Archive for November, 2012


Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012


The day is drawing near, when families near and far will gather ‘round the table to carve the annual turkey. As the smell of pumpkin pie fills the house and your relatives discuss the latest election, a warm holiday cheer spreads throughout you. It’s the time of year to be thankful; thankful for all that you have been blessed with, and for those who are dear to you.


The Leech Lake area is buzzing with the excitement of this cherished holiday. Chase on the Lake is offering a delicious Thanksgiving buffet along with hot apple cider served daily, and cookie/ornament decorating activities for the whole family.


The Festival of Lights parade in downtown Walker is always a favorite this time of year. The city is adorned from one end to the other with glowing lights, twinkling trees and sparkling store fronts. The parade begins Friday at 6pm, and the fun continues throughout the weekend!


On Saturday the Reindeer Run in Walker begins at 10am and the first 150 participants for this run/walk will receive a knit Reindeer Run stocking cap. Also on Saturday from 1-3pm you and the family can take part in the “Charlie Brown Christmas Party downstairs at the Legion. Enjoy activities, food, and fun for everyone! On Sunday don’t miss the newest addition to the fun, the “Holiday in Song” concert at the Community Church of Walker.


This time of year is a time for family; It is a time to spend with loved ones cherishing all that we have. So from all of us at the Leech Lake Tourism Bureau, Happy Thanksgiving!


Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012


Grab a steaming hot cup of coffee and kick back on your private deck to enjoy a glorious sunrise over Leech Lake. Take in the beautiful colors as the sunlight bounces off the spectacular open water. Settle in to your home away from home and relax in the comfort of the peaceful North woods.


At Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge, our lake homes are there to provide you with all of the amenities and comforts you would receive at home – and then some. Each is fully equipped and furnished in a cozy north wood décor. They even have their own fireplace! What could be better than curling up in front of a roaring fire with a nice book and some hot cocoa?


With a long history of providing fun, rest and great fishing, Grand Vu Lodge takes the carefree family vacation to a whole new level.  Their game room is open 24 hours and is equipped with many fun activities such as pool, shuffle board, books, and video games! For the adults there is a weekly Pot Luck & Social Night on Mondays that include lots of goodies!


Conveniently located just 15 minutes from the bustling resort town of Walker, MN within easy access to some of the area’s best golf, shopping, fine dining, casinos and entertainment, Grand Vu Lodge is the perfect Minnesota vacation destination!


Where the Adventure Never Ends

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012


Nestled between the state forests of Paul Bunyan and White Earth, Itasca State Park is the most tranquil location to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Minnesota. As you explore its over 32,000 acres of land, you cannot help but be awed by its raw, untouched essence.


Opened in 1891, Itasca State Park is our states oldest and most highly esteemed park. Experience the pride of Minnesota as you wade in the footsteps of American history. See where the great Mississippi River begins its 2,552 miles journey to the Gulf of Mexico, and cross the headwaters as our forefathers did.


Not only is Itasca State Park a beloved tradition for many Minnesotans, but over half a million visitors each year visit the park from places near and far. Within its vast perimeters, you can explore its 2,000 acres of wilderness sanctuary, designated as a National Natural Landmark.


Since its opening Itasca State Park has become not only a natural and cultural landmark, but and enjoyed destination for camping, lodging, and naturalist programs for all ages. You can enjoy numerous recreational activities ranging from canoeing, to picnicking, to snowshoeing and winter camping. This famous park is truly where the mighty Mississippi begins, and adventure never ends.


Hunting Minnesota

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

It’s getting to be that anticipated time of year here in northern Minnesota. The “Minnesota fever” is upon us. Some folks say it’s the highlight of their year and is already here! The pride of the season finds us in blaze orange apparel as the Minnesota deer rifle hunting season commences!


Some dream of shooting that giant buck on opening day while others lie restless, strategically planning where and when they will get the perfect shot for that symmetrically racked 30 point buck.  As we clean our rifle for the umpteenth time, make sure our scope is on target, and hang our clothes on the line we cross our fingers that luck will strike this season.


We go to bed early so we can rise swiftly and silently before the sun. Hunters everywhere bundle up for the anticipated chill in the November air. As we make our way to those perfectly positioned spots, we are surrounded by darkness and a silence that is broken only by the sound of our footsteps and the wind whistling through the trees.


Finally it is time. As we sit in our deer stand anticipating the perfect buck to walk past our driving lane our senses are on high alert, waiting to pick up the slightest hint of movement around us. We wait, and wait, and wait……………. until it seems as though we may be the only living thing in the woods, but we know better. Suddenly, there’s crunch from a step in the dried leaves that have fallen. Our ears perk up, our heart starts racing, and sudden disappointment sets in as we find the crunch to be only a fox. So we wait……..


Do you have the Minnesota fever?