Lake of the Woods Bucket List

What’s on your list?

Get the most out of your next trip to the Lake of the Woods by checking some things off our Bucket List. Have you ever eaten fresh walleye cheeks? Or spent the night ice fishing in a sleeper house? How about seeing a real lady slipper in its own habitat or an eagle munching its lunch by the side of the road? Whether you are interested in sports, arts, culture, nature, or some simple rest and relaxation, you’ll find something for everyone. There is a lot of stuff to do in northern Minnesota on Lake of the Woods! What’s on your bucket list?


Catch a hockey game in Warroad – Minnesota’s orginal HockeyTown USA
Catch a big fish like northern pike, sauger, or muskie
Go ice fishing on Lake of the Woods
Spend the night in a sleeper house
Take a boat ride or a guided tour on the “Big Water”
Run, bike, or walk the bike path at the Warroad Point Park along Lake of the Woods
Shoot a deer on the first day of the season opener
Ride the ATV and snowmobile trails around Northern Minnesota
Perfect your shot…or just practice
Swim a mile
Get in some time on the ice
Take in a round of golf and do some fishing in the same day
Play mini-golf while glowing in the dark
Participate in the Marvin Yellow Rose 5k Walk/Run


Attend a powwow
Take a tour of the Wm. S. Marvin Training and Visitor Center and learn how windows are made
Visit the Shed – a private car collection of classic and muscle cars
Take in a Warroad Summer Theatre production
Get a great view of the 4th of July fireworks right from the beach at Warroad Point Park
Watch a tractor pull at the Lake of the Woods Steam and Gas Show
Read the stories shared by local residents past and present
See what life was like on Lake of the Woods 100 years ago
Visit Warroad’s own Hockey Hall of Fame
Enjoy a get-away craft weekend on Lake of the Woods
Glass Staining at Northern Borders


See the Showy Lady’s Slipper in its natural habitat, Minnesota’s state flower,
Watch the eagles, pelicans and piper plovers gather around Lake of the Woods
Enjoy the dancing sky of the Northern Lights
Take a scenic drive along Northern Minnesota’s border
Go blueberry picking
Geocache your way through the state parks

Rest & Relaxation

Fill your bucket with big money
Find great fashion – way up here!
Stay on an island
Have a quiet cup of joe while watching the sun rise over the big lake.
…or just a quiet cup of coffee Over Coffee at Soulutions
Get a relaxing spa treatment while on vacation
Eat fresh walleye cheeks
Treat everyone to an ice cream
Host a family gathering or a class reunion at the Warroad Point Park shelters