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Grand Rapids Travel Tips

Summer or Winter Seasons at Grand Rapids Vacation Rentals

Like most destinations in Minnesota, Grand Rapids is a destination that can be visited all year long. In the winter months, it becomes a haven for ice fishermen, cross country skiers, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities. The rental homes provide cozy havens to return to in the evening after a day out in the chilly winter air. Relax in front of a crackling fireplace and relieve aching muscles by enjoying a long soak in the hot tub. In the summertime, there are many attractions and activities available. Legendary biking, horseback riding and hiking trails traverse the hills and valleys, allowing you to explore the great outdoors.

Family Fun Times at Grand Rapids Lake Houses

Grand Rapids is an excellent family vacation destination. There are loads of activities to keep the kids entertained and enough recreational activities to keep parents fit. People who enjoy the outdoors and being active will enjoy Grand Rapids the most. However, the area is scenically very beautiful so even those that prefer a lazier type of vacation can enjoy the stunning surroundings. Many families choose to spend their family summer vacations on one of the many lakes in the area. In the wintertime, many people migrate to the ski slopes. Skiing and snow enthusiasts are spoiled for choice. Miles of cross country trails are open for exploring. There are also all the entertainment activities available to keep you happy off the slopes.

Activities and Attractions at Grand Rapids Cottages

Grand Rapids has one of the most extensive trail networks in Minnesota. Seasonally, the Nordic skiing and snowmobiling trails are transformed into mountain biking and hiking trails. In recent years, more mountain biking trails have developed, including some paved trails. The County Bike Trail starts at the fairgrounds in Grand Rapids and heads north for five miles to Prairie Lake. The Mesabi Trail is being developed which will eventually link Grand Rapids to Ely. Information on horseback riding routes and trails can be obtained from the local information office. Guided trails are also available through local outfitters. Paddlers can enjoy a variety of trails on the Prairie River, Mississippi River and the Grand Fork River. Trail maps and information can be obtained locally. The Taconite Trail starts in Grand Rapids and offers miles of hiking routes which can be explored on your own. Golf is a popular summer pastime and there are several nearby championship golf courses where you can enjoy a round.

In the wintertime, the Nordic skiing trails and snowmobile routes are groomed and maintained by the local forestry office and chamber of commerce. Maps and information on routes and trail conditions are widely available. There are more than 200 miles of trails that originate in Grand Rapids which explains why it is such a popular vacation destination. There are more than 22 different ski areas; some areas require that you purchase a regional ski pass. The Giants Ridge Downhill Ski Resort near Grand Rapids has 34 ski runs, most of which are at the intermediate level. There are also advanced and beginner slopes for people with varying skiing abilities.

Getting to Minnesota Vacation Rentals in Grand Rapids

The nearest international airport is three hours away in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. From there, you can get flight connections to just about any major city in the United States and Canada. If you would like to avoid the three-hour drive up to Grand Rapids, you can get a regional connection on to Duluth which is less than an hour away from Grand Rapids.

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