20th Annual NW Angle Edge Riders Snowmobile Club Rally
The NW Angle Edge Riders Snowmobile Club will hold their 20th annual Snow Rally on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Sunset Lodge Resort up at the NW Angle. Follow the ice road from Young’s Bay, or ride snowmobile across the lake from the surrounding communities – watch for the rally signs.
Lake of the Woods has excellent marked and groomed trails coming up to the NW Angle from the Wheeler’s Point area at the mouth of the Rainy River as well as on the west side of the lake from Arnesen’s Rocky Point and Warroad.
Nice trails across the lake make it possible to stay or park on the south end of the lake and sled up for the day. The trail to Sportsman’s Oak Island is about 42 miles, but a fairly easy drive.
Once you are up to in the NW Angle Edge Riders territory, take advantage of not only the beauty of the Angle, but of the hard work that goes into maintaining and grooming the area snowmobile trails.
This is also a great year to drive up on the NW Angle Guest Ice Road. The ice road begins at Springsteel Resort and goes about 30 miles up to the NW Angle. Even if you don’t snowmobile, the snowmobile rally is a festive time with guests stopping at numerous resorts, bars and restaurants in the area.
Consider working in a fishing trip around the NW Angle Edge Riders snowmobile rally. Regardless of what resort you visitor or stay at, these resorts specialize in taking care of not only snowmobilers but also anglers. The area is home to some of the best ice fishing in North America.
As mentioned, Sunset Lodge is home to this year’s event. It is known for it’s good food, beautiful bar and Rally Day will be no different. Many of the activities will be located outside so dress warm. The bar and restaurant will also be open for guests to enjoy.
There are activities happening all day. Do you have a fast sled? Perhaps you want to take part in the radar run. For those who think they are tough, try the “goose bump jump” where you jump into the icy waters of Lake of the Woods. I dare ya! Once you jump in, warm up by the community bonfire. There will be outdoor games and a tent near the lodge, raffles during the day and certainly lots of great camaraderie! Don’t leave the kids behind as there will be kid’s activities and this is a family event.
The Sunset Lodge staff is excited to welcome all and to support a good cause. The Angle locals take their winter recreation seriously, and the Snow Rally is the pinnacle of the winter season!
This event is a lot of fun and not only celebrates the culture of snowmobiling in the north woods but is also a fundraiser for the snowmobile club. This year the prizes are impressive including a brand new Polaris snowmobile along with a variety of other prizes.
The NW Angle Edge Riders do a wonderful job of keeping trails properly marked and groomed. The NW Angle and all of Lake of the Woods with the Lake of the Woods Drifters snowmobile club on the south end of the lake create some of the best trail riding around. Known much more for it’s walleyes, snowmobiling in the region is world class but often get overshadowed. If you are a snowmobiler, come up and check out beautiful sledding without the traffic!