June 17, 2016

No Sun, No Problem! Rainy Day Activities in Minnesota Northwoods

Families choose to vacation in the Minnesota Northwoods mainly because of the large variety of outdoor activities: swimming, hiking, fishing, etc. But sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. Fortunately, there’s plenty to do in the Minnesota Northwoods—even when it’s raining cats and dogs! Here’s just a sampling of some of our favorite indoor activities that you can enjoy no matter what the weather.

Stay In

You may find that after days of sun and fun, a quiet day in your cabin is actually a bit of a relief. You may simply want to enjoy the company of family or watch the rain from your screened in porch, if you have one. Or you may want to read a book, play board games or put a puzzle together by the fire. It’s also a great time to catch up on all those letters and postcards you keep meaning to send to loved ones at home. And don’t be afraid to take a nap. After all, you’ve been playing hard!

Explore Your Resort

A rainy day is the perfect day to discover the hidden fun your resort has to offer. Most of the cabin resorts in Minnesota Northwoods have their own lodges where you can find plenty to occupy your time. Enjoy a drink and chat with fellow guests while the kids play in the game room. Shoot some pool. You may even find activities such as karaoke or an impromptu card game going.

Hit the Road

There are a number of attractions near the Minnesota Northwoods resorts, many of which can be enjoyed on a rainy day. Here are just a few things you can do in the area:

  • Visit an art gallery
  • Take the kids to Headwaters Science Center
  • Check out the Beltrami County History Center
  • Antique or souvenir shopping
  • Bowling
  • See a movie
  • Try your luck at the casinos
  • Watch a live theatre performance

The weather doesn’t have to put a damper on your Minnesota Northwoods fun. Rain or shine, there is plenty to do and explore.

What are your favorite rainy day activities in the Minnesota Northwoods?

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