Archive for September, 2013

Harvest Moon Festival

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Fall has officially arrived in the Leech Lake area! There’s no better way to celebrate the changing of the leaves and the new fall season than at Harvest Moon Festival.

 

Harvest Moon Festival is the newest event at Moondance and will be held on October 5. The festival will be a day filled with activities for the whole family, including beer, wine and food tasting and live entertainment.

 

The festivities will begin at 9:30 am with a 5k Run/Walk. Soon after at 10:00 am, the gates for Harvest Moon Festival will open and the entertainment and food will begin. The festival will include many children’s activities, including trolley rides, carnival games, BINGO, a magic show and wiener dog races.

 

Harvest Moon Festival is not just for kids! There will also be many activities for adults, including beer, wine and food tastings, a home brew contest, an adult spelling bee and live music. There will also be a Pinterest Make and Take, where participants can pay a fee to create unique home décor items.

 

The festivities will continue late into the night with live acoustic music starting at 6:00 pm by Timmy Haus. Courtney Guns will perform country music starting at 9:00 pm, and Millennia will end the night with contemporary hits from the 1970’s to today.

 

Tickets for the festival will be available online and at local Walker businesses. For those wanting to stay the whole weekend, campsites will be available both Friday and Saturday nights. For more information about Harvest Moon Festival, visit http://www.moondanceevents.net/Harvest_Moon.php.

 

There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful fall colors of Leech Lake than at the Harvest Moon Festival! We hope to see you all out for this awesome autumn event.

Featured Member: Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The air is getting chillier, and the leaves are starting to turn, which means fall is officially here! Fall is the perfect time to take a Leech Lake getaway before the freezing winter arrives.

 

If you are looking for the perfect Leech Lake weekend vacation spot, look no further than the Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast in Walker, MN! The Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast is a great place for either a romantic getaway or a family trip.

 

A stay at this bed and breakfast is a great way to relax and forget about all the stresses in the real world. When you stay here, you will wake up to a delicious home cooked breakfast and coffee that you can enjoy with a beautiful view of Leech Lake.

 

The rest of your day can be filled whatever you choose! If you would like to take a leisurely bike ride, the Paul Bunyan Trail is conveniently right in our backyard! You can either bring your own bike, or if you would prefer not to, we have bikes available for our guests.

 

If you would prefer to spend the day on the beautiful Leech Lake, you can rent one of our canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, stand up paddle boards or speedboats. The Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast also offers boat charters with Captain Gary! Captain Gary can take your family on a relaxing cruise around Leech Lake. You can even stop for a picnic or beach party during the ride.

After your long day in the great outdoors, you can relax by our fireplace or on our lakeside deck. The Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast also offers campfires, which is the perfect time to eat s’mores and have family time.

 

The Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast is currently offering special packages to give you just another reason to book your stay! The Rose Petal Turn Down Package comes with rose petals in your rooms, chocolate truffles and a chilled bottle of wine or chilled cider, making it perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway. There are also packages for our campfires, where we will build your party a private campfire either on the beach or on our island with s’mores supplies and wine! These campfires are the perfect way to end your day on Leech Lake.

 

Whether you are looking for a family vacation or romantic weekend, the Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast is the place for you! Visit http://www.leechlakebb.com for more information and to book your stay. We would love to see you soon!

Fall Has It All Festivities

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Can you believe it’s already September? Even though summer is now over, the fall season brings many things to look forward to in the Leech Lake area.

 

One of the best things about fall in Leech Lake is the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. The area is full of the rich autumn colors and crisp air. Another great thing about fall here is the Fall Has It All celebration! These annual festivities are held in the communities of Walker, Longville, Remer and Hackensack.

 

This year, the Fall Has It All celebration begins next Thursday, September 19th. To gain admission to all the events, a $4.00 button must be purchased at local merchants. The opening events include the Wine and Cheese Reception at the Longville Arts Center and the Ducks Unlimited Banquet in Walker at the Moondance Saloon.

 

The festivities continue until Saturday, October 5th. Some of the events included in the first weekend of the festival are Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 21st in Longville with a beer garden and live German music and an Oak Ridge Boys concert that night at Northern Lights Casino.  The weekend after that features a farmers market in Walker and dances and a spaghetti dinner in Hackensack.

 

The closing weekend of the Fall Has It All festivities, October 4th and 5th, will include the Northwood Quilt Show at the Northern Lights Event Center and the Fall Fest Bake Sale and Pumpkin Pie Auction at The Depot in Remer.

 

Fall Has It All is the perfect way to celebrate the new fall season! For a full schedule of events, check out http://www.fallhasitall.com/. We hope to see you all out at the community festivities!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Adventure North Resort

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Just because September has arrived doesn’t mean you still can’t have a Leech Lake weekend getaway! Adventure North Resort, located on Point Pine of Leech Lake, is open year round and offers amazing fishing in all four seasons.

 

Adventure North Resort features beautiful lake homes that your family will love spending their Walker, MN, vacation in. You have the option of choosing anywhere from a one bedroom to a five bedroom lake home, depending on the size of your family. These lake homes offer all the conveniences of your own home, including a charcoal grill and DirecTV.

 

Some of the most popular fall activities at Adventure North Resort are fishing on the beautiful Leech Lake, hunting and even scrapbooking! Leech Lake is known for its amazing walleye, northern pike and jumbo perch fishing, and Adventure North Resort offers a protected harbor and fishing boat rentals for you to take full advantage of the lake. There are also professional fishing guides available at the resort.

 

If you would rather get away for a weekend of hunting, the Leech Lake area is known for its deer, duck and grouse hunting in the fall months. Hunting guides are also available for your convenience.

 

Another option for a Leech Lake fall getaway is a scrapbooking retreat. One of the spacious lake homes at Adventure North Resort can be converted into a craft workroom able to accommodate 10 to 15 guests. The scrapbooking retreat packages also include breakfasts and dinners served to your whole group!

 

Whether you’re looking for some outdoor fall activities, like hunting and fishing, or would rather take a girls’ getaway to do some crafting, Adventure North Resort has everything you could want! Book your fall Leech Lake vacation here today!