Spicer, Minnesota is a quaint lakeside community located along the shores of beautiful Green Lake, about 90 minutes west of Minneapolis/St. Paul. It’s the perfect getaway destination for a few quiet restful days in the country. Spicer Castle’s 5-acres of lakefront property couldn’t be more perfectly suited for those looking to escape the day to day stress of their modern lifestyle. In Minnesota, we enjoy a variety of distinct landscapes, from prairie grasslands, deciduous woods, coniferous forest and aspen parkland to expansive lakes that dot the landscape. Each area has distinct habitats for plants and animals, and offer many unique and exciting opportunities for outdoor activities. One of our favorite ways to enjoy the quiet serenity of Minnesota’s lake country is watching the abundant wildlife that calls this area home. To take advantage of the some of the best birdwatching destinations around Minnesota, book your room at our relaxing Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.
Thanks to the variety of habitat found near Spicer, which includes boreal-hardwood forest, eastern broadleaf forest, and prairie parkland, we also enjoy a great variety of migrating and resident bird species that will delight even the most novice of birdwatchers. One of the most popular birdwatching areas in Minnesota is the Minnesota River Valley Birding Trail, which lies within easy reaching distance from our Inn. Of the many wonderful destinations along this trail, the two closest are Praire Woods Environmental Learning Center and Sibley State Park in New London. The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center features approximately 10km of trails through woods, prairies, ponds, and wetlands, and features a wide variety of bird inhabitants. At Sibley State Park, there are over 18 miles of trails to explore that wind their way through woods, hilltop prairies, and savannas. Bird species found here include falcons & hawks, loons, owls, and more. Or, of course, to keep your getaway even more relaxing, you can enjoy birdwatching from the very shores of Green Lake at our romantic Minnesota Inn.
For even more birdwatching, guests may wish to venture out slightly farther from the Inn, where you’ll discover some of Minnesota’s finest birdwatching. Popular destinations for our guests include day trips to Monson Lake State Park, Camp Kerk Wildlife Management Area, Brenner Lake Waterfowl Production Area, Ordway Prairie, Lake Johanna and Freeze Waterfowl Production Area, and Nelson Lake and Overby Lake Waterfowl Production Area. Waterfowl you’re likely to see in these areas include geese, loons, cormorants, a variety of ducks, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, and more. After a day of relaxing birdwatching, come back to our Inn and celebrate your great finds over dinner at our waterfront restaurant. Book your room with us today, and start planning for your escape into Minnesota’s beautiful lake country.