Area Activities

Fishing Contest

Hackensack Children’s Fishing Contest is Minnesota’s largest youth fishing contest. Every Tuesday, June – August. Ages 0-15, everyone wins prizes!

Click here to learn more about the Fishing contest

Longville Area Events

The Longville/Woman Lake Area is home to some great summer activities.  The activity calendar is linked for your convenience.

Click here for the Longville events calendar

Hackensack Area Events

There is always something to do in Hackensack!  Take in a movie, participate in a game of pickleball, test your luck at a meat raffle, find some bargians at the flea market and farmer’s markets.  Something for everyone in Hackensack!

 Click here for the Hackensack events calendar


Legendary Longville, MN Turtle Races

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60s Russ Nyvall started the races to provide some special summer entertainment for residents and visitors.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, swimming beaches go strangely quiet; cabins, motels, cottages and resorts empty out; and streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Leech Lake & Walker Area

The Leech Lake and Walker Area is the host to many exciting events that occur year-round. To see a listing of these events view the  Leech Lake Calendar of Events. If you would like further information regarding a particular event, view the links below or call the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 218-547-1313 or 800-833-1118.