Where Beauty & Nature intersect

It’s snow time.

The new year brings an abundance of snow to play in whether you want to snowmobile on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, learn to navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a fort. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every […]

Winter Trail Conditions 12.27.18

  Well, the snow is here. We got snow…we got lots of snow…. Making New Year’s extended weekend a great weekend to hit the trails.   KPRM Radio is reporting 7.5 inches of snow overnight and maybe another 6 inches in this storm through Friday morning.   The weather service out of Grand Forks predicts that […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 12.20.18

It’s a great time for crappies! We have been hammering the crappies throughout the Park Rapids area with a ton of really nice fish being released for others to enjoy, keeping the healthy fish population this area is known for! Shallow weed beds in the 6 -13 ft depth for a good daytime bite and […]

Christmas Shopping Hours & Sales

Shop local with our list of when the area stores are open.  Click the establishment’s name for address and more store information.   Chamber members!  Get your hours and sales on this list by emailing erin@parkrapids.com.   71 Bottles of Beer and Liquor Christmas Eve 9 AM – 2:30 PM Closed Christmas New Years Eve and […]

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? A week or a weekend in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park will not disappoint and make memories for years to come. Some snow blankets the ground and woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 11.28.18

The ice is firming up nicely in the Park Rapids area but beware of thin spots due to current, geese, ducks, or wind! We have been sticking to the smaller lakes and cashing in on panfish—mainly Bluegills and Crappies. There have also been some nice bonus Walleyes mixed in with the “pannies” as well. Tip- […]

Snowmobile trails still need more snow, cold temperatures

Snowmobile Trails officially open December 1st This post is from a DNR press release: Early cold temperatures and several inches of snow in parts of the state have many snowmobile enthusiasts excited to take their first ride of the season, but most trails will need more snow before grooming can begin. Most of the state’s […]

Teach kids the dangers of ice

From the Minnesota DNR: Now is the time to talk with kids about the dangers of ice. Ice thickness varies greatly on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state. Some water bodies have none, while others have several inches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Ice, especially early ice with snow cover, is […]

Heart of the Holidays plus more festive events!

A rundown of Heart of the Holidays events this year.  Click the links below the list for more information and more events all around the area! Nov 12 – Dec 22 Gifts at the Armory Nov 22  Annual Heartland Homes Turkey Trot 5k/Fun Run & Walk Nov 23  Santa, Mrs. Claus and Reindeer Glitter & Tinsel Nov […]

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