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Fall

ATV/OHV

The Itasca County area offers thousands of acres of federal, state, county and industrial forest land that are open to off-highway vehicle riding, and several designated trails.

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Hunting

Steeped in rich tradition, deer hunting opener weekend is practically a holiday of its own in Grand Rapids.

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Motorcycling

Enjoy motorcycling at its finest with our scenic driving routes – perfect for touring on a motorcycle, in a vintage car, or a relaxing break in any vehicle.

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Fall Colors

Nature’s beauty awaits in the towering pines, diverse wetlands and pristine waters of Grand Rapids Area Parks, like the Chippewa National Forest.

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Grand Rapids Minnesota

In Grand Rapids you will find small town charm that is surrounded by Minnesota’s nature. This picturesque area 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.

Come escape to Minnesota’s nature in Grand Rapids, MN.

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September 12, 2019

We loving sharing pictures of people having fun in the Grand Rapids/Itasca area. Ladies enjoying biking at the NEW world-class mountain bike trail called Tioga Recreation Area located in Cohasset, MN #HeadNorth #RideNorth#OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

First Friday Art Walk is THIS Friday, Sept 6 in Downtown Grand Rapids. http://ow.ly/aWQK50vWHFj. Your chance to shop, eat & drink, purchase art, view local art & listen to live music. Photo: Ariana Aitken will perform at Brewed Awkenings. #HeadNorth #DowntownGR#OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

Making memories up north in truly a Minnesotan thing to do. We hope that you have enjoyed Summer 2019! We encourage you to book your Summer 2020 Family Vacation up north to Grand Rapids NOW to ensure great memories in the future. http://ow.ly/dAqu50vQcNx #OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

Here is something fun to do as a family TOMORROW night in Grand Rapids MN. http://ow.ly/Nd0q50vPMa5 Wonders of the Night Sky. Look through meteorologist, Mike Lynch, large telescopes at the dark sky of northern Minnesota, and learn about celestial photography. #HeadNorth#OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

We just found out that @DavinaVagabonds are coming to Rapids Brewing Company on September 8th. Hosted by @KAXETickets are $40/person. More information: http://ow.ly/FHAn50vCtr6 #HeadNorth #OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

Come CELEBRATE with us! Opening of World Class Mountain Bike Trail. Tioga Trail Fest is THIS Sat, Aug 24 – minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. Enjoy Trail Tours, Live Music, Eat & Drink! Fun for the entire family! http://ow.ly/6tDS50vCtHW #HeadNorth #OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

Join us to #RunNorth for our newest 5k and 1/2 Marathon @RunningtheRapidsRegistration goes up July 1st. Register TODAY: http://ow.ly/x1QR50uOziW #HeadNorth #OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

We hope you had a fabulous weekend! Didn’t get the most out of you weekend? Feeling like you wished you would have GONE somewhere? Well, we have just the place where you can unplug and reconnect in MN nature. #HeadNorth #OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

The Prairie Lake Gorge is a hidden gem of the Grand Rapids, MN area. Located between Prairie Lake and Lower Prairie Lake in Coleraine Minnesota. 25 minute drive from downtown Grand Rapids. http://ow.ly/SFW350uMPbj Photo from Elaine Johnson.#HeadNorth

September 12, 2019

Most people are familiar with the loon calls. Do you know what Tremolo (sounds like the loon is laughing) means? This can be used for distress, between a pair, or as a flight call. Re-share video from Weisguy Images http://ow.ly/JskZ50uOAHY

September 12, 2019

Re-share @HeraldReview 3-Day Bonfire chamber Music Festival returns to The Reif Center​ July 24-26.

Get tickets here: http://ow.ly/yE4V50uVGjA

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September 12, 2019

New Event: Tioga Trail Fest Aug 24 at Tioga Beach. Bike Demos+Trail Tours+mountain bike clinic+Party in the park. Food, Music, Fun for the entire family. http://ow.ly/zlVj50v1kCP #GoTioga#HeadNorth #OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

Come Camp in the Grand Rapids MN area! From primitive campsites in the @ChippewaNF to full hook-ups at Pokegama Dam, and seasonal sites at Minnesota Resorts – there is something for everyone. http://ow.ly/hwXs50v9eWB #HeadNorth #OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

Water is like a highway to adventure, best spent on a stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe. Photos courtesy of Weisguy Images at the LaRue Mine Pit in Nashwauk, MN. #HeadNorth#OnlyinMN

September 12, 2019

Join us for our Lumberjack Mile & 5K on Sept 7. Register NOW and receive our EXCLUSIVE discount code to receive $10 off! Type HEADNORTH at registration! http://ow.ly/Cu0j50voxxF

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