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Top Five Family Activities on Vermilion

Lake Vermilion Family Activities

Lake Vermilion is a stunning lake in northern Minnesota, known for its majestic sunsets, scenic forests, and abundant wildlife. It’s a popular destination for families who want to experience the great outdoors and create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re an avid fisherman, a hiking enthusiast, or just looking to spend a day on the water, Lake Vermilion has something for everyone. We have rounded up our top five family activities on Lake Vermilion: fishing, spending the day on the lake, having a picnic, hiking, and watching the sunset. These activities are sure to create lasting memories for your family and make your Lake Vermilion vacation one to remember. 

Fishing with a guide

If you’re planning a family fishing trip on Lake Vermilion, you might want to consider hiring a fishing guide to make the experience even more enjoyable and successful. A fishing guide can provide you with insider knowledge on where the best fishing spots are, what baits and lures to use, and even help you catch more fish! Plus, they can also teach you and your family about the local fish species and their habitats, making it an educational experience as well. With a fishing guide, you won’t have to worry about navigating the lake or figuring out how to use your equipment, they’ll take care of all of that for you. Hiring a fishing guide can take your family fishing trip to the next level and create memories that will last a lifetime. We partner with a local fishing guide, Dave at Sunset Glow guide service, check him out!

Spend the day on the lake 

Spending the day on Lake Vermilion tubing, water skiing, and swimming is the ultimate summer adventure! There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Tubing is a thrilling activity that will have you laughing and screaming as you’re pulled behind a boat, bouncing over the waves. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, water skiing is a great option. It may take a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll feel like a pro as you glide across the water. And when it’s time to cool off, there’s nothing better than jumping into the crystal-clear water of Lake Vermilion. Whether you’re floating on a tube or just swimming around, the refreshing water is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated. Spending a day on the lake tubing, water skiing, and swimming is the perfect way to make memories and enjoy the beautiful Minnesota summer weather.

Have a shore lunch picnic 

Lake Vermilion has some of the most picturesque shore lunch picnic sites you’ll ever come across. These secluded areas provide the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the stunning natural beauty around you. Whether you’re grilling up freshly caught fish or packing sandwiches and snacks, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a meal in the great outdoors. And the best part? The views are simply breathtaking. You’ll be surrounded by towering trees, sparkling water, and maybe even some wildlife. These shore lunch picnic sites are also a great place to take a break from fishing, soak up some sun, and maybe even take a quick dip in the cool lake water. So, pack your picnic basket and head out to one of Lake Vermilion’s many shore lunch picnic sites for a relaxing and memorable meal in the heart of nature. Check out this map with coordinates of the Lake Vermilion shore lunch sites.

Watch the sunset from the boat

Watching the sunset from a boat on Lake Vermilion is a must-do activity for anyone visiting this beautiful Minnesota lake. And why not make it even more special with a charcuterie board dinner? Picture this: you’re cruising along the calm waters of the lake, with the sun setting behind the trees, casting a warm glow over everything. You and your loved ones are gathered on the boat, savoring a delicious spread of meats, cheeses, fruits, and crackers. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day of fishing or water sports. And as the sun dips below the horizon, you’ll be left with a feeling of peace and contentment. Watching the sunset from a boat on Lake Vermilion is an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list, and adding a charcuterie board to the mix only makes it even more memorable.

Water access hiking trail 

If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you’ll definitely want to check out Lake Vermilion’s Black Bay Peninsula hiking trail. This trail is a hidden gem that offers stunning views of the lake and its surroundings. You’ll feel like you’re in a nature paradise as you make your way through the forested path, which leads you along the edge of the peninsula and offers breathtaking views of the water. It’s a relatively easy hike, so it’s perfect for families or those who just want to take a leisurely stroll through the woods. And the best part? You might even spot some local wildlife along the way, like deer or birds. The Black Bay Peninsula hiking trail is a must-do activity for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to experience the natural beauty of Lake Vermilion from a different perspective. Don’t forget to bring your camera, because you’re going to want to capture the stunning scenery!

Lake Vermilion is the perfect destination for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience the beauty of nature. With a wide range of activities available, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. From fishing and hiking to spending the day on the water and watching the sunset, Lake Vermilion has it all. The stunning scenery, crystal-clear waters, and abundant wildlife create a unique and unforgettable atmosphere that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and connected to nature. So, pack your bags, grab your family, and head out to Lake Vermilion for a vacation you’ll never forget. It’s sure to be an adventure filled with fun, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Since 1990 our family has welcomed guests to Lake Vermilion. Over the last several decades we have transformed a century old historic resort on the West end of Vermilion into a Northwoods haven to create one of the best Minnesota resorts and weekend getaways for families. 

We are a second- generation,  family owned business that knows 

WE BELIEVE life is best lived outside

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