Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations in Minnesota

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Do you have your plans all laid out yet? Maybe you  know you want to go out, see somewhere new and beautiful, but aren’t quite sure where to go… Don’t worry! While you can find beauty and romance anywhere, these places are among the most romantic in Minnesota and are guaranteed to make for a memorable Valentine’s day with your sweetheart.

The Grand View Lodge

The Historic Grand View Lodge on Lake Gull has been a top Minnesota destination since 1916. this beautiful lodge features a variety of activities including golf, the Glacial Waters Spa, numerous dining option, and some of the most beautiful accommodations in the state.

With so much to do and see, and the stunningly beautiful locale, this is one destination you will want to go back to again and again.

Afton House Inn

get swept up in the romance at the Afton House Inn. this beautiful Inn not only features stunning rooms for your visit, but also has special Valentine’s events that you and your significant other can enjoy.  With a Valentine’s Dinner and a Sweet Heart Wine Dinner this is the one place to take your date if you truly want to impress.

FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

On Valentine’s day from 4Pm-7Pm you and your sweetheart can enjoy a free ride in a romantic horse-drawn carriage in the beautiful Historic Stillwater, known as one of the most romantic cities in all of Minnesota!

See what else this beautiful city has to offer for you and the one you love here.

Valentine’s Day Clay Workshop

For the past 15 years, the northern Clay Center Shop has offered Valentine’s Day Clay workshops. A fun way to get creative and enjoy time with your lover, this will leave you with visions of Patrick Swayze Ala Ghost… You can learn all about this event, dates, and times here.

These may be our four favorite Valentine’s getaways and events of the year, but we want to hear what you think… what are your favorite Valentine’s getaways?

 

Creative Uses For Enclosed Trailers

Cargo trailers are probably the most versatile trailer type on the market. Enclosed trailers have so many different uses. They can be used to haul everything from lawn equipment to cars, making them a favorite buy for most people. People are getting more and more creative now though, and “remodeling” their enclosed trailers to become tiny houses, mobile boutiques, campers and more. These creative uses for enclosed trailers are fun and inspiring to say the least!

Enclosed Trailer to Camper Conversion

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One of the more popular trailer conversions right now is the enclosed trailer to camper! People are loving tiny simple campers at the moment, and purchasing an enclosed cargo trailer can be much less expensive than purchasing a tiny camper.

These tend to be rather simple conversions and fun to boot! This trailer to camper project from Victoria Allison is truly beautiful and inspiring!

Cargo Trailer as a Man Cave / She Shed

Man caves and She Sheds are on the rise! People wanting a fin area to get away to and relax. No matter if you want your hideaway to be a craft room, bar. or sports room an enclosed trailer easily makes a wonderful option!

They are easy to convert, inexpensive, and portable! Enclosed Trailers as man caves are a great option for renters, as they can be easily moved when you do!

Enclosed Trailer as a Mobile Boutique

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Everything ins mobile now a days! Consumers lead busy lives and really want things to come to them rather than going out. Everything from salons to clothing stores are starting to see the benefits of going mobile. So if you have a business that you think should go mobile, then an enclosed trailer can make your business boom!

Carry all of your goods, make it a beautiful space for clients to view, and bring your product or service to your clients. You can even get the outside custom wrapped to take your business to the next level.

No matter what your trailer needs, M&G Trailer Sales has you covered! If you are looking for an enclosed trailer for a man cave, she shed, or mobile office.. one of our Sales Experts is ready and waiting to help you get just the right trailer for your needs!

Top 5 Places to Camp in Minnesota

Minnesota is by no means short on beautiful places for camping. We have some of the most stunning natural beauty in the country and offer a plethora of places for nature and camping enthusiasts to enjoy. In fact, Minnesota is home to 58 different State Forests! Most of these offer scenic camp spots and tend to be less crowded than the State Parks.

Most of the Stat Forest camp spots are also more primitive. Offering non-electrical campsites and a more natural surrounding. These are perfect for getting back in touch with nature!

State Parks on the other hand tend to offer a somewhat more “modern” take on camping, with electrical hookups and a few more amenities,.

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a weekend camping, no matter how primitive you want it,  then these are the 5 best places to camp in Minnesota.

Bear Head Lake State Park

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This stunning camping location is but a stone’s throw from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  With miles of shoreline to explore, picturesque swimming locations, fishing holes, and trails to hit, you won’t have a shortage of things to do while camping here.

The campground features 73 sites total, 45 of them with electricity, showers and restrooms, as well as boat accessibility, cabins, and a rustic group camping site.

Woodenfrog Campground

Kabetogema State Forest

Located in the Kabetogama State Forest, this is a pristine campsite offering a primitive and picturesque surrounding, perfect for the true nature lover. With 61 non-electrical sites, you will be able to fully enjoy an immersive natural experience.

Offering on a first-come first-served basis, Woodenfrog boasts  being one of the few drive-in campgrounds offering access to the water-fed  Voyagers National Park. So paddle, drive, or hike by for a stunning campground worthy of being one  of the top five in the state.

Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park

This natural beauty offers something for everyone. Camping, swimming, fishing and boating are just a few things you can do at this State Park. Nestled in Western Minnesota among the prairie, hardwood forest and four lakes, this is a favorite for campers of all ages.

Featuring 22 cart-in campsite, four cabins, and a shower house in the main portion of the campground, as well as two yurts located in the State park. Glendalough is one of only three other parks in the state to offer these yurt accommodations.

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point offers a variety of camping options. With available RV campsites, stunning modern cabins, and more rural tent sites, there is something to appeal to everyone.  Located in the Northwoods, just minutes from the town of Cass Lake, this Minnesota lake resort and campground has been proudly serving families since 1939!

They also have a restaurant and lounge for those who want a more relaxed luxury experience!

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock lighthouse

Offering some spectacular views of the Lake Superior and the Split Rock Lighthouse, this North Shore park offers 20 cart in sites ( two are wheelchair accessible). You can enjoy the scenic views, use the restrooms and showers provided by the park, all while getting back in touch with nature.

Campers can hike up to the lighthouse ( which offers tours as well), or take a stroll along the lake’s rocky shore. The scenery and stunning lighthouse makes this one of the best campsites in Minnesota!

So there you have it! Five Must visit campsites in Minnesota!

Have you been to any of these? We want to know what you think are the best campgrounds to check out in the area!

 

Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Snowmobile Trailer

Snowmobiles are an essential part of winter life up here in Minnesota. Avid enthusiasts take amazing care of their snowmobiles, making sure it is well maintained, cleaned, and kept safe… But there is one thing that many people tend to forget! Snowmobile trailers tend to become an afterthought, but in reality they are an essential part of the snowmobiling lifestyle and need to be properly cared for and maintained as well.

Keep it Clean

Most people keep their snowmobiles in tip top shape. Cleaning off the grime and salt after a ride… But the trailer tends to get neglected. Due to all of the salt on the roads though, you will want to wash off your snowmobile trailer as often as possible in order to keep it in good operating condition. Make sure you hit the underside well since that is where the salt tends to build up. The best way to get the bottom of your trailer as easily as possible without causing any damage is to jack up the tongue as high as you can to easily access the underside of your trailer.

Start From The Ground Up

It really is the small things that make the biggest difference. Checking to make sure everything on your snowmobile trailer is in good working order can truly extend the life of your trailer. Check all of the bolts and make sure they are tightened, make sure tired are properly filled with air and that they have good tread left.. You will also want to regularly check the breaks and your axle as well. If anything is a bit off, go ahead and fix the issue or replace needed parts. Better to catch and fix a small issue before it turns into a massive problem!

Check Your Wiring

After giving your trailer a good wash down, you want to check the wires just to be sure nothing got knocked loose during the washing process. Make sure everything is connected correctly so that the lights worm, your coupler and hitch are fully functioning, and then you will be ready to go!

Maintenance is important with every type of vehicle and towable, but specially those that are used in the snow! Salt from the roads can cause some serious damage, but with these 3 simple tips you can greatly extend the life of your snowmobile trailer!

Here at M&G Trailer Sales, we are dedicated to helping you with all of your trailer needs! No matter if you are looking to make a purchase, have your current trailer serviced, or looking for some upgraded parts… Our experts have you covered!