Are you looking for a relaxing vacation or weekend trip? How about an area with over 11,000 acres, 54 miles of shoreline, a lake with 50 islands to explore, and comfortable living quarters in the middle of the woods? Rent a cabin or lodge in one of the family resorts in Minnesota and enjoy outdoor activities and the beauty of nature.
There’s something for the whole family. Bring your boat or rent one and pack your rod and reel. The lake is full of walleyes, bluegills, bass, crappies, and perch. Come in the winter and try your hand at ice fishing. Children can panfish.
There’s more to do than fish. Rent a canoe and explore the lake’s islands. Go kayaking. Swim in the clear water or relax and take in the rays on shore. Go biking or horseback riding along a trail or visit in the winter and go snowmobiling. There are plenty of golf courses nearby.
The lake is home to many pelicans in the summer. Look into the wilderness for black bears, deer, and foxes. Spot eagles and hawks flying and landing in the area. Beavers, otters, and badgers appear around the shores of the lake.
Walk by the lake to spot the wildlife, or hike along a trail. Visit the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, the Vermilion Gorge, and the beautiful Vermilion Falls.
There are plenty of family-friendly resorts in Minnesota surrounding the lake:
- Stay at a lodge along the lakeshore. Enjoy a swimming beach that includes a volleyball area. There’s a playground for the kids as well as a game room at the lodge. Rent a canoe, paddleboat, or stand-up paddleboard. Go fishing or stroll along the shore and gaze at the sunset.
- Park your RV, pitch your tent, or rent a cabin by the lake. Bring your boat or rent a kayak or canoe.
- Take along the whole gang. You can stay at an inn with 12 rooms in bear country near the lake.
- Plan a fishing vacation at an island view resort. The resort is on a 14-acre panoramic peninsula with a dozen rustic cabins spanning over a half-mile of shoreline. There is a large playground and beach for the children.