Destination Up North 2016 Up North - Page 26

26 • March 2016 GLENWOOD LAKES AREA Glenwood, Minnesota “Where Everyone’s Your Neighbor!” 5th A nnual 6th Annual PO OPE COUNTY Communitty Saturday, April 9 9am-3:30pm Minnewaska Area High School Featuring 180+ Exhibitors, Free Entertainment, Kids Inflatables, National Eagle Center presentation, Erickson’s Petting Zoo, Ventriloquist, prizes & more! Lake Minnewaska Courtesy of Pope County Tribune Glenwood Lakes Area Glenwood, Minnesota is set amid the rolling hills on the east shore of Lake Minnewaska. It’s located just 2 hours northwest of the twin cities and 2 hours southeast of Fargo, just 15 minutes from I-94. A defining characteristic for the area, Lake Minnewaska suddenly spreads into view from the north and east as a breathtaking panorama scene from the crest of the hills as you come into town. From the trails in Barsness Park to the City Beach, Mount Lookout to the new biking and walking trails and Lakewalk Nodes, there are plenty of places to enjoy the beauty of Lake Minnewaska as the area cycles through all of Minnesota’s seasons. Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center Glenwood has an attractive Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, which is home to a wide variety of information for visitors and residents alike. The Welcome Center also houses a conference & meeting room that is available for use while in town. Whether you are looking for tourism/vacation information, relocation packets, or simply have questions related to the Pope County area, visit their website, check out the online community calendar of events, or contact the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber & Welcome Center for more information. The main attractions of the Glenwood Lakes area are the lakes themselves, boasting water activities, fishing and fun. There are also lots of endless activities for your leisure time, like golfing, hunting, shopping, hiking and, of course, the many festivals that are jam packed with fabulous family-friendly entertainment. Festivals & Events • Winterama • Hetteen Cup International Snowmobile Races • Pope County Community Expo • Ron Erno Memorial Lake Minnewaska Warm-Up Run • Glenwood Lakes Area Kids Day • Glacial Ridge Hospice Riding for a Cause (Motorcycle Ride) • Waterama • Pope County Free Fair • Minnewaska Triathlon • Pope County Fright Nights • Magical Christmas in Glenwood While visiting Glenwood, check out these Glenwood Attractions • Ann Bickle Heritage House • Barsness Park & Campground • Central Square Cultural & Civic Center • City Beach • City Park & Playground • Glenwood & Beyond Lakewalk Nodes • Mount Lookout • Pope County Farmers Market • Pope County Museum Saturday, June 4 Take a Kid Fishing | Bike Rodeo | Free Lunch Games | Activities | Prizes & More! 61st Annual July 26-31, 2016 Largest community celebration of its kind in West Central Minnesota! Courtesy of Pope County Tribune A Maagical in Gle enwood Free e Activ vit itiees fo or the Entire Family Weekly events during November & December Weekly Events during November & December 7 First Street NW Glenwood, MN 320-634-3636 Visit for more info Free Activities for the Entire Family Free Movie Night | Lighted Christmas Parade Sleigh Rides with Santa’s Reindeer “The Camels are Coming ~ Living Nativity” Courtesy of Pope County Tribune