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Feb22

2019’s Best Tents

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Sleeping Under The Stars, Doesn’t have to mean Roughing it Anymore

2019’s Best Tents

4 Tents That Will Make You Feel Like You’re Not Sleeping in a Tent

All campers know the one thing you don’t want to skimp on when you’re an adventurer is your tent. This week we’re going to look at four of the best in 2019. Camping and backpacking tents have come a long way, so if you’re still using your patchwork canvas from the 1980s it’s probably time to upgrade. Let’s look at some new tents that will make you feel like you’re at home and cozy rather than in the rugged outdoors.

Feb15

6 Things to Never Do When Prepping Your RV for Spring Camping

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It’s nearly Camping season, make sure you don’t do these things this year while prepping.

6 Things to Never Do When Prepping Your RV for Spring Camping

It’s right around the corner folks! Spring is almost here, which means it’s time to prep the rig and get ready to hit the open road! If you’ve been RVing for awhile you probably have a checklist to prepare your RV for the spring, but even experienced road-trippers will benefit from this list. Let’s take a look at 6 things to NEVER skip when you’re prepping your RV for spring!

Feb08

Best Home Accessories for Your RV

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Check our tips for making your RV even more homey.

Best Home Accessories for Your RV

Whether you RV full-time or it’s your home away from home, you want your rig to be as comfortable as possible. This week we’re going to go over some of our favorite RV accessories, from bedding to appliances. It’s always best to have a relaxing place to rest while traveling, and these items will have you living in ultimate comfort while you’re on the road. Read on!

Jan25

6 Best Ways to Brew Coffee (and Tea) While Camping

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There’s No one Right Way to Enjoy Your Favorite Morning Brew, But Here are a few of our Favorites!

6 Best Ways to Brew Coffee (and Tea) While Camping

It’s our lifeblood isn’t it? How are we going to survive outdoors without our favorite drink?! Don’t fear, we’re here to help! This week we’re going to look at the best ways to brew coffee (and tea) while you’re adventuring in the wilderness. We might be willing to give up some of the comforts of home when we’re outdoors, but certainly not coffee. Read on!

Jan11

Camping Resolutions for 2019

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Getting the Most out of the 2019 Camping Season

Camping Resolutions for 2019

Camping Resolutions

Are you looking to make the most out of your camping trip(s) this year? So are we. This week we’re going to give you some tips and tricks to make 2019 your best camping season yet! There’s a lot to explore out there, and if you’re the adventuring type this is the perfect article for you. We’ll look at some ways to differ your experiences so you can make the most out of the outdoors in 2019. Let’s get started!

Jan04

New Year’s Resolution: Planning that Dream Vacation

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Stopping Putting Your Plans off for a better time, plan your Dream Vacation using your Membership today!

New Year’s Resolution: Planning that Dream Vacation

New Years Resolution: Book Your Vacation Early

Have you been procrastinating on your dream travel plans for years now? Have you always wanted to take an awesome vacation but kept putting it off, telling yourself you’ll go when the kids are older, when you a get a promotion, etc.? Well, it’s New Years, and that means it’s time to resolve to see those gorgeous destinations you’ve always dreamed of once and for all.

Dec26

Photo Gift Ideas for Oops, I Blew It Shoppers!

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Last Minute Photo Gift Ideas

Photo Gift Ideas for Oops, I Blew It Shoppers!

Well, that was awkward! Forget someone this holiday season?  We feel your pain. Luckily, we’ve come up with some awesome photo gift ideas that are quick, affordable and easy to deliver, while also being more heartfelt than your ordinary gift card. And many have some fabulous after Christmas sales!! Whether you’re going for laughs or sentimental value, read on to find fun photo gift ideas!

Dec12

Our Tips for Your Best Family Photos Yet

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Getting the Perfect Photo Can be Tough, Follow Our Tips for Great Photos This Season

Our Tips for Your Best Family Photos Yet



‘Tis the season to be overwhelmed. There’s always so much to do and so little time. Between shopping, office parties, visitors and holiday photos there is plenty to be stressed about. Luckily, we can help with the latter! This week we’re going to look at how to take great family Christmas photos, even with kids trying to make funny faces and pets running all over the place.

Dec05

This Year Celebrate with a Gift Free Christmas

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Sometimes the best gifts are not things at all.

This Year Celebrate with a Gift Free Christmas

Let’s face it, this is the most stressful time of the year. Between out-of-town visitors, money worries, overeating and shopping crowds there is enough holiday “cheer” to make us go crazy.  Luckily, there’s a way out: a gift-free Christmas. It may seem counterintuitive, but in many ways a gift-free Christmas aligns with the spirit of the holidays.

Nov12

5 Ways to Sleep Well While Camping

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Love Camping? Hate the Loss of Sleep the First Night? Check Out our Tips for the Best Sleep You’ve Had While Camping

5 Ways to Sleep Well While Camping

If you’ve ever been camping (or on vacation for that matter), you know that it can be difficult to get a good night’s rest. As much as the wilderness is peaceful, we might not be used to it (think My Cousin Vinny). You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and the outdoors can be much louder than you think. This week, we’re going to give you 5 tips on how to sleep better while camping. Read on!

Nov05

4 Things To Do With All That Leftover Halloween Candy

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Swimming in Halloween Candy? Here’s 4 Ideas to Make the most of that Bucket of Gold

4 Things To Do With All That Leftover Halloween Candy

Here’s to hoping everyone had a fantastic Halloween filled with lots of spooky fun! It’s always great to see how much joy the kids have running around in their costumes.

Now that the fun is over, and your kids have had their share of sweets for a year (yeah right), what do you do with the leftover Halloween candy? Let’s look at some creative things you can do so you don’t end up wasting all your trick-or-treater’s hard work!

Oct26

Must Attend Halloween Events in Minnesota This Week

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Spooky Family Fun in Minnesota

Must Attend Halloween Events in Minnesota This Week

Minnesota’s Best Family Halloween Events This Week

Looking for some Halloween fun up north? This week we’re going to give you some ghastly events to hit while you’re in Minnesota. 

Oct12

Ways to Use Your MOR Membership After Our Parks Close

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Your Membership isn’t just for Main Season Camping

Ways to Use Your MOR Membership After Our Parks Close

It’s unfortunate ladies and gentlemen, but the season is winding down and we’re on the fast track towards winter. Luckily, we still offer plenty of fun at Midwest Outdoor Resorts! Whether it’s winter camping or taking a much-needed vacation through our affiliates, MOR is ready to make this winter season your best one yet. Let’s look at some of the ways you can use your MOR membership after the summer camping season is over.

Oct08

2018’s Best Family Themed DIY Costumes

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Nothing better than dressing up in themed costumes with your family, check out our favorites for this season.

2018’s Best Family Themed DIY Costumes

We’re hoping you’ll join Midwest Outdoor Resorts again this year as we enjoy good food, good company and fun fall festivities! Fall Fest at MOR is Saturday, October 20th, 2018 and all five Midwest Outdoor Resorts locations will be celebrating. We will also have a special Member Appreciation for Fall Fest at Ham Lake Resort in Ham Lake, MN! Schedule your time to meet with Member Services on October 19th from 1-4pm. Please visit us at MidwestOutdoorResorts.com or call (800) 231-0425 and we’ll be happy help you plan your next awesome fall vacation. We’ll see you on October 20th!

Sep21

2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

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2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

2018’s Best Fall Camping Accessories

September 22nd is the official start of fall, so be sure you’re prepared with this year’s best fall camping accessories! This week, we’re going to tune you in to some cool new items that will definitely let you have more fun this autumn!

Sep14

Plan Your Fall Colors Trip Now

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Check Out Our Guide to Planning Your Most Colorful Fall Trip Yet!

Plan Your Fall Colors Trip Now


It’s hard to believe folks, but that time of year is here. Fall colors are already starting to show around the Upper Midwest. This week we wanted to give you some tips on the best way to plan your trip through Minnesota and South Dakota to see all the plentiful fall beauty these states have to offer. With the days growing shorter and school in full swing, you’ll want to plan accordingly.

Sep07

Reasons Why September is our favorite Month of the Year in MN

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Is there anything better than Fall in MN?

Reasons Why September is our favorite Month of the Year in MN

We often say September is the best month in Minnesota, for various reasons. This week, we’re going to show you why you should travel north this fall season. Visit us at MidwestOutdoorResorts.com and check out all of our Minnesota resorts, Including Ham Lake, St. Croix River, Soo Line and Hidden Bluffs. Each resort offers all the amenities and comfort you and your family need to have an awesome autumn vacation. Here’s why we love September in Minnesota:

Aug24

Fall is our Favorite Time to Celebrate

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Join us for Fall Festival at Midwest Outdoor Resorts

Fall is our Favorite Time to Celebrate

Well folks, summer has flown by and autumn is almost here. We’re hoping you’ll join Midwest Outdoor Resorts again this year as we enjoy good food, good company and fun fall festivities!

Aug02

Top 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your MOR Memebership

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How to Make a Lifetime of Vacation Memories

Top 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your MOR Memebership

If you’ve recently become a Midwest Outdoor Resorts Member, or are looking into a Membership, we’d like to offer some ways to get the most out of your purchase. There are a ton of amazing benefits that come with a MOR Membership, including safe and fun family vacation destinations, access to awesome resorts around the world, and of course, lifelong memories. Read on to find out how to make the most out of Midwest Outdoor Resorts!

Jul05

DIY Yard Games for the Entire Family

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Fun Yard Games without Breaking the Bank

DIY Yard Games for the Entire Family

It’s summer, which means it’s time to get outside! This week, we’re going to give you some fun yard (and camping) games you and the family can enjoy in the outdoors! You won’t have to break the bank to build these fun games, and chances are the adults will have just as much fun as the kids. Read on!

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