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One of the planet’s most mystifying yet awe-inspiring natural marvels remains an aurora, also known as an “aurora borealis.” Here in Minnesota, we know this dazzling display as the “northern lights.” Depending on the destination, the northern lights in Minnesota typically boast many hues of green and purple as they slide and contort across the starry sky. Night owls have seen their fair share of auroras over the years here along the banks of Big Sandy Lake as the northern lights “visit” our serene slice of Northern Minnesota every year, sometimes bi-annually.
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.
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!