Area Activities

So much to do and Explore in Grand Rapids Minnesota

Grand Rapids Minnesota is located in Minnesota’s nature. Nestled in the northwoods and located in Itasca county the home of more than 1,000 lakes. Grand Rapids is the place to be for outdoor activities, indoor fun, music, art and more. With fabulous sites on land and water be sure to check out all the happenings and activities in Grand Rapids Mn listed in our area attractions below!

FISHING GUIDES – Grand Rapids Guide Service


Feel the thrill of catching big walleyes or northern pike…just you and the fish in a fight to the finish. Or set the hook on a trophy bass or muskie…your heart starts pounding, and you’re determined to haul it to the net! Zach Dagel of Grand Rapids Guide Service knows where the fish are!

Call 218-245-1855 or 760-604-3636 or visit

Timberlake guests receive 10% off Grand Rapids Guide Services.

Full Service Professional Hunting Guide Service

Many people’s first experience with the Ruffed Grouse is when it explodes from the forest floor in a flurry of wings. Often, it’s gone before they can turn around.

The grouse’s coloration and slow, deliberate walk make it almost invisible to the hunter.

Experience the excitement! Zach can take you there!

Also hunt for; Pheasants, Geese, Ducks, Bear and Deer

Fishing Guide Service

Tom Neustrom is one of the best fishing guides in Minnesota and a tireless promoter of the fishing industry with 33 years of experience backing him. If you’re looking for Minnesota fishing guides, Tom is well-known for providing customers with memorable guided fishing trips with excellent walleye fishing, trophy northern pike, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, muskies, jumbo perch, crappies and panfish.  Tom has been recognized by In-Fisherman, North American Fishing Club, Fishing Facts Magazine, and Minnesota Sportsman as one of the top walleye fishing guides in the country. Working closely with numerous publications, Tom writes constantly from his home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise in the sport of fishing with thousands of readers. Click here to get in contact.



For your winter adventures, head to Itasca County for some of the best snowmobiling in Minnesota. Timberlake Lodge™ has direct access to the Taconite Trail, and Grand Rapids and the surrounding area offer 1,000 plus miles of well groomed snowmobile trails thanks to the hard work and dedication of 13 snowmobile clubs and local county and state trail groomers.

View the Itasca County Snowmobile Trail Map. Also, visit the Itasca County page on for more information.

Don’t own a sled? No problem, contact: Rapids Rental / 115 SE 11th Street / Grand Rapids, MN 55744 / 218-326-0397

Warm Weather Activities

GOLFING – Pokegama Golf Course & Eagle Ridge Golf Course


Pokegama Golf Course is one of the finest municipal golf courses in Minnesota. Enjoy golfing this 18 hole par 71 course while soaking in the breathtaking views of Pokegama Lake. Located less than 4 miles from Timberlake Lodge at 3910 Golf Course Road.

Eagle Ridge Golf Course has received terrific reviews for its playability, this beautiful 18 hole par 72 championship golf course is cut out of Minnesota’s northwoods and looks over Trout Lake. Located about 6 miles from Timberlake Lodge at 1 Green Way in Coleraine. Contact our Front Desk for current Specials!

BIKE TRAILS – Mesabi Bike Trail


With the trail head in Grand Rapids, the Mesabi Trail passes through 25 communities on its 132 mile journey to Ely. The Mesabi Trail is the premier bike trail in Minnesota with its rugged landscape resulting from generations of iron ore mining. Each of the communities along the trail offer their own unique treasures including restaurants to refuel and many historical and natural landmarks to soak in. Day and season passes to the Mesabi Trail are available at Timberlake Lodge.

Rainy Day Activities

Macrostie Art Center

MacRostie Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to community growth through the arts in northern Minnesota. The MAC presents exhibitions, workshops, classes, lectures and other activities to engage the community in the arts. Stop by and peruse local artists’ work on display and for sale. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, across the street from the Central School.

Please call 218-326-2697 or visit for more information.

Grand Rapids Mann Cinema 8

Theater is located next door to and within walking distance of Timberlake Lodge, click here for showtimes

Forest History Center

Located less than 3 miles away from the Timberlake Lodge. This historic site offers a variety of interactive activities to broaden one’s understanding and appreciation for Minnesota’s forests and the people for lived and worked in them over 100 years ago. Many visitors spend 2-3 hours exploring the exhibits, self guided walking tour and ‘living history’ feature. For more information, visit the the Forest History Center’s website:


MN Discovery Center – Chisholm, MN

Minnesota Discovery Center is a non-profit institute and the state’s largest museum complex outside of the Twin Cities. The 660 acre museum tells the story of the Iron Range, its people and its culture through its exhibits, interpretation, programming and research materials. The MN Discovery Center houses artifacts, examines mining methods, explores regional geology and hosts traveling exhibits. Calendar of Events available here.

For more information, visit the Discovery Center’s website or call (800) 372-6437.

Health & Beauty

Rapids Therapeutic Massage – Professional On-Site Massage

Enjoy a one hour full body massage in the privacy of your guest room. Choose from a one hour Relaxation Massage or a one hour Deep Tissue Massage. Therapists provide portable massage table, oils and relaxation music.

Relaxation Massage – A smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension. The massage therapist will use light to medium pressure, depending on the client’s preference.

Deep Tissue Massage – Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense areas of the body such as stiff necks, tight low backs, or sore shoulders. Some of the strokes are the same as traditional massage, but the movement is slower and the pressure deeper and concentrated.

1 Hour Professional Private Massage $75 – Appointment required.

Call 218-256-1032


Are you staying at Timberlake for several days and need an outlet for relaxation or fitness? Or have a group that is looking for an interesting break-out session. The Center is a yoga, pilates and massage facility near downtown Grand Rapids. They are offering several special packages for guests of Timberlake.

The Upkeep Week – Drop-in to as many as possible of the 25+ classes offered. 1 WEEK UNLIMITED BASIC CLASSES…$30.

The Bliss Out – 2 hours for you! Choose from yoga, pilates or personal training for the first hour, and traditional or Thai massage for the second hour. 60 MIN SOLO TRAINING + 60 MIN MASSAGE…$100

The Zen Party – Looking for a unique break-out session for your corporate group? Choose a personal 90 minute session of yoga, pilates, barre or groove for up to 16 people. 90 MIN FITNESS…$100

Call the Center to reserve your Timberlake Guest special sessions / / (855) 999-YOGA


Arcade, Pizza Parties, Mini Golf, Bowling and Much more – Call for details! 218-326-5950