outdoors and recreation, hallock mn
Tucked away in the Northwest corner of Minnesota just 20 miles from the Canadian border, is tiny town with expansive views. In Hallock, there’s room to create anything you want.
Hallock’s Unique Habitat
During the last Ice Age, most of Minnesota was covered in glaciers. Glaciers are the primary reason that Minnesota’s land looks the way it does. A large ice sheet slowly melted, forming a massive lake, now referred to as Glacial Lake Agassiz. This lake was so substantial that it covered portions of Minnesota, Ontario, North Dakota and Saskatchewan. The shoreline of the lake can still be observed today by looking for beach or gravel ridges along a generally flat terrain.
As the large lake drained, rivers and streams carved the ground into what is now known as the Red River Valley. The Valley was once the river bottom of Lake
Agassiz and is why the land is very flat. The Red River of the North is the primary source of water drainage in the area and flows to the Hudson Bay in Canada
through a series of other lakes and rivers.
OUR ABUDANT NATURAL RESOURCES
Hallock offers abundant access to the outdoors. Wildlife and night-sky
viewing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing and birding are popular activities.
Northern Lights & Skyscapes
Prairies, bogs, and forests – and the intersection of these habitats – make it possible for
many different species to thrive here. Common hunts include ruffed and sharp-tailed
grouse, waterfowl, black bear, elk and whitetail deer.
Sharp-tailed Grouse Mating
Grouse mating season is typically April through May. Male grouse perform special
dances or “leks” to show off for females. The competition takes place at sunrise. You
can watch the mating dance from a viewing blind near Hallock [check with Lake
Bronson State Park for more info].