Relax... Have Fun!

Relax... Have Fun!


Nature lovers will have a great time in the scenic parks and rivers around Hinckley.  Due east 15 miles on Highway 48 you'll find St. Croix State Park, which is noted for its 217 camp sites with 24 miles of beautiful frontage on the St. Croix River.  This all-season park is one of Minnesota's largest with 33,000 acres that attract over 200,000 visitors annually.  It's a must see!


This state trail, which begins in Hinckley and ends in Duluth, is an all-season trail.  In summer months, historic bluffs beckon bikers and in-line skaters along this 70-mile asphalt trail whose southern terminal is in Hinckley. In the winter the snow covered trail, along with another 400 miles of trails in the county, is carefully groomed by local snowmobile clubs and enjoyed by all.


The Kettle River which runs through Banning State Park, was the first waterway to be included in Minnesota's Wild and Scenic River Act.  Eighty miles of river with class one-through-three level rapids, bounded by heavy forest bluffs and islands, provide the finest in canoeing, fishing and camping.  These rapids of the Kettle River are a favorite for kayakers.

Recreational Opportunities:

  • Biking           
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • In-line Skating



Grand National Golf Club is one of the most beautiful 18-hole championship courses in Minnesota.  Ponds, marshes and creeks add to the challenge and beauty of this course  At over 6,900 yards from the black tees, what better reason for staying more than a day in Hinckley!


The Grand Casino Hinckley offers around the clock entertainment of Vegas-style gaming while you are in Hinckley.  There are more than 1,600 slots, $250,000 jackpots, 50 blackjack tables, and video bingo, craps, roulette, blackjack and video horse racing.  A fabulous lounge, the newly remodeled Lola's Tap House, newly remodeled Grand Provisions & Grand Provisions to go, provide an array of dining opportunities.  Children will love the Kids Quest Activity Center, and Arcade.  Professional live music performances are scheduled year-round.  The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe welcomes you to the Annual Grand Celebration Pow Wow of tribal Indian dancing held in late July as well as an annual Auto Show and Arts & Crafts Festival.

Entertainment Options:

  • Gaming at Grand Casino
  • Golfing at Grand National Golf Course
  • Audubon Center of the North Woods