Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Plan your visit to beautiful Park Rapids, Minnesota!

Wrap up a family gift and head north

2018.12.03    No Comments

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

2018.11.28    No Comments

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

2018.11.26    No Comments

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

2018.11.20    No Comments

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!

2018.11.19    No Comments

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 […]

November Events Near Park Rapids

2018.11.09    No Comments

The Park Rapids area is bustling with activity this November. Stay in the know and get in on all the action this month by following us on Twitter and keeping up with our events calendar.   A few events we are especially excited about include the Winter Wonderland Snowflake & Candy Canes Arts & Crafts […]

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

2018.10.30    No Comments

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.25.18

2018.10.25    No Comments

Fishing remains solid in the Park Rapids area—especially the Fall Crappies! Look for them schooled heavily near or over deep water down to 30’.  Other Crappies have been found cruising muddy flats in the 20-30 ft range. Jigging Raps or a jig/minnow crappie minnow will do the trick. The Walleyes are gathered in isolated deep […]

Halloween Happenings for all ages

2018.10.23    No Comments

  This year bring Halloween events for all ages.  Whether you’re looking for an costume contest, a fun route to trick or treat on or a day activity with the family, there’s something for you here.  Click the separate links for more information. Saturday, October 27 Fall Festival and Pumpkin Party Saturday is the last […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.18.18

2018.10.18    No Comments

Cold temps are bringing the big fish shallow—especially the pike and muskies. Troll sucker decoys rigged on a quick strike rig just off the break line about 7-10 down and hang on. Look for walleyes all over the board—weed lines, deep main lake holes (40-70ft) they will be on the bottom in either way.  Slowly […]


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