Archive for December, 2013

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: The Shores at Pine Point

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over for the year, it is definitely time for some relaxation. What better way to relax than taking a trip to Leech Lake?

 

The Shores at Pine Point is a family owned Leech Lake resort that is open year round, so it is perfect place to get away from the real world for an ice fishing vacation or weekend family getaway. Since the resort is located right on the shores of the beautiful Leech Lake, it offers all the quiet and tranquility you’ve been looking for.

 

Shores at Pine Point features new lakeside cabins for rent that all offer flat screen TVs, full kitchens equipped with dishwashers and porches with gorgeous views of Leech Lake. These cabins are the perfect place to relax with your family and a hot drink after a long day of ice fishing on the lake. The cabins that are open year round can sleep from four to eight people, so there will be plenty of room for the whole family!

 

If you are coming to Leech Lake for the excellent ice fishing, Shores at Pine Point is a great choice for you. Since the resort is located right on the shores of Leech Lake, you will have easy access to the lake. Leech Lake ice fishing is known to be some of the best in the world, and if you are looking to catch Northern Pike and Eelpout during the cold winter months, there is no better lake you can choose!

 

If you are looking for other activities besides ice fishing in the Leech Lake area, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. The area offers hundreds of miles of trails that are groomed specifically for snowmobiling in the winter. Two of the most popular trails in the area are the Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails that both offer scenic rides through the forests, lakes and towns in the Leech Lake area. Other winter activities in the Leech Lake area include both cross country and downhill skiing and snow shoeing. You will definitely never be bored on your trip to the area.

 

After a long day in the chilly outdoors, the nearby town of Walker, MN offers a variety of restaurants and bars to relax and eat a great meal. With so many options, you are sure to find something the whole family will love.

 

Now that you know all the benefits of a Leech Lake getaway, book your stay at The Shores at Pine Point today! A trip to Leech Lake is sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime.

Leech Lake Ice Fishing

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Even though the ice fishing has been pretty limited on Leech Lake so far this winter, Leech Lake ice fishing season is right around the corner! The Leech Lake area is the perfect place to go ice fishing because of the many area resorts that offer a perfect place to relax after a long day on the ice.

 

Right now the fishing reports are saying there are some limited fishing options in the Pine Point area, but anglers have only been walking out on the lake due to the deep snow and slush underneath it. The tough conditions have prevented ice fishing in any other spots on the lake so far, and ice depths are varying.

 

Even though the conditions haven’t been ideal so far this winter, there are still months of Leech Lake ice fishing ahead of us. Leech Lake is a great place to catch Northern Pike and the famous Eelpout. Eelpout are caught mainly during the winter, and a great place to find them once the ice thickens is Walker Bay.

 

One of the biggest challenges of ice fishing is trying to keep warm! Many of the Leech Lake area resorts offer ice house rentals that make your time ice fishing much more enjoyable. These resorts are an excellent place to relax after a successful day of fishing while drinking hot chocolate and sitting by the fire.

 

The town of Walker, MN near Leech Lake offers many restaurants where you can stop to get a great meal and share your best fishing stories.

 

As you can see, there is no better place for ice fishing this winter than Leech Lake! Book your stay at one of the Leech Lake area resorts today. We hope to see you out on the ice soon!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Steamboat Bay Resort

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Are you looking for the perfect place for a holiday family getaway or ice fishing vacation? Look no further than Steamboat Bay Resort on Leech Lake!

 

Steamboat Bay is open year round, making it the perfect place for winter activities, including ice fishing and snowmobiling. Steamboat Bay is also a great choice for families that want to take a break from their daily stresses and just relax.

 

The cabins at Steamboat Bay Resort are modern and all include full kitchens, bathrooms with showers and cable TV. The cabins are the perfect place to relax after a long day of snowmobiling on the area trails or ice fishing on Leech Lake.

 

Steamboat Bay also offers a more secluded lodging option. The Evergreen Lake Hideaway on Evergreen Lake is centrally located between Itasca State Park, the town of Bemidji and Steamboat Bay Resort and is the perfect place for a winter getaway. This cabin is located nearby all the best snowmobiling and cross country skiing trails in northern Minnesota and is close enough to offer the excellent ice fishing on Leech Lake. The Evergreen Lake Hideaway is also the perfect place for a family vacation during the holiday season.

 

The resort also features an old fashioned lodge that overlooks the lake and dock area. The lodge offers many activities that will keep your children entertained for hours, including a game room with free foosball, a pool table and an old fashioned jukebox.

 

Steamboat Bay is also conveniently located nearby the town of Walker, MN. Walker offers many unique shops if you’re looking at doing some last minute Christmas shopping and a variety of delicious restaurants that the whole family will enjoy.

 

Steamboat Bay Resort on Leech Lake is a Minnesota family resort that will give you the personal service you deserve on your vacation. Steamboat Bay is currently offering special winter rates to make your stay even more affordable. Book your family or ice fishing vacation today!

Winter Activities in the Leech Lake Area

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Winter has officially arrived! Can you believe how much snow we have gotten this week already? This weather makes it the perfect time for Leech Lake winter activities.

 

If you enjoy snowmobiling in the winter, the Leech Lake area is the perfect place for you! The Leech Lake area offers hundreds of miles of trails groomed specifically for snowmobilers. With the many open fields, forests and lakes that cover the area, it could take you all winter to explore all the snowmobile trails available.

 

Two of the most popular snowmobile trails are the Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails, and they offer the best snowmobiling in Minnesota! The paved Heartland Trail stretches 50 miles across Minnesota and runs past the towns of Walker, Cass Lake, Akeley, Park Rapids and more. This scenic trail passes through prime Minnesota lake country and provides a secluded feel for the perfect snowmobile adventure.

 

The Paul Bunyan Trail is also a paved and level trail that runs for 110 miles from near Brainerd all the way through the Chippewa National Forest near Walker. The trail finally ends at Lake Bemidji State Park. This trail also provides a very scenic ride and features many trail crossing rivers and nearby lakes.

 

Many bars and restaurants along these trails cater specifically to snowmobilers and offer snowmobile parking and heated gear storage. Before you head out on your Leech Lake snowmobiling adventure, make sure to check out our snowmobiling trail conditions and trail reports to stay up to date on the trails’ grooming schedules.

 

The winter season in the Leech Lake area also offers both cross country and downhill skiing for even more winter fun! Many of the trails in the area, including the Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails, are perfect for a day of cross country skiing. There are also many small hills in the area for the skiers that have a need for more speed! Many of the Leech Lake resorts are open year round and are the perfect place to sit back and relax next to the fire after a long day of skiing.

 

As you can see, the Leech Lake area is a great place for all kinds of winter activities! If you are looking to take a weekend getaway to the area this winter, book a stay at one of our area resorts today. We look forward to seeing you at Leech Lake soon!