Archive for April, 2013

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Now that spring is finally upon us, it’s time to start planning your summer vacations! Leech Lake offers many family friendly activities that are sure to make your summer a memorable one.

 

The main thing Leech Lake is famous for is its amazing fishing, and it is often referred to as a “Walleye factory.” There are many different fishing bays to try your luck at, and Leech Lake offers not only the best Walleye fishing in the Midwest, but you also have a chance to bring home a Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike or an Eelpout.

 

If you want to do something in the water other than fishing, many area resorts have boats for rent. Also, there are businesses in nearby Walker, MN, that rent out jet-skis, ski boats, fishing boats, water tubes, wake boards and knee boards.

 

If you’re a golfer, there are many scenic golf courses in the Leech Lake area for you to enjoy a day on the greens. Tianna Country Club in Walker, MN, is a scenic 18 hole championship golf course that is available to the public. Tianna also offers a restaurant with a variety of delicious salads, sandwiches and even a breakfast menu. Longbow Golf Club is another 18 hole championship course right alongside Leech Lake. Longbow is also open to the public and is located only 6 miles north of Walker, MN. If mini golf is more your style, check out Wildwedge Golf and RV Park, which was rated the best miniature golf in greater Minnesota. Wildwedge also offers a wooden mystery maze that’s great for the whole family.

 

Leech Lake is also close to many hiking and biking trails. At the nearby Itasca State Park, you can walk across the Mississippi River at its source. Minnesota’s oldest paved trail, the Heartland Trail, offers miles of beautiful scenery, wildlife and flowers. The Paul Bunyan State Recreational Trail was built along abandoned rail corridors, and is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll.

 

The Leech Lake area is also close to several casinos, including Northern Lights, Palace and White Oak. The Forest Winery and Leech Lake Brewing Company are a few other fun adult attractions in the area.

 

As you can see, a trip to Leech Lake can include endless possibilities! Whether you enjoy fishing, golfing, hiking or just relaxing by the water, Leech Lake would make a perfect vacation spot for you and your family.

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/