Archive for January, 2013


Featured Member: Moonlight Bay Resort

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Moonlight Bay Resort and Campground is located in Walker, MN. It is family operated and offers wonderful cabins and a campground surrounded by beautiful pine and oak trees for you and your family to stay, relax and enjoy Leech Lake. Moonlight Bay Resort also accommodates larger groups with a large cabin rental and offers a 24’ pontoon to rent for a fun day out on Leech Lake.


Tim and Dina Tabbert the owners of Moonlight Bay have created this resort with endless opportunities for fun. Available to their guests are: canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, pontoons and more that help you stay active on Leech Lake.


If the game of golf spikes your interest there is a golf course located right across the street, or if you feel like taking a hike in the wilderness you can check out the Paul Bunyan trail that is within walking distance of the resort. After a full day of activities at Moonlight Bay Resort be sure to check out the local shops and restaurants of Walker, MN.


This family operated resort is a great place to bring your family to get away from the stresses of daily life.

Leech Lake Cross Country Ski

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The snow brings not only the cold but it also supplies us with a variety of winter activities. Cross country skiing is one of many winter activities that can get your heart pumping and the Leech Lake area offers a variety of public trails for cross country skiing. Some of which include the Chippewa ski trails, Heartland, Itasca State Park trail and many more.


If you are new to cross country skiing and are a little intimidated by it because you are not in tip-top shape. Have no fear because even though Cross Country skiing is an intense workout, any skill or exercise level can participate.  You can start off with an easy glide on the trail and pick up the intensity gradually.


So after a leisurely day gliding the trails of Leech Lake don’t forget to check out the local shops and restaurants of nearby Walker, MN and end the day where you can rest and relax at one of Leech Lake’s many year round resorts. So take a tour or our finest Leech Lake Resorts today!

Featured Member: Bailey’s Resort

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Bailey’s Resort in Walker, MN is located on Kabekona bay on the west end of Leech Lake in the beautiful Chippewa National Forest.  This resort offers many activities like kayaking, canoeing and biking on the Paul Bunyan bike trail that runs past the driveway of the resort.


Bailey’s is a great place for your family to stay at for your Leech Lake family vacation. They offer a beach and playground where everyone can shoot hoops, play volleyball, play a game of horseshoe or have a bonfire. Bailey’s also offers hydro bikes and an aqua jump.  They have a nearby golf course where you can work on your swing and if you are a hunter or shooting fanatic, the Northstar Sportsmen’s Club is only 5 minutes away.


They offer eight non-smoking cabins that are modern and fully equipped with a kitchen. Each cabin is completely furnished with beds and linens; all you have to bring is your towel, toiletries and food. If that wasn’t good enough each cabin has a view of the lake and has its own deck with tables and chairs to admire your view.


Bailey’s Resort on Leech Lake also provides a prime spot for fishing on Leech Lake.  Their protected 1,000 acre bay offers walleyes, northerns, bass, panfish and even muskies. Their protected location gives the benefits of sheltered fishing and boating waters with access to the larger parts of Leech Lake.


Dana and Cindy Pitt are born and raised in Minnesota and love the walker area! They are in their 14th year of running Bailey’s Resort.  In 2006 they were named, Resorter of the Year by the Congress of Minnesota Resorts. Bailey’s Resort is a true Up-North family vacation for all!

Ice Fishing Leech Lake

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

If you are planning to spend the weekend ice fishing Leech Lake and going up against the Minnesota winter weather you may be looking at ways to keep warm.  You can wear those extra layers but what is going to really do the job is an ice fishing shelter. Most of you may go with a portable shelter or a simple shed but there are those that truly go all out when it comes to ice fishing. So whatever your preference may be there are endless ice house accommodations that meet your fishing needs.


Many of our Leech Lake Resorts offer the service of an ice house rental to make that Minnesota ice fishing getaway even more comfortable. After a long day fishing you can relax and enjoy the comforts of home at one of Leech Lakes finest resorts sipping on hot chocolate, gazing at a lit fireplace, and re-capping in conversation about all the great fish you caught that day . Later, if you have enough energy after reeling in all the big fish you caught visit the quaint town of Walker, MN where you can enjoy local shops, pubs, casinos and more.


So take a tour and check out all the Leech Lake Resorts that are part of the Leech Lake Tourism Bureau and plan your Minnesota winter getaway today!