Places to Check out and Things to Do
Enjoy the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.
This legendary superman and woodsman, hero of the early logging days, was born in Bemidji, Minnesota. The actual site of his birth is marked today by giant statues of both Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox, Babe, standing on the shoreline of Lake Bemidji.
For the outdoors folks the park offers swimming, hiking, bird watching, and much more.
The area contains 28 acres of red pine forest and 18 acres of spruce-fir forest. The virgin old-growth red pine forest is the largest and oldest stand in the Blackduck Forestry Area. White pine over 300 years old can be found on the site.
Learn about the logging industry and how folks learned to survive.
There are several golf courses in the area. The Bemidji Town & Country will be closed to the public due to the Birchmont Golf Tournament during your week here. However there are other courses that might interest you.
Putt n Go
Water slide, miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats & batting cages. 1915 Hyway Ave Bemidji, MN 56601 218-751-7333
Bemidji State University offers and outdoor rec program at Diamond Point Park. They rent kayaks, canoes, pontoons, sail boats, mountain bikes & much more.
Science stirs the imagination.