ACTIVITIES

FUN IN THE SUN

Activities in the Area


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.

Lac de Belle Taine


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.

Nevis – Halvorson Beach


The Nevis – Halvorson Beach is located directly across from the Inn, offering swimming, picnicking, and a peaceful environment for guests.

Heartland Bicycle and Snowmobile Trail & Paul Bunyan Trail


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.

People gather to play in the water at the local park.

Itasca State Park


Itasca State Park (biking, hiking, kayaking, water sports, snowmobile, snowshoe, and cross-country ski trails)

More Nearby Recreational 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 – no trail pass required)

Long Lake Theater


Jasper’s Jubilee Theater


EXPERIENCE LOCAL EVENTS

Events

JUN

Jammin Country Fest

June – 1-877-MOONJAM contact as outlined above in Walker.

JUL

Moondance Jam

Kicks off this 3-day rock and roll concert in Walker. Contact Kathy Bieloh at 1-877-MOONJAM, 281-836-1055

JUL

PBR Challenger Tour Bull Ride

1st weekend in July – Park Rapids, MN, 218-732-5587

JUL

Annual Pig Races – Nevis 

July –  Contact Nevis Chamber of Commerce

JUL

Muskie Days Music Festival

July  – Over 35 bands on 3 different stages featuring music for everyone’s taste Contact Nevis Chamber of Commerce

AUG

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.

AUG

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. 

AUG

Legends & Logging Days

August – Contact Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce

AUG

Forestedge Winery Art Fair

3rd weekend in August 2020

August 15 from 10–5:30PM

August 16 from 10–4:30PM

Join us for a weekend of art, music, food and wine.

You don’t want to miss this one!

AUG

Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show

North side of Itasca State Park, August

SEP

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, gronkak@unitelc.com