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When it comes to lakefront, lake view and lake access properties - we are your local experts. We know the Leech Lake real estate market inside and out - but our expertise does not stop on the beautiful shores of Leech Lake.

We specialize in helping buyers and sellers on Leech Lake, Ten Mile Lake, Cass Lake, Woman Lake and several other lakes in our region. Whether you are buying or selling - we would love to add you to our long list of satisfied clients! Please contact us today to setup a showing or schedule a listing appointment...we look forward to working with you!

Leech Lake

Posted by: admin
Date: Thursday, February 12th, 2009
Category: Leech Lake

Welcome to Leech Lake!

Leech Lake is the 3rd largest lake in Minnesota. It is approximately 102,950 acres in size, has a maximum depth of 150 feet and is located in Cass County. View an interactive map of Leech Lake, complete with satellite views and GPS cooridinates, at LakePlace.com’s Lake Finder.

Lake Leech – A Treasure of the North

A 120 mile-long drive “Up North” on State Highway 371 from St. Cloud takes you through some of the best of Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes. Up through Brainerd, the journey takes you past the over 9,000 acre Gull Lake and the 208 feet deep Ten Mile Lake. As you move further north, the area provides a plethora of waterways that make the land seem like Swiss cheese on a topographic maps. Hold out for a few miles longer, though, and you’ll eventually come to Walker, Minnesota and the beautiful shores of Lake Leech.

Lake Leech is protected on almost all sides by the Chippewa national forest, preserving its pristine shores. This immense reservoir covers over 111,000 square acres and plunges to depths beyond 150 feet. The third largest lake in all of Minnesota (second only to the Red and Mille Lacs Lakes) sits in the vast tranquil lands of the north. This area, however, has not always been so tranquil.

Home to a major Indian reservation, Lake Leech was the setting for one of the last Indian uprising of the 19th century called the Battle of Sugar Point. In 1899 – only three years after lumber interests had helped found the town of Walker, Minnesota – federal soldiers based out of Fort Snelling found themselves under heavy fire at Sugar Point. Grievances from the local tribes over the flooding of their lands at the construction of the Lake Leech dam reached a flashpoint when chief Bugonaygeshig was apprehended by federal marshals. His subsequent escape led to the dispatching of soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment to help round up any Indians with outstanding warrants. Though history is unclear, it is believed that the accidental discharge from a soldier’s rifle led Indians in the area to believe that they were under attack. In spite of the bloodshed, the actions on that day paved the way for greater understanding and diplomacy between the Leech Lake Ojibwe and local settlers.

Of course, that was the last time that Walker, Minnesota and Leech Lake would be remotely involved in violent disputes. Today the bucolic lakeside town boasts a population of just over 1,000 that can be described as anything but sleepy. The town offers a variety of activities for visitors, ranging from miles of snowmobile and biking trails to unique shopping at their downtown boutiques.

For most, however, it’s the world-class fishing that makes it worth a journey this far north. Lake Leech is recognized as a game fish lake, with regular stocks of walleye, jumbo perch, slap crappies, bass (large and small mouth), muskies and more. Two state record fish were pulled from Lake Leech’s waters, including a Lake Whitefish weighing over 12 lbs., and a Pumpkinseed that weighed almost a pound and a half. Sport fishing is popular past-time year round, but it’s the arrival of a particularly rare fish that creates quite a buzz every year in Walker and Leech Lake.

The International Eel Pout Festival in Walker sees fishing tournaments, ice races, a 5-mile run and even an ice bowling tournament. The Eel Pout (or Burbot) is a fish that is abundant beneath the ice of Leech Lake in the winter time but almost non existent during warmer months. The festival draws visitors from the world over and promises a variety of crazy events throughout its three days.

The quiet town creates quite a stir in the area for the three days that it runs. As of late 2008, no one had won both the EelPout Peel-Out (the 5 mile run) and the Eel Pout fishing tournament; a challenge that is playfully issued by the festival’s website (http://www.eelpoutfestival.com/). The festival has a risqué side as well, holding a special “Swimwear Fashion Show” featuring the girls of the bikini ice fishing team. The festival even receives a visit from the world record-holding ice-hole driller, Sean Spraungel, who can drill three holes in the ice in 8 seconds.

In spite of bikinis, races and rugby, it’s the Eel pout itself that brings many anglers here. Answering to four names – eel pout, burbot, lawyer and “buzzard-bait” – the eel pout is a mean fish that is normally despised by fishermen. The eel pout’s double-digit weight, excessive muscle, and hide-and-seek nature makes line breaks a common occurrence. The catch is a challenging one and despite the smell, the eel pout makes for a delicious meal that some describe as “poor man’s lobster”.

In spite of the seemingly whirlwind nature of the Eel Pout festival, it only represents a small percentage of the area’s year round treasures. Those looking for tranquility and unspoiled natural beauty need not look far. Surrounded on almost all sides by Chippewa National Forest, Leech Lake offers miles and miles of hiking, snowmobiling and biking trails. The surrounding hills create astounding views that will last forever in the minds of visitors. Leech Lake itself is so immense that one will find themselves discovering its secrets over and over again.

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Walker MN

Posted by: admin
Date: Friday, February 6th, 2009
Category: Leech Lake, Walker

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Walker Minnesota

When thinking about a vacation in north central Minnesota, images of fishing, hiking, and boating probably come to mind. In addition to being able to relax in the great outdoors, there are countless opportunities for adventure-seeking individuals and families. Walker, Minnesota is a prime example of an ideal spot to both relax and to experience all of the attractions and events of a much larger metropolis. Located along the shores of Leech Lake in Cass County, Minnesota, Walker has a population of approximately 1,000 permanent residents. Large enough to offer many attractions, but small enough to maintain a cozy, relaxed feel, Walker is a vacationing paradise of the Minnesota Northwoods.

Walker was initially founded in 1896. The town of Walker was named after Thomas B. Walker, a logging industry tycoon, in the hopes of attracting a sawmill to the area. Unfortunately, the town founders’ efforts were in vain and Thomas B. Walker elected to establish his mill in a neighboring community. In spite of this setback, Walker, MN became a stronghold of the logging industry with the establishment of several other mills in the late 19th and early 20th century. With its breath-taking natural beauty, Walker emerged as a world-renowned vacationing destination in the early 20th century.

Today, Walker Minnesota remains an ideal spot for visitors seeking respite from the daily grind. With a variety of motel and accommodation choices, Walker is sure to have the ideal choice for your family’s stay. Budget motels, bed and breakfasts, tent and RV camping sites are plentiful around the Walker area. For a bit more privacy and some well-deserved luxury, consider renting one of the beautiful vacation homes or cabins along the shores of the crystal clear Leech Lake. There are even houseboats for rent from various area resorts. Regardless of your budget or preferences, Walker, MN is sure to have a great spot for you!

For outdoor fun, come and relax along the shores of the beautiful Leech Lake with a good book. Sunbathe along one of the lake’s beaches. Rent a boat for an afternoon of fishing, sailing or canoeing. Fishing on Leech Lake is wonderful with plenty of bass, muskie, walleye and perch for the taking. Hike along the beautiful woodland trails and scenic byways of the Chippewa National Forest. Mountain bike or ride an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) along one of the designated paths. In the winter, snowmobile, cross country ski or snowshoe through the pristine, snowy forests. Occasional dog-sled races are can’t miss entertainment here in the Minnesota Northwoods. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the joys of ice-fishing on Leech Lake in the great state of Minnesota!

In addition to these classic outdoor activities, a plethora of unique attractions await you in and around Walker. Schedule in a visit to the Northland Bison Ranch in nearby Nevis, where you can take a ride amidst these majestic creatures on the Bison Bus. Plan an air tour of the area on the Lake Country Air Service, operated out of the town of Hackensack. Enjoy golfing on one of the area championship golf courses such as the LongBow Golf Club, the Wedgewood Golf Course or the Tianna Country Club. Take a romantic tour of a Minnesota winery at the Forestedge Winery in nearby Laporte. Try your hand at sailing around one of the area lakes. Opportunities for adventure abound in and around the vacationing paradise of Walker Minnesota.

Downtown Walker, MN features an array of charming, delightful shops for an afternoon’s diversion. Be sure to stop into the Shingobee Studios to view their excellent selection of photographic prints, pottery and more. After shopping, stop into the famous “Martini Bar” at the delectable Boulder’s Restaurant. For an evening of gaming entertainment, visit the world famous Northern Lights Casino. With over 1,000 slot machines, blackjack, a buffet, gift shop and a cabaret show, the Northern Lights Casino is an excellent choice for an evening of fun!

If you happen to be in the Walker area in July, the Moondance Jam is one of the best concerts you will ever attend. Featuring a variety of bands from the 1970′s and 1980′s, Moondance Jam takes place over a three day period in mid-July. In early August, stop in for some family fun at the Walker Bay Days along the shores of Leech Lake. Fun for the entire family, Walker Bay Days features live music, a fish fry, a mini-regatta, karaoke contests, an Olympics themed sports competition and a celebration of the Ojibway culture with the famous “Pow-Wow.” Watch the lights of area boats twinkle along the water in the boat parade. In the fall, other Walker festivals such as Ethnic Fest and the Northwoods Quilt Show are sure to delight members of your family.

So, if you are looking to escape from it all without losing out on the opportunity for a little adventure, be sure to check out Walker Minnesota for your next getaway!

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Hackensack MN

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Date: Friday, February 6th, 2009
Category: Birch Lake, Hackensack, Leech Lake, Ten Mile Lake

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Hackensack Minnesota

Along the eastern shore of Birch Lake in Cass County, Minnesota lies the vacation gem of Hackensack. Set against the back-drop of the gorgeous Minnesota Northwoods, Hackensack offers visitors convenient access to hundreds of Minnesota lakes, the Savanna State Forest and the Chippewa National Forest. So this year, escape from the ordinary, relax in the great outdoors and create great family memories in the picturesque town of Hackensack, MN!

In the late 1800′s, the Minnesota and International Railroad constructed a rail line through Hackensack on what is now the site of the Paul Bunyan Trail. This effectively established Hackensack Minnesota as a center of commerce for the railroads, lumber and paper industries. In the early 20th century, the area in and around Hackensack became a popular destination for travelers seeking relaxation in the scenic Minnesota lake country. Today, Hackensack, MN remains an ideal destination for visitors from all over the world.

While Hackensack is a small community of approximately 300 permanent residents, it is still a bustling town with many activities. One such activity is the National Chainsaw Sculpting Competition, held annually in late September. Competitors in this unique competition must make one “masterpiece” carve and several “quick” carves. At the end of the three day event, these exquisite pieces of art are auctioned to the highest bidders. In the wintertime be sure to stop in for the “Back to Hack” festival featuring a parade, bonfire and snow-sculpting contest. Sweetheart Days, held each year in July, honors the legend of Paul Bunyan’s sweetheart, Lucette. A statute of Lucette along with the couple’s son, Paul Jr., looks over the lake. Visitors can even check out the original marriage certificate of Paul and Lucette, on display in Hackensack’s Chamber of Commerce building. During the festival, visitors and locals come together to celebrate her memory with a parade, golf tournament, food, crafts and, of course, a fabulous Fourth of July fireworks display.

In town, stop for a leisurely picnic lunch in Hackensack’s peaceful lakeside park. Stroll through the downtown area shops. Kick back with a meal and a drink at the Riverhouse Restaurant and Lounge, or stop into Sweets Cafe for a sandwich or decadent treat. If you are seeking a truly unique experience, plan a visit to the Heart of Minnesota Emu Ranch in nearby Nevis, Minnesota. Drive north for a relaxed afternoon at the Forestedge Winery in LaPorte, a mere half an hour’s drive to the north. Larger Minnesota cities such as Brainerd, Grand Rapids and Bemidji are within easy driving distance from downtown Hackensack and all make excellent day trips for the entire family.

Spring and summer are by far the most popular seasons to visit Hackensack. During the warm months of the year, visitors and locals alike can enjoy hiking or biking along one of the many area trails. Keep your eyes open in the forests. You may catch a glimpse at some outstanding species of wildlife such as deer, porcupine, bald eagles, timber wolves, coyotes, bobcats, loons and even the occasional black bear. If fishing is your sport, there is an excellent Walleye Tournament on Leech Lake, held annually in late May. Experience the unparalleled walleye fishing of Leech Lake in the great Minnesota Northwoods. Be sure to register in advance for this tournament because spots are limited! In Hackensack itself, the local community holds weekly fishing competitions throughout the summer months.

Fall is also an outstanding time of year to visit Hackensack. The crowds are small and the forests explode with a virtual cornucopia of autumn colors. The famous Paul Bunyan trail, consisting of over 100 miles of trail, is an excellent spot to take a leisurely hike through the autumn forests. With fairly moderate autumn temperatures, camping is another wonderful fall option in and around Hackensack. So, bring your tent, light up a bonfire and cozy up with your family under the canvas of the Minnesota stars.

Winter brings more classic Minnesota pastimes such as snow-shoeing and cross country skiing. Rent an ice house on one of the many area lakes and experience the unique Minnesota pastime of ice-fishing. Even in winter, walleye, perch, crappies, and panfish are plentiful. Visitors can enjoy riding a snowmobile through the snowy wilderness on specially designated trails. The annual “Back to Hack” celebration in January is an excellent time to visit and features many family friendly winter events.

No matter what type of accommodations you seek, you are sure to find the perfect spot in or around Hackensack. Tent and RV camping sites are plentiful around the crystal clear waters of area lakes. Cabins and vacation homes abound on Birch Lake and the nearby Leech Lake. For a bit of pampering, check out one of the resort properties. Many of the historic area resorts were established in the 1940′s and 1950′s and offer the opportunity to escape from modern distractions such as television, video games and computers.

With its quiet charm and unrivaled natural beauty, Hackensack, MN is a great choice for your next family vacation!

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Longville MN

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Date: Friday, February 6th, 2009
Category: Girl lake, Longville, Woman Lake

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Longville Minnesota

In the midst of our modern, busy and stressful lives, it can be difficult to find time to decompress and re-connect with our families and ourselves. Instead of taking a “normal” trip to an overly commercialized theme park or a busy tourist trap, consider planning an extraordinary vacation to the peaceful respite of Longville, Minnesota. Experience true rest and rejuvenation in the breathtaking wilderness of the scenic Northwoods of Minnesota. Commune with nature, play in the lush forests and crystal clear lakes and take some much deserved time to reconnect with yourself and your family!

Longville, MN sits along the edge of Girl Lake, a virtual outdoor playground for adults and children alike. Woman Lake, reputably one of the most beautiful lakes of the Minnesota Northwoods, is situated just to the southwest of Girl Lake. Located in Cass County, Longville is small with a population of approximately 200. Although Longville is quiet and peaceful, there are numerous family oriented activities in and around this quaint town.

For fishing, the lakes surrounding Longville cannot be beat! In their waters lie an abundance of bluegills, crappies, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northerns and muskies all waiting to be snagged on your line. Enjoy a pan of fresh fish cooked over a roaring fire after a leisurely day on the lake. Hunting is also plentiful here in the Minnesota Northwoods. Fishing and hunting guides are available for hire to assist you with your next expedition.

Whether you own a boat or are planning to rent one at a local marina, the lakes of Longville Minnesota are a wonderful boating destination. From sailboats to pontoons to houseboats, there is something for everyone. For those with a truly adventurous spirit, try your hand at water-skiing or tubing along the smooth lake waters. As you relax on the water, you may even catch a glimpse of area wildlife such as bald eagles, black bears, deer or fox cavorting along the shore.

The summer months also bring a plethora of opportunities for terrestrial outdoor relaxation including hiking, mountain biking and ATV riding through the pine forests of the region. For less adventurous pastimes, be sure to check out the quaint local shops in downtown Longville, MN and nearby Hackensack and Walker. Relax with a cappuccino, sit back and enjoy the local entertainment in the cozy “Common Grounds of Longville,” a coffee shop in downtown Longville. Featured entertainers include singers, acoustical musicians and poets, among others. Treat the family to an ice cream cone at the legendary Frosty’s. Relax with a tasty, home-cooked meal at the Redbird Cafe. For more elegant dining, consider Patrick’s Fine Dining and Lounge or the country club at the Ridgewood Golf Course. Catch the latest movie release at the Bear Pause Movie Theatre in nearby Hackensack. For evening entertainment, travel to the local town of Walker for a night of gaming entertainment at the Northern Lights Casino.

Winter may sound like an unwelcoming time to visit the Minnesota Northwoods. To the contrary, it is a delightful time to escape to this wintry playground. Snowshoe, cross country ski or snowmobile through the beautifully snowy forests. Enjoy some ice fishing on Girl Lake or Woman Lake. Dog sled racing is also popular in this neck of the woods. If you happen to be in the area during late January or early February, be sure to stop in for the Sled Dog Races on the Heartland and Paul Bunyan Trails. For daring souls, try the “polar plunge,” where brave visitors and locals take an icy dip into one of the area lakes!

For family fun and entertainment, Longville hosts a variety of wholesome, nostalgic events. Longville, Minnesota has been dubbed the Turtle Racing Capital of the World. Every Wednesday from June through August, children (and adults) come from far and wide to pit their reptile friends against one another in this fun, time-honored family tradition. Enjoy the turtle themed games and dance contests in addition to edible treats such as snow cones and hot dogs. Fitness gurus will love the Run Around Woman Plus, a 30K run around Woman Lake, held annually in May. For those who like the idea of a race, but hesitate at the 30K distance, there is also a shorter 5K run/walk at the same time. In July, be sure to check out Summerfest, a celebration of the summer season complete with live entertainment, tasty treats and displays of local artistry. Autumn brings the Oktoberfest celebration. This festival offers visitors the opportunity to absorb the local culture and enjoy some tasty German food and beer.

Regardless of your lodging preferences, Longville is certain to have exactly what you are looking for. From budget friendly motels and camping sites to more luxurious vacation rental homes and resorts, Longville and the surrounding area have it all! Neighbors in this part of Minnesota are friendly and welcoming. You may even come back year after year to catch up with your local friends here in Longville!

For an opportunity to rest, unwind and reconnect, plan this year’s vacation in Longville, Minnesota. You are certain to create family memories that will last a lifetime.

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Places To Stay On Leech Lake

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Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Leech Lake

Leech Lake, Minnesota’s 3rd largest lake, is home to some of the best resorts in the Midwest. You will find everything from small “mom ‘n pops” to luxury spa retreats. LakePlace.com’s Leech Lake Real Estate Team is proud to recommend these great places to stay while you visit our area.

Anderson’s Cove Resort
11246 Portside Ct.
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-3762  

Adventure North Resort
4444 Point Landing Dr. NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1532

Bayside Resort
8039 Onigum Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1350

Hiawatha Beach Resort
10904 Steamboat Loop NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1510

Huddle’s Resort
1696 Whipholt Beach Rd. NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-836-2420

Brindley’s Harbor Resort
9530 Pine Point Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1721

Moore’s Lodge
8065 Onigum Rd NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1542

Steamboat Bay Resort
6379 Wedgewood Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
800-705-9925

Bailey’s Resort
33216 Co. 38
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1464

Anderson’s Spirit of the North Resort
7418 Smokey Point Rd. NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-836-2356

Trapper’s Landing Lodge
1812 Merit Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
866-665-3324

Country Inn & Suites
442 Walker Bay Blvd.
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1400

Chase on the Lake
502 Cleveland Blvd
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-7777

Anderson’s Grand Vu Lodge
9789 Pine Point Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1632  

Anderson’s Northland Lodge
2802 Northland Ln.
Walker, MN 56484
218-836-2325

Big Rock Resort
7860 Hawthorn Tr. NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1066

Oak Point Resort
10583 Oak Point Road NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-2993

Moonlight Bay Resort
6409 Wedgewood Road NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1443

Ivanhoe Resort
7066 Nine Bark Dr. NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1626

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
907 Minnesota Ave. W.
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-2200

Red Wing Lodge
7958 Hawthorn Trail NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1272

Woodland Resort
6930 Co. 38 NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1080

Acorn Hill Resort
4691 Acorn Hill Lane NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1015

Sugar Point Resort
10125 Sugar Point Dr. NW
Federal Dam, MN 56641
800-733-3150

Agency Bay Lodge
8491 Onigum Rd. NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1755

 
 
 
 

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Places To Worship Near Leech Lake

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Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Leech Lake

We put together a list of local churches for those of you who would like to attend a service while visiting the Leech Lake area. We tried to link to the individual church websites whenever possible.

Immanuel Lutheran Church
4656 State 200 NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-3156

Community Church of Walker
Highway 371 & Tianna Dr.
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1093

Hope Lutheran Church
305 10th Street South
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1850

Lighthouse Christian Center
500 8th St. South
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1987

Bible Chapel
5116 State Highway 84 NE
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-3665

Longville Community Church
194 School Ln.
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2666

Calvary Evangelical Free Church
5925 Oberly Loop
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1897

St. Agnes Church
210 S. Division St.
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-1054

Berean Bible Church
6522 Shingobee Rd. NW
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-3443

Our Savior Lutheran Church
29 2nd Ave E
Federal Dam, MN 56641
218-654-3522

Edwards Catholic Church
4905 State Highway 84
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2799

Salem Lutheran Church
1340 County Road 5
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2011

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Cass Lake

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Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Cass Lake

Welcome to Cass Lake!

Cass Lake is approximately 15,950 acres in size. View an interactive Cass Lake map and get GPS cooridinates using LakePlace.com’s Lake Finder tool.

Explore Cass Lake

Looking at any lake on a map, it is easy to be fooled into believing that each one is as good as the next. When planning our journeys, we like to look at small scale maps, see the biggest spot of blue and say “that’s where I want to go!” Often we’re disappointed-massive, unnourished lakes provide hours of boating but no fishing; exploration happens quickly on overdeveloped shores, with the best spots often over fished. This is why, to seasoned anglers and outdoorsmen, places like Cass Lake stand apart from other lakes.

Cass Lake is part of a chain of nine large lakes around Cass, Minnesota. These interconnected lakes play a big role in providing anglers with plenty of fishing opportunities over hundreds of miles of eclectic shoreline. Cass Lake itself has one of the best Muskie yields (second only to nearby Leech Lake) in the state. The best part is that the majority of Cass Lake is part of the Chippewa National forest and other government owned resources, leaving much of the lake’s shores unspoiled by development.

Water plays a very big role in making the Cass Lake area special. With connections to both the Turtle river and Mississippi river, the whole Cass Lake area is primed to offer a variety of habitats for numerous fish. The minimal development insures healthier waters in which to breed better fish. One could literally explore this complex limnological system for days without running out of new adventures!

In fact, Cass Lake contains more than just the standard beauty afforded to the average unspoiled tract of nature. Star Island is a boat accessible land mass in the middle of Cass Lake. This 1,100 acre island is also home to Lake Windigo. This lake is so unique that it was featured by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” as one of the only lakes within a lake in the Northern Hemisphere.

Of course, it’s not just the water that makes this area worth the visit. The Chippewa National Forest that enshrines much of the shores of Cass Lake also preserves one of the few white pine forests of the day. The Dawes Act gave major lumber and businessmen an opportunity to threaten the ownership of Ojibwe (Chippewa) reservations in the late 19th century, including the forests around Cass Lake. It was the act of a President Roosevelt and the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs that preserved 225,000 acres around Lake Leech and Cass Lake.

That land, now called the Chippewa National Forest, contains over 280 miles of hiking trails, including some that are paved for bicyclists, skates and joggers. In addition to the big nine, the forest contains over 700 additional lakes and almost a thousand miles worth of streams. Amateur ornithologists will delight at watching over 243 species of birds in a park that stands as one of the largest bald eagle breeding grounds in the U.S. With recreational activities available for every season, the exploration of this area could go on for generations.

If the Chippewa National Forest isn’t enough for you, Itasca State Park is only a short drive from Cass Lake. With 32,000 acres, this park is estimated to be the headwaters of the Mississippi river. Over 33 miles of hiking trails exist for the avid outdoorsman, with at least 1.5 miles of them handicap accessible. Attractions of this forest include an ancient Native American cemetery; this is just over 60 miles from the incredible natural beauty that is the Cass Lake area.

Complementing the limitless outdoor opportunities of the area is a vast array of campgrounds and resorts. Over 20 Cass Lake resorts offer a variety of accommodation, from traditional hotel rooms to lakeside cabins. You will find some Cass Lake resorts offering rustic retreats while others offer nothing but luxurious chalets, A-Frames and cottages for their guests. There’s even gambling opportunities for guests at the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Palace Casino and Hotel.

In addition to natural wonders, the Cass Lake area is also home to some thrilling attractions for the family. Lyle’s Logging Museum and numerous Indian Burial grounds offer a deep insight into the history of this unique land. For more exciting activities, there are miniature golf courses, casinos or horseback riding at the Moondance ranch. The area is even home to the famous statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue Ox.

Cass Lake goes above and beyond what is expected of a great northern getaway. Unlike most natural wonders, this area is going to require more than one visit to even begin to explore the boundless natural and cultural possibilities. No two visits will ever be the same in a land as vast and unique as this.

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Places To Stay On Cass Lake

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Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Cass Lake

If you are in our area visiting Cass Lake, look no further! LakePlace.com’s Leech Lake Real Estate Team put together this great list of family resorts that we are proud to recommend. Book your reservations early!

Joe’s Lodge
15228 Joe’s Lodge Drive SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-335-6773 

Oak Haven Resort
14333 Roosevelt Road SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-335-2092

Shangri-La Resort
32326 Wolf Lake Road
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-8858

Ojibway Resort
15191 Pike Bay Loop NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-6695

Sunset Cove Resort
4083 Kangas Curve Rd SE
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-2480

Birch Villa Resort
16364 60th Ave NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-6795

Break On The Lake Resort
18342 Windigo Drive SE
Cass Lake, MN 56633
1-800-443-5101

Cass Lake Lodge
16293 60th Ave NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-6658

Chippewa Pines Resort
27418 Chippewa Paws Lane SE.
Pennington, MN 56663
218-335-6897 

Oak Point Resort
10583 Oak Point Road
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-2993

Morning Star Resort
223 Circle Loop Lane SE
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-8832

Marclay Point Resort & Campground
16636 Marclay Point Lane
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-6589

Norway Beach Resort
15868 Norway Beach Rd. NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-8857

Stony Point Resort & Campground
5510 US 2 NW, P.O. Box 518
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-6311

Pike Hole Resort
25061 Conner Road NE
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-2328

Wishbone Resort
20686 Williams Road S.E.
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-2320

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Woman Lake

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Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Woman Lake

Welcome to Woman Lake!

Woman lake is approximately 5,500 acres with a maximum depth of 54 feet. Explore Woman lake maps with satellite images and GPS coordinates using LakePlace.com’s Lake Finder tools.

Explore Woman Lake

The natural riches of Cass County seem like they never end. In a single county, Minnesota’s deepest, largest and most stocked lakes seem to come together. It can seem overwhelming, trying to decide where to go or where to buy real estate. Massive lakes such as Leech lake may take forever to explore. Smaller lakes may not yield good fishing or provide public access. Woman lake strikes an excellent balance, providing a great mix of fishing, water sports and fun!

Woman lake is one of the best kept fishing secrets in the area. Covering over 5,000 acres and reaching a maximum depth of 54 feet, Woman lake demonstrates excellent yields of Bluegill, Walleye and Northern Pike. A narrow channel connects the lake to Broadwater bay and Girl Lake, providing additional opportunities to discover excellent fishing along the eclectic shoreline.

It’s not just the aquatic life that makes this lake so worthy of a journey north. Abundant hunting and wildlife is available all throughout the year – from bald eagles to foxes, there are many opportunities for world-class nature viewing. Even black bear make a regular appearance around Woman lake, particularly in springtime when they awake from hibernation. Their appearance has marked an increasing interest in black bear hunting over the past few years.

Situated amongst the impressive Chippewa National Forest, Woman lake doesn’t seem particularly prone to development. Visitors will inevitably find there way to the delightful town of Longville. Longville, Minnesota acts as the perfect base of operations for visitors to explore the endless natural wonders in an around Woman lake. Situated on the shores of Girl lake, the town is home to many resorts and campgrounds with access to Woman lake.

Every Wednesday starting in early June, the town of Longville holds regular turtle races. These events mark two hours of great family fun, with contestants being allowed to use a city turtle or even bring their own (provided the shell is no larger than 5 inches!). There’s even a resort race, with racer representing every resort in the area; when staying there, visitors can represent their own resort by asking at the front desk. This fun time for the whole family lasts until late August and includes carnival food, contests and a memorable day on the shores of Girl Lake.

A perfect getaway is never about one single component. It’s the combination of many great experiences, from turtle races and cotton candy, to hiking and fishing. With so many activities, many find themselves coming back to Woman lake year after year.

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Places To Stay On Woman Lake

Posted by: admin
Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Woman Lake

There are plenty of lakes in the Longville, MN area – and Woman Lake is among the best of them! The LakePlace.com Leech Lake Real Estate Team put together this great list of Woman Lake Resorts – if you are planning to visit our area – we highly recommend the family resorts listed here!

All Seasons Resort
3539 State 84 NE
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2030

Broadwater Lodge
4588 Timber Drive NW
Hackensack, MN 56452
218-682-2552

DOK Holiday Resort
3529 State 84 NE
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2473

Green Roof Lodge
945 County Rd. 5 NW
Hackensack, MN 56452
218-682-2399

Longville Campground
1367 County Rd 5
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2610

Kee-Nee-Moo-Sha Resort
4308 Timber Dr. NW
Hackensack, MN 56452
218-682-2362

Minne Teepee Resort
870 County Road 11
Hackensack, MN 56452
218-682-2485

Girl Lake Resort
PO Box 166
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2371

Pine Ridge Resort
1056 Sarajac Road NE
Longville, MN 56655
218-363-2828

 
 
 
 

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