("grand lake" in Ojibwe).
At 132,500 acres (536 km²), Mille Lacs is Minnesota's second-largest inland lake and one of its premiere vacation destinations. It is an area abundant with natural beauty and outdoor and recreational opportunities. It is a growing area; attracting vacationers, summer homebuyers and residents who want to take advantage of the high quality of life the area has to offer.
Seasonally, the lake area is home to those who enjoy boating, fishing, bike trails, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, walking and hiking, and two of the most beautiful state parks in the state. When the countryside turns white with snow, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and skating are activities the locals look forward to.
Tucked in between those two seasons is a verdant, green Spring and a lush, cozy Fall.
Visitors and residents can experience a true “up-north” Minnesota experience, yet are still within two hours of the Twin Cities — a major urban center naturally recognized for its arts and entertainment, many cultural activities, and dining.
Cities in our service area
Mille Lacs Messenger: http://www.millelacsmessenger.com
Aitkin Age: http://www.aitkinage.com
Mille Lacs County Times: http://millelacscountytimes.com/
Morrison County Record: http://mcrecord.com/
Onamia Public Schools: http://www.onamia.k12.mn.us/
Isle Public Schools: http://www.isle.k12.mn.us/Isle_Public_Schools/District.html
Nay-Ah-Shing Schools: http://www.nas.k12.mn.us/
Milaca Public Schools: http://www.milaca.k12.mn.us/
Other area links
Mille Lacs County www.co.mille-lacs.mn.us/
Mille Lacs Area Tourism www.millelacs.com/
Kathio State Park http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/mille_lacs_kathio/index.html
Father Hennepin State Park http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/father_hennepin/index.html
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe http://millelacsband.com/
Milaca Chamber of Commerce http://www.milacachamber.com/
Onamia Civic Association http://www.onamiamn.com/
Isle Civic Association http://www.cityofisle.com/
Garrison Commercial Club http://www.garrisonmn.com/