Although it’s technically spring on March 20th, winter has its way of sticking around until the bitter cold end in northern Minnesota. The month of March can be a strange phenomenon around northern Minnesota fishing resorts. One year we fished on the ice in 70 degree sunshine for St. Patrick’s Day. A few years later it was 30 below that day. If you’re doing the math, that’s a 100 degrees difference!
Without further ado, here is Northland Lodge’s list of ways to breeze through the final weeks of Minnesota winter.
#3 Get a Tan (Get Outside)!
Can’t afford a tropical spring break or a tanning membership? Grab an ice auger, a fishing pole and a bucket and head out on the lake for some good old fashioned bucket fishing on a sunny day. Northern Minnesota resorts and other Lake Winnibigoshish resorts are still reporting decent ice and fishing conditions . Plus, now that we’re past daylight savings time, we are enjoying prolonged hours of glorious daylight. The sun’s reflection off the glistening ice will reflect the sun rays, maximizing your sun exposure. Studies show that sunlight helps boost your mood, too! A few days of this and your friends will assume you just returned from the tropics.
**Disclaimer - practice safe sun by applying SPF 30 sunscreen prior to exposure.
#2 Get a Hobby!
Finding a hobby you enjoy will not only give you extra motivation to get out of bed on chilly mornings, but keeping yourself occupied with something fun also makes the time go by more quickly. Become a whitetail deer shed hunter! In Minnesota, late winter and early spring are the best times to look for antlers that have been shed by bucks, because the snow is melting and the underbrush hasn’t grown over them yet.
If you’re not into shed hunting, make walking your hobby. Try to take at least a 15 minute walk around your neighborhood every day if you can. Challenge yourself by increasing your walk time by one more minute or one more block each day. Walking increases circulation, making you feel warmer in the long run, and increasing serotonin and dopamine levels. Bonus points if your hobby brings you outdoors!
#1 Get On Our List!
Book your Minnesota resort vacation at Northland Lodge now! Reserving your spot early will increase the likelihood of securing your favorite cabin or campsite. Having the upcoming date circled on your calendar will give you and your family something to look forward to and will seemingly make the winter go by more quickly.
You’ll be enjoying our Minnesota family fun resort in no time! See you when you get here!
We like to think Northland Lodge on legendary Lake Winnibigoshish is one of the best fishing and family fun resorts in Minnesota. With spring thaw getting a headstart at most northern Minnesota resorts, we expect to see an excellent turnout for fishing opener on May 13, 2017. Click here for licensing and state fishing regulation information.
The best thing about being one of the resorts on Lake Winnie is that premium fishing awaits you just outside your cabin door. For almost 60 years, Lake Winnie held the state’s muskellunge record; caught in 1957 and weighing in at 54 lbs, measuring 56 inches long. If you’ve got your mind set on walleye fishing in northern Minnesota, you’ve come to the right place to bring back some keepers! Other popular species you’ll catch include yellow perch, northern pike, bluegill and crappie, to name just a few. We can also recommend an experienced fishing guide for you, most of whom are available for full or half day excursions.
It would be remiss to only boast about the fishing on Lake Winnie, though. Whether you’d like to go for a freshwater swim, tour the lake by kayak, or have a sunset campfire overlooking the big lake, Northland Lodge has got you covered. Guests of all ages love our heated pool complete with a waterslide and sun deck to soak up the rays. We are one of the only resorts on Lake Winne that is also pet-friendly, making us the best choice in family fun resorts.
Whatever the reason for your escape, plan to stay at the historic Northland Lodge on beautiful Lake Winnibigoshish. But don’t wait! Check our availability and book your stay before it’s too late! We’re looking forward to seeing you here.