Fall is well underway in the beautiful state of Minnesota, and that means that winter is just around the corner. Minnesota is known for its gorgeous winter landscapes and plethora of winter wonderland activities that are fun for all ages. This year, experience all of the exciting events and activities available during the winter season with Lake Mille Lacs resorts like The Red Door Resort.
The Best Minnesota Ice Fishing Trips
One of the most popular wintertime activities in Minnesota is ice fishing. When you go to the land of ten thousand lakes, it’s easy to see why Minnesota fishing resorts can’t wait to break out the augers and start drilling. Lake Mille Lacs is home to waters teeming with walleye and other popular fish that anglers from all over the region come to snag on their lines. The Red Door Resort is one of the best Lake Mille Lacs resorts to hit the ice with as they offer both ice houses and ice castles for rental, the widest and most well-maintained ice highways you’ll find anywhere on the lake, and a whole host of other fishing-related services. And of course we cater to those who wish to bring their own wheelhouses out onto the big pond.
There’s Something for Everyone in Mille Lacs
When snow flurries make their way down from the clouds and coat the ground in a layer of sparkling blankets, Minnesota goes from gorgeous to breathtaking. Winter in the north is a scene that will seem to have jumped right off a postcard, and it is an experience that you won’t want to miss. If you are an outdoor enthusiast and can’t help but get excited for new adventures, there are roughly 20 miles of cross country ski trails and plenty of snowshoeing trails that will get your heart pumping and take you into the heart of beautiful forest landscapes. Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is a popular spot for hikers and cross country skiers throughout the cold months as it hosts a network of trails that cut through wooded areas and stretch along the coast of the lake. There is even an annual candlelight ski where over 400 luminaries light up the dazzling snow with extra fun along the way like live music, hot beverage stations, and more. Feel like roughing it a bit? Father Hennepin State Park also hosts plenty of trails, but most are not groomed and are great for those looking for a little bit more of a challenge during their outing.
For those that enjoy a faster-paced adventure and crave a bit of adrenaline, another popular winter activity when visiting Mille Lacs resorts is snowmobiling! There are miles of trails that dip through wooded areas, along the coast, over the frozen lake, and past a few great spots to grab lunch along the way. If you don’t have your own gear or machine, there are several local businesses that offer rentals. This is a great way to experience the Mille Lacs area and have some fun outdoors!
Winter at Minnesota Family Resorts
While most winter days are great for getting outside and adventuring, some days are perfect for staying in with a cup of hot cocoa and finding a few fun activities indoors. Grab your cozy sweater and the family to check out area attractions like the Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post where you can discover the history of the area’s indigenous culture and find some unique art. Minnesota family resorts like The Red Door Resort know that days indoors can be just as fun as getting outside. You won’t have to go far because our on-site cafe offers fun games and puzzles, along with a menu of yummy options for a weekend breakfast or lunch date with the kiddos.
No matter how you prefer to enjoy winter, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy when you visit Lake Mille Lacs resorts. Whether you have your heart set on one of the infamous Minnesota ice fishing trips or are ready to trek through the snowy landscapes, you can find it at The Red Door Resort! Come and experience a true northern winter with us and create memories that will last forever.