7. Lake Superior
Sure it’s not entirely Minnesota’s lake, but thanks to subtly boozy tourist towns on the North Shore from Duluth and Lutsen to Grand Marais, you better believe that the partying on Superior is great.
Pro tip: The annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Fest in Lutsen is... err, was last weekend but there's always next year!
6. The Boundary Waters
Sure, you might have to sleep in a tent, forgo running water, become one with mosquitos the size of eagles, and work harder on vacation than you ever have in your life, but if you don't think that the Boundary Waters, some buddies, and a Duluth Pack full of whiskey make a party than we don’t know what you think does.
Pro tip: Go in the spring for a trip with fewer mosquitoes, humid days, and other paddlers.