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.
LATE SUMMER FISHING
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.
BEST WALLEYE LURES
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 WINNIE, THE WALLEYE FACTORY
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.
WALLEYE BITE IS ON!
Want to catch a big one too? Here is some advice from friends who are currently fishing the lake: