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Biking the Heartland State Trail in Minnesota

the Heartland State Trail in Minnesota is the perfect place for biking this fall

You might consider Minnesota’s North Woods Lake Country more of a summer destination, but the Heartland State Trail makes Leech Lake a popular destination year-round. Our Bed and Breakfast, located on the shores of beautiful Leech Lake, offers guests free use of our bikes and boats. This fall, come soak in the extraordinary fall colors around Walker, Mn.

Spend a day biking down the Heartland State Trail, hiking in the scenic parks around the lake, boating or fishing on Leech Lake itself, or relaxing at our Leech Lake Resort. This fall is the perfect time to visit; book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today!

The Perfect Biking Trail Near Leech Lake Mn

The Heartland State Trail is the perfect place to go biking this fall.  The trail, which you can access directly from our driveway, was one of the first rails-to-trails projects in the country and is the oldest trail of its kind in Minnesota.  The 49-mile trail connects the towns of Park Rapids and Cass Lake and also connects up to other regional trails in the area, like the Paul Bunyan State Trail. There are 10 particularly scenic miles of the Heartland State Trail between the towns of Walker and Akeley.  As you ride this portion of the trail, take in the scenic vistas of bogs and hidden lakes; views that are particularly beautiful in the fall.

the Heartland State Trail in Minnesota is the perfect place for biking this fall

While biking the Heartland State Trail is a wonderful way to spend a day in and of itself, there are also charming communities to explore along the trail. For example, in Dorset, the Restaurant Capital of the World, you’ll find incredible restaurants and the perfect lunch stop.  The world’s largest tiger muskie is in Nevis, while the friendliest Paul Bunyan–and the perfect photo op–is in Akeley.  

As you continue down the trail, you’ll pass through northern hardwood forests and stands of jack, red, and white pine, as well as the spruce-fir forest community. There’s a wide variety of wildlife and birdwatching that can be enjoyed along the trail, too, including bald eagles, which have a large population in the Chippewa National Forest.

Beautiful Lake Views at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast

Bikes for your personal use are just one of the many perks you stay at our Leech Lake Resort. We have 8 bikes and one tandem bike for you to borrow at no cost, and we offer secure and covered bike parking for those of you who bring your own bike.  Fuel up each day with a gourmet breakfast, made-from-scratch each morning. Each evening, relax around our firepit, enjoy our comfortable accommodations, and savor the scenic lake vistas unfolding in front of you. With exceptional service and hospitality, we are the best choice for Leech Lake Lodging. Book a room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

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