Posts Tagged ‘leech lake minnesota’

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.

Leech Lake Polar Pout Plunge

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

With the Eelpout Festival just around the corner it’s hard not to get excited for this event filled weekend. One event that is a definite highlight of this annual festival is the Polar Pout Plunge. This year the Polar Pout Plunge will be held on February 16th, 2013 at 1pm on Leech Lake in Walker, MN.

 

The Polar Pout Plunge is an event designed to fundraise for the Walker Area Community Center. The Walker Area Community Center is home to many clubs, activities and organizations like the Walker Rotary Club, Youth Hockey, Curling Club, Just for Kix, Tae Kwon Do, Boys and Girls Club, Fitness Center, Gymnasium and much more. All money raised will go directly to the WACC.

 

The Polar Pout Plunge not only gives you a reason to give back to the community but also gives back to you. The Polar Pout Plunge on Leech Lake gives you chance to win awesome prizes like, Moondance tickets, t-shirts, jackets and hats.

 

So how can one participate? Just go to www.polarpoutplunge.com  and complete a registration form and all the instructions are online. You must raise at least $50 to participate. So come out and enjoy all the fun the Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake has to offer.  It’s sure to produce memories of a lifetime. Hope to see you there!

Featured Member: Red Wing Lodge

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Leech Lake offers many amazing places to stay for your Minnesota vacation. One of these great places is Red Wing Lodge in Walker, Minnesota.  It is owned by the Benjamin family and they have been running it for the past 12 years, providing your family and friends with memories of a lifetime on Leech Lake.

 

Red Wing Lodge has 14 housekeeping cabins to choose from. All cabins include fully equipped kitchens, microwaves, sofa sleepers, Weber grills, air conditioning, cable television, free wireless internet and either a screen porch or deck.

 

The Red Wing Lodge not only offers  great fishing on Leech Lake, but also offers to clean your catch of the day while you relax on the sand beach, play a game of volleyball , horseshoes or shuffle board. You can also take in the sites of leech lake in one of their canoes or paddle boats that are free to cabin guests.

 

After a fun day of fishing, relaxing on the beach and hanging in the lodge don’t forget to check out all the local restaurants and attractions in the leech lake area. Whatever you’re after in a family vacation or fishing getaway Red Wing Lodge on Leech Lake is sure to please!

34th Annual Eelpout Festival: February 14th -17th, 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

For three days every February, Walker, MN has drawn crowds of more than 10,000 people for a festival that celebrates what may be the ugliest fish in the world, the eelpout. People gather on a frozen Leech Lake – the 3rd largest lake in Minnesota – in the dead of winter to participate in a Minnesota tradition of eating good food, playing some interesting games, and celebrating a really ugly fish.

 

Now what exactly do you do on a frozen lake for three days? Well for starters, you can bring out your ice house and fish, but don’t expect them to drill your holes. If, after a few hours of fishing, you haven’t caught a thing, you can grab some food on the lake: anything from eelpout nuggets to walleye cakes. The Eelpout Festival also offers entertainment and activities like eelpout curling, a polar pout plunge, rugby, and the eelpout derby.  They have live music, dance parties, a fish fry, bull riding, and much, much more.

 

This year’s Eelpout festival will take place from February 14th through February 17th, 2013. To take part in all of the cold weather fun, all you have to do is purchase an Eelpout festival button for $10, which can be purchased online with only a $2.99 shipping fee, no matter how many buttons you order. Make sure to get your button before midnight on February 3rd, 2013. Buttons purchased after this date will be $15.

 

Come out to Walker, Minnesota on Leech Lake and join in on all the fun! Kiss an eelpout for good luck, and take in the sites. Until you experience it, you won’t get it.