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.
Every autumn, Aitkin County’s lush forestry transforms from a dazzling emerald shade to vibrant hues of marigold, amber, and kelly green, with crimson-clad trees sprinkled into the fold. There are dozens of unique ways to commemorate autumn’s official arrival. To ensure that your upcoming stay is nothing short of colorful and splendidly comfortable, we’ve compiled 20 quintessential fall activities in Minnesota.
In the heart of summer, the lodge allures nature enthusiasts of all kinds, including backpackers searching for a place to rest (and play) before and after a woodland excursion inside a nearby state forest. We’re ideally situated in between three hilly, rugged state forests: Savanna, Hill River, and Solana. There’s enough acreage here to appease thousands of backpackers at once. As one of the fastest-growing backpacking destinations near the Twin Ports, we look forward to welcoming your group to Big Sandy Lake’s edge this summer!
You don’t need an excuse to plan a summertime escape from the Twin Cities or Twin Ports en route to Big Sandy Lake, a genuinely peaceful, scenic slice of glorious Northern Minnesota. There’s no offseason for outdoor exploration or recreation here on the western edge of the sprawling North Woods. A classic Minnesota outdoors experience is all about embracing Mother Nature’s vibrance, richness, and beauty. Whether you relish crystal clear lake water, the dense forestry, or the warm sand, you’ll instantly find your calling here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the top-reviewed weekend getaways in Minnesota.
Not surprisingly, we’ve seen an influx of winter enthusiasts in recent months here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort. Yet, we cannot help but daydream about spring’s gradual thaw, mainly because this peaceful, frozen tundra transforms into a sloppy, raucous refuge for ATVers of all ages and levels of expertise. If you’ve ever trekked into the heart of Aitkin County, you likely already know that these dense woods, rolling hillsides, and abandoned railways are home to some of the gnarliest ATV trails in Minnesota.
The backwoods near Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, located in McGregor, MN, feature particularly stunning Northern Minnesota fall colors. You’ll observe a heartwarming meld of crimson, amber, marigold, and kelly green as you venture along backcountry roads, peaceful hiking trails, and serene lakes. Before departure, make sure to consult the always up-to-date Minnesota fall color map, which is collated by the Department of Natural Resources.
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!