Prairie Lake - Arbo Twp real estate is a limited supply market for lake homes and land in Minnesota.
Prairie Lake is located in Arbo Township (Itasca County), Minnesota, 16 minutes north of Grand Rapids and two hours away from Duluth.
There are a few smaller airfields nearby, but the closest major airport is Duluth International Airport which is, typically, just over an hour and a half away. Urgent care can be provided at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, 22 minutes away.
Snacks and groceries can be found at Super One Foods, 15 minutes away. A Walmart SuperCenter is also available 20 minutes away. Many highly rated restaurants are nearby, such as Mitu Srilankan and Indian Cuisine, Donkey Taqueria, and Heritage Restaurant.
Stretching 1,129 acres, opportunities for fun at Prairie Lake are endless. This large lake has room enough for any kind of watersports, such as water skiing, kayaking, tubing, or fishing.
Anglers can expect a fantastic fishing lake, as there are plenty of forage species for the predators to eat. Expect to catch species like large and smallmouth bass, yellow perch, walleye, and northern pike.
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.
Duluth is the perfect spot for a weekend city getaway 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, featuring 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 are hungry and heading back to the city, there's something to satisfy every craving. Highly-rated options include Duluth Grill, OMC Smokehouse, Va Bene, New Scenic Cafe, and Vitta Pizza.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a vacation home, or a full-time retirement residence, Prairie Lake is an excellent choice.