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Bicycle Benefits in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and BikeWillmar are happy to partner with local businesses to increase bike traffic in the Willmar Lakes Area! How the Program Works: 1. Purchase a Bicycle Benefits sticker at the Willmar Lakes Area CVB for $5 2. Put the sticker on your bicycle helmet 3....

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Willmar Lakes Area Top Summer Attractions

The Willmar Lakes Area is a land full of diverse culture, outdoor adventures, family fun, history, boutique shopping, unique restaurants and so much more. So how do you know what to all see while you're here for a visit? Well, that's what we're here for! At the Willmar...

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Winter Fun in Willmar Lakes Area

Article from Minnesota Monthly From ice fishing and winter recreation to local boutiques and eateries, the Willmar Lakes Area has everything you need for a snowy getaway! As the temperatures drop in the Willmar Lakes Area, locals and visitors alike get excited to take advantage of the region’s incredible outdoor activities....

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WLA Features: Downtown New London

By Bailey Hovland The charm of small-town America is alluring. We see it romanticized on TV shows like Gilmore Girls and in almost every holiday Hallmark movie—the staple local restaurants and familiar faces everywhere you go. Yet in the Willmar Lakes Area, that small-town fantasy is a reality. The...

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Happy Hour Ideas in the Willmar Lakes Area

Our local restaurants, shops and attractions are open and have taken measures to ensure your safety. Let's Be Active Enjoy a morning of outdoor yoga on Saturdays at Goat Ridge Brewery! Every Saturday (unless posted) from 10:15-11:30 am, drop-in or register ahead of time at the bar for a yoga...

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Current Dining Options

In need of a delicious lunch or supper, but not sure where to go? We’re here to help! The Willmar Lakes Area is home to a wide variety of places to eat and drink.  Our restaurants and bars are open, following safety protocols and ready to serve you.  If...

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Dad’s Getaway Weekend

By Bailey Hovland It’s not quite Father’s Day, but it has been a long winter and dads might deserve a weekend off. What, with the hours spent snow blowing the driveway, working through math homework, and tucking the kids in, a break could be just the thing they need....

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The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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