With an abundance of outdoor activities, Mille Lacs County offers five unique lakes, including Mille Lacs Lake. At 132,516 acres in size, Mille Lacs Lake is the second largest lake in Minnesota. Twenty rivers and creeks also run throughout Mille Lacs County, creating excellent resources for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.

In addition to Kathio State Park, Rum River State Forest, and Father Hennepin State Park, the Soo Line Trail also offers over twenty miles of trails that run throughout Mille Lacs County. This popular trail offers adventure for ATV, OHM, and snowmobile enthusiasts.