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• Chippewa National Forest • Bemidji Polar Daze
• Camp Rabideau • Movie Theaters
• Itasca State Park • Shopping
• The Lost Forty • Berry Picking
• Paul Bunyan & Babe • Pumpkin Patches
• Public Golf Course • Blackduck Bowling Lanes
• Horseback Riding • Putt-N-Go Amusement Park
• Lady Slipper Scenic Byway • Paul Bunyan Playhouse
• Restaurants • Snowmobile Trails
• Buena Vista Ski Resort • Paul Bunyan Animal Land
• Blackduck Woodcarvers's Festival • Beltrami County Historical Center
• Pine Tree Park • ATV
• Casinos • Moondance Music Festivals
• Lake Bemidji State Park • Forestedge Winery
• Concordia Language Village • Dog Sled Rides
Blackduck Area History & Art Center
Blackduck Area History & Art Center: The Center provides a "stepping back in time" experience that can be enjoyed by area residents as well as tourists and visitors to the area. Check out the one-room home, the railroad and logging display, the early schoolroom and many other exhibits to feel that nostalgia for days gone by. The TIN PAN gALLErY, co-located with the history center, is an outlet for area artists to showcase their work. Most of the art is for sale and a percentage of the sales benefit the History and Art Center. Special events at the center are a frequent occurrence. www.blackduckhistoryart.org
Chippewa National Forest: The Chippewa National Forest was the first of its kind established east of the Mississippi River in 1908. The forest boundary encompasses about 1.6 million acres and has 700 lakes, 920 miles of streams and 150,000 acres of wetlands. The forest's landscape is a reminder of the glaciers that blanketed northern Minnesota some 10,000 years ago. The Chippewa National Forest also boasts the largest breeding population of bald eagles in the continental U.S., with 150 active nests found throughout the forest. The Chippewa National Forest makes maps available at the Blackduck Ranger Station for most of their hiking and biking trails, ranging from .5 to 68 miles. Some trails are known for their eagle viewing, others are self-guided nature tours. You are able to enjoy any one of these recreational activities while in the Chippewa National Forest: Bike, Hiking and Nature Trails, Camping, Canoeing, ATV, Fishing, XC Skiing, Hunting, Scenic Byways and Snowmobiling Distance: 15 miles away http://www.fs.usda.gov/chippewa
Camp Rabideau CCC: Take a step into the past at historic Camp Rabideau, one of three remaining Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps preserved out of the 2600 that were established in 1935. Today, 15 of the original 25 buildings remain and 4 are maintained to honor those who served as CCC corpsmen. Interpretive displays highlight the buildings and history of the area. A one mile trail runs through Camp Rabideau and an open air picnic shelter is available. The camp is located County Road 39 in Blackduck and tours are conducted Sunday and Wednesdays. Distance: 6 miles away
Itasca State Park - Headwaters of the Mississippi River: The headwaters of the Mississippi is located in Itasca State Park. At this park you can actually walk across a path of rocks over the Mississippi River by foot. Facilities include The Headwaters History Center, Douglas Lodge and the Museum. Amenities include large stands of pine, paved bike trails, Wilderness Drive, U of M Forestry and Biological Stations, Indian cemetery, and Peace Pipe Vista, and endless miles of hiking trails. You are able to enjoy any one of these recreational activities while in the Itasca State Park: Bike and Hiking and Nature Trails, Swimming, Playing, Camping, XC Skiing, Snowmobiling and Snowshoeing. On site bike rentals can be arranged while spending a day at the park. Click on
www.itascasports.com for rental information.
Distance: 55 miles away
The Lost Forty: In 1882 a mapping error described the land of the Lost Forty as being underwater, part of a lake, in fact. This caused the virgin pine of the area to be left behind by loggers at the turn of the century. Now a one-mile self guided nature trail winds its way through the majestic Lost Forty, a 144-acre tract of white and red pine, located in the Chippewa National Forest. Many of these trees are up to 350 years old and between 22 and 48 inches in diameter. Distance: 15 miles away
Paul Bunyan and Babe: The home of Paul Bunyan and Babe are located on the shores of Bemidji Lake in Bemidji. These two statues are in the National Register Of Historic Places. Paul stands 18' tall and Babes horns are 14' across. Visitors from all over the world stop here to get their photo taken with these two icons.
Distance: 27 miles away
Blackduck Public Golf Course: This 9 hole course offers a very well maintained course for a day of golf. Just be on the look out for visiting deer. They have a really good deal for 10 rounds of golf at $110. Golf carts are also available for rent. Contact 218-835-7757 for information.
Distance: 2 miles away
Stein's Winding River Guest Farm: This farm offers horseback riding adventures for those 8 years and older. They can accommodate groups of 6 people or less. They also have pony rides for younger children as well as wagon rides for groups. These trail rides are all guided thru 100's of acres of private land. It is best to book after arriving at White Birch Resort, so you are able ensure a nice day for riding. Contact 218-243-2629 for information or visit their website at
Distance: 15 miles away
Lady Slipper Scenic Byway: This 28-mile byway runs through the Chippewa National Forest. Formerly known as "Scenic Highway, the byway was renamed in honor of the state flower. Visitors can hike, bike, fish and boat at Norway Beach Recreation Area on the southeast shore of Cass Lake. This scenic highway extends from Cass lake thru Pennington and onto Blackduck. Pine and aspen are interspersed with large open areas of wetlands, lakes and river systems which will keep your interests as you travel along. Along your route you will come upon a slice of history at Camp Rabideau, one of three 1930's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in the country that are being preserved. Also, with all this water you're sure to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. Located on county 39 between state 2 and 71. Visit their website for more information at: www.LadySlipperScenicByway.org or call 218-835-4291. Distance: 4 miles away
There are several places to eat in the town of Blackduck ranging from supper clubs to pizza places.
Buena Vista Ski Resort: Downhill Skiers, Snowboarders & Tubers will find Buena Vista to be the area's premier spot to enjoy their sport. Sitting astride the continental divide, there are 16 downhill runs, the longest 2,000 ft. boasting a 230 ft. drop. The ski area features 4 chairlifts, a beginners tow, and a three-story chalet with warming fireplace and cafe.
Cross-Country Skiing is something at this high-country site, traversing ideal skiing terrain. Nine lakes and vast forest can be viewed in distant panoramas along Buena Vista's 25 km of trails. The landscape of Buena Vista is exceptionally scenic. The trails meander through forests of pine and hardwood, over rolling hills and skirt the shores of serene lakes. The Buena Vista Ski trails require the MN Ski Pass, not available at Buena Vista. Visit their website at
Buena Vista Ski Resort offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy including; downhill skiing, xc skiing, tubing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, Annual Logging Days Celebrations, Buena Vista Ranch, Covered Wagon Rides, Scenic Tours on the Continental Divide. Contact 218-243-2231 for information.
Distance: 15 miles away
Blackduck Woodcarvers's Festival: The Woodcarvers's Festival showcases wood working crafts of all kinds from craftsman across the nation, not just statewide. You will see vendors lining the Blackduck Wayside Park in Blackduck. Join us for a variety of arts and crafts and great food! The festival is located at the Wayside Park in Blackduck along Hwy. 71 across from Timberline Sports/Shell Gas Station. The 2014 Festival will be held Saturday July 26, 2014 from 9am-8pm.
Pine Tree Park: Pine Tree Park in Blackduck is a well groomed park offered to the public for bird watching, nature walks, picnics and enjoying the children's playgrounds. If you are lucky enough, you just might be able to view one of Blackduck's longtime eagle families perched upon their nest, if you look close enough. It is also common to see deer wandering thru the park or loons and ducks swimming at the waters edge. The park is located across the road to the West from the Blackduck Golf course and aside the Blackduck Public Water Access. Picnic shelters are located at each end of the park and toilet facilities are also provided.
Distance: 2 miles away
Casinos: Casinos are abundant in Minnesota. Guests can choose from any of the following:
Red lake Casino, Red Lake Distance: 20 miles away
Northern Lights Casino, Walker Distance: 40 miles away
Palace Casino Hotel, Cass Lake Distance: 21 miles away
White Oak Casino, Deer River Distance: 45 miles away
Lake Bemidji State Park: This park is the perfect playground any time of the year, offering visitors swimming, boating, fishing, bird watching, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and year round naturalist led activities. Hikers can explore the beauty of a tamarack bog carpeted with showy lady's slippers, pitcher plants, dragon's mouth, grass pink, and insect-eating sundews. Most flowers are blooming in the bog during late spring and early summer.
Distance: 25 miles away
Concordia Language Village: Visit the unique educational and cultural grounds of Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji. Students come to live the culture and speak the language of 13 different languages with five permanent Villages located in Bemidji: Norwegian, German, Finnish, French and Spanish. Special events to the tradition of the village you’re visiting are available. "International Day" held once in July and again in August gives the public an opportunity to visit and experience the villages. Contact: 218-586-8600 or
800-450-2214 for information. Distance: 23 miles away
Bemidji Polar Daze: Bemidji Polar Daze is a fun filled winter event lasting for approximately a week scheduled at the end of January. Exciting events for the family to enjoy include: Broom Ball, Golf on Ice, Bemidji Jaycee's Polar Plunge, 5k Polar Challenge and Taste of Northern Minnesota. For more information, visit the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce website at
www.bemidji.org and choose the category "Things to Do" or "Calendar of Events". Distance: 27 miles away
Blackduck Theater - 56 Main St. Blackduck, Contact
218-835-7775 for information and show times. Offer matinee and evening shows.
Local Shopping: For those shopping enthusiasts, shopping can be explored in a wide range of stores, ranging from antique stores, boutiques shops, gift shops, outdoor specialty stores and grocery store.
Berry Picking: June and July are great months in Minnesota to spend a fun few hours strawberry and blueberry picking. You can pick your own or buy them fresh picked.
Mistic's Berry Farm
Take a wagon ride to the 7 acre patch to pick the perfect pumpkin. Enjoy 'Made from Scratch' treats in restaurant, shop for crafts in the Barn Shopping area and wander into the 7 acre Corn Maze in the Hills. Play area for children and clean restrooms. No cover charge. 22 miles north of Bemidji Contact 218-243-2587 for information.
Distance: 7 miles away
Enjoy a local fall tradition with a visit to an old dairy barn transformed into festive shops, a Chicken Coop Cafe with delicious seasonal refreshments, a playground and walking trails! Play with farm animals, ride to the pumpkin patch on a vintage tractor hayride, and marvel at the abundant fall offerings. You'll find hundreds of pumpkins in a dozen varieties and much more. Experience more fall farm fun in the Corn Maze. 7 miles southwest of Bemidji
Contact 218-751-1312 for information.
Blackduck Bowling Lanes: Enjoy a fun game of bowling just in town of Blackduck located at Summit Avenue, Blackduck next door to Timberline Sports Shell Gas Station. Contact 218-835-6620 for information.
Snowmobile Trails: The Minnesota Northwood's is known for is vast amount of snowmobile trails. The most popular snowmobile trail our guests at White Birch Resort follow is the Blue Ox Trail from Bemidji, MN up Hwy. 71 N to International Falls, MN. Our guests drive their snowmobiles down the roadside trails from White Birch Resort to Countryside Restaurant parking lot and take off on the trail from there.
Paul Bunyan Animal Land: Feed and pet tame wildlife including pygmy goats, lambs, calves, ponies, fox, raccoons, exotic birds and everyone’s favorite deer (4 species). Trout pond. Over 85 animals representing every continent. Home of the legendary whitetail deer, BJ. Feed him, pet him and take your picture with him. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 7 days a week 10am-6pm. Located at 3857 Animal Land Dr. SE, Bemidji. Contact 218-759-1533 for information.
Distance: 34 miles away
Beltrami County Historical Center: The Great Northern Depot is of historical significance since it was the last depot built by "empire builder" James J. Hill. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988. Built in 1912, the arched framework of the Depot windows represents a neo-classic design. The depot is also associated with two statewide historical events: Agricultural Development and Railroad construction and the Northern Minnesota Lumbering era, all of which took place between 1870 and 1920. The depot represents a broad diversity of people who lived and continue to live in this area. The depot has been restored to house the Beltrami County History Center , a full-service history center which includes a three gallery museum, research library, gift shop, meeting room and public archives. Open Mon - Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-4pm. Open Saturdays May thru October 10am-4pm. Located at 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji. Contact 218-444-3376 for information.
Distance: 27 miles away
Forestedge Winery: At Forestedge Winery , wine makers Paul and Sharon Shuster and John Wildmo produce seven to eight thousand gallons of wine per year, but yet craft their wines in small batches. The winery produces nine different specialty single fruit wines as well as blended wines including Summer Blush (strawberry rhubarb), Headwaters Classic Red (chokecherry rhubarb), raspberry rhubarb, and blueberry rhubarb. All of these wines are available for tasting and sale in the winery tasting room.
The winery is open May through December, six days a week and closed on Mondays. Tours are available and are designed to allow you to see how these fine wines are crafted, aged and bottled. Remember, "It's not just grapes that make fine wine!" As Paul bottles a batch of Forestedge Wines, craftsmanship and pride go into every bottle.
Forestedge Winery also carries a wide range of wine-related items and gifts in their gift shop and gallery. Orders are taken year round. Open Mother's Day thru December Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed Mondays. For more information on Forestedge Winery and Farm, view website at
www.forestedgewinery.com or contact 218-224-3535. Forestedge Winery is located at 35295 State 64 Laporte, MN 56461
Distance: 46 miles away
ATV: ATVing is popular in Beltrami County and surrounding counties of Northern Minnesota. If you have been looking for places to ride your ATV, this is the place for you in the Minnesota Northwoods. Here are a few great places to ride your ATV, where people will welcome you, and your vehicle. Your closest ATV trails are in the Chippewa National Forest.
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Dog Sled Rides:
D.O.G. Sled Rides
Trips available by reservation only. Half day and Full day trips. Evening and overnight excursions. Contact 218-751-2757 for more information or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grocery & Convenient Stores:
Blackduck Family Foods/Super Value
Located at 288 Frontage Rd. in Blackduck. This is a small country grocery store. Call 218-835-4244 for hours and information.
Timberline Sport "N" Convenience
Located at 209 Summit Ave. SW in Blackduck. This is a bait store/gas station and convenient store which sells convenient foods, prepared pizzas and prepared subway sandwiches. Call 218-835-4636 for hours and information.