Spring late at your place too?

It seems that everywhere in Minnesota, the ground is covered with snow. This winter has been record highs for snow totals. Grand Rapids, Minnesota has approximately 30-45 inches of snow on the ground and over 18-36 inches of ice on area lakes.

GOOD NEWS: the Taconite Trail is still open for snowmobiling, Tioga Recreation Area is still open for fat tire biking (conditions permiting), and Itasca County cross country ski trails are still open for nordic skiing.

Those of you who have CABIN FEVER, now is the perfect time to PLAN and BOOK your LATE SPRING and SUMMER VACATION!

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Spring Will Come, Start Planning...

Read these SPRING BLOG ARTICLES that highlight things to do, outdoor recreation, fun places to eat & drink, and trip itinerary ideas that will help you PLAN and BOOK a Spring Getaway to Grand Rapids.

Let’s be honest, winter has been great this year, but we all have a little cabin fever. That feeling of being cooped up inside is leaving all of us seeking spring adventures in Minnesota.

Grand Rapids, Minnesota is the perfect up north spring road trip where you can get outside, seek adventure, and also enjoy a little rest and relaxation as well. 

Top 10 Spring Adventures

Cabin fever has set in, so its the perfect time to book a Spring Road Trip Girlfriend Getaways to Grand Rapids, MN. Get your girlfriends together and book your Spring Road Trip to Grand Rapids where you will find cozy lodging to relax, be pampered with spa treatments, reconnect together at fun places to eat & drink, and recharge your soul in Minnesota's nature.

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Upcoming Events

Grand Rapids may be a small town in northern Minnesota, but it is not sleepy! There is always things to do, lots of outdoor recreation to enjoy on our trail, lakes and rivers, and places to be entertained. From Broadway style theater at The Reif Center to meat raffles and bingo at area bars and grills, to weekly live music at craft breweries, there is always something to do in Grand Rapids.

Spring Event Highlights:

April 7: Live Music with Katy Tessman at Rapids Brewing Co

April 7: First Friday Art Walk - Downtown Grand Rapids

April 13: Live Music with Formerly Charles - Unwined Up North

April 15: Brewery Yoga - Klockow Brewing Co

April 16 & 17: Ensamble 7/4 - The Reif Center

April 15: Brewery Yoga - Klockow Brewing Co

April 21-22: Vintage North Shop Hop - Grand Rapids & Bovey

April 21: Jonatha Brooke & Rebecca Arons: The Cello Songs Project - Reif Center

April 28: Stand Up Comedy - Rapids Brewing Co

May 19: Miss Lillian: More Than a President’s Mother - The Reif Center

Summer FEATURED Event:

June 8-11: Judy Garland Festival - Judy Garland Museum

June 30-July 4: 4th of July Festivities - Hill City & Nashwauk

July 1: Paddle & Pint - Mississippi River (Steamboat Landing to Blackberry Landing)

July 8-10: World's Largest Wild Rice Festival - Deer River

July 8: Downtown Art Fair - Old Central School Grounds

July 8: Timberman Triathlon - Sugar Lake Lodge

July 28-30: Weekend of Wheels - Grand Rapids High School & Itasca Fairgrounds

August 4-6: Tall Timber Days - Downtown Grand Rapids

August 12 & 13: Blackberry Threshing Show - Blackberry Farm

August 24: Itascamazing Race - Downtown Grand Rapids

August 26: Running the Rapids - Portage Park, Cohasset

September 1-4: Bovey Farmers Day - Downtown Bovey

September 9: Grand Rapids Riverfest - Downtown Grand Rapids

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Getting Ready For Open Water Season

By: Tom Neustrom

Tom Neustrom shares tips on getting ready for open water season. Grand Rapids, MN is home to over 1,400 lakes! Whatever species of fish you are looking to catch, you will find it in the Grand Rapids, MN area. This makes the perfect fishing trip destination for the entire family! Kids love to fish too. After reading this article you will be intrigued enough to start planning a fishing trip this year to Grand Rapids, MN!

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Grand Rapids, MN offers a wide variety of overnight lodging from in-town Hotels/Motels, Air B&B's, and Bed and Breakfast that are conveniently located to fun places to eat & drink , Lake Home Rentals, and Lake Resorts that are located on clear lakes and trails. Come relax, reconnect with loved ones, and recharge in Minnesota's nature this year! If you are considering Summer Season - we suggest you BOOK EARLY to get your preferred dates. Summer (June-August) is peak season in Grand Rapids, MN vacation area.

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Outdoor Recreation

E-Newsletter Coming in May!

Thank you for your feedback with us on our e-newsletter. We have listened and we are responding by creating a once a month OUTDOOR RECREATION e-newsletter that will be coming out in May. This e-newsletter will focus only on OUTDOORS. There will be a monthly fishing article, blog article features highlighting hiking, biking, ATV/OHV, and where to get rentals and who to hire for guide services.

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*Note: If you have already signed-up for the e-newsletter, we ask you to sign-up again and when done completing the form, select YES for receiving the Outdoor Recreation e-newsletter.

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