevelt Lake. Boating and fishing are major draws, and many of the area's creeks and streams offer access to the upper Mississippi River. Birdwatching is a popular activity in Emily, and sharp-eyed visitors can spot bald eagles, osprey, and a wide array of migratory birds. An Emily vacation rental with boat storage offers a great way to get out on the water without having to stop by the boathouse first.