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Fall Has It All Festivities

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Can you believe it’s already September? Even though summer is now over, the fall season brings many things to look forward to in the Leech Lake area.

 

One of the best things about fall in Leech Lake is the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. The area is full of the rich autumn colors and crisp air. Another great thing about fall here is the Fall Has It All celebration! These annual festivities are held in the communities of Walker, Longville, Remer and Hackensack.

 

This year, the Fall Has It All celebration begins next Thursday, September 19th. To gain admission to all the events, a $4.00 button must be purchased at local merchants. The opening events include the Wine and Cheese Reception at the Longville Arts Center and the Ducks Unlimited Banquet in Walker at the Moondance Saloon.

 

The festivities continue until Saturday, October 5th. Some of the events included in the first weekend of the festival are Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 21st in Longville with a beer garden and live German music and an Oak Ridge Boys concert that night at Northern Lights Casino.  The weekend after that features a farmers market in Walker and dances and a spaghetti dinner in Hackensack.

 

The closing weekend of the Fall Has It All festivities, October 4th and 5th, will include the Northwood Quilt Show at the Northern Lights Event Center and the Fall Fest Bake Sale and Pumpkin Pie Auction at The Depot in Remer.

 

Fall Has It All is the perfect way to celebrate the new fall season! For a full schedule of events, check out http://www.fallhasitall.com/. We hope to see you all out at the community festivities!

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!

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Now that spring is finally upon us, it’s time to start planning your summer vacations! Leech Lake offers many family friendly activities that are sure to make your summer a memorable one.

 

The main thing Leech Lake is famous for is its amazing fishing, and it is often referred to as a “Walleye factory.” There are many different fishing bays to try your luck at, and Leech Lake offers not only the best Walleye fishing in the Midwest, but you also have a chance to bring home a Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike or an Eelpout.

 

If you want to do something in the water other than fishing, many area resorts have boats for rent. Also, there are businesses in nearby Walker, MN, that rent out jet-skis, ski boats, fishing boats, water tubes, wake boards and knee boards.

 

If you’re a golfer, there are many scenic golf courses in the Leech Lake area for you to enjoy a day on the greens. Tianna Country Club in Walker, MN, is a scenic 18 hole championship golf course that is available to the public. Tianna also offers a restaurant with a variety of delicious salads, sandwiches and even a breakfast menu. Longbow Golf Club is another 18 hole championship course right alongside Leech Lake. Longbow is also open to the public and is located only 6 miles north of Walker, MN. If mini golf is more your style, check out Wildwedge Golf and RV Park, which was rated the best miniature golf in greater Minnesota. Wildwedge also offers a wooden mystery maze that’s great for the whole family.

 

Leech Lake is also close to many hiking and biking trails. At the nearby Itasca State Park, you can walk across the Mississippi River at its source. Minnesota’s oldest paved trail, the Heartland Trail, offers miles of beautiful scenery, wildlife and flowers. The Paul Bunyan State Recreational Trail was built along abandoned rail corridors, and is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll.

 

The Leech Lake area is also close to several casinos, including Northern Lights, Palace and White Oak. The Forest Winery and Leech Lake Brewing Company are a few other fun adult attractions in the area.

 

As you can see, a trip to Leech Lake can include endless possibilities! Whether you enjoy fishing, golfing, hiking or just relaxing by the water, Leech Lake would make a perfect vacation spot for you and your family.

Leech Lake Cross Country Ski

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The snow brings not only the cold but it also supplies us with a variety of winter activities. Cross country skiing is one of many winter activities that can get your heart pumping and the Leech Lake area offers a variety of public trails for cross country skiing. Some of which include the Chippewa ski trails, Heartland, Itasca State Park trail and many more.

 

If you are new to cross country skiing and are a little intimidated by it because you are not in tip-top shape. Have no fear because even though Cross Country skiing is an intense workout, any skill or exercise level can participate.  You can start off with an easy glide on the trail and pick up the intensity gradually.

 

So after a leisurely day gliding the trails of Leech Lake don’t forget to check out the local shops and restaurants of nearby Walker, MN and end the day where you can rest and relax at one of Leech Lake’s many year round resorts. So take a tour or our finest Leech Lake Resorts today! http://leechlake.org/lodging/profiles.aspx

Leech Lake Area Activities

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The Leech Lake area has activities going on year round, from Moondance Jammin’ Country fest in the summer, Fall events, Festival of Lights and Eelpout Festival, just to name a few. With plenty going on all year long, you are sure to find a Leech Lake event to keep you coming back month after month.

 

If you’re looking to be charitable this weekend, Tom Clusiau’s Walker Ford is holding an event to raise money for the Cass County Museum. Stop in to test drive a car at no obligation and make your donation!

 

Also in the Walker area, be sure to check out the Walleye Dinner being hosted at the Leech Lake Senior Center. This event happens on the fourth Friday of every month and features delicious homemade desserts from 5-7pm.

 

If you like to try your luck at the poker tables, don’t miss out on Northern Lights Casino‘s “Money Tree” event going on Saturdays and Sundays until November 4th. Every hour from 6pm-10pm a winner will be drawn to pick leaves from their money tree, and each leaf could be worth $25-100!

 

The Northern Lights Event Center is also hosting this years 14th Annual Walker Rotary Benefit EXTRAVAGANZA on September 29th. They will be having a $10,000 Reverse Raffle as a grand prize, but don’t forget to bid on the silent auction to win a trip for two to Las Vegas! With great food and entertainment, this years extravaganza is sure to be a hit.

 

With the summer at a close and winter just around the corner, be sure and take full advantage of the beautiful fall weather and all of the wonderful events that your Leech Lake Area has to offer.