Destination Up North 2016 Up North - Page 25

March 2016 • 25 www.DestinationUpNorth.com Minnesota’s 13th largest lake, Lake Minnewaska, has become a year-round destination for many families. Anchored by Glenwood on the east and Starbuck on the west, there is no shortage of things to do on your summer vacation. The area features nine resorts, campgrounds, two 18-hole golf courses, community celebrations, bike and running trails and most importantly, fun at the lake. In May, lefse lovers gather for Starbuck’s Lefse Dagen, celebrat- GLENWOOD LAKES AREA Glenwood Lakes Area Lake Minnewaska ing the baking of the world’s largest lefse. July 4 features Heritage Days in Starbuck. The end of July, Glenwood puts on its huge Waterama celebration. August brings the Pope County Fair, also in Glenwood. The summer fun ends with Eple Tiden, celebrating the apple harvest in Starbuck. Barsness Park City of Glenwood Barsness Park, located near the northeastern shore of Lake Minnewaska, offers one of the most scenic spots in Pope County. The 300-acre park, located on the southern edge of the City of Glenwood has a campground with full hook-ups, electrical hook-ups, shower facilities and tent sites. Many sites offer a view of Lake Minnewaska. There are four miles of hiking trails within the park and 150 acres is a wildlife preserve. BARSNESS PARK ThE CHALET RECREATION GLEHAVEN SKI AREA CAMP GROUNDS The Park Offers: • Horseshoe pits • Sand volleyball courts • Softball diamonds • Skate park • Playground equipment • Frisbee golf course • Building rentals For more information on Barsness Park contact the City of Glenwood weekdays between 8:00am and 4:30pm at 320.634.5433 Stay with us; we will exceed your expectations. Experience Oak Tree Inn After taking advantage of area activities in the Minnewaska area enjoy a restful night at the Oak Tree Inn.