About Northern MN
Marcell is located on the Scenic Byway, just 30 miles north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Itasca County and the Grand Rapids area is famous for its towering pines and hardwoods, prime, sandy shorelines, abundant wildlife and stunning views of clear, pristine waters.
Located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest, the area boasts of thousands of acres of public land for the sportsperson's dream! There are over 1,000 lakes just between Grand Rapids and Bigfork! Jim & Michelle can help you find the perfect base camp for hunting or lake cabin for your fishing enjoyment!
Drop a line in any one of the more than 1,400 area lakes, take a stroll through the historic State and National Forests, float a canoe along the peaceful rivers, or listen to the call of the loons from the waterï¿½s edge or deck of your lake home or cabin. Northern Minnesota offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities or, if you prefer, privacy and relaxation. One of the many great things about the Edge of the Wilderness Area and Northern Itasca County is that itï¿½s removed from the everyday hustle and bustle associated with larger communities.
The Chippewa National Forest has over 300 miles of canoe trails, 180 miles of hiking and biking trails, and more than 2,000 known historical sites. The Chippewa National Forest is home to the largest breeding population of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states.
Northern Minnesota is home to Minnesota's premier fishing waters and top-notch resorts. Our many resorts can provide you with your northwoods experience of choice.