It has begun… Have you noticed?
Dusk has snuck up on us much earlier in the evening, and the leaves have already started their shift from vibrant green to their fall shades. While we love a beautiful summer, there’s a magical transformation that is upon us. As the summer sun begins its gentle descent, Northern Minnesota undergoes a breathtaking transformation that locals and visitors eagerly anticipate – the arrival of fall. Among the many scenic gems that adorn this region, Lake Winnie takes center stage during this enchanting season. Today we're talking about the unparalleled beauty and charm of experiencing fall on Lake Winnie (even if it could have waited a few more weeks to arrive).
Lake Winnie's shoreline, with dense forests and deciduous trees, becomes a canvas of brilliant hues during the fall season. The leaves of maple, oak, birch, and aspen trees seem to transform overnight from their summer greens into a striking array of oranges, yellows, and deep reds. The contrast of these vibrant colors against the blue waters of Lake Winnie is truly a sight that everyone can appreciate!
Hiking along the lake's trails or embarking on a leisurely lakeside drive offers glimpses of the changing foliage at every turn. The gentle rustling of leaves and the scent of fall (fall has a certain scent, in case you didn’t know) contribute to an experience that invites you to reconnect with nature.
Meanwhile on the water, Lake Winnie is renowned for its excellent fishing, and fall is no exception. As the water cools and fish become more active, anglers flock to the lake's pristine waters for a chance to reel in some of the state's finest catches. Perhaps one of their last chances to catch that walleye, pike, muskie, or perch before it’s time to pack away the fishing rod for the winter.
The experience of fishing on Lake Winnie during the fall season is unparalleled, and we’ve fished around a LOT of places. The calm and serene atmosphere, coupled with the backdrop of autumn foliage reflecting on the water's surface, turns every fishing trip into a memorable adventure.
Fall in Northern Minnesota also marks the beginning of wildlife activities that are a feast for nature enthusiasts and photographers. Along the shores of Lake Winnie, you might spot white-tailed deer as they forage for acorns and other seasonal treats. The eerie calls of loons echo across the water, creating a beautiful soundscape which is uniquely Minnesotan.
Birdwatchers are in for a treat as migrating waterfowl make their way through the region. Canada geese and various species of ducks stop by Lake Winnie on their southward journey, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching and photography.
One of the quintessential ways to experience fall on Lake Winnie is by staying at one of our many lakeside cabins at Northland Lodge. Our accommodations provide the perfect blend of comfort and natural beauty. Picture yourself waking up to the gentle lapping of waves against the shore, sipping your morning coffee on the deck, and watching the sunrise paint the lake with warm hues.
In the evening, cozy up by a crackling fireplace as the cool fall breeze rustles the leaves outside. Northland Lodge offers recreational activities, ensuring that your stay on Lake Winnie is both tranquil and adventurous.
While Lake Winnie is a paradise for anglers, it also beckons adventurers of all kinds. Exploring the lake by canoe or kayak during the fall season allows you to immerse yourself in the serenity and beauty of the surroundings. Paddle through narrow inlets and hidden coves, discovering the untouched landscapes that make Lake Winnie a hidden gem.
For those seeking land-based adventures, hiking and biking trails around the lake provide opportunities to witness the fall foliage up close. The crisp air and the scent of fallen leaves create a sensory experience that is both invigorating and soothing.
Fall on Lake Winnie in Northern Minnesota is a symphony of colors, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, and a serene escape for those seeking solace in nature's embrace. Whether you're casting your line into the tranquil waters, paddling along the shoreline, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from your lakeside cabin, Lake Winnie offers an unforgettable autumn experience. So, pack your bags, embrace the season, and let Northland Lodge show you how fall should be done!
As the days grow shorter, we suddenly find ourselves with just a few more weeks of summer. The season of warmth, laughter, and adventure is slowly drawing to a close, leaving us with a bittersweet mix of emotions. While the end of summer brings a sense of nostalgia for the carefree dog days of summer, it also offers an opportunity to reflect on the memories made and the lessons learned during these sunny months.
Summer in the northland is a time of rejuvenation, a season where we reconnect with nature and embark on journeys that inspire our souls and lift our spirits. It is a time of laughter, as the sound of children's giggles fills the air, and families and friends gather for picnics and barbeques. It is a time when the world seems to slow down just enough for us to appreciate its beauty and savor its wonders.
As the calendar flips to September, we sense the impending conclusion of another summer. The once-lush leaves will soon give us a glimpse of their autumn hues, teasing us with the all too quick transition of seasons. It's during these moments that we are reminded to make the most of the fleeting days. It's time to capture those last sunsets, embrace the cooling evenings, and savor the sweetness of summer.
The end of summer is a gentle reminder of the impermanence of life. Just like the changing seasons, everything has its time and place. The flowers that bloomed so brightly will fade, but their beauty will live on in our hearts. The memories we created during this season will remain, tucked away in the corner of our minds, to be revisited on rainy days.
While we say goodbye to lazy afternoons and beach vacations, we also welcome the prospect of a new season. Autumn promises to paint the world in warm colors, ushering in a time of reflection and introspection. The end of summer marks a turning point, where we transition from the carefree days of vacation to the more structured routines of work and school.
As we bid farewell to summer, it's essential to take stock of the experiences and lessons we’ve learned in 2023. Perhaps we discovered a new hobby or interest during our leisurely days. Maybe we forged new friendships, rekindled old ones, or strengthened the bonds with our loved ones. Whatever it may be, these moments shape us and become an integral part of our personal growth.
The changing of seasons is also a great opportunity for gratitude. Gratitude for the beauty that summer brought into our lives, for the long walks on sandy shores, for the taste of freshly picked fruits, for the laughter shared with friends, and for that big fish we caught. Expressing gratitude allows us to focus on the positive aspects of our lives and helps us carry that positivity into the next chapter.
As the end of summer approaches, we also start to plan for the future. We set new goals, dream new dreams, and envision the coming months with anticipation. It's a time to reflect on what we achieved during this summer and what we hope to achieve in the seasons to come.
Indeed, the end of summer can be sad, but it can also be a time of reflection, gratitude, and forward-thinking. It's a time to cherish the memories made and bid adieu to the joys of the season. As the sun sets on summer, we embrace the gifts that autumn will bring. So, let us take a moment to appreciate the time we had this season, a season well-lived and loved - and embrace the magic of the new chapters that lie ahead. We had such a pleasure to be a part of your summer, and we hope you feel the same!
On a positive note, just because summer is drawing to a close, doesn't mean we're shutting down for the season yet! We're still taking bookings into October, and our fall rates are in effect! Give us a call today to experience the fall season at Northland Lodge!
After this year’s fishing opener we’ve heard non-stop about how much fun people had! Check out the feedback by looking at our Facebook to read the stories, people already can’t wait to come back! Well, it is walleye season of course and we really can’t think of anything tastier to get excited about. Use that opening day for an updated profile picture or keep to hang on your wall! When you’re ready to set the pole and net down for a few hours consider checking out the area around Northland Lodge! When you’re staying with us you won’t have a lack of things to do. Our lodge offers many amenities but if you want to veer off site–you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from! Berry picking, gambling, tours, golfing, state parks, and more! Wherever you go, you’ll have the time of your life!
Shopping small is always interesting and we know if you’ve ever gone berry picking you know what we mean when we say instant gratification. Blueberry Meadows offers baked goods, canned or preserved food, crafts and/or woodworking items, herbs, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. Lavalier’s Berry Patch offers strawberries, cherries, blueberries, apples, pumpkins and other garden produce we sell. Last, Lunemann’s Luney Berries Strawberry offers strawberries, bakery products, maple syrup, jam/jelly/spreadable fruit, wild rice, gift shop, and canned goods. Different products are offered at different points in the year so you’ll always have something new and interesting to try.
On vacation, sometimes our competitive sides show, especially if you’re booking with a friend group. Whether you want to win some money or it’s just for fun, we’ve got options for everyone. Get ready to compete against your friends and/or family at a competitive price at Thunder Alley XL. With a bowling alley, 18 holes of mini golf, and an arcade there is something for everyone. If not mini golf there are TONS of different 18 hole courses in the area including; Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Pokegama Golf Club, Sugarbrooke Golf Club, Blueberry Hills Golf Club and many more! Looking to up the stakes? There are an abundance of casinos nearby. Cedar Lakes Casino, White Oak Casino, and Northern Lights Casino are all within an hour driving distance. You might win enough to pay for the trip! No matter what type of gaming experience you’re looking for, you’ll find it fairly close by!
What's better than seeing and learning new things? Hikes, tours, and museums are food for the mind, body and soul. Schoolcraft State Park, on the banks of the Mississippi River, offers a beautiful 2 mile hike that is long enough to enjoy the scenery but not too long that you’re too worn out to enjoy the rest of the day. Any level hiker will fall in love. For those with littles try the children's discovery museum. A mix of science, arts, and humanities that is sure to captivate your kids’ minds. With loads of fun activities for your children, the museum is unique and educational. We’ve also got THE definitive museum for the area’s break out star, the Judy Garland museum! The museum hosts thoughtfully curated exhibits and artifacts including the original Carriage featured in “The Wizard of Oz,” a Dorothy Gale test dress worn by Judy, and many of her personal items collected over the last 40 years, all displayed within her childhood home! So many things to see in the area.
As you can see Northland Lodge is surrounded by fun places and things to do for everyone! We know you’ll find something that’s the perfect fit for your plans.
Is there a secret to late summer fishing?
The summer lake environment is constantly changing, and walleyes react accordingly. To stay with the fish, anglers need to be willing to change how and where they fish for walleyes, and keep an open mind.
Looking to snag a big Walleye this season? The best bait might just be a leech on a jig but we have put together a list of great Walleye lures for you to try on your next visit to Lake Winnie. Don’t let that big keeper get away this summer!
Minnesota walleye fishing opener is just a few weeks away (May 13, 2017 to be exact). Where will you be? If you’re smart like the generations of seasoned fishermen that frequent our Minnesota fishing resort, you’ll be on Lake Winnibigoshish enjoying one of Minnesota’s favorite pastimes.
If you’re really smart, you’ll be staying in one of the beautiful cabins at Northland Lodge the night before so you can beat the crowds to the early morning bite. You’ve probably heard about and seen photos of the legendary lunkers that have been pulled from Lake Winnie’s waters throughout the years. But did you know that there is a highly complex and meticulous process that is occurring right now, producing more than 10 million walleye fry each year?
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.
Lake Winnibigoshish has long been one of Northern Minnesota's most productive and reliable fisheries. It is centrally located here in Northern Minnesota, easily accessible from many landings and resorts, and at 55,000 acres it provides lots of big lake fishing opportunity, while remaining manageable and safe for first timers and small crafts.