Archive for June, 2019

Plan Your Family Vacation to Leech Lake

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Looking for the perfect place for your next family vacation? Here are a few reasons why Leech Lake is the perfect family vacation destination!

Take a Family Biking Trip on the Heartland Trail

With a paved, well-maintained pathway that winds through the natural beauty of Leech Lake’s hardwood forests, the Heartland Trail is a fantastic choice for a family bike trip! The 27-mile stretch between Walker and Park Rapids is fully paved and offers a number of rest stops along the way. If you have some younger cyclists in your group, the distance between many of the cities along the trail is usually about 5-6 miles — perfect for a ride of 30-45 minutes or so. Check out our Biking page for more information, as well as this handy trail map from the DNR!

See a Show at the Minnesota Folklore Theatre

The Minnesota Folklore Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting family-friendly arts, culture, and entertainment in the Leech Lake area! They offer shows throughout the summer, many featuring young actors in plays that other young theatre-goers are sure to enjoy. The Theatre also houses art exhibits and other events, so plan to stop by even if you aren’t seeing a show! Check out their website for more information.

Hit the Links with a Family Golf Outing!

Walker’s own Tianna Country Club not only offers a fantastic par-72 18-hole course featuring stunning views of Leech Lake, but they also offer three & four-day golf classes for younger golfers! The classes meet for two hours a day in the mornings, giving the older folks just enough time to get through a round of their own! Once everyone has finished up, head to the Clubhouse for a delicious brunch or lunch. With multiple sessions offered throughout the summer and rates as low as $50 for a three-day session, it’s a great way for younger folks to hone their golfing skills and enjoy the outdoors! Check out the Tianna website for more information.

Relax and Play Along the Shore

With so many fantastic resorts and lodges located right along the Leech Lake shoreline, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy what vacation is all about — some rest and relaxation! Many of the resorts and lodges in the Leech Lake area offer recreation areas, scheduled activities, game rooms, and more, so the older folks can rest assured that the younger folks are in good hands while they take their afternoon siesta. Check out our lodging page for a convenient list of all the available options!

As you can see, the Leech Lake area offers plenty of options and attractions that make it a perfect choice for your family’s summer vacation. You can find even more ideas on our Activities page, or request more information about specific events or attractions you’re interested in! Leech Lake MN golfer back lit

Treat Dad to an Unforgettable Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Father’s Day weekend is a perfect opportunity to say “thank you” to all the amazing men who have acted as fathers, mentors, role models, and spouses throughout our lives. The Leech Lake area is chock-full of ways to treat Dad to a weekend to remember! Read on for just a few of the many ideas.

 

Enjoy a Night at the Casino

Northern Lights Casino on Walker, MN features over 900 slot machines, live blackjack, and daily poker tournaments! Plan a dinner date at Dancing Fire Restaurant or eat your hearts out at the Northstar Buffet. With live entertainment, daily promotions and special offers, Dad is sure to enjoy an evening filled with fun.

If you’re interested in a more laid-back night of gaming and fun, check out either of Northern Lights Casino’s partner casinos, Palace Casino Hotel in Cass Lake or White Oak Casino in Deer River. Be sure to check out all the unique promotions, offers, and entertainment available at each casino!

Northern Lights Casino

Palace Casino Hotel

White Oak Casino

 

Plan a Fishing Getaway

Of course, what dad wouldn’t love a weekend of the best fishing spots that Minnesota has to offer? With a multitude of fantastic fishing resorts, campgrounds, and lodges nestled along the Leech Lake shoreline, there’s a perfect choice for anglers of all levels.

We know that different dads prefer to fish in different ways, so whatever type of angler you’re treating this Father’s Day, we have just the thing!

For those looking for all the modern conveniences that allow them to kick back in between trips onto the lake, try the fully-equipped fishing resorts of Steamboat Bay Resort, Woodland Resort, Acorn Hill Resort, Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort, Hiawatha Beach Resort, Oak Point Resort, or Brindley’s Harbor Resort.

 

Book a Tee Time

One great thing about Father’s Day is that it takes place during a time of year that’s perfect for a few rounds of golf! The golf courses of the Leech Lake area feature breathtaking views of the lake and immaculately maintained grounds. In case Father’s Day weekend doesn’t work out for booking a tee time, you can also give a golfing gift certificate or tee time punch card!

These are just a few of the ways you can say “thanks” to the father figures in your life for all they’ve done. Still in need of some more ideas? Check out our Attractions page for other local highlights in the Leech Lake area, such as hiking trails, museums, and recreation areas. The Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce website features a database of restaurants, stores, and pubs in and around Walker. And don’t forget to check out our Lodging page to browse your options for your weekend stay.