Archive for October, 2012

Featured Member: Adventure North Resort

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

At Adventure North Resort we offer activities and amenities for everyone! Adventure North Resort offers private cabins that provide all the comforts of home for an enjoyable family vacation, as well as a romantic “up north” experiences for many couples. If your a fisherman and your Minnesota resort vacation consists of fishing Leech Lake for that trophy fish, Adventure North Resort has the very best fishing guides available.

 

To fight off the cool chill in the air, Adventure North Resort provides hearty Minnesota meals featuring homemade soups, satisfying entrees and delectable deserts. In addition, we also offer our guests discounted Fall, Winter and Couple rates! All lake homes include: fully equipped kitchen, fresh bed linens, TV, DirecTV, microwave oven and coffee pot. Kitchen and bath towels are provided and exchanged for fresh every other day.

 

If you’re looking for a place to host a reunion, wedding, or corporate retreat you have the option to reserve the entire resort for your private occasion. We provide classic vacation and recreational experiences that are unlike any other. Our staff are always available to meet your needs and make your stay at Adventure North Resort unforgettable.

 

As winter approaches do not be discouraged about a lack of outdoor activities. Adventure North Resort offers snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and nature walks thru Chippewa National Forests. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported with the beauty and quiet. And if you need a break from the outdoor action, we have some great shopping and dining nearby too.

So visit us today!

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

When you think of the Leech Lake Area Activities, things that come to mind are fishing, ice fishing, camping, snowmobiling or outdoor recreational activities. All of these activites are favorites for the people who live here and even those who like to plan a Minnesota vacation. But what about some of the Leech Lake area activities that aren’t so well known?

Walker is just a short distance from Leech Lake and offer an ample amount of fun and interesting activities that many people may not be aware of. For instance, if you like to shop, Walker offers many antiques and collectible shops, retail shopping, and more. The Heritage Arts, Gifts & Antiques store on fifth is perfect if you are looking for a unique collection of decorative accessories, antique furniture and home décor. They have been family owned and operated for over 40 years, and it’s just a short drive from many Leech Lake locations.

Another little known resource for great activities is the Walker Area Community Center. Each year on Leech Lake they host a Polar Pout Plunge! You can jump, flip, belly-flop, or dance you way into Leech Lake’s icy waters to benefit the Walker Area Community Center. All the money raised goes to the WACC which is home to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Walker Rotary Club, Leech Lake Area Youth Hockey, and the Walker Curling Club.

So why not explore the town of Walker, MN and find out what other hidden treasures they have?

Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast

Friday, October 12th, 2012

 

Leech Lake offers many attractive resorts and vacation getaways, but the Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast is the only B&B on the lake. With great access to both the lake and the Heartland Bike Trail, you are bound to have plenty of fun adventures!

 

If you enjoy home cooked breakfasts, boating, biking, and beachside campfires then the Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast is the place for you. Choose from their five wonderful rooms, two of which feature beautiful views of Leech Lake.

 

While staying at the Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast enjoy a day on the lake with Captain Gary! Families or couples can take half-day or daylong cruises on one of Gary’s three boats. You can customize your trip to include a picnic or beach party, a stop at one of the fine lakeside restaurants, and even sailing lessons.

 

The Heartland Trail was one of the first rail-to-trail projects in the country. It is located entirely on a level abandoned railroad grade, and it spans 49 miles between Park Rapids and Cass Lake. If you want to bike along the Heartland Trail, you can rent a bike for only $10/day. Book your stay and the Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast today!

 

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The Leech Lake Area offers memorable year round vacation adventures, from a variety of recreational activities, to hundreds of miles of woodland trails, to fun events for the family year round! You will find  not only exceptional shopping in our quaint downtown area, but you will be able to indulge in a variety of restaurants ranging from elegant to boat accessible.

 

If you’re looking for something fun to do this October, the Leech Lake Area has many fun and unique Events! Comedian JR Redwater will be at Northern Lights Casino & Event Center on October 19th at 7pm. JR is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and he’s been described as a “jolt of comedy lightening!” He’s appeared on Showtime & Native American Comedy Jam, and is now releasing his solo comedy special “Full Blooded Hilarious.”

 

The third Saturday of each month you can enjoy a pancake breakfast at the new Walker Senior Center! Stop by on October 20th between 7:00am and 10:30am. They also have a weekly schedule that include great activities such as card games, line dancing, B-I-N-G-O, and a nutritious lunch served every weekday at 11:30.

 

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is proud to announce the 3rd annual Treats For Tots on October 31st from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. This event will be held in three separate locations: Palace Casino Bingo Hall in Cass Lake, Northern Lights Casino in Walker, and the Morse Town Hall in Deer River. Expect many Halloween activities and CANDY! Kids are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy and Halloween fun. If you’re from out of town, book your stay in the Leech Lake Area today and take part in our October events!

Ivanhoe Resort

Monday, October 8th, 2012

 

 

Family owned and operated since 1930, Ivanhoe Resort offers optimal facilities for vacations, leisure, sport fishing, and recreation in the Leech Lake Area. All of their cabins are privately spaced, and you can enjoy beautiful views of the lake from your prime location on the lakeshore.

 

Ivanhoe Resort offers many amenities for your pleasure such as picnic tables, lawn chairs, and barbeque grills. If you are looking for some outdoor recreation they also have a natural sand beach, volleyball, badminton, tetherball, kayaks and canoes, and basketball. As the weather gets colder don’t be discouraged about having to stay inside! Ivanhoe Resort also has indoor entertainment such as a game room with T.V, a library and snack bar with candy, pop, and pizza as well.

 

Don’t forget that Leech Lake is the Muskie capital of the U.S! Ivanhoe Resort rents 18′ super deluxe boats with 40 hp tillers and 18′ ultra-deluxe boats with console steering with 40 hp. Individual and launch guide service available by arrangement. They also provide minnows, worms, leeches, minnow buckets, life jackets, and landing nets.

 

Even though Ivanhoe Resort is in the Chippewa National Forest the area still offers fine supper clubs and cafes, including nightly entertainment within a 5 minute drive. The Leech Lake Area offers many other recreational such as hiking and biking trails, unique gift shops, clothing store, and golf courses to name a few. Don’t miss out on all the great things that Ivanhoe Resort and the Leech Lake Area have to offer!

 

Leech Lake Fishing

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Did you know that most of Leech Lake is less than 35 feet deep? Regardless, its 112,835 acres and 195 miles of shoreline make it the third largest lake in Minnesota.  It has a distinct shape that almost any Minnesotan could pick out on a map, and its rocky shorelines are the ideal spawning habitat for walleyes.

 

Leech Lake is a popular fishing place for more than just walleye though. The beautiful lake is also a hotspot for bass, bluegill, crappie, eelpout  muskie, northern pike, and perch fish. Just like people, fish tend to follow certain routines throughout the season. This Fall, use these tips to catch the big one:

  • Bass/Pike: will concentrate in pockets left from the wild rice harvest.  Northland Reed-Runner single-spin spinner baits in natural colors work well, as will jig worms.
  • Walleye: In the fall walleye can be found near points and shorelines where the wind is blowing. Look for them where the hard bottom shifts into a softer bottom. Bigger minnows such as red tails are also effective either on jigs or rigged.

For more tips on how to fish this Fall season visit our tips and resources page!