People Jumping in the Lake

When looking for features that are important while on vacation, water tends to play a high priority. In Minnesota there are over 10,000 lakes, and in Grand Rapids there are over 1,000 area lakes.  This makes Grand Rapids a prime destination location for Minnesota Vacations.

Reason #4 to Visit Grand Rapids is about the lakes.  Grand Rapids area lakes offer year round recreation, from great fishing and water sports in the summer, to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.

Lake RecreationLake Recreation

Whatever type of water recreation you are looking for, you will be able to enjoy it in Grand Rapids!  Most of the 1,000 area lakes have public access landings that allow you to easily land your boat, kayak, paddle board, canoe or jet ski.  Many hours of water recreation fun can be had on our lakes.  Dive right in and enjoy! So, don’t forget your floatation devices, water skis, water tubes and wake boards.  Check out the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Water Safety and Minnesota Boating Guide before you arrive to Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This will include a summary of the Minnesota boating laws and regulation.

Family FishingLakes & Fishing

Home to more than 1,000 Lakes, the Grand Rapids area is a fishing mecca for anglers in search of crappies, northerns, walleye, panfish, bass and perch. Fishing season begins just after the early spring warm-up. May brings the fishing opener and the fishing season runs through summer and on to autumn, when fish go on a feeding binge in preparation for freeze-up. The great fishing doesn’t get put on hold just because the water thickens with ice.

 

MN Fishing ConnectionsFishing Services

If you are looking for the ultimate fishing adventure, hire a Grand Rapids area fishing guide. Tom Neustrom, MN Fishing Connections is a National Fishing Hall of Fame, Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame, and a national fishing industry professional.   There are many bait shops, outdoor sporting good stores to help outfit for any weather.  These local shops are very helpful in giving tips and what’s biting and where to find the fish species are you looking to catch.

 

 

 

Fishing Friendly LodgingFishing Friendly Lodging

Whether you fish for recreation or you are a dyed in the wool fisherman, Grand Rapids offers an angling experience to suit you. Click Here for Lodging options.  There are lots of lodging options in the Grand Rapids area to choose from that will help make your fishing vacation experience grand.  In Grand Rapids, Minnesota you will find conveniently located hotels, economical motels, quaint Bed & Breakfast’s, and Family Fishing Resorts.

For more information about vacationing in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota download or request a Visitor Guide to be mailed to you at 1-800-335-9740.   You will be able to talk live with a travel specialist that can assist you in planning your up north Minnesota vacation.  Visit Grand Rapids welcomes you to come explore Minnesota’s nature.  In Grand Rapids you will find 1,000 Grand Lakes, 1 million acres of public accessible forest land, over 1,000 miles of groomed and well maintained trails, sophisticated arts & culture, lots of historic adventure opportunities, wonderful lodging options with a view, and unique dining & shopping.  There is something for everyone in Grand Rapids, Minnesota!