If it’s fresh air and adventure you seek, you’ve found it.
Nestled along the Minnesota River in Southern Minnesota, Mankato is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts. The region is home to the unique Blue Earth River tributary, endless trails, parks, ski hills, Minneopa State Park, which is known for its waterfalls and bison herd, and so much more. You’ll find energizing outdoor adventures in Greater Mankato all year round. Regardless of the season, it’s always the perfect time to be outside exploring.
Greater Mankato’s incredible natural beauty is matched by ways to experience it. We know that recreation is a big part of any vacation. Explore by land with over 50 miles of paved trails to leisurely walk, hike and bike and even more trails to satisfy the needs to get off the paved path. Make a splash and explore more in the water. Whether you like canoeing, kayaking, boating or simply opting for a quick swim get ready to tackle the great outdoors!