25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots
More cool retro chic: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Tucked among north-central Minnesota's trees and lakes, you'll find generations-old resorts (such as Fair Hills Resort, pictured) built around screen-door cabins and a refusal to gentrify. Downtown Detroit Lakes features a mile-long beach near streets of everyday shops, not just gift stores. Throw in simple pleasures like water-skiing lessons, a huge flea market and a county fair, and you don't get much more Parent Trap (Hayley Mills version) than this—and that's why people love it.