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State Parks Near Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast

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State Parks Near Center City, MinnesotaSpring has been wild in Minnesota this year, but it’s been increasingly beautiful as we head into this final stretch of spring and into summer.  After being mired in cold, wintry weather for the past five months, now’s a great time to plan a spring getaway!  The Chisago Lakes Area, which encompasses the towns of Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer and Taylors Falls, is beautiful this time of year. Together, this active community, which is surrounded by beautiful lakes and the St. Croix River, embraces outdoor recreation and small-town living. This spring, head outside for a gentle hike, and to explore the many wonderful state parks in our area. Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

State Parks Near Center City, Minnesota

This pleasantly mild spring weather offers the perfect conditions for hiking, and the Center City area has a great variety of parks worthy of exploration. In fact, there are over 40 parks in the Chisago Lakes area. Wild River State Park and Minnesota Interstate State Park alone offer over 40 miles of trails to enjoy. The three closest state parks to Center City include Interstate State Park, Wild River State Park, and William O’Brien State Park.  They are all approximately a 15 minute drive from the Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast, and offer some of the best outdoor recreation in the area.

  • Interstate State Park in MinnesotaInterstate State Park near Taylors Falls is most famous for it’s Glacial Potholes Area, where you can look into the world’s deepest explored pothole, walk down into the Bake Oven Pothole, and explore potholes of all sizes along the river gorge. Other things to do in the park include climbing the cliffs of the St. Croix River Dalles, canoeing the flat-water, watching kayakers rush through the rapids, or relaxing on an excursion boat. Spring is also the perfect time to see the area’s wildflowers.
  • Wild River State Park, nestled on the shores of the St. Croix River. Day visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of hiking throughout the park, in addition to a leisurely paddle down the St. Croix River. Wild River is also a wonderful place to view wildlife, including hawks, owls, eagles, songbirds, beaver, raccoon, fox, coyote, otter, mink, and so much more.
  • William O’Brien State Park is a beautiful park.  A popular activity here is to walk the 1.6 miles on the Riverside Trail, which winds by the St. Croix River, Lake Alice, and majestic 100-year old pine trees.  The hiking trails here offer quiet respite in the rolling, wooded hills, and the river and lake are ideal for canoeing.  The river is also a migratory pathway that offers visitors an exciting diversity of sights and sounds to enjoy.

One of the things we like most about Center City is that it doesn’t really matter what you do while you’re here.  It’s always beautiful in Minnesota, and your stay will be equal parts memorable and relaxing.  Get your Spring getaway plans in order today!  Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Center City, Minnesota!

An Unforgettable Mothers Day Getaway in Minnesota

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Mothers Day in Center City, MinnesotaThere’s never a shortage of reasons to get away from the stress of everyday life, even if just for a day or two.  Sometimes, a little respite away from home is all you need.  Mothers Day is coming up soon, so now is the perfect time to plan for that special mom in your life. If you are looking for the perfect way to show Mom (or the mother of your children) just how much she means to you, look no further! Give her the gift of time and relaxation at Minnesota’s top Bed and Breakfast, the Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast. Book your room for Mothers Day today.

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Spring Getaway to the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota

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Spring Getaway to Center City, MinnesotaAre you suffering from a little bit of cabin fever, and looking to go somewhere different this spring?  After being mired in cold, wintry weather for the past several months, now’s a great time to plan a spring getaway!  Thoughts of traveling to big cities like New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles are enticing, as are warmer destinations like Mexico, Florida, and California. However, we’d argue that Center City beats out all of these getaway destinations.  For one, we’re less than an hour outside of Minneapolis, making getting here easy.  Also, a visit to the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota gives you a chance to slow things down, to appreciate the finer points of life, and to truly relax in one of the most charming regions of Minnesota. Let 2018 be the year you discover our romantic Bed and Breakfast, located in Center City, Minnesota. Book your room with us today.

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