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Things to do during "cabin time" in Shevlin
Shevlin, MN lodging and fishing resorts are near Bemidji. Vacation rentals in Shevlin, Minnesota sit on the historic remains of a logging camp, founded in the late 19th century. Travelers to Shevlin will find themselves in a hub of extensive nature trails, with access points to the Agassiz Recreational Trail, the Blue Ox–Voyageur Trail, the Heartland State Trail, the Paul Bunyan State Trail and the northern route of the Soo Line Trail. These public-access trails represent hundreds of miles of exploration, which travelers can experience on foot, by bike, and in many cases on rented ATVs or on horseback — all from the convenience of a second home in beautiful, rural Minnesota.
To commemorate its place in the history of the logging industry, Shevlin hosts the annual Minnesota Logging Championships during the Sawdust Days festival. Visitors to Shevlin can look on as professional and amateur loggers go head-to-head in spectator logging events such as the log toss, axe throw, log rolling, bow saw, speed cutting, stock saw, standing block chop, power saw, two-man bucking saw, and the Jack and Jill crosscut competition.
Festival-goers can celebrate Shevlin’s unique history by participating in bed races, horseshoe competitions and a variety of children’s games. The festival also hosts a parade. Contact local vacation property owners for more information about the Sawdust Days festival and other regional events.
Shevlin is also home to the Clearwater County Fairgrounds, where visitors renting in August can enjoy open-flame barbecue and live music, or enter the 5K run/walk and talent show.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Shevlin seasonal events and day trips. Compare cabins and Bemidji area lodging here, then book directly with owners or local managers to get the guaranteed lowest rate. Skip those booking website service fees.