Archive for July, 2013


42nd Annual Leech Lake Regatta

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

It’s almost August already, and you know what that means. The annual Leech Lake Regatta is almost here!


The Leech Lake Regatta is a three day sailing festival that has been attracting sailors from all over the Midwest for over four decades. This year, the 42nd Leech Lake Regatta will be held from August 10-12 by the Shores of Leech Lake resort marina.


The Leech Lake Regatta is run by a volunteer committee from the Leech Lake Yacht Club, and this year the festival will include races for two fleets: mono-hulls and multi-hulls. Each of the fleets are also separated into several divisions. The races will take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday and will typically begin at about 10:30 am each of these days.


Saturday and Monday’s races will be in Walker Bay and the races on Sunday will be out on Leech Lake. If you would like to watch the races, the best place would be from the city dock or city park in Walker.


This festival is more than just sailing though! There will also be events that the whole family can enjoy, including campfires, music, a fish fry, a BBQ on Sunday evening and an awards banquet.


The registration fee for the 42nd Leech Lake Regatta is $100, and you can also purchase tickets for the awards banquet and BBQ picnic. Guests coming for this event can camp at the Shores of Leech Lake resort for $10 per night. There are also a few RV campsites available for $49 a night. If you would prefer to stay somewhere else, the Leech Lake area offers many amazing resorts and hotels to choose from!


The 42nd Leech Lake Regatta is sure to be a good time for the whole family! Book your weekend stay for this annual festival today!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Trapper’s Landing Lodge

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

If you’re looking for a luxury resort nestled in the shores of Leech Lake, Trapper’s Landing Lodge is the place for you! This affordable resort offers more than just the classic family resort vacation and is located on a world class Minnesota lake!


Trapper’s Landing Lodge offers lakeside cabins, townhomes and suites for guests to choose from. The rustic cabins are 30 years old and have been updated, but still have a very classic feel. They are a very affordable option for fishing trips or families that want to bring their pets along for their vacation.


The townhomes and suites offer much more luxury than the cabins and feature either a patio or deck overlooking Leech Lake. They also come with fully equipped kitchens, gas grills and flat screens with satellite TV service.


The amenities at Trapper’s Landing Lodge will keep you coming back year after year. They offer a sandy swimming beach with a lake raft, canoes and kayaks, nightly bonfires with s’mores, bikes, lawn games and a playground area. There are also fishing boats, pontoons and speed boats for rent if you want to spend the day out on beautiful Leech Lake.


There is always something for children to do at Trapper’s Landing Lodge. Adventure Camp is held Monday through Saturday during the summer. This program offers crafts, games and water activities, like tubing and water skiing, to children so the adults can enjoy some time relaxing on their own.

Your children will also love the outdoor pool that is open daily until dusk. There is also a poolside bar, so the adults can have a little fun too!


The Beachfire Bar and Grille at Trapper’s Landing Lodge is the perfect place for the whole family to gather for dinner after a long day in the sun. The Beachfire Bar and Grille is one of the few restaurants with lake access, so it’s also a great place to stop and get lunch during a long day of fishing. You can park your boat right on their dock.


Now that July is almost over, it is definitely time to take a Leech Lake vacation! Book your stay at Trapper’s Landing Lodge today before it’s too late!

Walker Bay Days

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

If you’re looking for a day of fun filled outdoor events that your whole family will love, you need to check out Walker Bay Days! Walker Bay Days is hosted by the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and will be held this year on August 3rd.


According to the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the mission of Walker Bay Days is to celebrate our family values, community pride and commitment to the preservation of the Leech Lake area, our bountiful resources and cultural history. Entrance into this family focused event is free, but there will be participation fees for most of the activities.


The Walker Bay Days festivities will start at 9:00 am with a 5K run beginning at Walker City Park. The entry fee for this race is $15, and it includes a commemorative t-shirt. Trophies will be given to both the overall male and female winners, and there will also be ribbons for the top three participants in each age group.


A volleyball tournament will begin at 10:00 am in the park. The tournament has an entry fee of $20 for each team of six. This tournament is sponsored by First National Bank, and the first place team will win half of the entry fee pot!


At 11:00 am, there will be a Pow Wow exhibition, and the food booths in the park will open. Shortly after that at noon, the Bingo tent and the inflatables will both open. These inflatables are going to be the best display in Walker all summer, and you’re kids are sure to have a blast bouncing around in them! A wristband for the inflatables can be purchased for $10. A craft fair will be running throughout the day, and there will be live music on the main stage under the tent for all the festivities.


The Big Dig, sponsored by Dale and Harriet Jones, will be back again this year! Registration for this beloved annual event will begin at 11:00 am, and the Big Dig will officially start at 1:00 pm. The entry for this event is free, and your children will have the time of their lives digging through the sand for tokens that they can trade in for prizes.


As you can see, Walker Bay Days has something for everyone in your family! Make sure you stop by Walker City Park on August 3rd to check out all the festivities!

Featured Member: Sugar Point Resort

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

If you haven’t made it out to Leech Lake yet this summer, now is the perfect time! If you’re looking for the perfect Leech Lake resort to bring your whole family to, look no further than Sugar Point Resort.


Sugar Point Resort is a great place for a family vacation, because the resort’s spacious grounds provide a safe environment for kids. The resort also offers two playground areas and paddle boats, which are sure to provide hours of entertainment. In the summer season, there are planned children’s activities scheduled several times a week. These activities are a great way for your kids to meet other kids staying at the resort and give all the parents a few hours of relaxation!


Other activities available at Sugar Point Resort include volleyball, basketball, softball, hiking, biking and horseshoes. There is also an enclosed heated pool and a lodge at the resort for the occasional rainy summer day. The lodge serves food and snacks like pizza, sandwiches and ice cream and also offers games for the whole family to enjoy after a long day on the lake.


The modern cabins at Sugar Point Resort are fully furnished, and most of the cabins have recently updated kitchens and bathrooms. All the kitchens are fully equipped, and there are also charcoal grills available for use. Some of the cabins even have decks and fireplaces for guests to enjoy.


All of the cabins have beautiful lake views along the 1,100 feet of shore line at the resort. Pets are also accepted at Sugar Point Resort, so you won’t have to worry about leaving them at home.


Located right on Leech Lake, Sugar Point Resort offers amazing fishing. The resort offers a large protected harbor with convenient gas and bait services. You are also able to rent boats, motors or a slip cover for your own boat from our wide selection.


If you’re not much of a fisherman, Leech Lake is also a great place for water skiing, swimming or just relaxing on the boat. The 110,000 acres of beautiful water offers endless possibilities!


The cabins at Sugar Point Resort are filling up fast for this summer season! Don’t put it off any longer; call them and book your relaxing Leech Lake vacation today!

Girls Night Out in Walker

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hey ladies! Are you looking for a fun night where you can shop and go out on the town with you friends? Look no further than Girls Night Out in Walker!


Girls Night Out is an annual summer event in Walker, MN. This year the event will be held on July 10, August 14 and September 25. Registration for Girls Night Out will begin at 5:00 pm on each of the evenings. During this fun filled event, stores in Walker will stay open late and offer specials and activities for the participants. After the stores close, there will also be drinking and dining specials offered at local restaurants.


The next Girls Night Out on July 10 will also be open to the rest of the family and will have plenty of activities that everyone will enjoy. At 5:00 pm, swag bags will be handed out at registration on Fifth Street. To fill up the swag bag, the ladies will have to visit the participating stores to pick up their gifts and freebies.  Families will also have the opportunity to register for door prizes.


Other activities on Family Fun Night include water balloons, a golf putting game sponsored by Tianna Country Club and live music. There will also be Wine Cork Pulling for the adults. Wine Cork Pulling is a game where you choose a cork for $10 and win the bottle of wine that it matches with. Every participating store will donate their favorite bottle of wine, so you never know what you’re going to get!


This special family night of Girls Night Out is sure to be a good time for all ages! Make sure you come out to downtown Walker on July 10 to enjoy the fun!