Apr19

5 Best Fishing Spots in Minnesota for 2018

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MN is the Land of 10,000 Lakes and one of our nation’s best fishing destinations

5 Best Fishing Spots in Minnesota for 2018

It’s almost here ladies and gentlemen! Summertime fishing is right around the corner, so we thought we’d prepare you by sharing some of the best spots in Minnesota. Now, to be honest, the Land of 10,000 lakes offers tons of great fishing opportunities, so it’s tricky to narrow it down. We’re going to give you five of our favorites, but please let us know in the comments if you have any lakes or rivers you’re partial to. Read on to find five great fishing spots in Minnesota!

Apr17

4 Of the Black Hills Best Hiking Trails, Off the Beaten Path

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The Black Hills are rich with history, scenery, and oxygen get out and experience all if it on these awesome hikes!

4 Of the Black Hills Best Hiking Trails, Off the Beaten Path

We’ve said it before, but if you’ve never made it to the Black Hills in the summer, you’re missing out. We’ve written about the top 5 places to visit in the Hills, as well as the best restaurants, but if you really want to capture the spirit of the Black Hills, it’s best to get outdoors. This week, we’ll take a look at some of the best off-the-beaten-path hiking destinations around the area.

Southwestern South Dakota is a hiker’s paradise. From the Badlands to Spearfish Canyon, Hill City to Hot Springs, there are tons of great hiking adventures to enjoy. Some, however, tend to be more popular than others. All of these hikes can be done in a day or afternoon, and are close to Midwest Outdoor Resort’s Rushmore Shadows, which is the perfect home base from which to explore the area. Read on to find some of the best hidden gems the Black Hills have to offer!

Apr06

4 Must Haves On Your Beginners Camping Check List

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Packing can be one of the toughest parts when you are starting out camping. Check out our Must Haves for your Check List.

4 Must Haves On Your Beginners Camping Check List

So, you haven’t camped much, if at all. You’re not really sure where to start, and for that matter not really sure if camping is for you. No worries, because we’re here to help you with some useful tips and hints so you and your family can enjoy an awesome time outdoors.

First, realize that it doesn’t have to be a two-week excursion into the deep wilderness. Chances are there are many places within an hour or so of home that will do just fine (if you’re in the Midwest, or are looking to vacation there, check out Midwest Outdoor Resorts for five awesome camping destinations). As long as you’re prepared, camping is simple and one of the best ways to unplug from the daily grind and get back in touch with nature.

Here are a few useful tips to follow when embarking on your first camping adventure:

Mar29

7 Tips & Tricks For Prepping Your RV For Summer

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Summer is just around the corner! Is your RV Ready?

7 Tips & Tricks For Prepping Your RV For Summer

It’s right around the corner! Vacation time is almost here, and if you’re hitting the road in your RV this year, you’ll want to prep your rig so it’s ready to handle everything a long road trip has to throw at it. Unless you live in a warm climate (we’re jealous), chances are your RV has been stored for the winter and could use a tune-up. This week, we’ll give you some trips and tricks so you’re fully prepared for an awesome summer of travel your RV. Read on!

Mar22

5 Awesome Wisconsin Destinations to Camp with Our Affiliate, Coast to Coast

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Have You Camped with Coast to Coast? Don’t Miss these awesome Wisconsin Parks this summer!

5 Awesome Wisconsin Destinations to Camp with Our Affiliate, Coast to Coast

Of course you’ve heard of our 5 Properties you can enjoy as a member of MOR, but did you know that we offer other destinations as well? This week, we’ll take a look at 5 awesome parks you can visit in beautiful Wisconsin! Depending on your membership level, you can visit these parks for $10 per night, or completely free! These destinations come compliments of our affiliate, Coast to Coast. Let’s take a look!

Mar15

Not Your Average S’more Recipes

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Try these fun new takes on an old classic

Not Your Average S’more Recipes

It’s almost spring, and therefore, almost camping season! Few things go hand-in-hand with camping better than s’mores. This week, we’re going to give you some interesting s’more recipes you and the entire family can enjoy! Let’s get a little creative, and see if we can make a delicious snack even better. Click on the links above the pictures to find full recipes. Enjoy!

Mar12

DIY VACATION COUNTDOWN IDEAS

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Try these fresh ideas to countdown to your next family vacation

DIY VACATION COUNTDOWN IDEAS

So, you’ve got the date set, the tickets are bought and all the work plans are in place. In a couple months, you and the family are heading out on an awesome vacation! Unfortunately, the kids know it too, and are pestering you every day, constantly asking how much longer it will be until they get to leave. Why not do something productive and fun the entire family can participate in? This week, we’re going to give you a few ideas on making a vacation countdown, which helps with not only counting down the days, but also saving and planning for your trip. Read on!

Mar01

7 Reasons to Try Tent Camping with Your Family This Summer

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Fresh Air & Family Time: Tent Camping Has Never Sounded Better

7 Reasons to Try Tent Camping with Your Family This Summer

For as long as humans have existed, we have camped. From the early hunter-gatherers to the sophisticated explorers of today, people have camped underneath the stars and truly connected with nature. Camping is one of the best ways to detach from the grind of everyday existence. This week, we’re going to give you 7 reasons why you and your family should try tent camping this summer. If you haven’t tent camped, or it has been a long time, it’s time to recharge your batteries and get outdoors. Here’s why:

Feb22

5 Minnesota Summer Family Adventures

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Check out these Awesome Vacation Destinations, and Get Yourself to MN this Summer!

5 Minnesota Summer Family Adventures

Let’s face it, Minnesota is one of the most underrated vacation destinations in the U.S. In the winter, people think ice and snow, and in the summer, humidity and mosquitoes. Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the case. Minnesota is full of awesome family adventures throughout the state, and offers a wide variety of terrain and climate so you can find activities for everyone. This week, we’re going to take a look at 5 awesome destinations for you to check out in Minnesota this summer.

Feb16

4 Reasons Ham Lake Resort Should Be On Your Must Visit List!

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Ham Lake Resort is Midwest Outdoor Resort’s Newest Location, Opening May 1st for the Season!

4 Reasons Ham Lake Resort Should Be On Your Must Visit List!

Have you heard?!?! If you haven’t, we’re excited to announce that Midwest Outdoor Resorts is opening an awesome new vacation spot this May in Ham Lake, MN! This week, we’re going to give you a sneak peak at some fun things we’ll be offering at our Ham Lake Resort. Ham Lake is located 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities, making it a perfect weekend getaway spot. Let’s take a look at some fun things that will be going on at our newest resort this camping season!

 

Feb09

Affordable and Off the Beaten Path Midwest Family Vacations

Traveling The Midwest Has Never Been This Fun!

Affordable and Off the Beaten Path Midwest Family Vacations

Maybe you and your family have already done Disney, Yellowstone, the Rocky Mountains, etc. While spectacular, you know how expensive and crowded those destinations can be. Perhaps like us, you’re a little quirky and like to explore new and off-the-beaten path regions. This week, we’re going to give you five up-and-coming areas in the Midwest to check out. These places will be less crowded than your normal tourist stops, yet still offer a lot of fun for the entire family. Read on!

Jan31

7 Camping Gadgets that will make your Summer a Breeze!

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Fun and Useful Gadgets for your next Camping Trip

7 Camping Gadgets that will make your Summer a Breeze!

If you’re anything like us, you’re ready for warm weather, sunshine and camping season! Fortunately, it’s not that far away. This week, we’re going to give you 7 awesome new tent camping gadgets that you’ll want to take into the wilderness with you this summer. From espresso makers to survival tools, these gadgets will definitely make your life in the forest a lot easier. Read on!

 

Jan26

Fun Family Board Games For Vacations

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Our Favorite Board Games to play with the Family

Fun Family Board Games For Vacations

If you’ve ever gone on a long road trip with the family, or have been stuck inside when the weather isn’t cooperating, you know you need something to do. Bringing along games is a great way to add fun to any vacation. Of course, old staples like a deck of cards give you a lot of different options, but we’re going to focus on some fun newer games you can play with the whole fam. Read on to find some of our favorites!

Jan22

Staying Fit On the Road

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Workout Tips on the Road

Staying Fit On the Road

Getting in shape is tough enough at home. On the road, it’s even tougher. Whether you’re on a vacation, business trip, or loving life in the RV, staying in shape while travelling can be challenging. Normal routines get thrown out the window and there are temptations at every off-ramp. This week, we’re going to give you some tips and tricks to stay healthy while you’re off the beaten path.

Jan15

Our Tips to Help You Start Saving to Take That Disney Vacation

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Make Your Family’s Disney Vacation Dreams a Reality with a little bit of planning and a lot of saving!

Our Tips to Help You Start Saving to Take That Disney Vacation

Start Saving to Take a Disney Vacation

Every family should have the chance to take a Disney vacation at least once. This week, we’re going to give you some tips so you can save up and take that trip your kids always dream about. Disney offers some great discounts that you can take advantage of, and regardless of your budget, it’s always a good idea to save some extra coin. Read on to find ways to make your way to the land of Mickey!

Jan05

2017 Year In Review + Our 1 New Year’s Resolution

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It was an incredible year here at Midwest Outdoor Resorts, let’s take a look at a few of our favorite adventures from 2017

2017 Year In Review + Our 1 New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year MOR patrons! We’re glad to be back and are looking forward to an awesome 2018! This week, we’re going to recap some of the new events and exciting happenings that took place throughout our resorts last year, and give you our #1 resolution for 2018. We had a lot of fun in 2017, so let’s recap:

Dec28

Best Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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Don’t just kick it to the curb, there are many easy eco-friendly ways to recycle your tree this year!

Best Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Here’s to hoping you made it through the holidays with your sanity intact! Now that Yuletide is behind us, we’re going to offer some tips on the thankless job of getting rid of your Christmas tree. You don’t have to just throw it on the curb or try to stuff it into a dumpster. There are multiple ways to put your beautiful tree to good use. Read on to dispose of your tree without clogging up the landfill!

 

Dec22

Our Favorite Christmas Movies

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Our Picks for the Most Festive Holiday Movies Around!

Our Favorite Christmas Movies

It has long been a Hollywood staple to release some of the biggest blockbusters over the holiday season, and for good reason. People are off work, kids are off school, and there is plenty of movie merchandise to be sold. This week, we’re going to take a look at some of the holiday movies that have stood the test of time. There’s nothing better than cuddling up around the fire and watching a great Christmas flick with the family, and while there are plenty to choose from, only a select few will make our list. Enjoy!

Dec18

Healthy Holiday Snacks For the Whole Family

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Delicious can also mean nutritious this Holiday Season!

Healthy Holiday Snacks For the Whole Family

If there’s ever a time of year we could use some healthy snacks, it’s now. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, plenty of parties and all kinds of other festivities, it’s easy to go overboard on the fat and sugar. This week, we’re going to give you a few tips and recipes to jump start your healthy-eating habits heading into the New Year. Read on to find some simple and delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy!

Dec07

Holiday Road Trip Playlist

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Help pass the hours on your family Christmas Road Trip with these Holly Jolly Favorites!

Holiday Road Trip Playlist

We’re here to spread the cheer! If you’re traveling on the road this holiday season, you need something to occupy the time. This week we’re going to give you our favorite road trip holiday playlist, filled with songs everyone in your family will enjoy. If you don’t want to drive each other crazy in the car, read on!

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