20 Must-Do Summer Activities in the Alexandria Lakes Area


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2. Trek up to Inspiration Peak

Inspiration Peak is located 25 miles northwest of town, and is a relativly easy 1/4 mile hike to the top with plenty of benches and resting areas along the way. The hill is kame (pile of glacial sediments) left by the last glacial period and is the highest peak within the glacial-formed Leaf Hill Moraines. Being among one of the highest points in the state of Minnesota, this wayside park is a must see for anyone who appreciates natural wonders. The peak rises 400 feet over the surrounding countryside to an elevation of 1,750 ft. A quote by the well-known regional author Sinclair Lewis sums up Inspiration Peak :  “there’s to be seen a glorious 20-mile circle of some 50 lakes scattered among fields and pastures, like sequins fallen on an old paisley shawl.”

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James is a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.

2 Responses to 20 Must-Do Summer Activities in the Alexandria Lakes Area

  1. Alexandria is a beautiful place to visit. I have been to most of those places, except for the escape room. They also have a lot of fun antique stores.

    • Hi Phyllis, glad to hear that you enjoy the Alexandria Lakes Area! Come back soon…there are constantly new things to discover, especially in the great Downtown shops!

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