March 26, 2017

About Warroad

Life in Warroad

Imagine commuting free of traffic, biking to work, or walking home for lunch. Whether you choose to live on the golf course, on a hobby farm in the country, or in town—you’re always surrounded by nature.

Warroad is perfect for active families all year long. Winter is the favorite season around here because it means hockey. From youth hockey to friendly charity games with neighboring companies or national teams—there is something for spectators and athletes alike. Warroad is proud to be home to eight Winter Olympians and is one of the few hockey communities to offer free ice time for youth.

When not at the rink, residents enjoy other winter activities like snowmobiling and ice fishing—where the catch is just as good as in the summer months.

Summertime is filled with activities. We have an active Community Education program that offers a number of youth recreational activities such as swimming, baseball, softball, golf and volleyball, along with various camps and fine arts programs.

You can ride or walk the paved bike trails down to Point Park, a community gathering place and recreational area overlooking Lake of the Woods. Adult golf and softball leagues keep the community busy, as well as some other favorite summertime activities including an All-American 4th of July celebration and the annual Yellow Rose 5k Walk/Run.

Hunting is plentiful, and the area is praised for its deer hunting as well as bear, grouse, and geese. Warroad is an ideal base camp with easy access to all state land surrounding it. Get in plenty of shooting practice at the Warroad Lost River Sportsmen Complex, and there is also a Trap Club for high school students. Any time of year, sip on a latte at Caribou Coffee, whether soaking up the sunshine on the patio or staying warm in the cozy indoors.

Everyday View of Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods is one of the best-kept secrets of Northwestern Minnesota. Boasting some of the best walleye fishing in the world, Warroad is fortunate to be the only American port to the beautiful lake. In summer, launch your own boat or take advantage of our many charter and resort services right on the lake. Anglers can reel in the daily limit or enjoy catch-and-release.

In winter, the lake becomes its own little community criss-crossed with ice roads to the many fish houses. Some also like to get out on the ice for an old school-style pond hockey charity tournament or two. The adventurer will thrill with endless opportunities to explore Lake of the Woods’ more than 65,000 miles of shoreline and over 14,000 islands.

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