The Babbitt area boasts an abundance of recreational opportunities, which is one reason why we love doing business here!
- Babbitt Swimming Pool (Located within ISD 2142 at the Babbitt School and open to the community during certain hours)
- Babbitt Arena: Check local paper for skating times
- Birch Lake
- Cross Country Ski Trails
- Babbitt Hike and Bike Trails
- Babbitt Library
- Community Relocation
The Babbitt Conservation Club is a group of folks who are interested in shooting, hunting, and conservation who has regular meetings and fun events. Our purpose is to give back to the environment and to the communities where we exist. One of our community activities is sponsoring the Youth Firearms Training classes. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month April through October at 7:00 p.m. at the rifle range. Trap shooting Tuesday nights at 5:00 p.m. from June through September.
Located just south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the park shares a similar wilderness quality: pristine lakes, black bears, nesting eagles, wolves and moose. Stands of white and red pine trees tower over the birch, aspen and fir trees. Explore miles of shoreline by canoe. Swim at the beach, picnic in the shelter building, or fish for walleye, bass, crappies or trout. Trails in the park link-up with the Taconite State Trail and offer snowmobilers, skiers and hikers plenty to enjoy. Rent a three-bedroom guest house or camper cabin any season of the year.
Babbitt offers many recreational opportunities including a beach and boat landing on Birch Lake, walking and bike trails, parks located throughout the City, an ice arena, a Teen center and a skateboard park. Ski trails on the Babbitt Golf Course are groomed for classic and skate skiing.
Two golf courses in the summer, downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter. Only a few miles away from Babbitt.
Fitness Swimming, Fitness Walking, and many other programs. Catalog available on web site.
Tour the historic underground mine or high energy physics lab, take a boat out or cast a line on Lake Vermilion, or hike through acres of old growth pine forest. The addition of nearly 3000 acres and five miles of Lake Vermilion shoreline in 2010 will no doubt add even more opportunities to experience the wonders of northern Minnesota.