Minnesota winters are always a treat for vacationers. Winter adventure retreats on Leech Lake offer a variety of  fun filled adventure activities for people of all ages.  Leech Lake is located near Walker, Minnesota and is considered the perfect winter getaway with so many things to do. Enjoy miles and miles of cross country ski trails, have fun at the many snowmobiling trails with endless miles of simply gorgeous scenery. There are wooded areas that are best explored with a pair of snowshoes and so much more.

The most comfortable and convenient way for you and your family to enjoy winter ice adventure retreats on Leech Lake is to stay at our fully remodeled family lodging by the lake with a direct access to the pristine, weed free beach below. It is a stone’s throw away from nearby Walker Minnesota.  Loon Lodge on Leech Lake offers you the perfect family lodging cabin by the lake to stay during your winter retreat.

Enjoy the most comfortable stay with us and get access to a fully stocked kitchen with a wood stove. Stay warm and enjoy the fire as we provide you with  all the firewood and s’mores you need.  We have all the space you could ever require to enjoy winter adventure retreats on Leech Lake as our gorgeous lodging cabin offers a spacious garage for your vehicles, boat trailers, ice houses and four wheelers. If you want to get the true “Up North” feel, stay at our gorgeous Loon Lodge on Leech Lake cabin adorned with customized locally made log furniture and décor. Want to bring your pet dog? No worries, as our home is pet friendly too.  Let our beautiful cabin by the lake be your refuge as you enjoy two of the most fun activities on the ice at the North Shore: snowmobiling and cross country skiing.


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Snowmobiling is one of the popular day area adventures  you can enjoy during your winter adventure retreats on Leech Lake. Snowmobiling offers many health benefits as not only is it a great physical workout it also supports good mental health. Don’t be fooled by the fact that you are only sitting and operating a snowmobile because this winter area activity on Leech Lake is really great exercise. Snowmobiling adventures on the Leech Lake Minnesota area features three major trails all passing by Walker MN, The Heartland Trail, The Paul  Bunyan Trail and Chippewa National Forest.  Enjoy many adventures over 315 miles of beautiful motorized trails that let snowmobilers a chance to see over 1,300 lakes, beautiful woodlands and frozen wetlands.  The trails connect almost 200 miles of routes behind Chippewa National Forest.

Cross Country Skiing

Popular with locals and tourists alike, cross country skiing is a major activity you can enjoy during your winter adventure retreats on Leech Lake. At Chippewa National Forest alone you can enjoy over 290 miles of non-motorized trails for ski trips.  There is nothing like the sound of your ski as it glides through the trees. Get to enjoy the day with the refreshing scent of balsam as you glide down the hill. Check out also Shingobee Hills, which is just minutes away south off Highway 34.  The area was once known as the Shingobee Winter Playground and was one of the first downhill ski areas in Minnesota back in the day. It is quite famous for cross-country skiing and sledding too and features six miles of looped trails. Check out also Itasca State Park, just 35 miles from Walker and offers 13 miles of beautiful ski trails perfect for classic and skate skiing.

There is no doubt that you will enjoy your winter adventure retreats on Leech Lake as the North Shore is known as a cross-country skier’s paradise. With hundreds of miles of cross-country ice skiing trails that traverse river valley ridges, hillsides, and forests, lakeshores and even along beaver dams, the possibilities are endless.  Stay at our beautiful, spacious and well-kept Loon Lodge at Leech Lake cabin as you enjoy these fun winter activities.

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