Fall and Winter

A Northwoods paradise in any season

Bowstring Shores is a year-round destination for fishing, family time, and relaxation in the beautiful outdoors. When the leaves start to change and the temperatures drop, we transition into the hunting and ice fishing seasons. The fishing on Bowstring Lake is already some of the nation’s best in the summer months, and it becomes even more incredible with the cooler waters of autumn and winter.

Fall in the Northwoods brings with it some of the most gorgeous foliage in the country, and there’s no better way to take in the beauty than with a fall color tour in the surrounding Chippewa National Forest. Once the snow starts to fall, our guests also enjoy plenty of opportunity for snowmobiling and cross country skiing on the miles of trails around Bowstring Shores.

Drop a line below the ice

The fishing gets even better once the temperatures drop, and our heated ice houses make it easy to stay warm and dry as you fill your live well from sunup to sundown. Our fish cleaning house is also heated, for those looking to turn the day’s catch into a delicious meal before heading back to the cozy confines of your luxury lakeside cabin. Don’t just spare the fish stories for the summer months — there are even more memories to be had after the lake freezes over.

Your hunting season basecamp

Fall in the Northwoods marks the start of hunting season for grouse, bear, and eventually ducks and deer. With Bowstring Shores being surrounded by Chippewa National Forest, it is an ideal basecamp for either a weekend hunting trip or an extended stay.

Get out on the trails

Itasca County offers some of the best snowmobiling in the state, with miles upon miles of scenic trails surrounding Bowstring Shores. Take advantage of this northern luxury and then return to your heated cabin at the end of the day, where all the comforts of home await.

Start planning your fall or winter visit today to experience the year-round beauty of the Northwoods wilderness.