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Vacation in Mille Lacs Lake - Minnesota

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Area Overview

Lake Mille Lacs is surrounded by 4 cities including Isle, Wahkon, Onamia, Garrison along with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Malmo.

It’s just 2 hours north of the Twin Cities to this outdoor paradise – boasting this 132,000 acre Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota state parks and wildlife. Throughout the seasons, you will find reasons – such as the festivals, the outdoor experiences, the relaxing escape from everyday life all of which are just some of the reasons you will love it here.

Includes Cities/Towns: Aitkin, Garrison, Isle, Onamia.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Summers in Minnesota are warm and sunny. People relax and savor the area’s natural beauty. Lake Mille Lacs is at the center of the area offering MN fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing and sailing. Minnesota snowmobile trails melt into ATV and bike trails. The Minnesota State Parks offer peaceful hikes. The area presents spectacular golf courses with breathtaking landscapes.

During the winter months the Mille Lacs MN area is laced with cross-country and snowmobile trails offering miles of uninterrupted travel. Ice house pop-up all over the lake, making their own little communities.

Cultural Activities

The casino hosts grand Concerts and you'll find live music at various locations around the lake.


The Mille Lacs area is home home to not one but two State Parks. Explore Native America or logging history at the 2 museums in the area. See if lady luck will bring you good fortune at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. There are beaches to relax on, a winery to sip wine at, and historic sites around the lake to visit.


MPLS/ST PAUL International Airport is only 2 hours away.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  -3.5  6.8  17.1  0.8 "
 February  2.5  13.6  24.6  0.6 "
 March  15.7  26.1  36.5  1.3 "
 April  29.4  40.6  51.8  2.0 "
 May  42.0  54.1  66.2  3.0 "
 June  51.4  62.8  74.3  4.3 "
 July  56.8  67.7  78.5  4.9 "
 August  55.1  65.7  76.3  3.8 "
 September  46.2  56.4  66.6  2.9 "
 October  35.1  44.7  54.3  2.4 "
 November  21.6  28.8  36.0  1.6 "
 December  4.7  13.2  21.7  0.7 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and winter.

Summers are spectacular for all outdoor recreation, boating, fishing and so much more.
Winters bring on the ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and fun in the snow.



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