Due to our unique location, Lake Ridge has many activities to offer. We are located on the Whitefish chain with easy access to 14 lakes. Fishing opportunities for bass, crappie, walleye, and northern pike abound in these beautiful Minnesota lakes. There are ski boat rentals nearby and you can ski around the quiet lakes or just enjoy a serene lake cruise.
We have boat docks, lund aluminum boats, a sandy beach, playground with volleyball area, and picnic tables. There are many excellent restaurants nearby which can be reached on foot, a short drive or by boat. You can also visit one of the several quality golf courses located nearby. This should keep you occupied if you are not admiring the forests, our private pond, or relaxing on our private docks.
I bet you didn’t know that right here in the Whitefish lakes area there are world-class golf courses. From the Dutch Legacy webiste:
Golf Digest has rated the Dutch Legacy at 5 stars, making it one of only 24 five-star public courses in the U.S. for 2009.
Black Bear Golf, Crosswoods, Deacons Lodge, The Legacy Courses, Emily Greens, Fairways at Howard’s Barn, Golden Eagle, Irish Hills, The Preserve, The Traditional Pine River Country Club, The Classic, Whitebirch, Whitefish Golf Club , Wildwedge Golf are just a few of the many courses nearby. WOW, who knew there were so many! You could spend weeks doing nothing but golfing, although your family might miss you.
The Whitefish Chain of lakes has some spectacular fishing available for everyone. The lakes are abundant in fish including crappie, northern pike, blue gills, walleye, and large mouth bass. Over at The Whitefish Lodging Association you can find a list of bait and tackle shops and friendly guides ready to take you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime.
If you didn’t bring your boat, no problem. For your convenience we have 14″ aluminum boats available for your use included with your stay.
We are close to two great hiking/biking trails.
The first is the The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway. It is the closest with over 50 miles of paved road and trails to explore. From the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway website:
Start anywhere along the Byway route. There’s something to see or do in all directions and in all seasons. Enjoy stunning scenery and recreational opportunities year round along the Byway’s navigable roads with; thirteen interpretive kiosk sites, miles of walking and biking trails (8 ft shoulders) and bikeways (6-8 ft shoulders), and access to lakes, brooks and rivers including historic Whitefish Chain of Lakes and the Pine River.
Please visit http://paulbunyanscenicbyway.org/ for more information.
The second is Paul Bunyan State Trail. Just a short drive to pick up the trail on route 16 over at Jenkins or Pequot Lakes. From the Paul Bunyan Trail website:
With the paving of this 19 mile segment, newly completed in 2010, the Paul Bunyan Trail now yields a continuously paved trail from Brainerd MN to Lake Bemidji State Park in Bemidji Minnesota–a total of 110 paved miles!
Please visit http://paulbunyantrail.com/ for more information.
You can find a variety of places to eat from fine dining to casual right off the lake. Right across from us is moonlight bay. A very popular family restaurant and bar. Here is a list of places to eat in the Crosslake area all within minutes of us.