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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


Park Rapids





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.


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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Dec 24, 2022
Christmas Matinees
Join us for Christmas movies each Saturday during the season at 1pm. Movie Schedule Nov 26 – Polar Express Dec 3 – Arthur Christmas Dec 10 – The Grinch Dec 17 – Klaus Dec 24 – Elf
Jan 8, 2023
Snowshoe Sundays
Every Sunday in January & February from 12:00 – 4:00 PM you can get free snowshoe rentals at the Tamarac Visitor Center. All sizes are available including the littlest of feet, so bring the kids! Dress warm and wear snow boots for a refreshing hike through the snowy woods. The visitor center exhibits and gift […]

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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