By now, it’s no secret that McGregor, Minnesota, is surrounded by some of the best snowmobile trails in the state. And as much as we love and appreciate other winter sports like snowshoeing, skiing, and ice fishing, there’s something unforgettable about a top-speed rip through waist-high layers of fresh powder as you uncover seemingly unknown areas.
In just a matter of weeks—or days—the Northern Minnesota outside temperature will commence its annual descent. While we certainly adore and appreciate the warm seasons, ice fishing in Minnesota wouldn't be possible without our yearly freeze.
Arguably the best thing about snowshoeing in MN is you can do it just about anywhere there is snow. Now, we wouldn’t recommend venturing off onto an unknown pasture or lake, but if you can hike somewhere, there is a good chance you can snowshoe there as well!
As the heat and humidity gradually wane, we'll continue to anticipate winter's inevitable arrival, but not before relishing Minnesota's fall foliage. While we undoubtedly cherish the warm weather and sunshine characterized by the summer months, there is something to be said about autumn's brief window.
Nestled deep in the Northern Minnesota wilderness along scenic State Highway 65 rests a rustic, picturesque lakefront resort: Big Sandy Lodge & Resort. Not only is our lakeside haven consistently ranked as one of the premier Northern Minnesota resorts, but we’re just minutes away from a wide variety of state parks, wildlife refuges, interconnected ATV trails, and, of course, can’t-miss hidden gems.
The chances are high that you’ve searched for “live music near me” once or twice in your lifetime, hoping to find a venue that provides entertainment, dining, and an ice-cold beverage. Finding “live music near me” can be quite challenging in the Northern Minnesota wilderness for those who’re planning to spend a week in a small town such as McGregor, MN. But luckily for you and your group, Big Sandy Lodge & Resort now offers live entertainment nearly every weekend.
Summer is already in full swing here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the top-rated four-season Minnesota lake resorts. Families, couples, and groups flock to our secluded slice of Northern Minnesota lakeside wilderness to splash, fish, and ski inside Big Sandy Lake, a natural beauty teeming with elusive walleye. The time to book a well-deserved, long-overdue summertime escape from the Twin Cities to McGregor, MN, is right now as we’re filling up extremely fast!
As spring subtly transforms into summer, the lush forestry that surrounds Big Sandy Lodge & Resort comes back to life. The ancient hardwoods near Big Sandy Lake regain their emerald color, breathtaking woodland creatures return to their summer homes, and thousands of families, couples, and groups flock to top-rated Northern Minnesota resorts for seemingly endless outdoor adventures. When you’re not fishing, swimming, and kayaking on Big Sandy Lake this summer, we highly recommend embarking on a mid-summer expedition on some of the best hiking trails in Minnesota.
Big Sandy Lodge & Resort rests on a quiet, beautiful, and sizable lake deep in the Northwoods near McGregor, MN. Whether you’re hoping to paddle around uninhabited islands, snag a trophy walleye, or blaze through the steady waves on a jet ski, you’ll quickly discover that Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is a special place. All of our fully-equipped Big Sandy Lake cabins and villas are steps away from a day filled with seemingly endless water activities, beach relaxation, and delicious home cooking!
We’re quickly approaching one of the most rewarding Saturdays of the year here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort: the annual Memorial Day weekend Run for the Lake 5K. Hundreds of runners gather every year along the peaceful shores of Big Sandy Lake to raise money for a good cause, earn prizes, and accomplish personal bests. The run (or walk) starts and finishes at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the premier Northern Minnesota lodges, so you’ll always be a short stroll from a cold bath, a healthy meal, and an ultra-comfortable bed.