As fall continues to progress in northern Minnesota, many locals, and even visitors, look for things to do on many of the nice days remaining, before winter sets in. Minnesota has lots of beautiful State Parks. Located about 40 miles from Stern Rubber’s Aitkin facility is the Father Hennepin State Park, which offers many fun fall activities.
Father Hennepin, which lies on the south side of Mille Lacs Lake, near Isle, MN, offers visitors 2 different campgrounds, with 51 electric sites spread throughout the wooded layout, available throughout the season. Along with these great camp sites, the park also has several miles of hiking trails that carve through the beautiful Minnesota forests, and wind along the stunning Mille Lacs Lake. Along with that, there are also two fishing piers, a couple of geocaches, a volleyball court and beach, as well as a horseshoe area. On top of all these things to do, Father Hennepin is home to one of Minnesota’s only herds of albino deer, and if visitors are lucky enough, they may have the opportunity to spot this rare animal, along with many of Minnesota’s other native wild life.
Throughout the year, the park offers several different events including group hikes, animal information seminars, and meetings, but if you’re looking to stay, check out the DNR’s website for campsite information, availability, and events going on during your planned stay.
So the next time you are in looking for a campground, or a place to go hiking in central Minnesota, be sure to check out the Father Hennepin State Park, or any of the other wonderful State Parks, and maybe even stay a while when you do.