Winter Recreation

Cross Country and Downhill Skiing

If you are someone who spends all year looking forward to the sound of the snow being pushed beneath your skis, then a winter vacation to the Leech Lake area would be perfect for you. Our lodging directory features resorts that are open year round, ready and waiting for you after a long day on the slopes or trails with warm cups of hot cocoa and crackling fires.

The Leech Lake area offers trails ideal for both cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. There are miles of well-known Minnesota trails winding through the forests for cross country skiiers and many local hills are ready and waiting for snowboarders and downhill skiiers.

Leech Lake Area Snowmobiling

Between the hundreds of miles of trails groomed specifically for Minnesota snowmobilers, the many open fields, the negotiable forest and lakes that resemble an expansive frozen tundra in the winter, it may take you the entire season to explore all of the options available for a Minnesota snowmobiler. Many clubs and restaurants cater to riders, with parking and heated gear storage.

The famous Heartland and Paul Bunyan Trails, are two of the best snowmobiling trails in all of Minnesota.

Please take a chance to read our snowmobiling trail conditions and trail reports to stay up to date on grooming schedules so that you are able to plan your snowmobiling trip to the Leech Lake Area.

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