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Why Your Family Will Love the Holidays on Leech Lake




There’s no place like home for the holidays…except Leech Lake, that is! At Leech Lake, MN you’ll find everything you need for a cozy, relaxing, and fun holiday vacation. People travel from all over the state to stay in one of Leech Lake’s resorts. It’s a popular destination year-round, but in December it’s a truly special place to be. Explore things to do, events in the area, and exquisite places to stay to start planning your ideal holiday trip to Walker.


Families Love Recreating at Leech Lake in Winter


Leech Lake doesn’t close down for the winter – quite the opposite. It becomes a haven for winter-lovers, with ample opportunity for ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, sledding, sleighing, horseback riding, and much more. Everyone in the family can find something to do in Leech Lake, whether it’s spending a creative morning joining the Leech Lake Art League or enjoying an exhilarating snowmobile excursion through the winding paths and forests of the Walker Lakes area. It’s a perfect place for fun-loving families.


Things to Do in Walker, MN


Don’t let the neighborly hospitality and secluded private cabins fool you – Leech Lake is in a thriving town that’s full of fun things to do. Spend the day in Walker for plenty of holiday shopping, educational classes, art museums, gift shops, spas, restaurants, and more. Nearby places are also hosting a variety of events in December, including seeing Santa at the Customer Appreciation Sale at Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters and enjoying Night Before Christmas at the Walker Bay Theatre. There are plenty of holiday-related activities for the whole family.


Eat, Drink, and Be Merry


No holiday is complete without delicious food! Eating in Walker, MN around the holidays is almost better than home cooking…and certainly less mess and stress. Leech Lake dining has something for every culinary taste, from burgers at Bayside Bar & Grill to upscale casual dining at The Boulder. Enjoy gorgeous winter views of the lake at The 502 (and stay for their live entertainment on select nights in December) or munch on The Piggy BBQ’s famous ribs from its pet-friendly patio.


Holiday Resort-Style Living in Leech Lake


Leech Lake will truly feel like a home away from home around the holidays when you rent the perfect place to stay. Choose among a variety of rental types, from fishing cabins on the lake to luxury resorts. Enjoy breakfast in bed, an adventurous houseboat, or bring your camper – the choice is yours! Either way, we know you’ll love staying on Leech Lake in winter. The lake becomes a sparkling winter wonderland with friendly people, fun holiday activities, and so much more. Plan your vacation today!

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