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Give the Gift of Memories this Holiday Season…and Let Us Help!


If you’re thinking about what to give your family or loved one this holiday season……consider a getaway to the Alexandria Lakes Area! The gift of fun experiences and memories with the ones you love is certain to be a winner! Imagine the fun on a family vacation or a romantic getaway with that special someone:… Continue Reading

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Fish-able Ice Present on Some Lakes, but ALWAYS use Caution


Currently the ice conditions in the Alexandria lakes area are very inconsistent. (1″-10″ thick)  To tell you how widespread the varying conditions are, we have lakes with wheel houses on them and lakes that just completely froze over in the last 48hrs.  For the most part there is fishable ice around the edges of most… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Ice slowly Capping Over Lakes


I wish I had more to report but with the unseasonable weather it’s been an uneventful few weeks. We are nearly at the same place we were the last time I reported, except warmer!  On the bright side, it is getting very difficult to find a place to launch a boat around the Alexandria area. … Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

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 a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.

Fishing Update for End of October


The fishing the past couple weeks has been very good.  I was hitting the smallmouth very hard with amazing success but I’ve recently moved onto walleye and crappie.  The smallmouth are still biting but they are now deeper than they were earlier in the month.  They will be looking for a large slow moving baits… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

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 a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.

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 a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.

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 a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.

Share Your Pics and WIN on Little Ole’s BIG summer tour!


It’s Little Ole’s BIG summer tour! It took over 50 years, but Big Ole’s brother finally came back to the Alexandria Lakes Area to be reunited. Ok, maybe Little Ole isn’t actually the brother of our 28 foot Viking standing guard at Big Ole Park, but we all can have lots of fun with it!… Continue Reading

Brenan is a senior at Alexandria Area High School who interned with Explore Alexandria Tourism the spring of 2017 in the career mentorship program.

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 a writer for Explore Alexandria Tourism.