Posts Categorized: Walker

Minnesota ice bars, ice fishing & polar plunges

Grand Superior Lodge’s BLU ice bar takes inspiration from the Split Rock Lighthouse. Lake Superior helps keep it cool. Minnesota dreams up icy frolics & February fun By Lisa McClintick Costumes add to the fun of the Pout Plunge that’s part of Walker’s Eelpout Festival. Take warm welcome of Minnesota Nice, nip it with winter… Read more »

“The Tonight Show” visits Minnesota’s Eelpout Festival

Watch “Tonight Show” clips NBC sent an Aussie to the Eelpout Festival in Walker, Minnesota, last month. At the end–after he jumped into frigid Leech Lake–he gasped “You owe me, Jay Leno.” Indeed. I’m guessing taking that polar plunge in a kangaroo costume soaks up extra icy water. He should have gone for the offer… Read more »

Walker’s Eelpout festival: Spring break on ice

Let’s see…We have the fake-baked Coors girls looking like Barbie in Siberia, a bikini contest, and a whole lot of people donning swim trunks to jump into Leech Lake where 4-foot chunks of ice have been removed. This is Walker, Minn., during one of the town’s biggest events of the year. The annual Eelpout Festival… Read more »