Enjoy Walker Minnesota vacations with a stay at one of the area's Leech Lake fishing resorts, a lakeside hotel or a romantic north woods bed and breakfast inn.
We chose Walker as our honeymoon destination oh so many years ago. We stayed in a wonderful log cabin on Shingobee Island.
Walker is a small town on the shore of a huge lake. It is also the largest of the towns within the Chippewa National Forest.
The fishing on Leech Lake brings many visitors to Walker. You can stay at one of the area's fishing resorts or reserve a spot on a fishing launch at the City Dock Launch Service.
Leech Lake is also one of the best places in the state for sailing. Rent a sailboat and take some lessons at Fleet Sails just south of Walker. Read reviews from others about the best things to see and do on Walker, Minnesota vacations
Chase on the Lake is one of our favorite lodging options in Walker. This classy hotel is decorated in Frank Lloyd Wright style. Open year round you can enjoy a room with a lake view, good food, spa services, scheduled activities, and easy access to downtown. Perfect for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a corporate retreat.
The Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast Inn is five miles outside of Walker on the Kabekona River. The inn has three guest rooms and a sauna. Canoes are available as well as bikes. The Paul Bunyan State Trail is nearby. Take an excursion to ForestEdge Winery, one of the most unique of our Minnesota Wineries
Walker Minnesota tourist attractions always revive our honeymoon memories ...so for us it is always a favorite romantic destination!
If camping among the pines is your desire there are many campgrounds in the area that include national forest campgrounds. Here are just a few:
Northern Lights Casino Hotel is owned by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and offers gaming for those so inclined.
Walker area resorts are also a perfect choice for a family reunion or corporate retreat.
If you're coming for the fishing, these Leech Lake resorts are some of the Walker area resorts that cater to anglers.
Hiking, biking, and backpacking are popular activities in the Walker area. Trails in the area include the Heartland State Trail, the North Country National Scenic Trail, the Paul Bunyan State Trail, and the Shingobee Recreation Area.
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts can explore the Shingobee River and the Boy River. These are prime bird watching areas. If you hope to spot an eagle, head over to Federal Dam.
Enjoy the Moondance Jam, Minnesota's largest rock & roll festival, in July.
Itasca State Park, Minnesota's oldest state park, is where you will find the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and is a "not to be missed" day trip when you are in Walker.
Forestedge Winery is just fifteen miles northwest of Walker.
Attend Walker's fun celebration of autumn with the Moondance Harvest Moon Beer and Wine Tasting Festival. Taste more that 150 varieties of beer and wine and sample food from many vendors.
Come back in winter for the International Eelpout Festival, a celebration of a very ugly but very tasty fish! Ice fishing...for Eelpout of course...is just one of many wild and wacky activities.
The festival is held the second week in February and draws up to 10,000 visitors to Walker. Enjoy a fish house parade, polar plunges into icy Leech Lake, lots of revelry both indoors and outdoors, and a contest to see who catches the largest Eelpout.
The Eelpout, a type of freshwater cod, is not valued by most fisherman however is actually very tasty. You can try it deep fried, boiled or baked by festival vendors.
The hotels and resorts in Walker are ready for winter vacation visitors and can get you set up for your ice fishing trip and other winter recreation.
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