When it comes to lakes to visit, few places can compare with Minnesota, the state known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Actually, this is a bit of a misnomer for the North Star State because its lakes actually number more than 12,000. I guess 10,000 looks like a cooler number on license plates and road signs. Anyway, 10,000 or 12,000, it still means Minnesota has some fabulous lakes to visit. Here’s a handful:-
1. Deer Lake
Deer Lake lands at the very top of my lakes to visit in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for its striking color, its numerous islands, and its vast shoreline. Encompassing around 4,156 acres, Deer Lake is nearly 1.5 miles wide and 5 miles long. One of Minnesota’s clearest lakes, the water of Deer Lake is transparent up to 11 feet. Also known as the lake of “changing colors,” Deer Lake’s mineral content produces a vivid shade of blue-green waters in the summer. If you plan to hike the Cut Foot Sioux National Recreation Area trail, which runs about 26 miles, you can stop for the night at Deer Lake campgrounds.