Milaca is always a buzz with something to do, whether it’s taking part in a community event or just taking a relaxing walk on our popular bike trail system. Our centralized location, between the Twin Cities and the St. Cloud area, allow easy access for residents and businesses to take part in the “big city” experience while maintaining a small town atmosphere at home. The city of Milaca welcomes growth and continued development in all sectors of the community: industrial, recreational, education, etc. and the Chamber does everything possible to assist in that growth.
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County: Mille Lacs
Region: East Central
Distance from Minneapolis: 60 Miles
US Congressional District: 8
MN Legislative District(s): 16A
Area 2008 Estimate 2007 Estimate 2000 Census 1990 Census
Community: 2,837 2,775 2,580 2,182
County: 26,397 26,171 22,330 18,670
Minnesota: 5,287,976 5,263,610 4,919,479 4,375,099
Milaca maintains four municipal parks, two located on the Rum River - with new playground equipment. The city also maintains three softball fields, an outdoor skating rink, and 14 miles of hiking/biking/cross-country ski trails. Many consider the Milaca mountain bike trails the best in the state.
Snowmobile trails meet in Milaca, allowing riders access from Minneapolis. A new 18-hole golf course is also featured as a prime summer activity for area residents and travelers.
The city of Milaca puts on many events throughout the year, including: the largest parade in greater Minnesota, Business EXPO, Gateway to the Northland Festival, Farmer & Friends Breakfast, Run in the Ruff and many more. The city is also host to the World's Largest Cross-country race meet each September. See our Events Calendar for year-round activities.
Milaca boasts many service organizations, the most widely known being us, The Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce, we sponsor many events and promote the community as a whole. Our largest event is the Gateway to the Northland Festival, which includes concerts, antique car shows, parades, and other special activities.