Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Best Boating Lakes in Minnesota




The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is a dream for a boater. With so many different options to pick from, it is obvious to see why we are known for our selection of lakes. Whether you are a beginner or consider boating a serious sport, Minnesota has a place for you.

Brainerd
The Brainerd area is comprised of more than 500 lakes, sure to offer plenty of amazing scenery. It’s a well-known 'stay-cation' spot in Minnesota, and offers a wide variety of boating from pontoons to water skiing. You could ride the channel of connected lakes from Gull Lake towards Nisswa for a relaxing day cruising the canals.

Itasca County
The Grand Rapids area has been called a 'mecca' for fisherman looking to catch crappies, northerns, walleye, panfish, bass and perch; just check out the latest fishing reports. John Collins Park offers a public access boat launch to Reeds Lake as well as access to a wonderful lake shore walk and is often home to events such as concerts and movies.


Lake of the Woods
Located in Baudette, Lake of the Woods is the place to be for trophy fishing and house boating. It is not unusual to catch fish with a length over twenty inches, and it's possible to see them as long as 50 inches. The local River Bend Resort offers live bands and fish fry’s during your stay, as well as an annual Girls Gone Fishing Walleye Tournament. All the resorts in the area offer a wide variety of lodging and entertainment choices.

Alexandria
The Alexandria Lakes area is located a couple hours North West of the Twin Cities and boasts over 300 lakes. They are also among the top multi-species fishing producers in the mid-west. This area has been a year-round vacation destination for many because of the wide variety of accommodations available. If you ever choose to leave the lake, you could even visit award winning, Carlos Creek Winery.

Detroit Lakes
Detroit Lakes is a place where you can go river tubing, SCUBA diving, swimming, fishing, or a number of other water sports and activities. Visit Little Detroit Lake, the home of a mile long beach- popular for swimming. While your there, check out The Sailboat Sculpture on the shore of Little Detroit Lakes; its become a symbol of the community and is beautifully illuminated in the evening.


Don’t have a boat or your boat is too old? No problem. Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union wants to help you make your dream a reality. We generally offer the area’s best rates and our dealer partnerships make it easy to get 'On-The-Spot' financing. Spend your summer cruising around some of the best lakes in the state.



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