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THINGS TO DO - ALL YEAR ROUND!

Welcome to the Leech Lake area, which offers a wide range of activities and entertainment! Choose from golf courses, shopping, dining, scenic trails, sports, a winery and SO much more! But there are also lots of things to do, right here at Leech Lake B&B! See below for details. Is it a cold or rainy day? Jump right to our rainy day suggestions!

WE HAVE THE IDEAS, INFORMATION AND THE MAPS!


WARM DAY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Wine and a fire on the porch overlooking a lake

PORCH FIRE

Enjoy a relaxing evening around the fire at our gas fire table. You will never be disappointed with the heat output of this quiet flame. Enjoy the great outdoors on the comfort of the deck. Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine or sparkling cider.


The Mississippi headwaters

ITASCA STATE PARK

Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher's Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann's Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota's seven National Natural Landmarks. Dine at The Douglas Lodge Restaurant, a full-service restaurant. Or The Headwaters Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant located in the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center.

Visit the DNR website


Bumper boats at Evergreen Fun Park

EVERGREEN FUN PARK

Everyone will find fun at Evergreen Fun Park! Great memories await you and everyone in the family as you enjoy 15 attractions that range from high adrenaline to low impact.Evergreen Gifts and Fun Park is Just 10 miles north of Park Rapids, MN on Hwy 71, half-way between Park Rapids and The Mississippi Headwaters at Itasca State Park.

http://www.evergreengiftsandfun.com/


Sunrise at Steamboat Bay

STUNNING SUNRISES

If you are an early riser, you will certainly appreciate the gorgeous sunrises we see here on Steamboat Bay. Wake up to a sunrise in your bedroom window in 2 of our 4 suites and enjoy coffee in our room or on the back porch.


An island hammock set up in the lake

ISLAND HAMMOCK

Ever had the sway of the water along with the sway of your hammock? Enjoy this unique experience we have for our guests just a few steps away from our dock and shoreline. Listen to the waves and the birds and enjoy all the beauty and peace around you!


A group kayaking and canoeing

25 BOATS TO CHOOSE FROM!

Enjoy the windswept expanse of Leech Lake with a perfect day on any one of the 25 boats we have available for our guests. Leech Lake has over 640 miles of shoreline and 112,000 acres to explore. Our smaller boats are available free of charge to our guests. For larger boat rentals or lake tours, see information on our BOATS page.


Playing tennis

TENNIS AT WALKER CITY PARK

The Walker city park has recently been redone and is right on Leech Lake. There are tennis courts, a playground and swimming beach all maintained from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The city park also hosts a variety of events including 4th of July celebrations, Walker Bay Days in August, Triathlon in July, and a marathon in September. Click here for a LIVE VIEW of the Walker City Park!


Couple holding fish

FISHING AT LEECH LAKE B&B

We support catch and release fishing in several ways! Fishing guides who will come pick you up and supply everything. We will help you launch, retrieve and dock your boat at no cost. We have three kayaks and a canoe you can use and fish from at no cost. You can fish from the dock and the shore with your own gear. For lake information and fishing guides, see information on our FISHING page.


Roasting marshmallows over a fire

BEACH FIRE PACKAGE

Enjoy the lake and stars with our Beachfire Package. We will build a private campfire for you and provide you with everything you need to make s'mores, a chilled bottle of wine or sparkling cider.

Cost: $35


A bonfire on a floating pontoon

ISLAND FIRE PACKAGE

Enjoy the gentle sway of the lake with our Island Fire Package. We will build a private campfire for you on our island just a few feet off the shore and provide you with everything you need to make s'mores, a chilled bottle of wine or sparkling cider. Click the image for a larger view of our island!

Cost: $35


Hiking in the woods

TAKE A HIKE!

Hiking in Walker, MN gives you a lot of options with a number of area multi-purpose trail systems with Leech Lake B&B at a comfortable distance to all of them. Or use our shuttle service to go one way- and request maps from us! Shingobee Recreational Area becomes a mountain biking and hiking trail during the summer and is near the Heartland Biking Trail and the North Country National Trail. There are also the Hunter Walking Trail System, the Snoway 1, and the County Road 50 Trail System. These Minnesota hiking trails have great scenic views of secluded lakes and the opportunity to spot wildlife. Click here for more information about hiking our local trails.


Picnic table on the lake

ENJOY A PICNIC

How about a picnic out on the porch, down by the lake, or 100 other locations to be found around our B&B. Packed lunches can be ordered at The Green Scene located in Walker. Take-out BBQ is available at The Piggy. We also have a full-service deli at Super One and fast food options of Subway, Hardees and Dairy Queen.


Great blue heron

BIRD WATCHING

We have great aquatic bird watching right from the porch, Dining room, Lake room, and two of the suites. We also have great bird watching on a hiking trail through the woods behind the house.


Trees displaying fall colors

ENJOY FALL COLORS!
MID SEPT-EARLY OCT

Northern Minnesota is known for the beautiful color display that nature awards us with each fall. What better place to view them than on a hike in our northwoods, biking the Paul Bunyan trail, or cruising the shoreline in a kayak, canoe or on one of our chartered boat trips. Feeling lazy? We have a nice view right from our hammock or porch! Don't miss this window of opportunity this fall at Leech Lake B&B! Book now!


Man golfing

25% OFF LOCAL GOLF COURSES

Our first-class local courses offer challenging yet scenic golf, providing visitors with a rewarding and relaxing experience.

  • LongBowGolfClub.com: The area’s new premier championship 18-hole golf course. Open to the public. 4 miles from B&B. Guests of Leech Lake B&B get 25% off all golf, carts & apparel. (Except July 3-5.)
  • Tianna.com: Beautiful, challenging 18 hole championship golf course. Serving wonderful food and great drinks. Open to the Public. 12 miles from B&B. Guests of Leech Lake B&B get 25% off all golf, carts & apparel. (Except July 3-5.)
  • Wedgewood Golf Course - 9 hole course, rental clubs and carts. Snack Bar. 5 miles from B&B

Farmer's market

Big Farmer’s Market

“The Garden Scene Inc” - Thursdays 9am - 2pm

The Walker Community Farmers’ & Craft Market serves as a gathering place for community members and visitors. Guests can purchase vendor-grown produce, specialty foods, consumables, crafts, jewelry & much more. The market promotes and supports education, healthy living, local agriculture, and community interaction all in an upbeat, welcoming atmosphere.


Biking at Leech Lake B&B

Biking

183 miles of paved trails (bikes included). Shuttle service also included! Views of lakes, rivers and streams are accessible. We have the maps too! 14 suggested bike trips from 4 miles up to.. you name it! Learn More


Speed boat

Speed Boat Lake Tour

Let me show you Leech Lake! Two-hour lake cruise. (up to 6 guests)


COLD OR RAINY DAY INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Pool table
Table for playing games

POOL TABLE OR GAME TABLE

Shoot some pool or play some games at our table overlooking the park-like yard and lake.


After all, we do cater to couples!


Bottle and champagne flutes

ROSE PETAL TURN-DOWN PACKAGE

When you get back from dinner, you will find your bed has been turned down, chocolate truffles will be on the pillows, a chilled bottle of wine or sparkling cider and rose petals sprinkled around your room.

Cost: $35


spa massage table

Spa at Chase on the Lake

Guests can enjoy an array of services including but not limited to massages, facials, body wraps, pedicures, and much more! Have some delicious lemon water while waiting for your service in the Cooper Door Spa’s relaxing sitting room complete with chaise lounges, falling water elements, and comfy robes. Learn More


Group playing pickleball

PICKLEBALL COURTS

The Walker Area Community Center has pickleball on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Pickleball is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a ball similar to a whiffle ball and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn and can quickly become a fast-paced game for experienced players. Visit the WACC website for hours and more information.


Walker Area Community Center fitness room

FITNESS CENTER

The Walker Area Community Center has a full fitness center and locker rooms available. Classes are available. Wi-Fi is available with a day pass. A daily pass to the WACC is $5. Visit the WACC website for hours and more information.


Northern Lights Casino Logo

NORTHERN LIGHTS CASINO

Just 14 miles from the B&B, Northern Lights Casino offers 24-hour action and serves up some seriously big music and comedy entertainment. Ron White, Pat Benatar, Air Supply, George Jones, .38 Special, Lonestar, Smashmouth and Mark Will are just a few of the performers booked over the years. Northern Lights Casino


Pouring Forest Edge wine

FOREST EDGE WINERY

Much of the fruit used at Forestedge is harvested from the winery grounds. Rhubarb plants, which started as part of the family garden, have now become a large part of what is harvested for wine. Chokecherries, raspberries, and plums are also grown at the farm. Forestedge Winery is about 25 minutes from the B&B.

Forestedge Winery's Annual Art Fair is a weekend of art, music, food and wine. Free admission and parking. You don't want to miss this! Always the 3rd weekend in August. ForestedgeWinery.com


Popcorn

CATCH A MOVIE OR PLAY

Catch the latest theatrical releases at: Bear Pause Movie Theater in Hackensack or the Bemidji Movie Theater.

Wood Tick Theater - A fun family musical show with lively bluegrass, country, folk, and gospel music. Sing along? Ya sure you betcha! Downtown Akeley, MN.

Long Lake Theater: A summer stock theater located on the south end of beautiful Long Lake in the village of Hubbard, MN, approximately 8 miles south of Park Rapids.

Enjoy a movie right in your suite!

Each suite has an in-room DVD or Blu-Ray player, and over 150 Movies to choose from.


A taco

DINING OUT

There is a wide range of dining options around Walker. Gourmands will be satisfied by The Ranch House, The 502, The Boulders, and Dancing Fire. Even the casual dining options, such as Village Square, Lucky Moose Bar & Grill, Benson's, Jimmy's, and Charlie's Up North are first-rate and locally owned. There's a ‘quick and easy' group too: Hardees, Dairy Queen and Subway & The Green Scene.


Moccasins for sale

SHOP WALKER

Walker has some of the most unique shopping in northern Minnesota and showcases it all with its quaint downtown area.


The Park Rapids lakes area

SHOP PARK RAPIDS

Enjoy the Positively Park Rapids Main Street Experience in Park Rapids Minnesota. Amish Oak Furnishings, Aunt Belle's Confectionary. MinneSoda Fountain, Monika's Quilt Shop, Moose Creek, Rustic Cabin Decor, Smoky Hills Art and much more. Click here for a walking map of downtown shops!

Looking for something different? How about Lori Lea Lanes & Lounge for bowling. Or the Hubbard County Historical Museum.


Shop Bemidji

SHOP BEMIDJI

Downtown Bemidji has many wonderful things to offer. Shopping, dining, a sculpture walk and other activities. Here are a few of our favorite places in historic downtown: Bemidji Woolen Mills, Headwaters Science Center, Harmony Co-op, Yellow Umbrella, Urbanesque. For more mainstream shopping, visit the Paul Bunyan Mall which features a Kohls, Hobby Lobby, JCPenny, Herbergers and more.


Indoor swimming pool at Chase on the Lake

Swim at Chase on the Lake in Walker

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the indoor pool at Chase on the Lake in Walker. For an invigorating experience, sit in the 120 degree sauca and then jump into the 65 degree cold water plunge pool! Or if pure relaxation is what you’re looking for, the oversized whirlpool grotto is the perfect place with a temperature maintained at 95 degrees.


Palace Casino logo

Bingo at The Palace

Enjoy the thrills, fun and excitement playing Bingo in an alcohol-free environment at The Palace Casino, only 16 miles away!


Portage Brewing logo

Portage Brewing Company

Located just two blocks south of Leech Lake, the Portage Brewing Company showcases an overhead view of their brewhouse, a walking art gallery, outdoor seating, games, a beer library and food delivery options. View taproom hours


WINTER ACTIVITIES

Cross country skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing is another great winter activity to take part in during our stay. Not only is it a great workout, but you also get to see some spectacular scenery of beautiful Northern Minnesota.


Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is winter hiking. A great way to experience Minnesota’s pristine Northwoods and winter landscapes. Fresh snow is the best! Just strap on a pair of snowshoes and head out into the wilderness to start your adventure.


Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

There are several miles of groomed trails, open fields, forests and frozen lakes available for snowmobilers to venture out and explore. You don’t even need to travel far… the Heartland Trail is at the top of the driveway!


Ice fishing

Ice Fishing

Experience Minnesota ice fishing at it’s best! Leech Lake offers some of the best muskie and walleye fishing in the Midwest.


Ice skating

Ice Skating

Drive a short distance to the Walker Community Center and go ice skating at the rink! Skates are available to rent for only $1 per pair.