Lodging at The Park Street Inn near Park Rapids puts you in the heart of many wonderful activities and attractions for your Northern Minnesota vacation.
Experience the pines, lakes, and beauty of the North Country. See the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. We are also near Park Rapids and Walker area lakes, antique shops, gift shops, and museums, Northern Lights Casino, Leech Lake, golf courses (miniature to regulation), and many wonderful restaurants.
The Inn overlooks Lac de Belle Taine. Lake Belle Taine is a 1,211-acre lake providing habitat for pan fish, walleye, northern pike, and large and small mouth bass.
The Nevis - Halvorson Beach is located directly across from the Inn, offering swimming, picnicking, and a peaceful environment for guests.
The Heartland Bicycle and Snowmobile Trail is one block north of the Inn. The scenic trail offers over 50 miles of trails with a connection to the Paul Bunyan Trail that travels north to Bemidji and south to Brainerd.
Itasca State Park (snowmobile, snowshoe, cross-country ski and hiking trails)
Two Inlets State Forest (ATV and Hiking Trails)
Paul Bunyan State Forest (ATV and Hiking Trails just 2 miles north)
Chippewa National Forest (including the beautiful Shingobee cross-country ski trail)
The Long Lake Theater
The Woodtick Musical Theater
Akeley, MN 1-800-644-6892
Jasper's Jubilee Theater
Park Rapids, MN 218-237-4333
Moondance Jam: July kicks off this 3-day rock and roll concert in Walker. Contact Kathy Bieloh at 1-877-MOONJAM, 281-836-1055
Taste of Dorset: 1st Sunday in August. Just a 4.5-mile bike ride from The Park Street Inn. Downtown restaurants and businesses turn downtown Dorset into one large picnic. Besides food, musical groups perform in each of Dorset's four corners, and games attract kids of all ages. Runs from 11:30 am till 3 pm.
Northwoods Triathlon: Annual event that starts with a quarter-mile swim in Lake Belle Taine (directly across from the Inn), 14-mile bike ride, and a 5K run. The event is the second weekend in August, and anyone can register after January 1.
Headwaters 100 Bike Ride/Race: Annual event that's held the last Saturday in September in Park Rapids. Cyclists can choose between 100, 75, or 45-mile routes or a 100-mile race. The ride takes you on the Heartland trail and into Itasca State Park. Contact Ken Grob 218-732-0364, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jammin Country Fest
June - 1-877-MOONJAM contact as outlined above in Walker.
PBR Challenger Tour Bull Ride
1st weekend in July - Park Rapids, MN
Annual Pig Races - Nevis
July - Contact Nevis Chamber of Commerce
Legends & Logging Days
August - Contact Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Muskie Days Music Festival
July - Over 35 bands on 3 different stages featuring music for everyone's taste Contact Nevis Chamber of Commerce
Forestedge Winery Art Fair
Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show
North side of Itasca State Park
Eelpout Festival Leech Lake
February - contact Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce