Lake Vermilion Area real estate is considered a limited supply market for lake homes and lake lots in Minnesota.
Surrounded by Northeastern Minnesota's rugged landscapes, Lake Vermillion is a splendor for lake lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.
You have access to convenience stores, gas stations, cafes, and shops in nearby Tower and Soudan. Travel just a half-hour to Virginia for more shopping, dining, and lodging options.
Grand Rapids is just over an hour away, where you will find the Itasca County Hospital and airport.
Vermillion was first named "Lake of the Sunset Glow" by its Ojibwe natives. After settlers discovered the lake and its ore deposits, mining settlements developed. Nowadays, it is an attraction for anglers, boaters, and winter activists.
Its maximum depth of 76 feet helps it sustain various fish, including largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, walleye, northern pike, perch, tullibee, and more.
Boaters take advantage of the vast expanse (nearly 40,000 acres) with their powerboats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft. If you are looking to rent a boat, several marinas around the shore can help you out.
Five Mile Lake and Eagles Nest Lake are smaller bodies of water south of Vermillion. The lakes offer the same activities with less tourist traffic.
The Superior National Forest engulfs the lakes, and the lush forest can be navigated on foot, bike, horseback, or snowmobile. From June to August, the woods burst with raspberry, blueberry, cherry, and strawberry bushes.
Anywhere you are in the wooded region, you have chances to spot a variety of birds along with deer, moose, elk, and bear. When the lakes freeze, ice fishing, ice skating, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling can be done atop the ice by residents and visitors.
Besides the lakes, Fortune Bay Casino can be claimed as the area's most favored attraction. There you can play slots, poker, and blackjack to your heart's content.
It is more than a casino, though, and it also boasts a restaurant, grill, buffet, bar, a golf course, resort, RV park, sauna, and more. At Underground Mine State Park, you can tour the underground mine, walk the West Tower Mine Trail, or bike part of the Mesabi Trail.
Purchase a property in this lake area to access one of the country's most precious escapes.