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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!

Leech Lake Halloween Activities

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

It’s that time of year when the weather starts getting colder and the leaves begin to change colors. The fall season also brings with it the spookiest holiday of the year: Halloween!


The Leech Lake area offers many Halloween activities that your whole family can enjoy. From costume parties to trick or treating, people of all ages will have a great Halloween at Leech Lake!


Your children will love the free Halloween games and trick or treating at the Camp Olson SPOOKtacular in Longville next Saturday the 26th. The spooky festivities will run from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.


There is also plenty of Halloween fun for adults in the Leech Lake area! The Hackensack Legion Post 202 will be holding an adult Halloween party also on Saturday, October 26th, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The party will feature music and a prize for the best costume.


The city of Backus is also hosting a variety of Halloween activities the whole family will enjoy. On October 26th, they will be holding a children’s party for kids ages 12 and under that will run from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The party will be filled with Halloween themed activities, including pumpkin picture coloring, a costume style show, a fish pond and a ring toss and bean bag throw with prizes. There is no charge for the party, and a free lunch will also be provided!


Later that night in Backus, the adult party starts at 8:00 pm. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a costume contest with prizes and complimentary cash and prize drawings.


Make sure to bring your whole family to Northern Lights Casino Halloween night for trick or treating! The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is once again sponsoring Treats for Tots at the casino on October 31st.


As you can see, the Leech Lake area offers enough activities for any Halloween enthusiast! Bring the whole family out to the area, and don’t forget your costumes!

21st Annual Ethnic Fest

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The 21st annual Ethnic Fest in Walker, MN, will take place this year on September 13th and 14th. These festivities, sponsored by the Leech Lake Chamber, include activities that the whole family can enjoy!


Ethnic Fest celebrates the various cultures that our ancestors brought to the area when they left their homelands long ago. These festivities will feature cuisine from many cultures, and the streets will be filled with booths offering crafts from different countries. To get into Ethnic Fest you will need to purchase a button. The cost will be $8 for one button or $15 for two. The money made from these buttons helps support the event every year.


The festivities will start on Friday night with live music from The Calgary Fiddlers playing at Calvary Free Evangelical Church. The music will go from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.


Ethnic Fest offers many kid friendly activities, including a parade on Main Street starting at 11:00 am on Saturday morning. There will also be bubble station races and face painting afterwards on the Court House lawn from noon to 4 pm.


All the craft vendors will be located on 5th street and the food vendors will be on the Court House lawn. There will also be a “No Class” Car Show at Walker City Park. Live music will be playing starting at noon on Saturday featuring music from all over the world! There will be three stages located on 4th and 5th street.


Ethnic Fest will go well into the night on Saturday with more live music at various locations and restaurants around town.


If you’re looking to learn a little about the different cultures around the world, Ethnic Fest is the perfect place for you! Make sure you stop by Walker on September 13th and 14th to enjoy all the festivities.

Featured Member: Shores of Leech Lake

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Have you booked your Leech Lake vacation yet? If not, book your stay at the scenic Shores of Leech Lake today! Shores of Leech Lake is the nearest lakeside cottage and RV resort to Walker, MN, and has direct access to both the Heartland and Paul Bunyan trails.


At Shores of Leech Lake, you have the option of staying in the cozy cottages or camping at the RV sites. The lakeside cabins all have 3 bedrooms and the option of 1 or 2 bathrooms. They also conveniently include air conditioning, cable TV and kitchens equipped with microwaves, dishes and pots and pans. Linens, blankets and towels are also furnished. Other amenities included with the cabin rentals are a swimming dock, charcoal grill and lakeside fire ring.


The RV sites all have water, electricity and sewer hookups. There is also a fire ring available for RV customers.


When you stay at Shores of Leech Lake, you will have access to all of their wonderful amenities, including a sandy swimming beach, protected harbors with covered slips for your boat, bicycles, canoes and kayaks. Their comfortable lodge offers free coffee every morning, locally brewed beer on tap, wine, pizza, snacks and free Wi-Fi.


If you decide to make the short trip to Walker, MN, there are plenty of restaurant and shops for you to explore. Several golf courses and casinos are also only a short drive away.


Shores of Leech Lake is currently offering specials on their cottages! Call them today and book your Leech Lake getaway before it’s too late!

22nd Annual Moondance Jam

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

What’s better than an outdoor music festival in the summer? If you want to enjoy 3 days of amazing rock music, check out Moondance Jam in Walker, MN.


Moondance Jam is scheduled for July 18-20 this year, and the lineup is better than ever! The headliners for the 3 day festival are Motley Crue, Slash and The Offspring. Many other bands will also be performing, including Cheap Trick, Buckcherry, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm and many more! The music starts at 11:00 am daily and goes well into the night.


For those that want to get the party started even earlier, there will also be a Pre Jam Party, on Wednesday July 18, with music from Hairball and other classic rock cover bands.


General Admission and VIP tickets are available for this event. The VIP tickets include drinks, food, band meet and greets and special VIP seating above the stage.


Camping is a huge part of the Moondance Jam experience. The campground has access to showers, ice, firewood, fresh water and bathrooms. This year the camping contest theme is “Rockin Campin Crue”, so make sure to dress up in your best 70s and 80s wigs, makeup and clothing. If you don’t feel like roughing it for the whole weekend, there are a variety of Leech Lake area resorts for you to choose from.


Tickets for Moondance Jam are going fast, so make sure to order yours today! You are sure to have a rocking good time!

Leech Lake 4th of July Fun

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

It has finally started to feel like summer in the area, and you know what that means: the 4th of July is right around the corner! The 4th of July is the perfect holiday for outdoor family fun, and there is no better place for that than Leech Lake.


The town of Walker, MN, has many activities scheduled for the 4th that will keep the entire family entertained. The day starts off with the City on the Bay 10K Walk/Run. There’s no need to be a serious runner to participate in this event; the walk along the lake would be perfect for any age.


That afternoon at 2:00 pm, the parade on Main Street begins with the kiddie parade. Children can show off their Boy and Girl Scout uniforms, twirl their batons or display any other skill they would like. The Grand Marshall leads the rest of the parade that includes Veteran’s floats, clowns, jugglers, homemade floats, antique cars, horses, fire trucks and ambulances.


The Walker City Park is another place full of activities on the 4th of July. From 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, there will be family festivities and games, including two bounce houses, dry and wet slides, a 4 Man Extreme Bungee Challenge and much more. Also in the park from 2:00 pm- 10:00 pm, there will be a fish fry and beer garden sponsored by the Rotary and Lions Club. Brats and hot dogs will also be available.


The festivities go well into the night with live entertainment by the band Power Play from 4:00 pm- 11:00 pm, and of course the fireworks show starting at dark. The magnificent fireworks are shot off over Leech Lake, and can be viewed from land or boat.


As you can see, the Leech Lake area is full of fun family activities this 4th of July. Book a spot at one of the many Leech Lake resorts and stay all weekend!

Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

What’s better than a relaxing vacation on the beach? Now that summer is finally here, treat yourself to a beach getaway at Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort on Leech Lake. This resort has many lodging options and activities for you and your family to enjoy this summer!


Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort offers any kind of lodging you can imagine, including cottages, lakeside villas, chateaus, condos and executive villa suites. The 10 bedroom lake home and 6 bedroom grand estate are big enough for the whole family! The resort also features an event center that is perfect for family reunions, anniversary parties and wedding receptions.


One of the main attractions to this resort is the amazing fishing at Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota. Leech Lake is known for being a great spot to catch Muskies, Walleyes, Northern Pike, Eelpout and many more. At Horseshoe Bay, you have the options of fishing off one of the 60 marina docks, renting a boat or fishing off the pier.


This resort is also a great place to bring your kids, with 2600 feet of sandy swimming beaches. Other kid friendly activities offered at the resort include horseshoes, paddle boats, fishing docks and a video arcade room and indoor pool that are perfect for rainy days.


Horseshoe Bay also offers lakeside dining at the IronFire restaurant and lounge and is only a short distance away from many other restaurants in the Walker, MN area.


If you’re looking for a Leech Lake vacation with all the amenities you could ask for, look no further than Anderson’s Horseshoe Bay Resort! Book your summer Leech Lake vacation there today!

Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Summer is finally here and besides warmer weather, the summer season also brings music festivals! Moondance Jammin Country Fest in Walker, MN, is only 30 days away, so now is the time to make plans to attend this annual outdoor event.


The headliners for this year’s Moondance Jammin Country Fest are Jake Owen on Friday night and Montgomery Gentry on Saturday night. Other performers include Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and many more. The music starts at 11:00 am on both Friday and Saturday and lasts all day until the headliners take the stage at 10:00 pm. There is also a Pre-Jammin Party beginning at 6:00 pm Thursday evening if you want to get the party started earlier.


Tickets for the festival start at $130 for a two day general admission pass and $90 for one day of general admission. If you really want to go all out, you can also upgrade to a two day VIP pass for $300. Included with the VIP pass is shaded seating, free beer, pop and water, free dinner and access to the VIP stage box seating above the stage.


Camping passes are sold separately from tickets, and you have the option to choose from either reserved or general camping. The campsites include showers for $5, freshwater service and ice and firewood vendors. If you’re not a fan of camping, there are also many resorts and hotels in the Walker area to choose from.


If you’re looking to start your summer off right, then you definitely need to be at Moondance Jammin Country Fest! What could be better than a weekend of music, camping and friends? Get your tickets today!

Fishing Opener is Once Again Upon Us!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The day that Minnesota anglers wait for all year is finally almost here. This Saturday, May 11, is the official Minnesota walleye and northern pike fishing opener.


One major concern on all Minnesota fishermen’s minds is the weather. After having the earliest ice out ever last year, the spring of 2013 followed with the latest ice out on Minnesota lakes. As of today, the weather forecast for the Leech Lake area this weekend is 49 degrees and partly cloudy on Saturday and 58 degrees and sunny on Sunday.


Even though the weather is finally starting to warm up, the water temperatures will be colder than normal this year. Cold water can not only affect fishing conditions, but it can also be dangerous. People are urged to be extra cautious this year and wear life vests at all times.


Another concern brought on by the colder than usual spring weather is that the larger Minnesota lakes, including Leech Lake, will probably still have ice covering at least some parts of them come Saturday morning. That gives anglers the options of either trying to find a spot of safe ice to fish on or to look for open water.


The good news is that ice or no ice, the Minnesota fishing opener is still on for this Saturday.  Even if it is a little colder than usual, a weekend of Leech Lake fishing is the perfect way to relax after a hectic week!

Featured Member: Woodland Resort

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about planning your Leech Lake getaways. Woodland Resort is just 4 miles north of Walker, MN, and would be an excellent place to relax for a weekend when the temperatures start to heat up.


Located on the shore of Kabekona Bay, Woodland Resort offers 13 fully furnished cabins that are all equipped with heat, showers and a full kitchen. With 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom cabins available to choose from, there is sure to be one that fits your family’s needs. Depending on which cabin you choose, air conditioning, cable TV and decks are other amenities to make your vacation even better. Picnic tables and barbeque grills are included with each cabin for all your cooking needs. Each cabin also includes a harbor space for your boat, and boats are available for rent as well. There are also 4 campsites available along the lake if you would prefer to bring your tent or camper for your Woodland Resort stay.


Woodland Resort is also very kid friendly with a playground, beach and swimming area complete with a water trampoline and swimming raft. Your family will also enjoy the paved walking and bike trail only 2 miles from the resort.


If you feel like venturing away from the lake for a day, the Walker area is packed full with activities your family is sure to love. A selection of golf courses is only a short 5 to 10 minute drive away if you feel like hitting the links for the day. The Bear Pause Theatre in Hackensack offers movies on four screens with stadium seating. Itasca State Park is only a short half an hour drive away. The area also offers a variety of hiking trails, including The Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trail. If you’re planning an adult getaway, the Forestedge Winery is a quick 20 minute drive.


Whether you’re coming for a quick weekend trip or an extended week long stay, Woodland Ridge is a great place to have a relaxing Minnesota lake vacation. With cabins available from May through September, it’s not too early to book your lake getaway today!