Final cover_copy

The Bemidji Area offers four seasons of fun. Summer time boasts vivid blue waters with lush green forests of hardwoods and evergreens. Fishing, hiking, biking, birding and just plain relaxing are just a few reasons why the area is such a popular summer time destination. Fall turns into a gold, red and green backdrop with flocks of birds making their way south. Winter can be one of the most exciting seasons with 100’s of miles of cross-country ski and snowmobile trails.

The area is very much alive with winter festivals such as the Minnesota Finlandia, Polar Daze, First City of Lights and most weekends you can take in a bonspeil or hockey tournament. Year round, the area boasts its riches in culture and the arts. Visit one of many art galleries, take in a play, stroll the sculpture walk and experience the tradition of a Native American powwow.

Whether you are looking for a cozy bed and breakfast, a resort close to the trails or the convenience of motel and hotel lodging, the Bemidji Area has your stay covered. In addition to lodging,the area has a great variety of restaurants and shops to appeal to your appetite and the shoppers in your group. 

For the traditional, week-long summer vacation with family, a seasonal weekend getaway or enjoying your favorite sport, the Bemidji Area is the premier spot for your escape.

If you are visiting and plan to trailer launch your boat, we ask you to follow the rules at our public launch ramps.  For more information, click here.

$(window).on('load resize', function () { $('div[le_content_type="youtube"]').each(function() { var align =; if (align.indexOf("right") > -1 ) { $(this).find('iframe').css('right','0'); } else if (align.indexOf("left") > -1) { $(this).find('iframe').css('left','0'); } else if (align.indexOf("center") > -1) { var tw = parseFloat($(this).css('width')); var fw = parseFloat($(this).find('iframe').css('width')); var lv = (tw - fw) / 2; $(this).find('iframe').css('left', lv + 'px'); } }); });