Glenwood lies on the east edge of Lake Minnewaska, the 13th largest lake in MN. Glenwood was featured on A Prairie Home Companion, & offers: Year round recreational activities, including biking, camping, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing & ice fishing; resorts & campgrounds, hotels, two challenging 18 hole golf courses; Waterama (held the last full weekend in July); Winterama (held the second Saturday in February), Glenwood Lakes Area Kids' Day (held the first Saturday in June), Magical Christmas in Glenwood Celebration, Pope County Farmers' Market, Pope County Free Fair, a good, safe place to raise a family with quality schools.
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood Minnesota is a town for every season. The area is filled with many attractions such as biking, hiking, & snowmobile trails, lakes, parks, resorts & campgrounds, lodging, three challenging golf courses, dining & dancing, and a community that is a great place to vacation, work, shop, live, and play!
Glenwood is located approximately 2 hours west of the Twin Cities; 2 hours southeast of Fargo, North Dakota; 4 hours northeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and minutes from I-94.
Offering year-round fun for all ages, plan to relax and unwind while enjoying the many activities to partake in such as:
January: * Ice Fishing * Skiing * Skating * Snowmobiling * Sledding
February: * "Winterama" * "Ice Golf" Tournaments on Lake Minnewaska
March: * Int'l Hetteen Cup Vintage Snowmobile Race
April: * Pope County Community Expo * Community Easter Egg Hunt
May: * Minnewaska Warm-up Run * Pope County Garage Sale * Campgrounds & Resorts Open for the season for the Fishing Opener
June: * Take-a-Kid Fishing * Kids Day * Bike Rodeo * Relay for Life * Pope County Hospice Ride
July: * Pope County Free Fair * "Waterama" (last full-weekend in July) * Craft Fair, Community Garage Sale, & Crazy Days Sale
August: * Minnewaska Triathlon * Tour de’ Prairie Lakes Bike Ride * Chamber Cup Golf Tournament
September: * Koeps' Walleye Challenge * Glenwood Founding 150th Birthday Bash * Terrace Mill's Annual Fall Festival & Fiddlers Contest
October: * Pope County Fright Nights Haunted Attractions (weekends during October) * Salute to Business & Industry * Community Halloween Indoor Trick or Treating
November: * Christmas Open Houses, Teas, & Luncheons * Community Thanksgiving Celebration & Dinner * Battle of the Businesses Bowling Tournament
December: * Magical Christmas in Glenwood * Christmas Open Houses, Teas, & Luncheons
For more events or information please visit the community calendar on our websites: www.GlenwoodLakesArea.org or www.WelcomeGlenwood.org or call the Chamber & Welcome Center at (320) 634-3636.
Consider Glenwood for the perfect family vacation at an affordable cost!
- Glenwood, Minnesota is approximately 15 miles from Alexandria on Highway 29 (South), 28 miles from Sauk Center on Highway 28 (West), 25 miles from Morris on Highway 28 (East), and one stop on the Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway in West-Central Minnesota!
Other Date Information
- Mon-Fri: 10:00am-4:00pm and by appointment.