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Virtual Events

Check out our upcoming Winter Virtual Events hosted by area Restaurants, area attractions and The Reif Center. This is a GREAT way to be entertained safely at your home.



Grand Rapids, Minnesota is your best winter vacation destination. For your winter adventures, head to Itasca County for some of the best snowmobiling in Minnesota.


Ice Fishing: Things to Do

Throughout the winter months, snowmobiles traverse the frozen lakes, bringing the dedicated outdoorsman to his ice house. The reward? A catch of hard-won fresh fish. The Grand Rapids area has some of the best ice fishing destinations, and has been referred to as an Ice Fisherman’s Paradise…


Fat Tire Biking

Check out Tioga Recreation Area is the place for World-Class Fat Tire Biking. Over 20 miles of multi-level trails and skills courses that are perfect for every member of the family.


When You Are Ready To Travel

Consider Heading North to Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Grand Rapids is a small town with lots of charm, surrounded by Minnesota’s nature. This rural up north destination is a picturesque area that has been a favorite of those planning MN family vacations, fishing trips, couple’s getaways and family reunions for over 100 years. The distinguished fishing lakes, forest and trails provide the perfect backdrop for leisure and sports adventures. Grand Rapids is close enough to be convenient, but just far enough away to provide a real escape. You will find a truly unique Northwoods experience; filled with abundant outdoor adventures, scenic beauty, preserved heritage and vibrant arts and entertainment. The Grand Rapids area offers a wide variety of lodging, rustic and charming dining and unique boutique style shopping opportunities to meet everyone’s wants and needs for a grand getaway.

When we are all able to travel again, we encourage you to come escape to Minnesota’s nature in Grand Rapids, MN.


See photos from fellow explorers or share yours! Hashtag your photos #blazenewtrails for a chance to be featured here.

Visit Grand Rapids has launched a fun and light-hearted campaign that features Dorothy (aka Wizard of Oz) and her friends and her four-legged friend, Tioga. Each week Dorothy and her friends discover new and fun places to hike, bike, ATV, dine and shop.

Watch in July for the Dorothy Blazes New Trail Contest where Visit Grand Rapids will give away daily prizes. See the contest page for details.

December 2, 2020

Photo by: Renae Paul
Mississippi River

December 2, 2020

Photo By: Renae Paul
Geese In Flight

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