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Best Ways to Enjoy Leech Lake this Spring

Well, it seems it’s finally safe to say that Winter is officially over and that Spring has officially arrived! As you toss your boots and mittens into storage in favor of shorts and sunglasses, we’ve been hard at work putting together some ideas for the best ways to shake off the winter blues and enjoy all the best that Spring has to offer on and around Leech Lake!

Charter a Sailboat

What better way to experience Leech Lake than on your own private sailboat cruise? Sailing Daze charters offers a variety of options for whatever kind of cruise you’re interested in, from a trip around Walker Bay to enjoy the view of the shoreline and point out the sights, to a more secluded journey onto the main lake where you can take in the serenity of some quiet time on the water. You can book a charter for up to six guests, making it a perfect family activity! Otherwise, for a more romantic getaway, you can book an overnight stay out on the water, with dinner and breakfast included!

For more details, check out the Sailing Daze website »


Hike or Bike the Trails

There are countless miles of trails around the Walker area, with a variety of types and difficulty levels to choose from. So, whether you’re planning a relaxing solo hike, a group hiking trip, or a mountain biking excursion, you’re sure to find the perfect trail! The paved, 49-mile-long Heartland Trail, routed between Park Rapids and Cass Lake is a great option for bikers and hikers alike. For those more interested in a quiet, scenic stroll outdoors, the half-mile Lake Erin Interpretive walking trail provides a peaceful atmosphere as you make your way around the lake. And of course, there are plenty more options in between!

For a list of all the trails in the Leech Lake area, check out our Bike & Hike page »


Stay at a Bed & Breakfast

One of the best parts of spring is the opportunity to catch some breathtaking sunrises as you begin your day. And what better way to watch the sunrise than from a cozy, window-side armchair in a quaint bed & breakfast? The Leech Lake area features a fantastic selection of Bed & Breakfast venues, with amenities such as convenient access to lakes & hiking trails, on-site spas and massages, and of course, delicious home-cooked breakfasts! Long story short, a weekend springtime stay at a Leech Lake bed & breakfast just might be the perfect “mini-vacation” to tide you over until your summer getaway!

For a list of all the local Bed & Breakfast venues, check out our Bed & Breakfast page »

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