Fall activities in Blackduck


If you fish, hunt or hike, there's no place quite like Blackduck. Blue lakes, deep forests, incredible trails and abundant wildlife have made Blackduck a hot spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

Check out our Parks & Recreation page for many more outdoor activities for the whole family!
Family visiting Chippewa National Forest
Winter Snowmobiling

Beltrami County Historical Center

The Great Northern Depot is of historical significance since it was the last depot built by "empire builder" James. J. Hill. The depot represents a broad diversity of people who lived and continue to live in this area. This full-service history center includes a three gallery museum, research library, gift shop, meeting room and public arches.


Summer Hours - open all week 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Winter Hours - no open bowling during league nights, all other times open during normal hours

Adult Bowling Leagues (Sept-April)

Monday Night: Women's League
Thursday Afternoon: Women's League
Thursday Night: Men's League

233 Summit Ave. W. P.O. Box 395
Blackduck, MN 56630
(218) 835-662


(218) 835-7757

Blackduck Area History & Art Center

The Center provides a "stepping back in time" experience that can be enjoyed by area residents as well as tourists and visitors to the area. Check out the one-room home, the railroad and logging display, the early schoolroom and many other exhibits to feel that nostalgia for days gone by. The TIN PAN gALLErY, co-located with the history center, is an outlet for area artists to showcase their work.


Open Wednesday - Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 4:00 p.m.and 7:00 p.m.

(218) 835-7775
56 Main St. N Blackduck, MN 56630

Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival

Held the last Saturday in July, the Woodcarvers Festival showcases wood working crafts of all kinds from craftsman across the nation. Come and see a huge variety of arts and crafts and great food! The festival is located at the Wayside Park in Blackduck along U.S. Hwy. 71. For date and time details, please visit our Community Calendar.

Woodcarver's Festival Aerial Photo

Buena Vista Ski Resort

Downhill skiers, cross-country skiers, snowboarders, and tubers will find Buena Vista to be the area's premier spot to enjoy their sport. Sitting astride the continental divide, there are 16 downhill runs, the longest 2,000 ft. boasting a 230 ft. drop. The ski area features four chairlifts, a beginners tow, and a three-story chalet with warming fireplace and cafe.

Skiing at Buena Vista Ski Resort


Seven Clans Casino Red Lake - Red Lake
Northern Lights Casino - Walker
Palace Casino Hotel - Cass Lake
White Oak Casino - Deer River

Camp Rabideau CCC

Take a step into the past at historic Camp Rabideau, one of three remaining Civilian Conservation Corps camps preserved out of the 2600 that were established in 1935. Today, 15 of the original building remain and 4 are maintained to honor those who served as CCC corpsmen. Interpretive displays highlight the building and history of the area. A one mile trail runs through the camp and an open air picnic shelter is available. Tours are conducted Sunday and Wednesdays.

Forestedge Winery

The winery produces nine different specialty single fruit wines as well as blended wines, available for tasting and sale in the winery tasting room. The winery is open May through December. Tours are available and are designed to allow you to see how these fine wines are crafted, aged and bottled.

Headwaters Science Center

Science stirs the imagination. It opens minds to new and exciting frontiers, from ridiculously tiny things in an atom to the mind-boggling hugeness of the Universe. Sometimes it takes a spark to ignite a sleepy imagination to undertake the discovery of things yet to be found, and to understand the complexities of our World. Headwaters Science Center often provides this spark, offering a unique opportunity for young and old to begin this journey of discovery.

Lady Slipper Scenic Byway

The byway itself is a 28-mile drive that follows County road 39 between the small, north woods town of Blackduck and Highway 2 east of the town Cass Lake. Along the scenic views of the forest, the Lady Slipper Scenic byway brings you to beaches, trails and an interesting piece of our country's history


Take a wagon ride to the berry patch to pick the perfect strawberries or raspberries. Enjoy made from scratch treats in the full-service restaurant, and shop for crafts in the Ol’ Barn Store. Play area for children and clean restrooms.
(218) 243-2587 

Paul Bunyan Animal Land

Feed and pet tame wildlife including pygmy goats, lambs, calves, ponies, fox, raccoons, exotic birds, and three species of deer. Over 85 animals representing every continent. Home of the legendary whitetail deer, BJ. Feed him and take your picture with him. Open Memorial day to Labor Day, 7 days a week 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Paul Bunyan and Babe

The home of Paul and Babe are located on the Shores of Lake Bemidji in Bemidji. These two statues are in the National Register of Historic Places. Paul stands 18' tall and Babes horns are 14' across. Visitors from all over the world stop here to go their photo taken with these two icons.

Paul Bunyan Playhouse

Local, professional summer stock company located in the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.

314 Beltrami Ave
Bemidji, Mn 56601
(218) 751-7270

Stein's Winding River Guest Farm & Riding Stable

This farm offers horseback riding adventures for those 8 years and older. They can accommodate groups of 6 people or less. They also have pony rides for younger children as well as wagon rides for groups. These trail rides are all guided through hundreds of acres of private land.

(218) 243-2629

Hunting dog and duck decoys
Woman relaxing fishing from boat