As winter soon approaches, it’s time to start dreaming up all the ways to explore Lake Mille Lacs. Lucky for us, Onamia and the surrounding area boast some of the best wintertime activities in Minnesota. Here are some recommendations for the next time you stay at Eddy’s!
VENTURE INTO GORGEOUS SNOWY FORESTS
Visit Mille Lacs Kathio State Park for some of Minnesota’s most picturesque winter adventures. Guests can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling trails that wind through its beautiful lowlands, rolling woods, and glacial rocks.
Cross-country ski rental is $10.00/day. Snowshoe rental is $6.00/ day.
See their latest trail conditions here.
FISH THE WATERS OF LAKE MILLE LACS
When staying at Eddy’s, you’ll have easy access to one of the best ice-fishing destinations around. Rent an icehouse with friends and kick back while you reel in largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, or walleye. Need some new winter gear to keep you warm on the ice? Stop by Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters! It’s just a six-minute drive from Eddy’s.
TAKE THE POLAR PLUNGE
Eddy’s has proudly hosted the Polar Plunge on Lake Mille Lacs for over a decade! The next one will be on March 9, 2024, and aims to raise $40,000 for charitable causes. Want to jump in? You can register here: https://www.plungemn.org/events/mille-lacs/
TUBE DOWN MOUNT SKI GULL
While Mount Ski Gull is home to skiers and snowboarders alike, its claim to fame is having the longest tube run in Minnesota! The resort is just a quick, scenic drive away from Eddy’s and home to five 700-foot-long tubing lanes. All equipment is provided, too. Tickets for this winter’s tubing are available now: https://www.mountskigull.com/tubing.html.
COZY UP FROM THE COLD
Are you looking for warmer indoor fun after a lovely day exploring the area? We highly recommend hitting up Isle Bowl and Pizza for lunch and a round or two, seeing a movie at Grand Makwa Cinema, and stopping by Mille Lacs Trading Post to shop for local books, art, and clothing. Don’t forget that Grand Casino Mille Lacs will be minutes away when you stay at Eddy’s, where you can enjoy an enticing lineup of restaurants, gaming, and entertainment. To get started, explore their new website: grandcasinomn.com