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January 2014, The New Year Begins With a Thick Blanket of Snow

2013.12.30    No Comments

The new year begins with a thick blanket of snow. It’s beautiful, layered on the branches of pines and covering the landscape as far as the eye can see. Snowmobilers have already hit the hundreds of miles of groomed trails through scenic forests and networked between destinations where there are places to pause for a […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Weekly Fishing Report – 12/26/13

2013.12.27    No Comments

Smokey Hills Outdoor Store www.smokeyhillsoutdoorstore.com Slush and flooding are still a problem on most of the Park Rapids area lakes but there are many areas of good ice if you know where to go. Fish Hook Lake has the best ice in the area, the west end of the lake has an average of 11 […]

Nevis Trailblazers Trail Conditions, Dec 22, 2013

2013.12.24    No Comments

Nevis Trailblazers Snowmobile Trail Condition Reports for Hubbard County snowmobile trails connecting Park Rapids, Nevis, Huntersville, Walker, and Bemidji. Over the past two days we have had a fairly steady and light snowfall. Probably had about two inches of accumulation over this period. Had a lot of  snowmobile traffic over this last weekend which was […]

Park Rapids Lakes Area Weekly Fishing Report 12/9/13

2013.12.23    No Comments

Smokey Hills Outdoor Store www.smokeyhillsoutdoorstore.com Jack Frost has a firm grip on northern Minnesota’s lakes and the ice is getting thicker by the minute. Over a foot of snow is on the ground and the snowmobile trail groomers are already out on the main trails. The snow did cause flooding on a few of our […]

December 2013, Wrap Up a Trip North

2013.11.29    No Comments

We’ve pulled the winter coats, hats, mittens, scarves and flannel lined jeans out of the closet. It’s time to celebrate winter, family and friends.   For some, a trip up north has become a tradition, a way to observe the holidays away from the stresses of the daily routine, as important in winter as it […]

November 2013, Greeting card moments lie ahead

2013.11.04    No Comments

Autumn’s colors have fallen and the leaves are crunching under our feet. It’s a time when traditions prompt many of us to prepare for the days ahead: pull out the flannel sheets, put the grill away and pile straw on the flower beds. Ready or not, ice will soon cover the lakes and snow will […]

October 2013, Still no frost in the pumpkin patch

2013.09.30    No Comments

Fall is tiptoeing around the lakes area this year giving visitors many more days and weekends to enjoy the change of seasons. Most years, colors peak at the end of September, but the full on beauty hasn’t arrived yet.   Gardeners are still harvesting tomatoes from diminished, but not yet frost damaged patches in their […]

September 2013 Fall has a special air about it

2013.09.03    No Comments

The Labor Day weekend brings an unofficial end of summer and changes in the rhythm of everyday life. Flocks of geese are already gathering for their noisy retreat. School buses and trucks hauling farm implements signal it’s time for serious work. Soon fall colors will paint the northern landscape with a fresh coat of orange, […]

July 2013 Festivals and more bring July fun

2013.07.02    No Comments

Fantastic fireworks, the county fair, community festivals, live music, theater and more fill the July calendar. The Park Rapids Lakes Area celebrates summer like no other place in a setting of crystal clear lakes, beautiful beaches, fresh north woods air and a star-spangled night sky. From the Firecracker Footrace at dawn to the fabulous fireworks […]

June Catch a Memory

2013.06.04    No Comments

When we celebrated the Governor’s Fishing Opener here in May, the activities shed light on the fact that the greater Park Rapids area remains home to nearly 100 family resorts. Resorts, together with other lodging, including motels and bed and breakfast inns, offer visitors an abundance of choices of places to stay and amenities to […]

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