Do you have a passion for exploring nature and capturing those precious moments with a camera to take home with you? Central Minnesota has a great offering of locations perfect for those pristine photos you've been wanting to capture since the first time you held a camera in your hands.
For more information about local photographers who have found some of their own inspiration for beautiful photographs, click on a photographer below to be directed to the artist's personal website. If you are a nature photographer or know of one, please let us know in our comment box below.
Mille Lacs Lake
Check out the “Fall Color Finder” on the MN Department of Natural Resources website for an updated look of the turning fall colors of the state’s park. There are also three"Rainbow Routes" in Central Minnesota that you can find here: 10 Fall Color Drives. Check out the Mississippi Headwaters, Otter Tail County, and Brainerd Lakes & Mille Lacs rainbow drives.
Sun, Stars & Stunning Shots
View from a prairie
Central Minnesota is a great location for stargazing due to the small amount of artificial lights that pollute the natural glow of the stars. Grab a blanket, some friends, and maybe a telescope to start seeing the constellations brighter than ever before!
If you enjoy sharing nature's beauty with others by capturing it in photographs you might also enjoy the picturesque scenes you can find here.
Rising 400 feet above the surrounding countryside, Inspiration Peak offers spectacular views in three directions. The native prairie on the top of the peak has been there for hundreds of years, and showcases many beautiful prairie wildflowers. Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis shared his passion for this peak with his readers. Learn more.