Another warm and adventurous summer is knocking on our door, marking the time of year when everyone seems ready to get outside. For years, the beautiful shores of Green Lake have been considered a top getaway destination in Minnesota. With numerous recreation areas nearby, there truly is no better place to be this summer than at the Spicer Castle. We’d love to help you plan a variety of summer activities to make the most of your time here. Book your room today, and experience Minnesota’s most relaxing lakeside Bed and Breakfast this summer.
Summer Activities on Green Lake
Spicer, Minnesota is a quaint lakeside community located along the shores of beautiful Green Lake, about 90 minutes west of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Getting outside and enjoying the many summer activities is easy when you stay at the Spicer Castle.
The most simple of summer activities is spending time on/in the water. Though there are many lakes in the immediate area that will provide endless hours of summer fun in the sun, none of them are bigger or better than Green Lake. In total, there are 6 public access points on Green Lake, including the popular Saulsbury Beach. The deep, clear waters of Green are popular for fishing walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, black crappie, and bluegill. It’s size has also made it popular for a variety of other forms of boating and water recreation as well. Guests at Spicer Castle Inn also enjoy private access to Green Lake via our dock. One look at this stunning lake, and you’ll quickly understand why it’s one of the more popular lakes in Minnesota.
One of the most popular biking trails in the area is the 22 mile Glacial Lake State Trail, which provides miles of excellent paved trails for exploring. This beautiful trail, once a former Burlington Railroad line, is generally level and accessible for riders of all abilities. Along the way, you’ll still enjoy remnants virgin prairie, wetlands, and may even spot some whitetail deer, small mammals, birds, reptiles, and butterflies.
Whether on bike or on foot, Sibley State Park is a beautiful place to spend a day. On bike, you can access Sibley State Park via country road 148, which meaders through the cattail marshes and fields. Once there, you can ride or walk up to the Observation Tower at Mount Tom. Mt. Tom is the highest point for 50 miles, offering rewarding views of Minnesota’s beautiful lake country. There are also 5 additional miles of biking trails to enjoy in the park, and several lakes in which you can cool off for the afternoon.
Green Lake Road Race
The 39th Annual Green Lake Road Race is one of the most popular summer races. This 12 race Mile race is the premier event of the annual 4th of July celebration in Spicer.
4th of July in Spicer
Spicer’s fourth of July celebration is a fantastic celebration of old-fashioned fun. There are activities for all ages, including an arts and crafts fair, an amusing flea market, volleyball, basketball and softball tournaments, kiddie pedal tractor pull, and, of course, plenty of fun in the water. There is a street dance open to people 21 years and older, and on the fourth itself the Grand Day parade includes over 100 participants with lots of entertainment.
New London Water Days
Join the town of New London for their annual Water Days celebration, including a parade, live entertainment, a kids fishing derby, a water ski show, and a street dance.
Little Crow Ski Team
The Little Crow Ski Team is a wonderful throwback to the 1940’s. They ski at their home site Neer Park on the Crow River in the neighboring town of New London. The Little Crow Ski Team puts on a show every Friday night during the months of June, July, and August.
After a wonderful day filled with exciting and relaxing summer activities, come back to the tranquil grounds of the Spicer Castle Inn. Treat yourself to dinner at our delicious waterfront restaurant, and relax, surrounded by the rustic charm of Minnesota’s best Bed and Breakfast. Book your room with us today.