So you’ve decided to take your family vacation at a Minnesota resort, specifically Riverside Resort. Congratulations! And it could be that you’ve already decided what amenities your family would probably enjoy at a resort.
Some popular amenities at Riverside Resort are fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, splash mats, paddle boards, water slide, pontoons, and other ways to get you out on the water. But one amenity that many resorts have that you might not think about is sunsets! Everybody loves a good sunset. I doubt you’ve ever met anyone who said, “No. Not me. I don’t like sunsets at all.”
It could be that you live in an area where you can’t get a good view of the sunset. Maybe buildings or trees are in the way, or you’re at work so not free to watch the sky, or your house windows just face the wrong direction. A Minnesota resort is a great place to see a sunset, and it may be an amenity that you were not even counting on.
What are the benefits of watching the sun set over a lake?
► Several places to view it — Choices include the picture window from the cabin, on a screen porch or deck, in a chair on the lake shore, on the end of the dock or out in a boat. Most should offer a nice, wide open view with no visual obstructions.
► Reflection — This benefit is often overlooked! Whether the lake you are on has a big expanse of water or small, you will get reflection off the water, and a mirror image if it’s a calm night. That’s two sunsets in one! Depending upon the colors in the sunset, it can make you feel like you’re in another world!
► Lake sounds — Along with the sunset you will get “lake sounds” which is part of the experience. You’ll likely hear the sounds of water birds such as loons, ducks, geese and herons.
If you’d like to try your hand at photographing lake sunsets, visit this link for tips on the best way to photograph sunsets.
Written by: Jennifer Bateman
Edited by: Kathryn Rupnow
Photo Credit: Riverside Resort