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Escape to Heartland Lakes

Deep in the Northwoods of Minnesota lies the Heartland Lakes—an amazing area from Osage to Akeley and Itasca State Park to Menahga, including Park Rapids, Nevis, Dorset, Lake George and everywhere in between. When you visit Heartland Lakes, you connect with nature, family, and tradition.
About Heartland Lakes

Akeley

Park Rapids

Menahga

Osage

Nevis

Dorset

Itasca State Park

Lake George

Explore the Heartland Lakes


Whether you visit in the summer and take a boat out on one of the hundreds of pristine lakes in the area, visit in the fall to ride through the forest as the leaves change color, come in the middle of winter to cast your line beneath the ice, or arrive in spring as the flowers bloom, there's something for everyone in Heartland Lakes.

Itineraries


There's plenty of activities for every season in Heartland Lakes. Explore our itineraries and see what this Northern Minnesota paradise has to offer.
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Events



Feb 11, 2023
Audrey’s Purple Dream Fishing Tournament & Purple Plunge
Audrey’s Purple Dream is dedicated to the memory of Audrey Faye Pidde, a life long resident of Akeley, Minnesota. After a heroic battle against cancer Audrey passed away on March 24th 2005. One of Audrey’s last wishes was to go to Alaska. Audrey had many friends and many family members who helped make the original […]
Mar 17, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023
Menahga St. Urho Day Celebration
Head to Menahga and enjoy a variety of events in celebration of St. Urho, the Finnish Saint who led the grasshoppers out of the grape fields! On Friday, check out the Opening Ceremonies and Crowning of the St. Urho King and Queen. Saturday festivities include a pancake breakfast, horse-drawn wagon rides, Mojakka Feed, the Changing […]

Where to Stay


A wide range of accommodations are available for your stay in Heartland Lakes, whether you’re looking for a resort on your favorite lake or a hotel in town.
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Licensing Program


Towns and businesses within Heartland Lakes are encouraged to download and utilize the brand assets. If your product is made in the Heartland Lakes, you can include the logo on your product or packaging.

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