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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


Jun 14, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018
2nd Street Stage Concert Series
Join us for live music and good times every Thursday during the summer in Downtown Park Rapids. 5-6pm is the Social Hour with concert from 6-8 pm. June 14 – Rich Mattson and the Northstars TEAM Industries is sponsoring the band, Rich Mattson and the Northstars, a favorite from the 2017 line up, to open […]
Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Akeley Paul Bunyan Days
Enjoy 3 days of fun in Akeley, Minnesota! Vendors, inflatables, climbing wall, food and a beer garden. Friday night features Kidzone and a Street Dance with 3 bands. Saturday night entertainment is provided by Billy D & the Crystals.
Jun 23, 2018
Dorset Boardwalk Art Festival
Check back soon for more information on the Dorset Boardwalk Art Festival!

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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