Author Archives: James Feist

Must-Do Summer Activities in the Lakes Area


The Alexandria Lakes Area is a prime destination for summer vacations having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. There are tons of experiences and activities you simply can’t miss! To help you explore Alexandria this summer, here is a list of the Must-Do Activities: 1. Cruise the Scenic Byway Cruise the Trail of the Glacier! The… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Early Winter Fishing Update


Winter certainly seems to have arrived! With colder than average temps and strong winds there have been very few boats out on the water.  On the nicer days it really hasn’t been too cold out there.  If you bundle up warm it’s no colder than ice fishing, only you’re in a boat!  Of course the… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Alexandria Lakes Area on the Brink of Peak Fall Colors!


If you are looking to take in all the glory of autumn colors….GET READY! The Alexandria Lakes Area should be reaching peak fall color very soon! It’s difficult to predict exactly when the peak will be, but we know the colors are looking great right now and are accelerating in their rate of change. (Click… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Fall Colors Progressing Beautifully in Alexandria Lakes Area


The autumn season is turning out to be absolutely delightful in the lakes area! The weather has been summer-like for a large portion and now it looks like the fall temps between 60s-70s will be here for a while to accompany the beautiful autumn hues. Grab your sweatshirts, hot pumpkin spice drinks and pull up… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Mid September Fall Color Update


The autumn hues are really starting to pop up around the Alexandria Lakes Area! I have been seeing colors beginning to start up since Labor Day (click here for that update), and they have been slowly progressing ever since. Cool overnight temperatures along with plenty of bright and sunny days will help accelerate the pace… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Great Places to Enjoy Fall Colors in the Alexandria Lakes Area


The Autumn Season is arriving in Minnesota, and it’s one of the best times of the year to get out and explore the Alexandria Lakes Area! Not only are there tons of things to do and great places to stay, the colorful hues from the diverse tree species makes for spectacular displays to accompany your favorite activities! Here is… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

First Signs of Fall Colors Appearing in the Alexandria Lakes Area


There is something truly special about this time of year, whether it’s the warmth of a crackling fire on an autumn night, a visit to a pumpkin patch or the spectacular displays of changing colors on the trees. Autumn is certainly well on its way! But don’t fret about the end of summer, the Alexandria… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Take a 360 Virtual Tour of the Alexandria Lakes Area!


The Alexandria Lakes Area possesses hundreds and hundreds of fantastic Things to Do among all the natural beauty…whether it’s a fun family outing, romantic getaway or outdoor adventure. Enjoy the following 360-degree perspectives from adventures and attractions around the lakes area, but you really have to visit it person to give it justice! For the… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

20 Must-Do Summer Activities in the Alexandria Lakes Area


Without a doubt, summers in the Alexandria Lakes Area are absolutely fantastic! Having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities makes the area a prime destination for summer vacations. There are so many experiences and activities you simply can’t miss while you explore Alexandria in the summer, so we put together this list… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Alexandria Area’s Winter Activities in the Great Outdoors


Most of us know how AMAZING summer and autumn is in Alexandria, Minnesota. Outdoor adventures are plentiful with over 300 lakes, numerous public parks and miles and miles of different types of trails. Just as the seasons turn and change, so does the many changing faces of all that outdoor fun! You’ll be amazed at… Continue Reading

James is the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.