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Should you be considering the purchase of a seasonal or year round retreat within a reasonable distance from Minneapolis and St. Paul, this site was created to be your best resource for all the beautiful lakeshore opportunities nearby the communities of:
Mississippi Headwaters Lakes Region
of Northern Minnesota
Lake Itasca, Park Rapids, Dorset, Nevis,
Akeley, Lake George, LaPorte, Menahga, Hubbard
About the Mississippi Headwaters Lakes Region
Whether you are new to the area or have returned for generations, you'll agree the MAGIC and MAJESTY of the Mississippi Headwaters Lakes Region in north central Minnesota is unsurpassed! Located just 3 1/2 hours from the Twin Cites, this thoroughly enchanting corner of the North Woods offers countless pristine, clear, scenic lakes and rivers, crisp fresh air and forests of aromatic, towering pines beneath vast blue skies.
At the heart of the region is the charming and historic town of Park Rapids - Loon Capital of the USA! - A progressive community that has retained the appeal of an old fashioned resort town, and serves as the gateway to glorious Itasca State Park, home to the world renowned headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca. Other treasured towns and villages nearby include Dorset (Restaurant Capital of the World!) Nevis, Akeley, Lake George, LaPorte, Menahga and Hubbard. The lake names Big Sand, Big Mantrap, Potato, Fish Hook, Belle Taine, and the Crow Wing Chain of 11 lakes evoke sweet memories for many.
All year long and during every season there are activities for each member of the family to enjoy.... boat, water ski, fish (some of the best fishing in Minnesota!), canoe, swim, hike or bike along the Heartland Trail, golf at one of a half dozen fabulous courses, hunt, cross country ski, snow shoe, snow mobile, watch an abundance of birds, explore the woods, shop, dine, gather with friends by a fire, create memories, relax, reflect, refresh, renew ...