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Island Living at Ludlow's

As soon as you step off the shuttle boat onto Ludlow’s Island Resort, you’ll quickly realize that you won’t want to leave any time soon.

How to Plan the Perfect Family Fishing Trip at Ludlow’s

How to Plan the Perfect Family Fishing Trip at Ludlow’s

When introducing kids to the joys of fishing, Ludlow’s Island Resort offers an experience like no other.

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How to Plan Your Ludlow's Vacation

How to Plan Your Ludlow's Vacation

We’ve created the Ultimate Vacation Guide to ensure you have an unforgettable vacation at Ludlow’s!

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How Lake Vermilion Became a Fishing Haven

How Lake Vermilion Became a Fishing Haven

Lake Vermilion has since transformed into a beloved vacation spot with dozens of resorts lining the shore.

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Life on the Iron Range: An Early History of Lake Vermilion

Life on the Iron Range: An Early History of Lake Vermilion

The European explorers likely experienced a far less relaxing time navigating Lake Vermilion’s vast wilderness.

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Explore the Ancient Secrets of Lake Vermilion

Explore the Ancient Secrets of Lake Vermilion

While Lake Vermilion offers serene resorts and remote campgrounds, the area remains largely undeveloped, providing a unique wilderness escape.

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Lake Vermilion: A Paradise in Minnesota's Backyard

Lake Vermilion: A Paradise in Minnesota's Backyard

Lake Vermilion boasts the longest shoreline in the state at more than 340 miles long and is home to over 365 islands and 40,000 acres of blue waters.

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Ludlow's Voted the Top Resort in Minnesota

Ludlow's Voted the Top Resort in Minnesota

This year, we won four Gold medals AGAIN in Star Tribune Readers’ Choice Minnesota’s Best competition!

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Fall at Ludlow’s

Fall at Ludlow’s

Lake Vermillion becomes one of the most beautiful places in northern Minnesota to experience the fall season in spectacular fashion.

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Ludlow's Lesson #10: Exploring

Ludlow's Lesson #10: Exploring

In the winter of 1938 Hod decided he would like to see if it was possible to put in a track portage at Bottle Portage, between Iron Lake and Lac La Croix.

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Ludlow's Lesson #9: Hod and the Boy Scouts

Ludlow's Lesson #9: Hod and the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts were founded in 1910, just three years before Hod was born. Hod got involved with scouting early in life while living in Keokuk, IA.

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Ludlow's Lesson #8: Life on Lac La Croix

Ludlow's Lesson #8: Life on Lac La Croix

Hod was in charge of the trading post at Campbell's.

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Ludlow's Lesson #7: Getting Groceries

Ludlow's Lesson #7: Getting Groceries

Hod and Lil arrived at Campbell's in the fall of 1936.

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Ludlow's Lesson #6: Introducing Lil

Ludlow's Lesson #6: Introducing Lil

It was then the spring of 1936 and Hod had recently made the acquaintance of Lillian Larson.

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Ludlow's Lesson #5: Night Owl

Ludlow's Lesson #5: Night Owl

Hod ended up living with a Mr. and Mrs. Aiken, and they were each of a mind to build their own cabins.

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Ludlow's Lesson #4: Life Continues

Ludlow's Lesson #4: Life Continues

As we head into the spring of 1931, Hod and Leon had both decided to find work.

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Ludlow's Lesson #3: Life on the Lake

Ludlow's Lesson #3: Life on the Lake

Hod had made himself a small living area in which to spend the winter.

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Ludlow's Lesson #2: Hod Heads to the Lake

Ludlow's Lesson #2: Hod Heads to the Lake

It's 1930 and the U.S. is in the midst of the Great Depression.

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Ludlow's Lesson #1: The Early Days

Ludlow's Lesson #1: The Early Days

We know everyone loves reading through the history in our cabin books, so we thought we'd dive a little more in-depth.

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Winter Renovations at Ludlow's

Winter Renovations at Ludlow's

While some Lake Vermilion resorts remain open year-round, most are seasonal, open each year from the beginning of fishing season through early October.

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What Happens After the Resort Closes for the Year?

What Happens After the Resort Closes for the Year?

If you’ve ever pulled up our live beach cam in February, you already know our Lake Vermilion waterfront is a very different place in the winter.

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Early Season Fishing Tips

Early Season Fishing Tips

Our resident fisherman, and owner-operator of our resort tackle shop has some advice for early season fishing on Lake Vermilion.

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Top 5 Best Activities You Can Do On Lake Vermilion

Top 5 Best Activities You Can Do On Lake Vermilion

Anyone who enjoys boating, fishing, and hiking will love Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota.

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New at Ludlow’s in 2020

New at Ludlow’s in 2020

It’s winter on Lake Vermilion, and, as always, we’re hard at work on updates to our cabins and the resort grounds.

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Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Our 81st season is winding down, but the fall colors are just getting started.

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Our Amphicar

Our Amphicar

Rides in our amphibious car are a favorite activity for guests at Ludlow’s Island, but not everyone knows the history of our unique vehicle.

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Labor Day Recipes

Labor Day Recipes

Labor Day is just around the corner, so we’ve put together a couple of our favorite picnic and grilling recipes.

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