BEMIDJI

Bemidji Minnesota - Located less then 30 miles from Tomahawk Lodge

Bemidji comes from the Ojibway (Chippewa) phrase 'Bay-me-ji-ga-maug' meaning "flowing through or across", designating the course of the Mississippi River through Lake Bemidji. Lake Bemidji has 14.8 miles of shoreline, covers 6,420 acres and is 76 feet at it deepest point Local legend claims the lake is Paul Bunyan's footprint, however geologists claim it was formed from glacial activity.  The Mississippi River flows through the southern portion.  A dam downstream maintains the water level.

The population of Bemidji is about 11,900 within the city limits. With neighboring towns included the population rises to about 40,000 people.

The continental divide is located in the area. Water flows north to Hudson Bay and south to the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River flows north into Lake Bemidji, then east with the northernmost point of the river east of Lake Bemidji.  It continues in a southeasterly direction to Grand Rapids, Minnesota before it takes a more southerly direction. The Miississippi Headwaters is about 30 miles from Bemidji.

Bemidji Minnesota offers many Hiking Trails located in Lake Bemidji State Park, Itasca State Park, Chippewa National Forest and the other area State Forests. There are over 500 miles, groomed by the local snowmobile club, with connections to the rest of the State and Canada. The Bemidji area offers over 130 km of groomed  cross country ski trails.

There are many unique shops in the Bemidji area, you can find souvenirs and gifts for everyone on your list.