Laporte is a very small town with a population under 200 residents. This village-sized city is set next to Garfield Lake and is a short drive north of Kabekona Lake. The surrounding area is covered in farmland and lovely woodland. You can find farmer’s markets in the closely cities of Walker and Bemidji. The northward drive to Bemidji is about a half hour.
The city of Laporte is popular for its delicious bar food and BBQ taverns. Southwest of town is an international award-wining winery, Forestedge Winery. This winery hosts an Annual Art Fair which includes local art vendors, wine tasting and live music!