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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.
Explore Activities


Apr 8, 2023
Nevis Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt & Event
AT MUSKIE PARK PAVILION 1 PM-3 PM EASTER ROCK HUNT: Starts Friday, April 7th EASTER EGG HUNT: 3 age groups, Saturday, April 8th starting at 1 pm Click here for more info!
May 13, 2023
Minnesota Fishing Opener
Minnesota’s annual fishing opener is a treasured tradition that celebrates our state’s great angling opportunities and signals the beginning of summer. Click here for more info!
May 20, 2023
Minnesota Bike Opener
A Celebration of all things BIKE! Come Ride the Heartland Trail. We’ve got giveaways, snacks and trail maps! Location: Red Bridge Park & the Heartland Trail Park Rapids

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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