Lincoln Area Business Association (LABA)
The Lincoln Lakes Area is truly a vacationer’s paradise with its endless beauty and recreational options for people of all ages. You can enjoy exceptional golfing on a local championship course or one of several courses in a 30 mile radius of Lincoln. Conditioning, affordability, accessibility, beautiful natural settings and a decent golf challenge are what most golf travelers look for when planning a golf trip or outing; and you will find these attributes in the Lincoln Lakes and surrounding area. Immerse yourself in water activities, on your choice of 7,600 acres of water.
The surrounding lakes in Morrison, Todd, and Cass Counties provide some of the finest fishing in Minnesota! Our larger lakes include Alexander, Fish Trap, Shamineau, and Crookneck. Our smaller lakes include Stanchfield, Lena, Round, Ham, Big Lake, Rice, Thunder, Turtle, Pine Island, and Lake Placid which is on the Crow Wing River near Pillager. For area lake information, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/index.html
Mid-May brings the fishing opener – one of the most exciting fishing days of the year for anglers of all ages. You’ll find the area lakes buzzing with anglers hoping to catch a trophy walleye or northern pike.
A short ten minute drive from Lincoln brings you to the Crow Wing River, offering 120 miles of scenic tranquility. Spend the day fishing or enjoy a relaxing afternoon canoeing, kayaking, or tubing down the river.
In spring gorgeous flowers come into bloom and many beautiful migratory birds return to their summer home. Birding guides are available for individual or group tours.
It doesn’t get much better than being at the lake, feeling the warm breeze, and soaking up the vibrant sun on a beautiful Summer day in the Lincoln Lakes Area.
Relax at a resort or campground on one of our picturesque lakes where you can canoe, kayak, or pontoon on the quiet waters. Enjoy a peaceful walk or bike ride among majestic pines. Unwind on the beach or just rest in a shaded hammock breathing the clean, fresh air.
Play 9 or 18 holes of golf on a local championship golf course or one of several courses in a 30 mile radius of Lincoln.
A more active day may be had by cruising on the jet-ski, speeding through the water while wake boarding, skiing, tubing, or feeling
the challenge while out sailing.
Fishing boats, pontoons, jet-skis, kayaks, tubes, and canoes are all available for rent.
Other activities include horseback riding (trailer your horse or rent one from a ranch located in the Pillsbury State Forest), a high ropes adventure course, and a climbing wall which is available at our local youth camp. Enthusiasts of all ages enjoy local ATV trails.
Spend your day leisurely touring the Pine Grove Zoo, Charles Lindbergh Center, Minnesota Fishing Museum, Minnesota Military Museum or look for those hard to find antiques and one of a kind homemade crafts at local flea markets, antique stores, and gift shops. After you “shop ‘til you drop”, delight in an evening of fine dining, casual dining, or a family sing along around an evening campfire.
August begins with Scandia Valley Summerfest, a full weekend festival located at the Scandia Valley Town Hall, where you can enjoy craft booths, a turkey dinner, street dance, fireworks, Sunday morning pancake breakfast, raffle, and much more.
The Lincoln Lakes Area is a four season playground that doesn’t “roll up the streets” when summer ends. Fall brings beautiful changing leaves, exceptional hunting, and more fantastic fishing.
The nearby town of Little Falls is buzzing with things to do the first weekend after Labor Day. Little Falls Arts and Craft Fair is a huge event beginning early Saturday morning going through Sunday afternoon with approximately 650 vendors, Antiques and Collectibles Fair with approximately 60 vendors, and Swap Meet and Auto Show held on Sunday showcasing 500 vintage automobiles draws 100,000 shoppers searching for their favorite items.
The area offers exceptional hunting. Connect more deeply with nature by spending the day in a quiet forest or near tranquil waters hunting for waterfowl, small game, bear, turkey, or deer. Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website for hunting, trail, state forest, wildlife management area, and local public hunting land information at www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/tips/locations.html
Spectacular colors erupt across the hills and forests of the Lincoln Lakes area in September and October. We’re a short drive from over 30,000 acres of State Forest and Wildlife Management Areas offering a wealth of natural resources and wildlife. Enjoy a walk through the trails and take in the red, yellow, orange, green, burgundy, and brown colors that paint the trees in blazing hues.
Let the cool, crisp evening air draw you to a warm bonfire where you can roast marshmallows to perfection, share stories of the day among friends, and unwind.
Whether you’re looking for indoor comforts with a wintery landscape view, or a convenient home base near a trail, slope, or ice fishing lake, you can enjoy the excitement of a Minnesota Winter
vacation in the Lincoln
You’ll have a fantastic time snowmobiling on the lakes and local trails with access to over 1,000 miles of Minnesota State snowmobile trails. You can ride for days and never go on the same trail twice.
Ice fishing is big on all of the Lincoln Lakes. Each lake is dotted with “small towns” of ice houses throughout the winter. Angling for northern, walleye, crappie, and sunfish; or spearing for northern is a great way to spend those long winter days. Rent a fish house or bring your own and become a winter neighbor in one of our “small town” fish house communities.
When the snow falls, our area is transformed into a wonderland of winter splendor. Snowshoe your way through the snowy solitude of the surrounding landscape or ski on a variety of cross country ski trails that will challenge all levels of skiers. Down hill skiing and snow tubing are also available within 40 minutes of Lincoln. You can also create a unique memory by participating in the annual Ice Golf Tournament held in February on the north side of Lake Alexander.
Crafters will delight in the scrap booking and quilting retreats offered in the area.
We’ve got just the thing to end a perfect winter day. Curl up in a cozy cabin, savor a delicious cup of hot cocoa, bury yourself in that novel you’ve been meaning to read, or gather around the table for a board game or evening of cards.