Where Beauty & Nature intersect

March Into Spring and Plan Your Summer Adventures

A traditional St. Urho Days hat. After a string of subzero, bone chilling weeks then a beautiful snowfall at the end of February, anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers did the Minnesota thing and embraced winter. And it’s not over yet. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of the state, […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.28.18

What works this week, directly from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service. Holy snow batman!  Travel is getting a little more difficult now with the deeper snow on the ice, but the fishing is hanging in there!  The fish on the shallower lakes are showing some signs of low oxygen levels so concentrate your efforts on the […]

New Northern Pike Fishing Regulations

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced new Northern Pike regulations that take effect March 1st 2018. From the December 4, 2017 News Release: “Anglers and spearers pursuing northern pike this winter can prepare for new pike regulations that will be in effect for the spring fishing opener on Minnesota’s inland waters. “Pike regulations remain […]

Family-Friendly Friday

Looking for somewhere to bring the kids?  Family-Friendly Friday is a round up of area events that are fun for the whole family.  Indoor or outdoor there’s lots to do!   Friday February 23, 2018 Live Music Fridays at Detroit Mountain All the snowy fun of Detroit Mountain plus Peter Klug’s Southern Minnesota twang   […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.22.18

More snow is good for fishing too, this week’s Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report tells us why… New snow has put the blinders on the fish making it nice and dark under the ice.  The mid-day Pike bite has been good.  All sizes are starting to feed aggressively due to spawning time in a few […]

Updated Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.21.18

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for the trails are in fantastic condition.  Six to eight inches of fluffy snow just fell and there’s more in the forecast. Itasca State Park Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 2/23/18 – MOOOOOORE SNOW.   Another 4 inches fell over night. 2/21/18 – Snow, snow, and more snow!  The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca […]

Plan Your Next Vacation in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

Winter is ending soon, which means it’s time to start planning your warmer weather vacations!   If you haven’t considered Park Rapids Lakes Area before now, you should add it to your must-visit list. There are many great events happening in Park Rapids Lakes Area this spring and summer to compliment your vacation.   Celebrate […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.14.18

Mid-winter fishing is in full swing.  In a few weeks, things will begin to change rapidly but for now, think deeper water for more consistent Walleye and Crappie fishing.  The deep basins are full of Crappies creating good daytime bites in the 25-40ft depth range using small minnows or tiny jigging spoons tipped with a […]

Pictures from Winters Past

If you’ve ever lived outside of Minnesota you know you get the same question when people find out where you’re from. “Aren’t the winters cold there?” After getting this question dozens of times I say, “Yes but you just wear more clothes and walk faster.  You get used to it.”  People usually look at me […]

Specials and Events 2.9.18 – 2.14.18

Gift Ideas & Discounts Amish Oak & Americana Furnishings Amish Oak & Americana Furnishings has two ways to win!  A Spin to Win board with discounts all over the store, and a Guess the Kisses Jar.  Guess how many Kisses are in the jar, closest gets a $50 gift card.   Beagle and Wolf Books […]

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