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How to Spend the Fourth of July in Park Rapids

2016.06.24    No Comments

  Our Fourth of July celebration in Park Rapids will be bigger than ever in 2016!   In the morning, runners and walkers gather at Heartland Park for the Park Rapids Running Firecracker Footrace. The 5K run and walk starts and finishes at Heartland Park. There will be a certified USATF fast course for the more […]

June 2016 – Land of happy endings

2016.05.31    No Comments

Catch a memory at the end of a dock or the end of a fishing line or the end of a day. Summer is about dipping your toes in the water, snagging a fish, finishing an ice cream cone or watching a bonfire or a sunset from the beach. Or start at a beginning: the […]

May 2016 – Spring brings Fishing Opener, Bike Opener

2016.04.29    No Comments

Spring is knocking at our door and she’s welcome to make her grand entry. Our lakes glisten in the sun, the loons are calling and the landscape is turning green. We’re celebrating the season this weekend at the Park Rapids Flower & Garden Home Show and Downtown Showcase at Armory Square Saturday, April 30 and […]

April 2016 – April brings a good-natured poke

2016.04.01    No Comments

We have every reason to think spring will arrive early this year: good news for the winter weary anxious to spend more time outdoors. Promising signs have appeared. Ice is either gone from small lakes or retreating from shore. Bird songs last heard in the fall have returned and patches of green grass are showing. […]

March 2016 – It’s time to elect a summer stay

2016.04.01    No Comments

March weather can be most unpredictable, but lately it has felt more like the end of March than the end of February. Not the greatest news for winter recreation enthusiasts, but an early spring appeals to those tired of short, cloudy days. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of Minnesota, […]

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Trail Report 2.17.2016

2016.02.17    No Comments

Snowmobile trail report courtesy of: Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – February 17th, 2016 (Click on the link above to reach the clubs website.) All trails will be groomed again this week and are in good to great shape.  If you haven’t been through Two Inlets State Forest or Itasca Park this year, it is definitely […]

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Trail Report – 2.8.16

2016.02.09    No Comments

Snowmobile trail report courtesy of: Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – Feburary 8, 2016 (click on the link above to visit the club’s website) Groomers are heading out this week grooming. We have received anywhere from 3-5 inches of new snow and a lot of blowing and drifting. With the grooming and colder temperatures this week, […]

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Trail Report – 2.3.16

2016.02.03    No Comments

Trail Report courtesy of: Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – 2-3-16 (Click on the link above to visit the club’s website.) Trails will not be groomed this week as they are still in good shape and holding with the colder weather. Looks like it will be another good weekend to get out and enjoy!

February 2016, Cook up a fun weekend

2016.02.01    No Comments

Snow and ice are the only ingredients we need for a weekend of fun. The trails are humming with snowmobiles and fish houses pepper the lakes. With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events on February’s menu, plan a winter getaway to our beautiful north woods. The days grow longer and quiet, […]

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Trail Report – 1/26/2016

2016.01.27    No Comments

Trail Report courtesy of Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – 1-26-16 (Click on the link above to visit the club’s website.) The groomers are out on the trails and all of Forest Riders trails should be completed by Wednesday. The temperatures are looking favorable for another weekend of good riding and enjoying the outdoors! Photos from […]


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