Posts Tagged ‘leech lake’


Traditions of Hunting

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Deer opener is right around the corner, and hunters around Leech Lake are preparing for the hunt. While the ultimate goal of hunting is often to bring venison home for you and your family, it is not the only reason to get out in the deer stand this weekend. Many people get out to hunt to disconnect from the fast-paced way of life and to honor family traditions.

A family’s hunting tradition often brings three generations of families together. Through making lists, divvying up responsibilities, and gathering supplies – comradery is born through the simple act of planning. Once up north, hunters have yearly traditions they honor. Some traditions include visiting the same bars and restaurants, others include cooking and enjoying traditional meals (such as a venison steak from a deer from the previous year), while others involve storytelling and teaching young hunters about all that hunting has to offer. Lessons and rituals are taught throughout generations, and life time memories are made.

While out in the deer stand, you have the ability to experience nature in its truest and most simple form. Sitting quietly while waiting for a deer, other wild life will lend itself toward you. Foxes may come play around your feet, and squirrels will seem as if they are having conversations with you. You  have the time to sit and enjoy the crackling of the trees and the rustling of the leaves that may have otherwise been tuned out. Hunting often provides hunters a time to slow down and disconnect. With the need to stay silent and focused, there is no consistent bing of the phone reminding you of what you should be doing, and no WiFi to keep you distracted. Hunting provides some of the only time when we can truly disconnect with our fast paced every day and reconnect with things that really matter: traditions and nature.

Do you have any hunting traditions? Share with us in the comments below.

Good luck and be safe, hunters! We’ll see you in Leech Lake soon.

Hikers Challenge 165

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

This year two chapters of the North Country Trail Association are kicking off a new hiking challenge. The Hikers Challenge 165 consists of hiking as much of you can of the NCT from State Highway 34 and State Highway 6 (Between Detroit Lakes and Remer). This specific section of trails is featured in the Guide to the North Country National Scenic Trail in Minnesota. The challenge will kick off April 25th. Read more about guided hikes and other offers on their Facebook page.

Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

This week we’re looking at Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge on Leech Lake. One of the nderson Family Resorts, Grand VU Lodge is down on Pine Point peninsula. This resort is a great hideaway, tucked at the end of the peninsula away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. The resort boasts 17 modern lake homes decorated to feel like a true up-north vacation. Great fishing, Family fun and amenities including lodge, bait shop with fish cleaning/freezing service, full scale children’s playground, tennis/volleyball/basketball court, sand beach with waterslide, anchored water raft, docks, fully-protected harbor, boat rentals, fun bugs, canoes, paddleboats, bonfire pit, game room with pool table and arcades, and fully landscaped grounds with water fountains. There is also a 24-hour game room packed with table games and video games to suit any needs. The fitness center has a treadmill, elliptical, stair climber, weight machine, and more.

Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Easter is a great time for family’s to come together and for children to hunt eggs! This year we’ll be out in Walker City Park Saturday April 4th and starting the event at noon. All children ages 12 and under are welcome to join in on the fun planned and there is no admission fee. The event is sponsored by the Spencer Ross Amrican Legion and should be done by 1pm .


Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast is the perfect romantic getaway for the outdoorsy couple. Enjoy the quiet, elegant suites nestled into the north woods where the boats, bike, beds and breakfast are always included in your stay. Leech Lake offers something for everyone, and with your own boat or one of the resort’s there is plenty to explore. Bike the Paul Bunyan/Heartland Bike Trail directly from the property, they even offer a shuttle service. There are four suites tucked away, two overlooking the lake available to cozy up to a beachside campfire or wind down on the deck. Breakfast is served each morning, homemade by Sandra the owner always accompanied by tea or coffee. Open seasonally from May – October, Leech Lake Bed and Breakfast caters to your every need.

Being the only B&B on Leech Lake, make your reservation today for next season and get away from the ordinary.

Peculiar Painter Playful Blooms

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Join us this Sunday, January 18th for an adult painting class at the Peculiar Painter in Walker. Playful Blooms is a local favorite watercolor class because it is bright, colorful and fun for all. The class is from 3-6PM and costs $60. This includes all supplies needed, no experience necessary.

Call or email to pre-register.
phone:  547-3729


Trappers Landing Lodge

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

On the south shore of Leech Lake is a hidden gem for vacationers. This ideal location paired with luxury accommodations nestled onto a protected marina there are activities for the entire family to enjoy year round. This winter, guests can enjoy complimentary bonfires, s’mores, movies, fishing contests and ice house rentals. Located onsite are a sauna, bar/grille and spa for added luxury.

Current specials include A Suite Deal; $99/night in Lakeside Suite, Romance Package including two nights lodging, champagne, chocolates and custom wine glasses. Plus multiple Ice Fishing packages! Learn more and book online here:

New year shopping event

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Happy New Years!

Join us at Northern Lights Casino Ballroom two weeks from this Saturday, January 18th. There will be many different direct sales vendors, local crafters and door prizes available for all. Don’t miss this great chance to shop multiple industries and products all in one convenient stop. The doors open at 10am and the event will run until 3pm that afternoon. All at the Northern Lights Casino Ballroom

Celebrating the Holidays

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Winter is a different experience in Minnesota than it is for most others. Whether you love the snow and are an avid ice fisherman or snowmobiler, or if you prefer to tuck away with a comfy hoodie and a wood burning fire we can all appreciate the Holidays, especially at the lake. Many of our lodging partners offer special deals to help celebrate the holiday and ring in the new year lakeside. The area has several open houses and celebrations to check out as well as the abundance of Christmas lights and celebrations throughout the town. Take some time and enjoy your next winter getaway with us here at the lake!


Leech Lake 4th of July Events

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

July 4th 2014 – Leech Lake Events



Walker City on the Bay 10K (run/walk)
Race begins in Walker City Park at 10AM
Find race information and registration here!



4th of July Parade
Parade starts at 2PM in downtown Walker, MN
An event the whole family will enjoy with decorative floats, costumes and more!



Fun in the Park
10AM – 5PM
Games for Kids and Adults! Bounce Houses, Obstacle Course, Wacky Rock’n Joust



Fish Fry & Beer Garden
Brats & Hot Dogs
2PM – 10PM
Sponsored by the Rotary and Lions Club



Live Entertainment
Power Play



4th of July Fireworks
Spectacular fireworks show at dark! View from land or boat!



Wishing you a Happy 4th of July from the Leech Lake Tourism Bureau!