Planning a Minn. 10 day summer vacation. Fly into Minneapolis, but then what? We like modest hikes (one hour or so, not the long overnight types), seeing scenery, waterfalls, animals, etc. But, also like seeing different sights. Not into shopping. So, just a brief summary of likes/dislikes.
In my review so far, it seems that the more spectacular sight seeing is Duluth and North up to the Gunflint trail. Is that correct? A friend recommended Detroit Lakes area which of course is in another direction. It is extremely unlikely we will ever get this way again, so want to have a taste of the Minn. or Western Wisconsin highlights.
Would staying in Minneapolis a couple days and then a couple days in Duluth be the right thing to do. Which area should be where we stay longer? Will we need reservations if we just want to drive up the Lake Superior area to Gunflint? Is that area even worth the drive?
Have many questions but don't want to overwhelm at this point. Thinking of 5 days in Minneapolis and making some day trips, then 3 days in Duluth, and then driving up toward Canada and back to Minneapolis to fly back.