Plan a Fun Summer Getaway to Walker, MN

Plan a Fun Summer Getaway to Walker, MN

June 24, 2022

Family on boat with jet ski in the background

With summer brewing, you might be thinking about planning a Minnesota-based vacation. Whether it’s a solo trip, a getaway with friends, or a family vacation, there’s a little something for everyone in Walker, Minnesota! 

Top 6 things to do in Walker, MN

1. Visit Leech Lake

Walker sits on the bay of the third largest lake in the state (and since there are over 10,000, that’s saying something). There’s an endless amount of things to do when you visit Leech Lake including hanging out at the beach and staying cool in the water, fishing, sailing, and partaking in various water sports!

2. Take a Hike!

Walker, MN is located conveniently near several great hiking trails. When planning a hike, you can venture through Chippewa National Forest (which is home to the highest concentration of bald eagles seen in the lower 48 states), Paul Bunyan State Forest, and Itasca State Park! Itasca State Park is perfect for exploring and visiting attractions such as the fire tower, the Old Growth Forest, and the Mississippi River Headwaters. 

3. Hit the links

There are two beautiful golf courses located around Walker, MN. Tianna Country Club is home to a challenging 18-hole course and is located conveniently near Shingobee on the Bay, Jimmy’s Family Restaurant, and Portage Brewing Company! Moonlight Bay Golf Course is another nine-hole par 28 course that sits along the banks of Leech Lake itself and has a full-service clubhouse!

4. Stay in a lake resort/lodge

Camping is not for everyone, and if you’re planning on staying a night or more in Walker, you’ll need a place to stay! There are a variety of lodges and resorts located on Leech Lake that provide you with the adventure of the outdoors and the comfort of indoor lodging. While there’s no shortage of lodging, a few favorites include Chase on the Lake, Trapper’s Landing Lodge, Bayside Resort, and Stony Point!

5. Find Paul Bunyan (and other attractions)

The infamous Paul Bunyan statue is located near Akeley, MN and is not one to disappoint! Other landmarks include the Walker Bay Lighthouse and the Cass County Museum. Both offer a fun, educational high point to your stay in Walker!

6. Shopping and eating

You’ll need to eat, and some favorite restaurants to hit in the Walker area include Forestedge Winery, The Piggy BBQ, Portage Brewing Company, The Merit, and Green Scene Market. For a day of shopping, fun shops to visit include Christmas Point Wild Rice Co., Heritage Arts & Gifts, and the Walker General Store!

And more!

While this isn’t a complete list, these are some of the more popular things to do in Walker, MN. In addition to the listed sites and activities, there are a variety of events that are happening all summer long that you may want to coincide your trip with! Contact us about your stay on Leech Lake today!

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