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Top MN Winter Activities: Snowmobiling on Lake Mille Lacs

In the great state of Minnesota, there’s usually no shortage of snow during the winter months and so it’s the perfect place to hop on a snowmobile and hit the trails around the Mille Lacs area. After all, there’s nothing quite like opening the throttle on your machine and running it through fresh powder on a crisp winter day. When you stay with us at The Red Door Resort for premier ice fishing on Lake Mille Lacs, bring along your snowmobile to get out onto the ice and spend some time exploring the plethora of trails winding through the area’s gorgeous Minnesota wilderness. Mille Lacs

Trails for Days

During the summer months, there are miles of ATV trails that weave through wooded areas, run along shorelines, and show adventurers the best of the area’s landscapes. However, once the snow starts to fly, snowmobile enthusiasts take the wheel and create a whole new experience. There are several snowmobile clubs, like the Mille Lacs Drift Skippers Snowmobile Club and the Mille Lacs Trails Snowmobile Club, in the Mille Lacs area that provide detailed trail maps and tips for adventures and keep the trails groomed all year. For snowmobiles, the trails are open – snow conditions permitting – for riding from December 1st to April 1st every year. You can easily head out as the sun is coming up and return home as the sun goes down without going down the same trail twice. 

Mille LacsGreen or Seasoned, It’s a Blast for Everyone

Snowmobiling is one of those winter activities that just about anyone can do. Whether you are on a winter outing with the kids, adventuring with friends, or taking a solo trip, you will definitely enjoy riding the trails. If you have your own machine, you can purchase trail passes and set out with your own setup. Otherwise, there are several places around Mille Lacs where you can rent a machine and other additional gear like helmets. When you head out, set a route to get to Mille Lacs Kathio State Park and enjoy the amenities at the public Trail Center. They have a sledding hill for the youngsters or young-at-hearts, an outdoor stone fireplace, restrooms, and a heated building that is perfect for breaking for lunch or a quick snack. No matter what direction you choose to head, you will have an absolute blast. 

Best Resorts in Minnesota for Your Winter Adventure

When it comes to finding the best resorts in Minnesota for your winter adventure, you can’t get much better than a stay at The Red Door Resort. Located right on the water, you can easily venture out to your ice fishing house, access snowmobiling trails, take advantage of all the amenities, and explore the beautiful Minnesota woodlands. While The Red Door Resort is known for being one of the best Minnesota ice fishing resorts on Lake Mille Lacs, there is a lot more to do than just getting out on the ice. Give us a call or check out our website for options on accommodations, area attractions, ice fishing packages, and more. Discover what winter in Minnesota is all about and kick up some snow this year!

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