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Ten Mile Lake

Hackensack MN

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


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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Ten Mile Lake

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Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Hackensack, Ten Mile Lake

Welcome to Ten Mile Lake!

Ten Mile lake is approximately 5,000 acres in size with a maximum depth of 200 feet. Browse an interactive map of Ten Mile lake that includes GPS coordinates and satellite views using LakePlace.com’s Lake Finder.

Discover Ten Mile Lake

It can be difficult to choose just one spot among Cass County, Minnesota to spend your time and money. With over 120 lakes in the immediate area, the land provides a plethora of fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities; it can be really be hit or miss. Ten Mile lake and Hackensack, Minnesota provide entertainment that keeps people coming year round. Between the natural wonders within a short driving radius, friendly people, fun activities and excellent fishing, Ten Mile Lake has endless potential to create unforgettable memories.

Ten Mile Lake itself is a diverse lake covering over 5000 acres and reaching depths of 208 feet. Despite its awe-inspiring depth, Ten Mile lake contains over 1,500 acres of littoral waters – those magical areas less than 15 feet in depth where aquatic ecosystems thrive and anglers’ biggest catches are born and raised. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resource (MDNR) reports show extremely healthy waters rich in Pike, Walleye, Largemouth Bass and more.

It is, of course, the people that make Ten Mile lake so memorable. With two towns on the lake’s shores – Hackensack on the south and Walker on the north – there’s no shortage of caring citizens when it comes to Ten Mile lake’s continued success. Though most of the town’s founded in this area were built upon the logging trade, today’s populace is more concerned with sustainability and preserving the area’s beautiful natural resources.

The lake is also protected by a strong community of people who care about the lake’s continued natural beauty and bounty. Named the Ten Mile Lake Asociation, this group has been active in preserving the lake’s history as well as working to keep the lake healthy. The Ten Mile Lake association is comprised of visitors as well as local property owners. Membership to this 501C3 non-profit organization is only $30 annually.

In addition to protecting the waterways that make this land one of a kind, these communities also offer a variety of activities for visitors. Perhaps one of the more exciting activities is the International Chainsaw Sculpting Competition, where competitors vie for the “Golden Chainsaw” by sculpting artful works. Two Ten Mile Lake Resorts – the Happiness and Pinewood Resorts – provide lakeside accommodations for visitors looking to explore the vast opportunities. In the rare instance that the fish aren’t biting on Ten Mile lake, visitors are located within 10 miles of over 127 other lakes!

There’s a lot of lakes to choose from in Minnesota, but only a select few offer that right blend of health, accessibility and isolation that so many crave. Thousand come through Ten Mile lake in all seasons to witness the beauty of nature at it’s finest – from lakeside sunsets, to the changing colors of fall. Ten Mile lake does achieve the impossible by being a lake that stands out in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Places To Stay On Ten Mile Lake

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Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Category: Hackensack, Ten Mile Lake

Ten Mile Lake is one of the most sought after lakes in our area. If you are planning a visit, the resorts below are recommended by the Leech Lake Real Estate Team. Note – some of the resorts listed here are located on beautiful Birch Lake, which is connected to Ten Mile Lake.

Ten Mile Lake Resort
12303 County Highway 35
Dalton, MN 56324

Happiness Resort
4609 Happiness Lane NW
Hackensack, MN 56452

Hyde-A-Way Bay
3489 Ford Dr. NW
Hackensack, MN 56452

Bearcove Resort
5125 Woodland Dr NW
Hackensack, MN 56452

Quietwoods Resort
4755 Alder Ln NW
Hackensack, MN 56452

Shady Shores Resort
5445 Lower Ten Mile Lake Road
Hackensack, MN. 56452

Nies Cabins
5003 Woodland Ln NW
Hackensack, MN 56452

Bayview Resort
4014 Bayview Dr NW
Hackensack, MN 56452

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