Fun fact... Minnesota has more shoreline than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined. The "Land of 10,000 Lakes" delivers with lake life. Lake Superior is appropriately named as the largest of the great lakes.
Minnesota offers incredible hiking and biking options throughout the state, ranging from urban biking paths to hiking the state parks. Old Mill and Gooseberry Falls State Parks top the list for hiking trails.
From Grand Rapids to Stillwater (see what we did there?), Minnesota has a plethora of charming towns, most of which offer direct access to the lake life.
Speaking of charming, the Minnesota people have a reputation of just being nice. They warmly welcome tourists (other than Packers and Bears fans).