Discover the Heartland Lakes

Each town has something unique to offer visitors. We encourage you to check back soon as this website will evolve with custom itineraries and interactive maps so you can perfectly plan your trip to the Heartland Lakes.

Activities for Teenagers in Heartland Lakes
It’s usually easy to find vacation activities for the young ones, but what about activities for the teens in your family? Good news: there is something for even the pickiest teenagers in Heartland Lakes.   Let Them Ride in ATVs or Side-by-Sides A ride through the forest with their friends in an offroad vehicle will […]
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Things for Tweens in Heartland Lakes
We get it, all kids get to an age where they’re “too cool” for the things they used to love, and it can be hard to find vacation activities that please them. In Heartland Lakes, we have plenty of activities they’ll love and that will keep them busy for your entire vacation!   Visit a […]
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Winter with Little Ones in Heartland Lakes
The temperatures may be low, but the energy still is high during the winter months in Heartland Lakes! Here are a few things families can do during the coldest months of the year.   Yuletide Sampler & Heartland Lakes Community Tree Lighting Day after Thanksgiving Make your hallmark movie dreams come true in small-town holiday […]
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Activities for Kids in Heartland Lakes
When school lets out for spring break, summertime, or just the weekend, it is inevitable that kids will get bored. In Heartland Lakes, there are tons of opportunities to have fun that don’t involve staring into a glowing handheld device. Here is a list of ideas to get the kids active and enjoying their free […]
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Heartland Lakes Must See Sights
Itasca State Park Most people know that the park features the the headwaters of the Mississippi River, but did you know the entire park spans a whopping 32,690 acres? It’s located just 21 miles north of Park Rapids, and if you like to hike, camp, swim or do some kayaking, this is the perfect vacation […]
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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 […]

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