Visitor Information & Tourism

Välkommen till Lindström (Welcome to Lindström)!

Lindström is virtually surrounded by lakes, making it feel like an island.  As you cross the channel bridge between North and South Lindstrom Lake, you’ll enter a bustling city filled with Swedish heritage, unique shopping and small town eateries.   

Enjoy the smell of fresh roasted coffee and famous baked goods while you explore main street’s historic buildings, monuments and sites.  Our iconic coffee pot water tower stands prominently in the center of town, and features Swedish inspired designs.  Discover vintage and antique finds, or shop the wide variety of art galleries, boutiques, and Scandinavian, artisan, and specialty shops. 

Karl Oskar Days downtown shopping- Photo by Miranda Olson Historic Downtown Statues

Our popular Harmony in the Park summer concerts are a must see, and draw in concert goers from near and far.  Lindström’s Swedish summer festival, Karl Oskar Days, is filled with activities, shopping, concerts, a car show, and more.    

Amazing lake views are just a few steps away.  Boating, fishing, kayaking and other water activities are a way of life here.  Explore the area's Chisago Lakes Water Trail, which extends 10 miles and connects over 10 lakes.  This managed recreational route is great for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boards and camping.   Beach Park on the west end of town provides shade, a sandy beach and playground equipment.  Drive or walk just a short distance north, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our nearly 130 acre Allemansrätt Wilderness Park.  The name means “Every Man’s Right”, which is the “free to roam” Swedish tradition.  Take a relaxing walk or ski the area’s nature trails that wind through Lindström.  For a longer adventure, the regional Swedish Immigrant Trail is a beautiful and historic journey for cycling and walking.

Kayaker near Allemansratt on North Center Lake at sunset Swedish Immigrant Trail in Autumn- Photo by Missy Glenna Chisago Lakes Water Trail Kayakers- Photo by Mary Kay Ripp

Just 35 miles northeast of the Twin Cities and 10 miles from Interstate Park, Lindström makes for a wonderful day or weekend trip! 

Allemansratt Wilderness Park, Anderson Point