Itasca Area Lakes Country offers you four seasons of fun, whether you want
an activity filled week or quiet relaxation.
Spring brings the May fishing openers for Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, and
panfish. The woods are
bountiful with a vast array of wildflowers including Orchids. It is a time
for a hike, to stop and smell the flowers and listen to the birds. Our area
offers excellent birding opportunities. The diverse ecosystems of lakes, marshes,
grasslands and forest provide habitat for over 200 bird species including loons,
swans, eagles, various hawks and owls, pileated woodpeckers, songbirds and
Whatever your water sport, an Itasca area lake is the perfect place for Summer
fun - fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking or basking in the sun. For the land
lover recreationalist, there is horseback riding, golfing, biking the Heartland
Trail and Itasca State Park, ATVing, sightseeing and shopping. Gift shops,
flea markets, antique shops, farmer markets and pick-your-own berry patches
are local attractions; community festivals provide fun for young and old alike.
Sightseeing includes nature watching as well as numerous historic sites.
Autumn brings on the bountiful beauty of nature’s color palette for
the serious “leaf looker”. The cool crisp air is perfect for a
scenic bike ride with the change in colors and the aroma of wood smoke in the
air. Our woods are filled with an abun- dance of wildlife for the hunting enthusiast
or camera buff.
Even in Winter, our lakes provide excitement for fishing folk as ice fishing
houses dot the landscape and with the snow there are hundreds of miles of groomed
snowmobile trails for a challenging ride. Ski trails offer opportunity for
both the novice and skilled cross country skiier.
Whether you want to enjoy it all or just relax, every season has a special
charm in our North Country; and each has a memory in itself just waiting for