Bemidji is a beautiful city full of charm and rich tradition enjoying a natural setting as the capital of the Minnesota northwoods. Bemidji is also the First City on the Mississsippi River, located right on the shores of the pristine waters of Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. There's a vibrant, hip feel to the city and it's home to a growing art scene.
Bemidji has no shortage of walking, hiking and biking trails. There are nearly 400 miles at the North Country Snowmobile club. The trails will lead you through swamps, woodland and open country or you can ride to Itasca State Park where the mighty Mississippi River begins. Cyclists will enjoy the loop of Lake Bemidji or trails of lengths from anything from 4 to 35 miles.
Fishing is also unsurprisingly popular here with deep, clear lakes that are home to bass, walleye and perch among others. Golfers will also delight in some high quality courses boasting incredible views.
Winter here brings more activities with the Buena Vista Ski area just 12 miles away, perfect for downhill and cross country skiing plus other snow sports like dog sledding and snowmobiling.
Downtown you can absorb the arty vibe with galleries, an art center, plus a Sculpture Walk. Bemidji has a strong focus on public art and hosts events and community get-togethers to promote art in the area.
Bemidji benefits from being a four season destination, with great winter sport activities and an invigorating climate with great air quality year round. Visit between May and November for sunny and drier weather.