Area Attractions For Your Enjoyment

Our guests do enjoy what Lakewood Lodge has to offer but some decide to take day trips to shop, dine, golf, gamble, hike, bike and explore all this area has to offer. Lakewood Lodge is located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest providing you with what nature has to offer.
Lakewood Lodge is located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. The Chippewa was the first established National Forest east of the Mississippi River. It is 1.6 million acres in size and has the highest ratio of water to land in the National Forest System (more than half the acreage is water!). It has the highest density of breeding bald eagles in the contiguous 48 states (approx. 170 breeding pair) and an estimated loon population of about 5,000. In addition there are 300 miles of canoe trails, 180 miles of hiking and biking trails, 1,300 lakes and more than 2,000 known historical sites.
Below is information you will find helpful in planning your Northern Minnesota Vacation full of fun and exciting things to see and do. Visit any of the wonderful attractions to enhance your MN Vacation;
you will be glad you did!


Itasca Heritage Museum
Cut Foot Sioux Ranger Station
Blandin Paper Company Tours
Trout Lake Semiprimitive Non-motorized Area & the Joyce Estate
Bowling, Miniature Golf, and Go-Karts
The Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center
Suomi Hills
The Myles Reif Center
Berry Picking
Canoe Trips in Itasca County
MacRostie Art Center
Hill Annex Mine
White Oak Society, Inc.
Mississippi Melodie Showboat
Mesabi Trail
Grand Rapids Gun Club
Forest History Center
Taconite Trail
Minnesota Shooting Sports Education Center
Children’s Discovery Museum
Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway
Pheasants Plus Hunting Preserve
Judy Garland Birthplace
Chippewa National Forest “Lost Forty”
Horseback Riding
Paul Bunyan Animal Park
Cross Country and Downhill Skiing
Wild Rice Festival
Bader’s Pheasant Run
White Oak Dog Sled Classic
ATV Fun in Northern Minnesota
Day Trips
International Wolf Center
Active Mine Company Tours
Itasca State Park – Headwaters of the Mississippi
Greyhound Bus Museum
Ironworld Discovery Center
United States Hockey Hall of Fame
Soudan Mine
Vince Shute Wildlife Center – Bear Viewing