The Park Rapids area comes alive in the summer months with many coming to enjoy one of Minnesota’s best lake areas. There are many great golf courses, along with shopping and dining opportunities, to compliment a summer lake vacation. Itasca State Park, home of the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi river, is a short drive from our Park Rapids Resort. Here you will find 16 miles of paved bike trails along with many hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast in your family. If you’re looking for other things to do in Park Rapids, there are many other great options including biking, adventure ropes course, go-carts, and berry picking for your family to experience a true northern Minnesota family vacation.