Category Archives: Featured

Terrific Bite for 2018 Fishing Opener!


The Alexandria Lakes Area arguably produced the best “Opener Walleye Fishing” in the state this past weekend.  There were numerous lakes, big and small, that treated their anglers very well.  Limits of 15”-20” walleye were had by many, along with a decent number of fish going 25”-30”.  Our group was among the fortunate and we… Continue Reading

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

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.

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.

Celebrating Big Ole through the Years


Alexandria’s famed and beloved Viking statue Big Ole will turn 52 years old this April! He has had a long history over all those years in Alexandria, including slightly different looks and locations. During most of 2016 Big Ole underwent structural repairs and got a new paint coat, adding yet another chapter to his long… Continue Reading

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Holiday Season Celebrations and Events


It’s the time of year again to take in holiday season events from music and plays to the simply joys of beautiful seasonal decorations. On top of special events, there are also great ways to enjoy the season with fun outdoor Winter Activities in Alexandria! To help you make the most of the season we have a list of 17 holiday… Continue Reading

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November Fishing Report


I don’t think anyone can say they anticipated temperatures like this in mid November.  There have been years we’ve had a significant amount of ice by now, but there are still boat lifts and docks out.  Usually deer hunting week there are very few, if any boats out on the water.  This year there were… Continue Reading

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

Excellent Bass Season shifts to Fall Walleye


  We finished off the smallmouth season this past week and it was one of the best seasons I’ve had since I started guiding trophy smallmouth.  We boated a staggering number of large smallmouth with over 50 fish reaching trophy status, 20″ plus!!  The smallmouth are still biting but they are moving much slower.  They’re… Continue Reading

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

Collection of YOUR Fall Color Photo Submissions!


The autumn season in the Alexandria lakes area has been outstanding in 2016! Great weather complimented an extremely long fall foliage season which lasted from early September to late October. Explore Alexandria wanted to see all your great photos while exploring autumn around Alexandria, so we ran a contest which got users submitted by tagging… 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 the Executive Director for Explore Alexandria Tourism and is a hiking, biking and outdoor enthusiast.

Fall Fishing Patterns for September


Fall Fishing is on its way! Summer is quickly passing us by, but some of the best fishing is still on its way!  Through the month of September most fish will be transitioning into their fall patterns.  The walleye are already moving and changing habits daily.  One day you can catch a pile of walleye on leeches, the next day they want… Continue Reading

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