Fishing Bass & Walleye in the Fall – Mike Frisch’s Video Update

By Explore Alexandria / September 13, 2019

Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch


Grape Stomp Festival

By Explore Alexandria / September 4, 2019

Come experience the Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually at Carlos Creek Winery! The three day festival, September 13-15, is packed with excitement including 18 bands on 4 stages, over 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors, a man cave featuring 22 Northmen Brewing Co. beer, wine & beer tasting, and of course Grape […]


Must-Do Fall Fun in the Alexandria Lakes Area

By Explore Alexandria / September 3, 2019

Autumn is a much-adored season for many reasons…cool nights around a campfire, pumpkin patches, cozy sweatshirts, and of course the beautiful vibrant colors of foliage during a Minnesota fall. Couple all that with some fun activities and special events, and you have the recipe of a perfect Autumn Getaway! Here is a list of some […]


Fall Color Hotspots in the Alexandria Lakes Area

By James Feist / September 3, 2019

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus 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 […]


Labor Day Weekend Fishing – Mike Frisch’s Video Update

By Explore Alexandria / August 29, 2019

Fishing in the Alexandria Lakes Area – Video Updates, Tips & Tricks by Mike Frisch


Fishing in Early August- Joe Scegura’s Video Update

By Joe Scegura / August 7, 2019

Updates, tips and tricks by Lindy Pro Guide Joe Scegura


Why Start Playing Golf? This is Why!

By Grant Hanson / August 7, 2019

The popularity of golf in the United States has varied greatly over the years.  It was once extremely popular to be a member of a golf club even if you were not a golfer.  While times have changed dramatically since this was the case, there are still many reasons you need to start playing.  From […]


Must-Do Summer Fun in the Lakes Area

By James Feist / June 21, 2019

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 […]


Goin’ to the Lake : Alexandria!

By Explore Alexandria / August 1, 2018

WCCO’s Pat Kessler & Esme Murphy visited Alexandria for their Goin’ to the Lake segments! Lots of unique Alexandria attractions were visited, and they also tried a few things for the first time including stand up paddleboarding and being in a radio theatre play. See the segments below as they visited Spirit Cove Lodge Bed […]


Celebrating Big Ole through the Years

By Explore Alexandria / March 15, 2017

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 […]


7 Wonders of Alexandria, Minnesota

By James Feist / March 12, 2015

We’ve all heard the 7 Wonders of the World, the 7 Wonders of the United States and even 7 Wonders of the Solar System. So how about the 7 Wonders of Alexandria!? That’s right, we have a list of 7 things that make Alexandria MN unique, interesting and leaving you with a sense of wonder! […]