If you’re looking for small-town appeal and charisma, getting an RV rental in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, might be just for you. The city is surrounded by trees, open farmlands and a large number of small lakes. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul aren’t too far of a drive away, and if you want to visit places more local, Cologne and Hamburg (both named after their German counterparts) are really not far away once you pick up your camper rental in Norwood Young America.
It’s even possible to get to one of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior if you choose to rent an RV in Norwood Young America. It’ll involve around a half day of driving, but once you’re there, you can make the most of it and also visit a bunch of state and national forests, such as Finland State Forest, Superior National Forest, and Chippewa National Forest. Getting around with your Norwood Young America travel trailer rental is easy as three main highways run through the city.
The Great Outdoors of Norwood Young America
A short drive away is the Minnesota Valley State Recreational Area with loads of trails for hiking, biking, and skiing. The trails parallel the Minnesota River, which runs through wetlands, floodplain forests, and oak savanna. You have the chance to see animals like beavers, raccoons, foxes, and thousands of birds enjoy the wetlands on their annual migrations. And for the history buff, it might be of interest to know that this area played an important part in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
If you like bird-watching, you can’t miss Carver Park Reserve. After breakfast, hop in your RV trailer rental in Norwood Young America and make your way over. Here you can find trumpeter swans, barred owls and lots of waterfowl and songbirds as you explore the winding trails that go through wooded terrain, lakes, and marshes. When you’ve checked all the birds off your list, there are plenty of other things to do, including archery, fishing, and sledding. You can also go have a look at some historical sites, like the Grimm Farm, steeped in rich agricultural heritage.
For those who haven’t had enough water yet, there are thousands of lakes that will bring you hours of fun. You can go swimming, fishing, kayaking or even rent a boat. Lakes are so numerous and popular here that water skiing is said to been invented in Minnesota in the 1920s. In fact, there are so many lakes around that you will find no less than four in Norwood Young America itself.
RV Parks in Norwood Young America
Finding a place to park your motorhome rental in Norwood Young America might be difficult, but there are both grocery stores and gas stations available in the city. Oak Leaf Park is nearby and has both electricity and water hookups as well as showers and they offer activities such as hiking, volleyball, and fishing. However, it is not open all year around.
Minneapolis Southwest KOA is a bit farther away near Jordan and isn’t open all year around either. However, it still has a lot to offer, including full hookups, Wi-Fi, and bike rentals. There is also a pool, a mini-golf course, and there are also campfires to enjoy with the family. Closer to Minneapolis is where you’ll find most of the areas RV parks, and one thing that you can be sure of whether you end up parking your RV rental near Norwood Young America or not is that there will be plenty of lakes around.
Exploring Norwood Young America
Be sure to make time for parking your luxury RV rental in Norwood Young America so you can have a look around the city. There are a few buildings of historical significance for anyone who is interested to know more about the day to day lives of former inhabitants. Consider going to see the Winter Saloon, an L-shaped wooden structure that is the oldest and best preserved of the bars in Norwood Young America. It displays windows with peaked cornices, as well as a cozy porch and is a fascinating piece of history.
Speaking of history, every summer in August Norwood Young America organizes a festival celebrating the German heritage of the city. It is called Stiftungsfest, which means Founder’s Day Festival, and lasts a whole weekend. It started out as a group of men who gathered to sing and play cards, but now it’s an event for the whole city and the whole family. Here you can find card tournaments, craft markets, and a carnival, as well as lots of live music and plenty of German food.
If you can’t make it to Norwood Young America in August, or if you just haven’t gotten enough of the local culture yet, you might want to consider giving one of the local creameries a visit. You can find many types of award-winning cheeses, as well as butter and various meat products. You might even find ice cream for sale, so it would definitely be worth considering a visit when you book an RV in Norwood Young America. When you’ve had enough cheese, the city has both fast food and family restaurants where you can have a tasty meal.
If you enjoy the waterfront as well as hiking in beautiful surroundings and also want to be fairly close to a big city, you should definitely consider one of the RV rentals in Norwood Young America, Minnesota. The city has a lot to offer, for both you and your whole family.