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.
Despite the fact that over 500,000 Minnesotans celebrate Fishing Opener by throwing a line into one of the state’s 10,000 lakes (it’s actually 11,842, but who’s counting?), you won’t be bumping elbows with other gleeful anglers this May. There are approximately 2.6 million acres of lake water in the scenic, serene North Star State; thus, there’s ample acreage for all anglers to cast for walleye or northern pike, especially here on sweeping Big Sandy Lake. The aptly-named Big Sandy Lodge & Resort rests along the granular shores of this 6,500-acre hidden gem north of McGregor, where you’ll surprisingly discover some of the best walleye fishing 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.
We toss on our long johns, ski jacket, and pom hat with a wide grin on our face because we know that an authentic Minnesotan adventure lies ahead. Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is revered for its romantic cabins, snowmobile meetups, and utter seclusion, all of which combine to create an alluring wintertime escape for Iron Range and Twin Cities residents alike. Compiling a handy list of fun things to do in Minnesota in the winter is easy, especially since our modern Big Sandy Lake cabin rentals rest near countless acres of pristine wilderness.
With Halloween and autumn’s peak officially in the rearview mirror, the majority of Minnesotans gleefully turn their attention to the long-awaited snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing season. There’s just something truly magical about exploring Northern Minnesota amid falling snow with your loved ones. For those searching for a festive, scenic, and affordable mid-winter escape, look no further than Big Sandy Lodge & Resort. Our idyllic year-round getaway is home to some of the largest lake cabin rentals in MN, all within two hours of the Twin Cities.
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.