Menagha - “Gateway to Pines”
Monday, June 04, 2018
Menagha means “blueberry” in Ojibwe. Blueberries grew abundantly in the area and were often traded throughout the region. With a rich history Menagha is known as the “Gateway to the Pines.” Menagha is in a truly beautiful setting. Off of Highway 71 south of town is a Memorial Park with beautiful trees and many camping sites with hook-ups. There's also a pavilion to rent. For more summer fun visit Spirit Lake with a beautiful white sand beach and t-shaped fishing pier. Another major highlight is the Crow Wing River Canoe Trail which winds through the county from north to south starting in Menagha. In the winter there's plenty of local trails to snowmobile.
Menagha is also knows as the home of St. Urho a popular Catholic saint from Finland. There's a large statue of him along Highway 71. The Minneapolis Star Tribune named the statue as one of the top places to visit on Minnesota. The park around the statue is well maintained and a nice place to relax. St. Urho day is celebrated the day before St. Patrick’s Day.
Greenwood Connections Senior Living located in Menagha is a beautiful place for those who need to move into this setting. Located on Main Street, it's a place with great staff and comfortable living.
Visit Menagha and see everything there is to offer for visitors and residents!