Minnesota Vacation Communities

Family Adventures Await in Bemidji, Blackduck and Cass Lake


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Your vacation in Minnesota isn’t complete without a trip to Bemidji, home to the legend of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Visit the statues of these two larger-than-life characters at the Bemidji Tourist Information Center on the shores of Lake Bemidji.

There's plenty to do and see in and around Bemidji during your MN vacation. Nature never takes a backseat in this paradise. Hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, birding and skiing are just a few of the pastimes you and your family will enjoy when you visit this area of Northern Minnesota.

For more information about your vacation in Minnesota, visit the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bemidji websites.


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Vacation means taking time to relax and enjoy the sunset, and you won’t be disappointed at beautiful Blackduck Lake. Truly one of Northern Minnesota's treasures, Blackduck is not to be missed on your vacation. A trip to Blackduck offers many recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, watersports, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and bird watching. Blackduck sits at the northwest edge of the Chippewa National Forest, which includes 1.6 million acres of forest lands, more than 700 lakes, numerous trails and waterways, and the largest bald eagle breeding population in the lower 48 states.

Be sure to visit Blackduck during your vacation in Minnesota.

Cass Lake

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When you choose to vacation at Cass Lake, you’ll soon learn that it’s actually two different lakes and part of the eight-lake system of Mississippi navigable lakes. The main lake is 15,996 acres with a maximum depth of 120 feet, making it perfect for watercraft and watersports. The shores of Pike Bay, the second more shallow lake, are home to more than 150 bald eagles. One of the most unique and interesting features of Cass Lake is Star Island, which has its own lake, Lake Windigo situated within the confines of the island featuring more than six miles of hiking trails.

The Cass Lake area is an angler’s paradise. With its weed-beds, steep drop offs and inlets, Cass Lake makes the perfect place to fish for the big one. The waters are home to musky, walleye, northern pike, bass, perch, crappie, blue gill and many more.

Learn more about the Cass Lake area and download a Visitor's Guide before your Minnesota vacation.


Other Area communities: Leech Lake / WalkerPark RapidsGrand Rapids


Regional Services for Your MN Vacation

Bemidji Regional Airport

Minnesota Northwoods Communities

Fly into Bemidji with Delta Airlines on a 35 passenger turboprop or a 55 passenger jet. There are 3 connecting flights to and from Minneapolis/St. Paul daily.

Sanford Center

Minnesota Northwoods Communities

Newly constructed in 2010, the Sanford Center is located on the shores of Lake Bemidji. The sports and entertainment facility hosts concerts, hockey games, family shows, trade shows and community events you and your family can attend during your vacation in Minnesota.

Sanford Health

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The Northwoods area provides a range of medical services to meet individual’s needs. Services include:

  • Acute inpatient rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Diabetes Resource Center
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency services
  • General and vascular surgeries
  • Imaging/radiology
  • Intensive care
  • Medical-surgical
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Urology