by Michelle Gage
Summer is the season of escaping. It’s that glorious three month period where being outside is an everyday occurrence (or should be!). Don’t get us wrong, local fairs and markets are great, but does that really feel like a getaway? Pack your bags, grab your sunnies and go! We’ve wrangled some of the best hidden treasures that don’t require you to travel a great distance. Bonus…they come with plenty of peace and quiet!
If you’re a Minneapolis native, head to Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. While it’s technically in another state, this lake is just a little over an hour away. Save on an overnight stay by making it a day trip!