Houseboat Vacation Activities in Nothern Minnesota

Vermilion Houseboats wants to make your houseboat vacation a success. We have provided information on fun-filled activities in and around the Lake Vermilion area, as well as Northern Minnesota.

golfing in northern minnesota


From Championship-quality courses like The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, to par 3 courses, there is a golf course near Lake Vermilion that suite your skill level and price range. There are 13 courses within a 30-minute drive of Lake Vermilion.

Learn more about the local golf courses.


Lake Vermilion provides a perfect setting for catching big fish. Whether you're a sport fisherman or prefer casual casting, Lake Vermilion provides the fishing action you're looking for.

fishing in northern minnesota
  • Muskie
  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass
  • Perch
  • Crappie

Learn more about fishing on Lake Vermilion.


gambling in northern minnesota

Fortune Bay is a resort casino that features plenty of ways to win. From blackjack and poker to slots and bingo, Fortune Bay provides an unmatched gaming experience in Northern Minnesota.

  • Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Slots
  • Bingo

Learn more about gambling at Fortune Bay.

Hiking and Biking

biking in northern minnesota

There are over a dozen trails for hiking and biking near Lake Vermilion. The well-maintained trails weave through beautiful scenary, including red pine forests, grainte cliffs, wild rice beds and public beaches.

  • Tower Bike Trail
  • Vermilion Falls Trail
  • Black Bay Peninsula Trail
  • And Many More

Learn more about hiking and biking trails.


camping in northern minnesota

Unlike other lakes in Northern Minnesota, Lake Vermilion has over 60 campsites for less than 20 houseboats. Take a break from your houseboat with a shore lunch. You can build a campfire, hike through the woods or make S'Mores at over 60 campsites.


Bring you GPS, a sense of adventure and take to the woods. Geocaching is like a treasure hunt allowing you to find objects, places and event sites.

geocaching in northern minnesota

Zip Codes for the area are:

  • 55790
  • 55723
  • 55771
  • 55782

Learn more about geocaching near Lake Vermilion.

Local Attractions

Northern Minnesota has a lot to offer. From distinct wildlife to a rich history, there a fun, inexpensive activities for the whole family. You can go 2,300 below surface while you tour the Soudan Mine, watch wolves at the International Wolf Center, or tour a local museum.

View a list of local attractions near Lake Vermilion.

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