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Timber Bay Lodge Resort Activities

Endless Fun for Family and Friends

Timber Bay lodge offers family resort activities for everyone from playing on the water to hiking, biking and lawn games. Try out the shuffleboard, ping pong, and bocce ball. Nearby, our guests will find great championship golf, shopping, and dining and renowned attractions like the BWCA, International Wolf Center, and the North American Bear Center.

Swimming, Water Skiing, Canoeing, and Kayaking on Birch Lake

However you love to experience lake life, you’ll find our water activities second to none. Our fine-sand beach makes it enjoyable to swim or sunbathe and you’ll find it easy to take off in your canoe or kayak. Supervised during the afternoon swimming hours, the beach is safe for swimmers of all ages. Paddleboards are also now available for rent! Enjoy your inner peace with a paddle around the islands.

Some of the Best Fishing in Northern Minnesota

Sink a line for trophy Walleyes, Northern and Crappies along the many miles of unspoiled shoreline, rugged islands, and deep bays of beautiful 20-mile long Birch Lake. Rental boats and motors, gas, bait, and tackle can be purchased at the resort. Experienced fishing guides are available upon request. Learn more about fishing on Birch Lake.

Activities Kids Will Love

Our full-time children’s activities director organizes nature and craft activities, picnics and hikes each weekday morning for children ages 5 to 12 leaving the parents free time to golf, fish, shop, or just plain relax.

Explore Nature in Northern Minnesota

Timber Bay Lodge’s naturalist program includes hikes, videos on wild birds and animals, star gazing, and early morning canoe trips. Enjoy a story, hike through the many trails that wind through the beautiful Norway Pine forest surrounding Timber Bay, or a watch video about Northern Minnesota.

See the Sites on Two Wheels

Bike the paved trails through the woods from Timber Bay to Babbitt or the public beach. Bicycles are available at the resort at no charge.

Strike a Competition in Our Game Room

To take a break from the sun or hide from the rain, our Trading Post features free ping-pong, pool, and foosball and a  jukebox your teenagers will love.

Enjoy A Plentitude of Outdoor Activities

Have fun in the sun and get your body moving with volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and archery.

Attend Our traditional Friday night BBQ and bonfire

There’s no better way to end your week at Timber Bay Lodge than taking part in our traditional Friday night BBQ and bonfire. Meet new people, watch the kids play and relax near a warm fire.

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