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Hill Lake, Minnesota

Hill Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and land in Minnesota.

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      About Hill Lake
      Located in Aitkin County, Minnesota

      Hill Lake is a 792-acre lake located in Hill City (Aitkin County), Minnesota. Minneapolis is 165 miles south, and Duluth is 78 miles southeast.

      The closest location for emergency care is the Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, 22 miles north in Grand Rapids. The Duluth International Airport is 75 miles southeast.

      Life On the Water

      This large lake is perfect for a variety of lake activities. Whether you're enjoying high-speed watersports like water skiing or tubing, or you like to take things slow on a canoe or kayak, there's never a dull moment here!

      Fishing is another popular pastime here, with over 20 species to find in the water. Some popular catches here are largemouth bass, white sucker, yellow perch, brook trout, black bullhead, or walleye.

      Visit Grand Rapids

      If you’re interested in learning the history of logging in this part of the state, head down to the Forest History Center. You can see a recreation of a white pine logging camp from 1900, listen to stories from loggers and forest service patrolmen from different eras, or get a bird’s eye view from a 100-foot fire tower.

      Follow the yellow brick road to the Judy Garland Museum, where you can get a glimpse at the world’s largest Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz collection, including the world-famous ruby-red slippers from the movie.

      If you’re getting hungry, you can check out the great restaurants that Grand Rapids has to offer, like Mitu Srilankan and Indian Cuisine, Donkey Taqueria, and Heritage Restaurant.

      Visit Duluth

      Duluth is the perfect spot for a weekend city getaway in the city while still offering beautiful, natural scenery.

      For an outdoor adventure off the water, visit any of the city's 23 parks. The Leif Erickson Park is one of the most popular ones and features a rose garden with 1,800 bushes. It is widely considered one of the best rose gardens in the state.

      Lake Superior Zoo offers a fun, family-friendly trip to see over 140 species in indoor and outdoor settings. The zoo also has a cafe, a gift shop, interactive visits, and behind-the-scenes tours.

      Looking to take a scenic drive? The North Shore Scenic Drive spans around 150 miles, following the shoreline of Lake Superior. It offers great photo opportunities, historic landmarks, and quaint shops along the way.

      When visitors head back to the city and are looking for a place to eat, there's something to satisfy every craving. Highly-rated options include Duluth Grill, OMC Smokehouse, Va Bene, New Scenic Cafe, and Vitta Pizza.

      Get Lost in Nature

      Those seeking to lose themselves in the beauty of nature will love calling Hill Lake home!