Posts Tagged ‘leech lake minnesota’

Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Summer is finally here and besides warmer weather, the summer season also brings music festivals! Moondance Jammin Country Fest in Walker, MN, is only 30 days away, so now is the time to make plans to attend this annual outdoor event.

 

The headliners for this year’s Moondance Jammin Country Fest are Jake Owen on Friday night and Montgomery Gentry on Saturday night. Other performers include Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and many more. The music starts at 11:00 am on both Friday and Saturday and lasts all day until the headliners take the stage at 10:00 pm. There is also a Pre-Jammin Party beginning at 6:00 pm Thursday evening if you want to get the party started earlier.

 

Tickets for the festival start at $130 for a two day general admission pass and $90 for one day of general admission. If you really want to go all out, you can also upgrade to a two day VIP pass for $300. Included with the VIP pass is shaded seating, free beer, pop and water, free dinner and access to the VIP stage box seating above the stage.

 

Camping passes are sold separately from tickets, and you have the option to choose from either reserved or general camping. The campsites include showers for $5, freshwater service and ice and firewood vendors. If you’re not a fan of camping, there are also many resorts and hotels in the Walker area to choose from.

 

If you’re looking to start your summer off right, then you definitely need to be at Moondance Jammin Country Fest! What could be better than a weekend of music, camping and friends? Get your tickets today!

Fishing Opener is Once Again Upon Us!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The day that Minnesota anglers wait for all year is finally almost here. This Saturday, May 11, is the official Minnesota walleye and northern pike fishing opener.

 

One major concern on all Minnesota fishermen’s minds is the weather. After having the earliest ice out ever last year, the spring of 2013 followed with the latest ice out on Minnesota lakes. As of today, the weather forecast for the Leech Lake area this weekend is 49 degrees and partly cloudy on Saturday and 58 degrees and sunny on Sunday.

 

Even though the weather is finally starting to warm up, the water temperatures will be colder than normal this year. Cold water can not only affect fishing conditions, but it can also be dangerous. People are urged to be extra cautious this year and wear life vests at all times.

 

Another concern brought on by the colder than usual spring weather is that the larger Minnesota lakes, including Leech Lake, will probably still have ice covering at least some parts of them come Saturday morning. That gives anglers the options of either trying to find a spot of safe ice to fish on or to look for open water.

 

The good news is that ice or no ice, the Minnesota fishing opener is still on for this Saturday.  Even if it is a little colder than usual, a weekend of Leech Lake fishing is the perfect way to relax after a hectic week!

Featured Member: Woodland Resort

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about planning your Leech Lake getaways. Woodland Resort is just 4 miles north of Walker, MN, and would be an excellent place to relax for a weekend when the temperatures start to heat up.

 

Located on the shore of Kabekona Bay, Woodland Resort offers 13 fully furnished cabins that are all equipped with heat, showers and a full kitchen. With 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom cabins available to choose from, there is sure to be one that fits your family’s needs. Depending on which cabin you choose, air conditioning, cable TV and decks are other amenities to make your vacation even better. Picnic tables and barbeque grills are included with each cabin for all your cooking needs. Each cabin also includes a harbor space for your boat, and boats are available for rent as well. There are also 4 campsites available along the lake if you would prefer to bring your tent or camper for your Woodland Resort stay.

 

Woodland Resort is also very kid friendly with a playground, beach and swimming area complete with a water trampoline and swimming raft. Your family will also enjoy the paved walking and bike trail only 2 miles from the resort.

 

If you feel like venturing away from the lake for a day, the Walker area is packed full with activities your family is sure to love. A selection of golf courses is only a short 5 to 10 minute drive away if you feel like hitting the links for the day. The Bear Pause Theatre in Hackensack offers movies on four screens with stadium seating. Itasca State Park is only a short half an hour drive away. The area also offers a variety of hiking trails, including The Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trail. If you’re planning an adult getaway, the Forestedge Winery is a quick 20 minute drive.

 

Whether you’re coming for a quick weekend trip or an extended week long stay, Woodland Ridge is a great place to have a relaxing Minnesota lake vacation. With cabins available from May through September, it’s not too early to book your lake getaway today!

Minnesota Fishing Opener

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Mark your calendar for May 11, 2013, this year’s Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike fishing opener! What better place to fish opening day than Leech Lake near Walker, MN. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota. It has 230 miles of shoreline, stretches out over 111,527 acres and is an average of 35 feet deep. So fish Leech Lake this opening season and tell us about your greatest catch.

Featured Member: Anderson Northland Lodge

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Summer is only 2 months away! The weather is getting warmer and the time to start lounging on one of northern Minnesota’s manylakes, Leech Lake. A great place to take in the sun and enjoy Leech Lake is at Andersons Northland Lodge located in Walker, MN.

 

Andersons Northland Lodge has over 27 years of experience and founders of the Anderson Family Resorts.  Their goal is to make sure that all of their guests have the comforts of home while away from home.  Northland Lodge is a kid friendly resort with sandy beaches, clear water, sand volleyball, bonfires, and much more to keep everyone happy and having fun all day!

 

Not only do they provide fun to last the whole day but they also have amazing places to stay. Northland Lodge has seventeen MN lake home rentals. All have full kitchens, linens, BBQ grills, TV/DVD and are all fully furnished. They also have screened in porches and decks that are the perfect places to wind down at the end of the day and watch the sun set on Leech Lake.

 

If that wasn’t enough, they also offer amazing Leech Lake fishing packages for groups as small as 2 and as big as 9. You catch them and they clean them, so all you have to do is fish Leech Lake and relax.

 

Leech Lake is a great lake in a great state. Northland Lodge is devoted to making sure you have an amazing time on Leech Lake and once you do, don’t forget to check out what the local towns have to offer from restaurants to home town shops. From morning to night you are sure to have a great time while staying on Leech Lake in Walker, MN.

Leech Lake Golfing Getaway

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The snow is melting the sun is shining and to any true Minnesotan you know what that means, spring is almost here! With spring comes warmer weather and warmer weather means golfing season.  Where better to play a game of golf then at one of Leech Lakes many golf courses, 2 of which are championship golf courses.

 

Whether you are learning to golf or are already a Pro you’re sure to find something you like at each of the Leech Lake area golf courses. Tianna Country Club is one which is located just 2 miles south of Hwy 34 that offers many golf specials and lessons to help you get started on improving your game. Next is LongBow Golf Club, a newer course that offers 18 holes full of breath taking views and pure relaxation that is ideal for any level of golfer. Wedgewood Golf Course and driving range and Wildwedge Golf and RV park both offer 9-hole courses and are great places to golf on a sunny afternoon.

 

When you have finished a full day of golf at Tianna Counry Club, Long Bow Golf Club, Wedgewood Golf Course or Wildwedge Golf and RV Park be sure to check out all the local area attractions of Leech Lake such as the casinos, walking trails, local shops and more. When you visit Leech Lake you are sure to have a good time no matter how you choose to spend it.  So if you’re looking to plan a MN golf getaway and want to find the best Leech Lake lodging options visit www.leechlake.org .

Leech Lake Golfing Websites:

http://www.tianna.com/

http://www.longbowgolfclub.com/

 

Featured Member: Brindley’s Harbor Resort

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Brindley’s Harbor Resort is located on Leech Lake and only 15 miles away from Walker, MN. Brindley’s offers a variety of activities to keep you and your family having fun for hours all year round. In the fall you can take in the beautiful warm colors of fall. The winter creates a snow blanket over the north woods which makes Brindley’s a truly beautiful winter wonder land that you can travel through by snowmobile. Finally, in the summer Bridley’s offers everything from water sports to land activities to fit everyone’s liking.

 

Lodging at Brindley consist of cottages and houses with up to five bedrooms. All have refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, electric coffee makers, kitchen utensils, toasters, ceiling fans, clock radios, heaters and bedding. They also feature lakeside decks or a screen porch, grills, picnic tables, and outdoor furniture. Not only do they have all these things butalso offer a vast amount of perks for staying at Brindley’s on Leech Lake.

 

They offer the choice of pre-ordering and delivering your groceries! They do the shopping and you get to spend more time relaxing and having fun with the family. You can email, fax or call to order your groceries and they will be waiting for you in the cupboards and refrigerator of your cottage.  Other perks include the lodge with games, books, and cable TV. You are also provided with scheduled activities that include treasure hunts, campfires, fishing contest and more.

 

This wonderful Minnesota resort on Leech Lake has a lot to offer year round but also make sure to check out localattractions like the snowmobile trails, local restaurants, golf courses, local shopping and more while staying at Brindley’s Harbor Resort.

Featured Member: Moore’s Lodge

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Moore’s Lodge is located on Leech Lake on the east side of Agency Bay, less than 10 minutes away from Walker, Minnesota. This lodge is the perfect for any family looking for the ideal family vacation. They offer 20 different cabins that all have an amazing view of the sunset. The cabins are on level ground for easy access and are equipped with gas heat, complete kitchens, large refrigerator/freezer combinations, bedding, and have cable and wireless internet.  Cable and wireless internet area also available in the lodge.

 

Not only do they offer cozy cabins, but they also offer a lot of activities to keep your family entertained for hours. They have a children’s playground, paddle-boats  weekly fishing seminar, canoes & kayaks, a sand volleyball court, and weekly potluck dinners!  Plus, it’s only a ten minute drive to many local activities.

 

Their lodge is also a great feature of this wonderful getaway. It offers a library, TV, wireless internet access, a snack bar, free coffee, hot chocolate, and apple cider. They have staple groceries, dairy and bakery products, gift items and fishing tackle available to guests. If that wasn’t enough, Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake also has a game room with pool, video games, and pinball.

 

Moore’s Lodge is ideal for anyone looking for an amazing and relaxing Leech Lake getaway. They offer many activities that make it so you never want to leave the comforts of Moore’s Lodge on Leech Lake.  If you do decided to venture off, you are just 10 minutes away from Walker, MN which has endless things to do and see. Book your stay now at Moore’s Lodge. It will be sure to be a relaxing family vacation for all.

Winter Activites

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Winter seems like it’s here to stay. Some of you may love the winter and never want it to end, but for those of you who are just waiting for spring and can’t think of things to do in Leech Lake don’t fret, we have year round activities to get you through what’s left of winter.

 

Leech Lake has a hand full of attractions to keep you preoccupied. The first one is to visit the Leech Lake Brewing Company.  Stop in a try one of their many beers and if you have a favorite you can purchase a growler and enjoy in the comfort of your warm home or while you stay at one of the many Leech Lake lodging options. There is also the Forestedge Winery in Laporte, MN located on the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest. Forestedge Winery and Farm offers not only many elegant fruit wines but they also have a gallery with fine crafts made by Minnesota Artists.

 

Another attraction around the Leech Lake area is horseback riding. This may be something you may have not considered trying in the winter but Pine River Riding Stable is open year round, 7 days a week.  They offer lessons, group riding and a petting zoo. They go by reservation so they do not have set times. You can give them a call and make reservations and enjoy a winter ride.

After you are done checking out the brewing company, the winery  and Pine River Riding Stable you can grab a bite to eat an one of our many Leech Lake restaurants like Café Zona Rosa, Luck Moose Bar and Grill, Iron Fire Bar and Grill, The Boulders and many more to choose from. Each one is sure not to disappoint your taste buds.

 

Leech Lake is filled with year round attractions to fill everyone’s needs. So book your stay at one of our many Leech Lake lodging options and see what Leech Lake has to offer you!

Featured Member: Big Rock Resort

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Leech Lake it the 3rd biggest Lake in Minnesota and it has many wonderful resorts to enjoy everything Leech Lake has to offer. Located on Horseshoe Bay is an amazing year round resort called Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN.

 

Big Rock Resort has many things to make your Minnesota family vacation a trip of a lifetime. You can start off your morning by heading to the harbor, which is safe and easily accessible. After a morning on the lake you can go to visit their helpful dock staff and have them clean and freeze your fish, all for free.  While waiting to get your catch of the day cleaned and frozen you can relax at the harbor watching birds, ducks, geese and otters.

 

Once you’ve got your fish you can pick from a game of tennis, basketball, volleyball or horseshoes to play with your family and when the sun goes down you can go relax at the Spa. After you are done taking in all the amazing activities and fun that Big Rock Resort has to offer do not forget to check out the local stores and restaurants around the Leech Lake area. Finally to end the day you can relax in one of their 21 cabins that surround the harbor.

 

So if you’re looking for a place to stay that has all the fun and relaxation you could ask for on your next Minnesota family vacation on Leech Lake check out Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN, you will not be disappointed.