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Seasonal Guide: What to Do in Cuyuna Lakes in Each Season

The Cuyuna Lakes area offers unique activities and attractions throughout the year. Whether you’re visiting in the warmth of summer or the chill of winter, there’s always something to enjoy. Here’s a seasonal guide to help you make the most of your visit to Cuyuna Lakes.

Spring: Rebirth and Adventure

  • Wildflower Hikes: As the snow melts and the flowers bloom, the trails around Cuyuna Lakes become a paradise for hikers. The Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area offers stunning views of wildflowers and budding trees.
  • Fishing: Spring is an excellent time for fishing in the many lakes around the area. Species such as walleye and northern pike are particularly active.
  • Bird Watching: With the arrival of migratory birds, spring is perfect for bird watching. Grab your binoculars and head to local parks and trails.

Summer: Sun and Fun

  • Mountain Biking: The warm weather makes it ideal for mountain biking. The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails offer routes for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.
  • Kayaking and Paddleboarding: Explore the clear waters of the local lakes by kayak or paddleboard. Serpent Lake and other nearby lakes provide calm waters and beautiful scenery.
  • Local Festivals: Summer is festival season. Enjoy local events, farmer’s markets, and outdoor concerts that bring the community together.

Fall: Colors and Crisp Air

  • Leaf Peeping: The fall foliage in Cuyuna Lakes is breathtaking. Take a scenic drive or hike to witness the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows of the changing leaves.
  • Harvest Activities: Visit local farms for apple picking, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes. It’s a great way to enjoy the fall harvest and support local agriculture.
  • Fishing: Fall fishing remains popular, with cooler temperatures making it a pleasant time to be out on the water.

Winter: Snow and Serenity

  • Ice Fishing: Once the lakes freeze over, ice fishing becomes a favorite pastime. Set up your ice house and enjoy the tranquility of winter fishing.
  • Snowmobiling: The Cuyuna Lakes area has well-maintained snowmobile trails that offer thrilling rides through snow-covered landscapes.
  • Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing: For a quieter winter activity, try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The trails around the lakes provide peaceful routes through winter wonderlands.

Stay with Us at Cuyuna Lakes Stay

No matter the season, Cuyuna Lakes Stay offers a cozy and convenient base for your adventures. Our comfortable accommodations and friendly service ensure a pleasant stay all year round. Book your stay today and experience the beauty of Cuyuna Lakes in every season!

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    Pet Policy

    When booking a stay with pets at Cuyuna Lakes Stay, you must call the hotel to add your pets to your reservation.

    Pets must not weigh more than 80 pounds.

    You must provide your pets vaccination records if asked for them.

    The hotel will charge additional 25% of the room rate for your pet stay.

    You will be held financially responsible for pet damage to your room.

    Pets may be left unattended in your room, but must be in a crate or pet carrier.

    Pets must be on a leash whenever they are out of your room.

    If you receive two (2) noise complaints you will be asked to leave. (No refunds)

    You must pick up after where ever your pet goes potty. You must have your own potty bags, we do not provide them.

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