Looking for the out of the ordinary Winter Family Vacations? Here is the North Country we don’t run once the snow falls, we relish it. We welcome you to come experience winter in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Breathe in the crisp fresh air. Seek solitude on trails. Hop on a tube and zoom down the hill. Jump on that sled for an exhilarating ride. Strap on those skates for a twirl around the rink. Bundle up so you don’t freeze, and just enjoy! The air maybe cold, but the sense of adventure that awaits will warm your soul.
It is a unique experience to stand on top of a frozen body of water. Look down and get a glimpse of a fish tail or two. A peaceful pleasure of ice fishing – just you and your family in a warm cozy fish house atop a frozen lake. Check out the latest Ice Fishing Report before you head out for tips from the Pros. Don’t know where to go? Don’t have equipment? Don’t worry we have Ice Fishing Guide Services that can assist you. Ice fishing is something that everyone should experience. Most chances are that you will get hooked…no pun intended. Pack up a few snacks, warm beverages, and a deck of cards and you are set.
Downhill skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, and tubing can be found here. The Mt Itasca Sports Center is located just minutes East of Grand Rapids. Mt Itasca has downhill runs, snowboarding terrain, snow tubing runs, world caliber biathlon complex, miles of groomed Nordic Ski trails, and chair lifts. The chalet provides a perfect view for spectators that is warm has facilities and concessions. There are hundreds of groomed trails available for Nordic Skiing in and around Grand Rapids. Download the cross country ski map to view their skill level, location and directions.
Snowmobiling is great for Winter Family Vacations. Exhilarating ride, challenging terrain and stunning scenery is just a few descriptions of what you will experience while snowmobiling in Grand Rapids. We are known for our trails! Our snowmobile trails are groomed weekly. Once the lakes are marked it is safe to cross the 1,000 grand lakes as well. A snowmobile certificate is required for those who birthdate was after December 31, 1976. Before heading out check out the Mn DNR Snowmobiling Safety, and the latest trail conditions report.
Family Friendly Lodging
Grand Rapids has full service hotels that have pools, waterparks, on site restaurants and lounges. In Grand Rapids you will find Minnesota family resorts that have many lodging options with terrific views. Maybe you are looking for a quaint Bed & Breakfast that provides you the comforts of home. The wide variety of lodging options makes Grand Rapids great for Winter Family Vacations.
Dining in Grand Rapids
Take a break from the outdoor recreation to come inside. You can build up quite the appetite while recreating in the Northwoods. For a quick bite to eat or the opportunity to savor exquisite cruisine, choose one of the many Grand Rapids eating establishments to satisfy that hard-earned hunger. Grand Rapids and the surrounding area offers a wide variety of eateries from charming bistros, to the local hot spots- and everything in between.
While on your Minnesota Family Vacation, you will sure want to bring back a memento of your vacation. Visit the many unique shops in the area. You’ll find easy access to parking, small town friendly service, and a variety of treasures you won’t find at home. Check out the wide variety of shopping in Grand Rapids.
There are many options for Winter Family Vacations, but we feel that Grand Rapids has a little bit of everything for everyone.