The city of Aitkin, located in the heart of the Lakes Area and North of Mille Lacs Lake, is just two hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Aitkin offers a full array of services including restaurants, grocery, hardware, lumber, a wide variety of retail stores, financial, educational and healthcare facilities, churches, and many professional services. This historic Mississippi riverboat town offers a small-town atmosphere and is a great place to live and visit with many lakes and recreational opportunities to hunt, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, bike, hike, snowmobile, cross country ski, ATV and more! Aitkin hosts several events throughout the year such as the world-famous Fish House Parade and Riverboat Days!