Today’s the day to plan your stay Snow shovels may still be put to good use as winter winds down, but it’s time to think spring and plan for the glorious months of summer. The cover of our new Discovery Guide says it all: Now, this is Minnesota. Visitors can enjoy life at the lake, in the woods or at a local celebration. Pick an activity and go with it: biking, hiking, bird watching, fishing, water skiing, tubing down the river, ATV riding, playing golf, building sand castles, sitting by the campfire, picnicking, high adventure at Evergreen Amusement Park and the Character Challenge Course or just relaxing. Let your imagination be your guide. Area lodging accommodations can be found to suit your style whether it’s camping under the stars, sleeping within walking distance of a golf course or staying at a cabin on a sand beach. Start here for information on campgrounds, motels, resorts, bed and breakfast inns, vacation homes and a hostel. Most accommodations have Websites so you can peak inside a cabin or read what other guests have to say about their stay. Or, if you prefer, ask for a copy of the 2012 Discovery Guide and page through the information you’ll find inside. You may want to schedule a visit when one of the area’s special events is taking place and now is the time to make sure you are not disappointed. Park Rapids’ Legends & Logging Days moved to the Antique Tractor Club Grounds last year and visitors will find there’s plenty of space for parking and viewing World Class Logging events and other fun activities Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11. The Chamber event calendar is a great resource for scheduling your stay this year with Legends & Logging Days and dozens of other fun events all summer long. Visit www.parkrapids.com. If you need help planning a memorable and affordable visit, need more information about activities or if you have questions, call our friendly staff at 800-247-0054 to learn more.