Walker, Minnesota, United States

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Walker, Minnesota, United States

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Any fin is possible in Walker

Welcome to Walker, a charming lakefront town on the southwest corner of Leech Lake. Largely a popular game fishing retreat, there's plenty on the scale for non-anglers, including the many museums, shops, and art galleries on Minnesota Avenue. Get your lake vacation off to the best start by booking a Walker vacation rental overlooking Leech Lake. If you want to stretch your legs, Walker also makes a great base for hikers who come to conquer the nearby Chippewa National Forest. After dark, hunker down with dinner and drinks in local eateries and enjoy lakeside life to the full.

Fishing is reely good on Leech Lake

Life in Walker revolves around Leech Lake. As the third largest lake in Minnesota, fishing is a pretty big deal here at any time of the year. The lake's fertile waters offer some of the best muskie and walleye fishing in the Midwest, and many come to land a whopper or two. You can also catch northern pike, largemouth bass, and a delightful fish named crappie on an organized fishing boat trip. Or maybe cast a line from the deck of your lakefront Walker vacation rental, and see what you can reel in.

Take a Walk(er) through local history

While most visitors come to hook a 10-pounder from the lake, you may want to ditch the waders and learn about Walker's fascinating local history. The Cass County Museum and Historical Society on Main Street is a quirky collection of various reconstructions of life in Walker in the 1800s, and offers tools and exhibits of days gone by. It's open from May through to September. While you're on the history track, don't miss a brief lesson at the Circle of Time, a series of 13 small bronze statues depicting life in Leech Lake and Walker through the years.

Ice, Ice, Baby - Walker is all about ice fishing in winter

Walker has 4 very distinct seasons. Come in summer, between June and September, and you'll find a blissful 70-80 degrees of sunshine every day. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are also pleasant times to visit. The crowds have left, the temperatures are still warm and you get the best pick of Walker vacation rentals. Come winter, Walker is cool, crisp, and sees plenty of snow - up to 40 inches if you're lucky. But don't pack your fishing rods away! When the temperature drops, ice fishing becomes the sport of champions in Leech Lake.

Welcome to the wild side of Walker

Walker is a small waterfront town tucked away on the southwestern shore of Leech Lake. While the town and lake is surrounded by lush forest, for the best wildlife head 30 miles west to Itasca State Park, which is famous as the home of the Mississippi Headwaters as they begin their long, winding journey to the Gulf of Mexico. It's also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, chipmunks, bear, and beaver. Established in 1891 and Minnesota's oldest park, it's also great for birders, who come to spot rare loons, grebes, cormorants, and hummingbirds.