Crosslake/Manhattan Beach/Fifty Lakes/Emily
This Crosslake neighborhood features dozens of lakes, including the 14 interconnected lakes of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. In all, the Whitefish Chain includes more than 13,500 acres of water, 119 miles of shoreline, and dozens of bays and islands. The Chain offers great opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, and so much more. Many lodging options, ranging from campgrounds to resorts, can be found on the Chain as well as many dockside restaurants. The Pine River Dam in Crosslake – at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cross Lake Recreation Area – is a sight to see on the Whitefish Chain. You can watch the rushing water from the overlook or cast a line and try your hand at fishing. The Cross Lake Recreation Area offers many other opportunities, such as swimming, picnicking, and camping. This is one of the most picturesque communities – year-round – in all of Minnesota. All four seasons are thoroughly enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Recreational opportunities are plentiful throughout the seasons.
Crosslake is home to many popular festivals, including WinterFest and Crosslake Days, but the most popular event is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration. (Vendors! Check out the 2017 Craft & Food Vendor Information.
In 2016, the Crosslake community was selected to receive visits and input from the Minnesota Design Team – a team of volunteer architects, landscape architects, urban planners, tourism advisers and other community experts. Starting in May 2016, numerous public meetings and brainstorming sessions were held to gather all ideas and comments from the people who live, work, and play in the area. Learn more about their progress and how to get involved by visiting the Crosslakers page.
Interesting shops, great golfing and inviting restaurants are another characteristic of this community. The eastern portion of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway travels through Crosslake and Manhattan Beach, along the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. The Crosslake Historic Log Village takes you back in time to the 1800s. Check out the general store, tourist camp, logger’s camp, and more.
The Chamber’s Welcome Center in Crosslake can be found at the corner of Route 66 and County Road 3 in Crosslake (35446 County Road 3). Or you can reach the Crosslake Welcome Center by phone at (218) 692-4027.