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Last Minute Travel? Head to Leech Lake

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Thinking about taking a last minute vacation? We’ve got great news for you! Our extended forecast in June will make Leech Lake your perfect last minute travel spot! Temps are predicted to be in the upper 70’s to lower 80”s with very little rain for the whole month of June.

Who doesn’t love the idea of dropping everything to surprise your friends, family, significant other, or even your fishing buddies with an impromptu trip to a warm vacation destination! Take time out of your busy life for a short get-away, you’ve earned it!

Walker, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas offer endless options to help you take advantage of this beautiful weather- fishing, boating, and sailing on the beautiful waters of Leech Lake. The area also has two golf courses, a handful of dining and shopping options, and countless attractions including hiking and biking trails.

Some say there is no greater escape than relaxing in the sun with a fishing pole in hand. Leech Lake offers world-class fishing! The lake is also a beautiful destination for boating, kayaking, and swimming. Many Leech Lake resorts even offer boat and kayak rentals, so anyone who joins you will enjoy a hot day on the lake. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

So now that you know where you’re headed, your boss has given the greenlight for a few days off and your bag are all but packed? Where will you stay? How many people in your group/family? What is your budget? Leech Lake offers numerous lodging options, whether you are looking to “rough” it at a campground, bring your RV, stay in a cabin, or at a resort. Check out our Lodging Page and contact resorts find the out what is open NOW. Need a little more time to plan? Use our Plan Your Trip tool to narrow down and customize your search.

Have a great time! Enjoy the nice weather! We can’t wait to see you here!

Leech Lake Fall Activities

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The fun at Leech Lake doesn’t stop once summer is done! The Leech Lake area offers many family activities all throughout the year, including many fall activities.

 

If you’re a golfer, the Leech Lake area is perfect for you! The golf season at Leech Lake extends well into the fall. To take advantage of the excellent Leech Lake golfing, book a tee time at one of the area golf courses this fall. The Longbow Golf Club, Tianna Country Club and Wedgewood Golf Course and Driving Range are all open to the public and only a short distance from Walker, MN. If you would rather spend the day with your whole family, the Wildwedge Mini Golf Course offers fun for all ages of children and adults.

 

Fall at Leech Lake is also the perfect time to check out the beautiful fall colors in the area. Taking a bike ride or walk on one of the area trails is one of the best ways to experience the fall colors. The Paul Bunyan trail is the longest Minnesota bike trail and offers 112 miles of fall sightseeing. Other biking and walking trails near Walker include the Heartland Trail that runs from Walker to Park Rapids and the North Country National Scenic Trail.

 

The renowned Leech Lake fishing is another fall activity that is not to be missed. Leech Lake is best known for its Walleye fishing, and it does not slow down in the fall! The Walleye in Leech Lake increase their feeding patterns in the fall to ready themselves for winter and can be found in abundance on the major points of the lake, including Cedar, Sugar, Roger’s, Stoney, Pine, Hardwood and Ottertail points. Fall at Leech Lake is also the perfect time for Muskie and Northern Pike fishing.

 

Fall is also the perfect season for a family boat ride on a crisp day at Leech Lake. Before the winter comes and the lake is covered in ice, make sure to take one last ride on Leech Lake to enjoy the beautiful sights that the area has to offer.

 

After you have enjoyed a beautiful fall day at Leech Lake, don’t forget to make a stop in Walker, MN. Walker offers many restaurants and unique shops to explore and is also close to several casinos, including Northern Lights Casino, that are perfect for a night out.

 

As you can see, the Leech Lake area offers a variety of fall activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Plan your Leech Lake fall getaway and book your stay at one of our many Leech Lake resorts today!

Featured Minnesota Resort Member: Bayside Resort

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Do you have plans for Labor Day weekend yet? If not, you should definitely book your stay on Leech Lake today! Bayside Resort on Leech Lake is the perfect place to bring your whole family for an end of the summer vacation.

 

Bayside Resort is located on Agency Bay in Leech Lake. Agency Bay is a great area for fishing and also the perfect spot for swimming, water skiing and jet skiing. You will also have access to Walker Bay and Trader Bay for even more fishing and boating opportunities!

 

Your children will love the sandy beach and playground at Bayside Resort. The resort also offers volleyball and basketball court for visitors, as well as a swim raft, kayaks and paddle boats so your whole family can enjoy long days on the water.

 

All the cabins at Bayside Resort have beautiful views of Leech Lake and are near the shoreline. Depending on your family size, there are one, two, three and four bedroom cabins available for you to choose from. All of the cabins have air conditioning to keep you cool on the hot summer days and are fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, mixers and other appliances. They also offer the modern conveniences of cable TV and free wireless internet access.

 

Grills are available for making family dinners as well as fire pits for roasting marshmallows and gathering around at night after a long day on the water.

 

Bayside Resort offers fishing packages that include a boat and motor, bait, gas and free fish cleaning so you can take advantage of the excellent Leech Lake fishing. You can also fish right off of the dock.

 

The lodge at Bayside Resort carries essential grocery items, in case you forgot to pick something up before you get there. There are also various games to keep your children busy if there happens to be a rainy day during your stay, including a dart board, pool table and pinball machine.

 

If you feel like exploring the surrounding area, Bayside Resort is close to a variety of restaurants and shops in Walker, MN. There are also four golf courses nearby as well as paved hiking and biking trails.

 

Bayside Resort is offering fishing package specials for the end of August and throughout the month of September. Give them a call today to reserve your Leech Lake getaway at this amazing family resort!

Girls Night Out in Walker

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hey ladies! Are you looking for a fun night where you can shop and go out on the town with you friends? Look no further than Girls Night Out in Walker!

 

Girls Night Out is an annual summer event in Walker, MN. This year the event will be held on July 10, August 14 and September 25. Registration for Girls Night Out will begin at 5:00 pm on each of the evenings. During this fun filled event, stores in Walker will stay open late and offer specials and activities for the participants. After the stores close, there will also be drinking and dining specials offered at local restaurants.

 

The next Girls Night Out on July 10 will also be open to the rest of the family and will have plenty of activities that everyone will enjoy. At 5:00 pm, swag bags will be handed out at registration on Fifth Street. To fill up the swag bag, the ladies will have to visit the participating stores to pick up their gifts and freebies.  Families will also have the opportunity to register for door prizes.

 

Other activities on Family Fun Night include water balloons, a golf putting game sponsored by Tianna Country Club and live music. There will also be Wine Cork Pulling for the adults. Wine Cork Pulling is a game where you choose a cork for $10 and win the bottle of wine that it matches with. Every participating store will donate their favorite bottle of wine, so you never know what you’re going to get!

 

This special family night of Girls Night Out is sure to be a good time for all ages! Make sure you come out to downtown Walker on July 10 to enjoy the fun!

Featured Member: Acorn Hill Resort

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

If you’re looking for a secluded spot for a relaxing family vacation this summer, Acorn Hill Resort is the place for you! Acorn Hill is perfect for any type of vacations, like fishing trips, family reunions and even ice fishing and hunting getaways in the winter.

 

Acorn Hill is located on the beautiful Leech Lake in Minnesota and has a variety of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cabins to choose from. All 2 bedroom cabins have recently been remodeled with new bathrooms, air conditioning and wireless internet, so you will still have all the luxuries of being in your own home.  All the cabins have a beautiful lake view and also come complete with kitchens, satellite TVs, a picnic table and an outdoor grill. Their convenient grocery delivery service will allow you to spend more time relaxing with your family.

 

If you would rather spend your vacation camping in the great outdoors, Acorn Hill offers both RV and tent sites. Each of the RV sites includes a picnic table, wood or concrete deck, water, sewer and electric hook ups and a fire pit. You will also have access to the new shower and laundry facility that is only available to RV visitors.

 

One of the biggest perks of staying at Acorn Hill is the amazing Leech Lake fishing! Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota and was rated one of the premier spots for Walleye and Muskie fishing. Acorn Hill offers a variety of boats rentals for you to take full advantage of this great fishing. You will also have access to gas, bait, dock service and fish cleaning facilities.

 

Your whole family will enjoy the wide variety of recreational activities that Acorn Hill has to offer, including the sandy swimming beaches, an indoor heated pool and hot tub, water slide and trampoline, paddle boats and kayaks. There is also a playground and game room for your kids to enjoy.

 

If you feel like venturing away from the resort for a day, there are many hiking and biking trails, casinos and golf courses only a short drive away. Also located nearby is the town of Walker, MN, which is filled with restaurants and unique places to shop.

 

What are you waiting for? Book your Leech Lake vacation at Acorn Hill Resort today! With all the amenities they offer, you are sure to have a fun and memorable family vacation.

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!

Featured Member: City Dock Cottages

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Have you planned your Leech Lake summer getaway yet? With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, there’s no better time to start than today!

 

City Dock Cottages is the perfect place for your Minnesota vacation. These cottages come fully furnished and can fit anywhere from two to ten people, making them perfect for either a romantic anniversary getaway or a family reunion. Your pets are also welcome at City Dock Cottages. These cottages are right on the waterfront and just steps away from the beach.

 

Air conditioning and cable TV are both included in these cottages, and they also offer kitchens and gas grills. The cottages also feature a fireplace and deck that are perfect places for you to relax after a long day on the water. Conveniently located in Walker, MN, you will only be a short one block walk to dining, shopping, entertainment and a city park. Several hiking and bike trails, including the Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails, are also a short distance away.

 

If you would like to try your hand at the renowned Leech Lake fishing, City Dock Cottages offers boat rentals for full and half day trips with bait and tackle furnished. You also have the option to bring your own boat and use the available dock space or try your luck off the fishing pier.

 

The swimming beach right out your front door is sure to keep the kids occupied for hours, and you can also bring your jet skis. If you prefer to try some activities on dry land, many casinos and golf courses are only a short drive away from these cottages.

 

The length of your stay at City Dock Cottages is up to you with daily, weekly and weekend rentals available. These quaint cottages are available from today until October 15, so don’t hesitate to book your stay today!

Featured Member: Anderson Northland Lodge

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Summer is only 2 months away! The weather is getting warmer and the time to start lounging on one of northern Minnesota’s manylakes, Leech Lake. A great place to take in the sun and enjoy Leech Lake is at Andersons Northland Lodge located in Walker, MN.

 

Andersons Northland Lodge has over 27 years of experience and founders of the Anderson Family Resorts.  Their goal is to make sure that all of their guests have the comforts of home while away from home.  Northland Lodge is a kid friendly resort with sandy beaches, clear water, sand volleyball, bonfires, and much more to keep everyone happy and having fun all day!

 

Not only do they provide fun to last the whole day but they also have amazing places to stay. Northland Lodge has seventeen MN lake home rentals. All have full kitchens, linens, BBQ grills, TV/DVD and are all fully furnished. They also have screened in porches and decks that are the perfect places to wind down at the end of the day and watch the sun set on Leech Lake.

 

If that wasn’t enough, they also offer amazing Leech Lake fishing packages for groups as small as 2 and as big as 9. You catch them and they clean them, so all you have to do is fish Leech Lake and relax.

 

Leech Lake is a great lake in a great state. Northland Lodge is devoted to making sure you have an amazing time on Leech Lake and once you do, don’t forget to check out what the local towns have to offer from restaurants to home town shops. From morning to night you are sure to have a great time while staying on Leech Lake in Walker, MN.

Winter Activites

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Winter seems like it’s here to stay. Some of you may love the winter and never want it to end, but for those of you who are just waiting for spring and can’t think of things to do in Leech Lake don’t fret, we have year round activities to get you through what’s left of winter.

 

Leech Lake has a hand full of attractions to keep you preoccupied. The first one is to visit the Leech Lake Brewing Company.  Stop in a try one of their many beers and if you have a favorite you can purchase a growler and enjoy in the comfort of your warm home or while you stay at one of the many Leech Lake lodging options. There is also the Forestedge Winery in Laporte, MN located on the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest. Forestedge Winery and Farm offers not only many elegant fruit wines but they also have a gallery with fine crafts made by Minnesota Artists.

 

Another attraction around the Leech Lake area is horseback riding. This may be something you may have not considered trying in the winter but Pine River Riding Stable is open year round, 7 days a week.  They offer lessons, group riding and a petting zoo. They go by reservation so they do not have set times. You can give them a call and make reservations and enjoy a winter ride.

After you are done checking out the brewing company, the winery  and Pine River Riding Stable you can grab a bite to eat an one of our many Leech Lake restaurants like Café Zona Rosa, Luck Moose Bar and Grill, Iron Fire Bar and Grill, The Boulders and many more to choose from. Each one is sure not to disappoint your taste buds.

 

Leech Lake is filled with year round attractions to fill everyone’s needs. So book your stay at one of our many Leech Lake lodging options and see what Leech Lake has to offer you!

Featured Member: Big Rock Resort

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Leech Lake it the 3rd biggest Lake in Minnesota and it has many wonderful resorts to enjoy everything Leech Lake has to offer. Located on Horseshoe Bay is an amazing year round resort called Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN.

 

Big Rock Resort has many things to make your Minnesota family vacation a trip of a lifetime. You can start off your morning by heading to the harbor, which is safe and easily accessible. After a morning on the lake you can go to visit their helpful dock staff and have them clean and freeze your fish, all for free.  While waiting to get your catch of the day cleaned and frozen you can relax at the harbor watching birds, ducks, geese and otters.

 

Once you’ve got your fish you can pick from a game of tennis, basketball, volleyball or horseshoes to play with your family and when the sun goes down you can go relax at the Spa. After you are done taking in all the amazing activities and fun that Big Rock Resort has to offer do not forget to check out the local stores and restaurants around the Leech Lake area. Finally to end the day you can relax in one of their 21 cabins that surround the harbor.

 

So if you’re looking for a place to stay that has all the fun and relaxation you could ask for on your next Minnesota family vacation on Leech Lake check out Big Rock Resort in Walker, MN, you will not be disappointed.