Author Archives: James Feist

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

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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

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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

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Peak Fall Colors Arriving Soon in Alexandria Area


The autumn season in the Alexandria lakes area continues to be absolutely delightful! The fall foliage season has been very long in the area and continues to be accompanied by mild, sunny days. A perfect equation for extremely enjoyable fall excursions! You will find some suggestions of great places to visit in the area here,… Continue Reading

James is a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.

Alexandria Area Beginning to Display Great Fall Colors


It’s always a delightful treat to be able to explore the great outdoors among great fall color displays. Luckily for the Alexandria lakes area, there are many different species of trees all over that typically will allow for a long season of color hunting. I have been seeing autumn hues popping up all over the… Continue Reading

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Alexandria Area Fall Color Update (with pictures)


Don’t you just love fall?! 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… there is something about this time of year that makes it special. Now that school is back in session and Labor Day… Continue Reading

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15 Places to enjoy Fall Colors around Alexandria


Without question, Autumn is one of the best times of the year to get out and explore Alexandria, Minnesota. Not only are there tons of things to do and great places to stay, the colorful hues from the diverse tree species around the lakes area make for spectacular displays to accompany your favorite activities! Here is… Continue Reading

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Paddle the Chain of Lakes at Big Ole SUP-athon


Calling all Stand-Up Paddleboards, Kayaks and Canoes! If you love to paddle the water, the 2nd Annual Big Ole SUP-athon is a must do! This fun and adventurous event is geared for paddlers of all skill levels from experts looking to push their limits to leisure paddlers looking for some beautiful scenery on great water… Continue Reading

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Central Lakes Trail Conditions: Almost Clear!


You don’t have to double check your calendars, it’s February and we’re biking on a mostly snow-free Central Lakes Trail. The area has been experiencing unseasonably warm weather recently which has accelerated melting during an already low snowfall year. While I certainly enjoy riding the streets and frozen lakes during the winter, I just can’t… Continue Reading

James is a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.

Alexandria’s Winter Activities in the Great Outdoors


Most of us know how AMAZING the summers are in Alexandria, Minnesota. Excellent outdoor opportunities 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 a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.