About Aitkin

Aitkin can be described as a full service community. We provide excellent educational and medical facilities, as well as financial, legal and professional services. Aitkin is in the heart of many beautiful lakes yet only two hours from Downtown Minneapolis. Here you can enjoy the small town atmosphere, solid work force, and low crime rate offered by a northern Minnesota community



Aitkin Public Schools are part of the Aitkin Public School District. Aitkin High School educates students in grades seven through twelve in the Aitkin School District. Rippleside Elementary educates students grades preschool to sixth grade.

Dining and Shopping

Aitkin features 16 different restaurants for all of your dining needs. Trip Advisor has a great list here.

Parks and Recreation

Aitkin is known for its close proximity to many fun outdoor activities, in both the summer and winter. ATVing, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Hunting, GeoCaching and Camping are just some of the great things to do here.