Bemidji Travel Guide

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Bemidji Overview

Bemidji is located in north-central Minnesota on the shores of Lake Bemidji. It is the biggest town in the area and has many stores, restaurants, hotels, parks, and even a small airport. Bemidji State University is a smaller, public university located in town.

A small park on the western shore of Lake Bemidji contains large statues of the fictional Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox. Lake Bemidji State Park is located on the northern shore of Lake Bemidji and contains many hiking trails, including the popular bog walk, as well as a swimming beach and campground. There are several bike trails located on old railroad grades, including the popular Paul Bunyon trail.

Bemidji is located within 35 miles of 400 lakes, which are popular for fishing. Numerous resorts and campgrounds are also in the area. Snowmobiling and ice fishing are popular winter activities. The headwaters of the Mississippi River are located in Itasca State Park, about 30 minutes from Bemidji.