There is no rush hour in Hackensack – no massive traffic jams where you sit and move only inches every five or ten mintues. No sirree – Hackensack is just what you need to reconnect with your family and experience the kind of vacation you only dream about. Hackensack is located 50 minutes north of Brainerd, 50 minutes south of Bemidji and 30 minutes from the headwaters of the Mississippi River – right in the very heart of lake country. In fact, there are 127 lakes in a 10-mile radius from Hackensack; theFoothills State Forest; the Chippewa National Forest; the North Country walking trail; Deep Portage Reserve; Northern Lights Casino; and the premier Paul Bunyan biking Trail right through the center of it all.
And yes, sweethearts abound in Hackensack- starting with Paul Bunyan’s sweetheart and wife of 172 years – Lucette. She stands guard over the town, the Kid’s Fishing Contest every Tuesday during the summer, and all of the community events such as Back to Hack in February, the Sweetheart Canoe Derby in June, Sweetheart Days in July and the National Chainsaw Sculpting Invitational in September.
Hackensack has a great movie theater, Bear Pause, a grocery store, ice cream shop and many restaurants. There are also six real estate offices for your convenience.