Brindley's Harbor Resort is located near the end of a large forested peninsula that separates the main body of Leech Lake from Walker Bay. We are 15 miles by paved road from the lakeside town of Walker and it's shops, restaurants and casino. Once ice conditions permit lake transit, usually early January, the ice road trip to Walker is a short 5 mile ride from Brindley's.
Dog Sled Rides: For a unique winter experience, local musher Joel Kersting is available to provide rides with his team of 14 Alaskan Huskies. Leaving from his site in Swatara, he takes you on a 1 hour ride. Advance reservations are required, and he can come to Brindley's for larger groups. Joel can be contacted directly at 218-244-1265. His web page is www.sleddogmn.com.
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing: Itasca State Park (218-266-2100) has rental equipment and excellent groomed trails through it's majestic 200-300 year old pine forests. Itasca Park is about an hours drive from Brindley's. There are also nice trails in the Shingobee Recreation Area immediately southwest of Walker.
Christmas in the North Woods: For Guests wishing to have their own cottage Christmas tree, we provide a cutting permit and guide you into the Chippewa National Forest to find your perfect spruce. We have lights and decorations to help you create a memorable holiday in the ambiance of your "up-north" log home.
The 2017 Annual Eel Pout Festival will be February 23-26. We are booking reservations now.