Walker

Walker, Minnesota, is a picturesque town nestled on the shores of beautiful Leech Lake. Walker is a vibrant community that offers a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and small-town charm. With its scenic waterfront, the town provides a hub for fishing, boating, and water sports, drawing anglers and nature enthusiasts year-round. Walker's Main Street is lined with quaint shops, eateries, and local businesses, making it a delightful spot for strolling and exploring. The area hosts events and festivals that celebrate the rich culture and history of northern Minnesota, and its proximity to the Chippewa National Forest offers opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Northwoods. Walker captures the heart of the Minnesota lake country, making it a welcoming destination for both visitors and those seeking the tranquil beauty of lakeside living.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $360K
Lowest Price $13.9K
Highest Price $3.8M
Total Listings 90
Avg. Days On Market 171
Avg. Price/SQFT $270

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Walker Area Information

The Walker community in Minnesota embodies the essence of a close-knit, welcoming town surrounded by the natural beauty of the Northwoods. Located in Cass County, this vibrant community offers residents and visitors a range of amenities, recreational opportunities, and a strong sense of local pride. The town's proximity to Leech Lake, one of the state's premier fishing destinations, makes it a haven for anglers and water enthusiasts. The downtown area features a mix of locally-owned businesses, boutiques, and eateries, creating a charming atmosphere for shopping and dining. The abundant outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and exploring nearby forests, make it an ideal place for nature lovers. 

Walker is the county seat of Cass County and is located about 45 miles from Bemidji, 60 miles from Brainerd, and 200 miles to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Students of Walker are served by the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District ISD 113. 

Walker Community Attractions 

Resorts 

Walker, MN boasts over 30 resorts on the shores of Leech Lake, making it an attractive destination for tourists and family vacations. For a full list of area resorts, visit the Leech Lake Chamber Website

Bars and Restaurants

Jimmy's Family Restaurant 

502 Restaurant & Bar at Chase on the Lake 

The Boulders 

The Piggy BBQ 

Benson's Eating & Drinking Emporium 

The Village Square 

The Outdoorsman Cafe 

The Green Scene Market, Eatery + Cocktail Bar

Bayside Bar & Grill 

Portage Brewing Company 

Java Loon

Golf Courses 

Tianna Country Club -  Tianna Country Club is located just a few miles south of Walker and offers a beautiful 18-hole golf course set amidst the Northwoods. The course features rolling fairways, scenic views, and a challenging layout that appeals to golfers of varying skill levels.

Longbow Golf Club - Walker's newest 18-hole championship golf course is located a few minutes outside of town. 

Public Beaches, Trails & Parks

The Heartland Trail The Heartland Trail runs directly through Walker and connects with many communities in the area through the Paul Bunyan trail, offering over 100 miles of paved trail suitable for walking, biking, and rollerblading in the summer and is popular for snowmobiling in the winter.

Chippewa National Forest - While not directly located in Walker, Minnesota, The Chippewa National Forest is situated in close proximity and offers a wealth of natural beauty and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. See their website for more activities and trail information! 

Whipolt Beach - Situated on the northwest shore of Leech Lake, Whipolt Beach provides a large sandy shoreline and is a a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. It is also typically less busy as it is located about 20 miles from Walker. 

Walker City Beach - Offers a brand new park for kids, a sandy bottom swimming beach, a public access and docks to park your boat.

Lake Erin Loop Trail - Located seven miles southeast of Walker, Minnesota, Lake Erin includes a picnic area and a trail around the lake to take in the beauty of the northern Minnesota woods. 

North Country Trail - Spanning over 850 miles in Minnesota, the North Country Trail is accessible about 10 miles outside of Walker in Hackensack, MN. 

Walker City Docks The city docks offer a convenient place to launch boats, fish, or simply enjoy the views of Leech Lake. Located one block from downtown Walker and next to Chase on the Lake Resort. Public docks are available for use while you explore town or grab a bite to eat. 

Shingobee Recreation AreaJust east of Walker, this recreation area features a swimming beach, picnic areas, and hiking trails.

Local Events 

Ethnic Fest - Hosted annually, Ethnic Fest in Walker celebrates the diversity and heritage of many different cultures and features traditional music, dance, food, crafts, and other activities from various ethnic groups. Check out the chamber website for updated dates and information each year. 

Festival of Lights - Featuring floats and displays that celebrate the start of the Christmas season! Typically scheduled the day after Thanksgiving each year. 

Leech Lake Walleye Tournament - Held in June of each year, the LLWT attracts hundreds of anglers and spectators alike from all over the region. 

 

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