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201 Minnesota Ave East
Walker MN, 56484
The Leech Lake Area offers memorable year round vacation adventures, with a variety of recreational activities including golfing, hiking, snowmobiling, biking and skiing on hundreds of miles of woodland trails. Find exceptional shopping in our quaint downtown area. Indulge in our restaurants cuisine ranging from elegance to boat accessible dining. Our area has diverse accommodations to meet every need from quiet campgrounds to elegant hotels and family resorts. Leech Lake is the land of legends. As more and more people discover this beautiful area as an ideal tourism spot, adventures turn to stories told over and over. Leech Lake, one of Minnesota's largest, is surrounded by many smaller lakes and located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. Although fishing continues to be one of the most popular activities, visitors find this area holds a stunning array of experiences, activities and opportunities.Relax in Walker's small-town friendliness and explore our many quaint stores that offer unusual gifts and merchandise. Shopping in Walker offers everything from sporting goods and fishing tackle to wine goblets and fresh flowers. In downtown Walker you can enjoy a wide variety of shopping and restaurants.Golf on one of our beautiful courses offering challenges for all skill levels. The golf season begins early and extends well into the fall.Hike, bike, snowmobile, ski or horseback ride trails that make you feel as though you're the first to discover them.Relax at a resort or spend your day on the water: fishing, sailing, swimming, water skiing or just boating from sight to sight.The Leech Lake area has something to offer all year.Spring is a spectacular time to discover the wildflowers coming to life in the Chippewa National Forest and Summer opens the door to fishing, camping, bird watching and biking. In the Fall this area comes alive with color! Enjoy a color tour by car or tour bus. The North Country Marathon travels through wooded trails during the height of fall color. Winter in the Leech Lake area offers snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing. The International Eelpout Festival is held every February on Leech Lake.If you are looking for adventure or quite respite we can offer it all to you!
205 Minnesota Ave W
Walker MN, 56484
Information on lodging facilities and things to do at legendary Leech Lake. The tradition of welcoming and pleasing summer guests goes back nearly a century. Visitors find scores of excellent lodging choices all around the lake. Whether planning an overnight or a long family stay, be assured with the help of the Leech Lake Area Tourism Bureau, you will find the perfect place. More than fifty quality resorts offering all manner of styles and accommodations dot the Leech Lake landscape. If your ideal is the rustic pleasure of a simpler time, you'll find it here. If your preference is upscale, beaches and high-energy lake activity, you'll find that, too. For those in search of quiet retreats that feel like home, numerous Bed & Breakfasts are also available. For short stays, area motels offer comfortable lodging. Outdoor enthusiasts can pitch their tents and rough it or roll an RV into one of the many campgrounds. A call to our Toll Free phone or a visit to our webpage will connect you to the kind of vacation you are seeking. Leech Lake - a nationally recognized game fish lake - offers some of the best fishing in Minnesota. In addition to being a natural walleye factory, it's considered one of the top muskie lakes in the United States. The lake also boasts an extraordinary abundance of northern pike, jumbo perch, bass and pan fish. So whatever your idea of great angling - from family fishing to a serious quest for a trophy - you will find it here. With shopping, dining, golfing, horseback riding and casinos, Leech Lake truly offers something for everyone.
PO Box 356
Akeley MN, 56433
Akeley, Minnesota - Birthplace of Paul Bunyan Why visit our little town? - largest Paul Bunyan statue in the world - fishing/boating/swimming on spring fed 11th Crow Wing Lake, headwaters of Crow Wing lakes (1st designated scenic canoe byway in the state) - bicycle on 27 mile paved Heartland Trail - ATV trails leading out of town to nearby Paul Bunyan State Forest (half a million acres to let 'er rip!) - centrally located in HEART of Minnesota's northwoods and lake country (90 lakes within a 30 miles radius) AKELEY & AREA ATTRACTIONS Paul Bunyan Historical Museum Akeley Festivals/Events (Paul Bunyan Days - last weekend in June) (Audrey's Purple Dream - 2nd weekend in February) Woodtick Theater (seasonal musical family friendly shows) Antiques & Shopping (0 miles) (unique handmade bead creations, largest clothing thrift shop in miles!, free range locally raised meat market, honey farm, handmade adirondack furniture, timber shelters, professional photographer, local wood milling, etc.) Winery (8 miles) Zip Line (20 miles) Petting zoo (35 miles north towards Bemidji) Fun Park (20 miles - bumper boats, paintball, laser maze, batting cages, etc.) Casino (9 miles) Golf (8 miles) Itasca State Park (the mighty Mississippi River begins here - #1 visited park in the state) is only a half hour away LODGING ? Campgrounds (several! lake access, ATV trails access) ? RESORTS (dozens within 1 - 8 miles!) ? Hotel/Motels: (several within 5 - 8 miles) Dining & Groceries With two local convenience stores in town (for basics) and dozens of cafes and restaurants within 1 - 16 miles (german, italian, mexican, steaks, burgers, ribs, chicken, pizza, etc.) you will NOT feel isolated despite the peaceful environment of forest and lakes. (Several full grocery stores w/ bakery, deli, organic produce, gluten free products within 9 - 16 miles)
100 Fleisher Ave
PO Box 373
Hackensack MN, 56452
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, Hackensack MN A Sweetheart of a Town!