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Located in the heart of Minnesota's ten thousand lakes, Hackensack is a four season vacation destination. You'll find a variety of resorts, unique shops, restaurants and golf courses. Bikers and snowmobilers will find us halfway between Brainerd & Bemidji on the Paul Bunyan Trail In fact, you'll find 127 lakes within a ten mile radius of our community. You'll also find an unmatched array of special, out of the way resorts, many of which are open year-round. But that's only to be expected since Hackensack is a four-season destination offering more than just fun-filled crystal clear lakes.Unique shops, fine restaurants, golf courses and a whole winter's worth of ice fishing await you in Hackensack. Likewise, there's no shortage of opportunities to hike, bicycle, snowmobile or cross-country ski your way across our corner of the northwoods. Not only is it the halfway point on the new Paul Bunyan Trail, it is also the gateway to the Chippewa National Forest and home to the Deep Portage Nature Preserve.And while you're out and about, be sure to pay a visit to the shore of captivating Birch Lake where you'll find Paul Bunyan's sweetheart, Lucette, and their son Paul Jr. serenely surveying the local scene in anticipation of the second Wednesday of July, when they will just plain have a good time during our "Sweetheart Days" festivities.Indeed, the fame of the statuesque Miss Kensack seems to have spread far and wide. Today you can even find references to her in publications from the University of Minnesota, as well as some school textbooks. And you should have any remaining doubts as to the legitimacy of her union with the giant lumberjack, their official marriage license, together with other memorabilia, can be found proudly displayed at the Chamber of Commerce. But, remember, there's no need to wait until "Sweetheart Days" to pay us a visit. . . there's always plenty to do in Hackensack!
Additional Date Information: Hackensack Chamber is now in a new Visitors Center near the Paul Bunyan Trail in downtown Hackensack. Open 5 days a week from Labor Day to Memorial Day, seven days a week during the summer.