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Festivals Fill August Weekends

2010.08.01    No Comments

August 2010 Festivals fill August weekends We have enjoyed some of the most spectacular evenings ever this summer as the day’s heat melts away, dragonflies swoop in on a meal of mosquitoes, a breeze washes the air and the setting sun paints clouds with pastel colors. August promises more of the same as the landscape […]

July 2010 Summer Fun & Happenings in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

2010.07.02    1 Comment

July 2010 Fantastic fireworks, festivals, the county fair, theater and more fill the July calendar. You could say July begins and ends with a dazzling array of fun events. The PBR Challenger Tour Bull Ride kicks off the 4th of July weekend in Park Rapids. July 1, 2 and 3 arena action abounds, followed by […]

Warm Days & Refreshing Night Breezes

2010.06.01    No Comments

June Northern nights promise a cool escape If you live in southern Minnesota or other Midwestern states and endure the heat of the day that blankets the night air and hangs on until a storm passes, an escape to the north woods and naturally air-conditioned nights bring welcome relief. Northern nights offer possibilities for a […]

May in the Land of Lakes, Loons and Legends

2010.05.03    No Comments

May brings fishing opener and so much more Heading west into Park Rapids, a patch of golden flowers – marsh marigolds, also known as cowslips – thrives on the side of a hill sloping down to Mud Lake. Every spring, as the snow melts, anyone driving on State Highway 34 can watch the slope turn […]

April , Spring in Vacationland

2010.03.29    No Comments

Spring comes early The ice has pulled away from the shore, pussy willows are ready to burst from their shells, daffodils are sprouting, geese are returning and eagles soar. Signs of spring inhabit the north woods, but require patience. There’s still ice in the bird bath each morning and it’s too soon to take the […]

Vacation Plans start here

2010.03.01    No Comments

March 2010 Vacation plans start here Winter’s winding down, but usually Mother Nature doesn’t get the memo and delivers snow, snow and more snow and with it the opportunity to ride or ski groomed trails through the frozen forest. At least during the first part of March and maybe longer, the ice is still safe […]

This Snow’s for YOU

2010.02.01    No Comments

This snow’s for you February is for snow lovers. The days are getting longer, the average temps are rising and more than 500 miles of snowmobile trails are groomed and ready to ride. Our forest and lake trails connect directly to restaurants, gas stations and lodging where you can put your feet up by the […]

Celebrate Winter, January 2010

2010.01.04    No Comments

January 2010 Celebrate winter We have 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails through the woods. Snow conditions are excellent with a 12 to 14″ base. Cross country skiing is great at Soaring Eagle Ski Trail and Itasca State Park. Both have warming facilities. Ice on our lakes is 12 to 14″ thick so ice fishing […]

Find the Season’s Magic Here…December 2009

2009.11.30    No Comments

December 2009 Find the season’s magic here The winter solstice soon marks the shortest day and longest night of the year and gives Santa more time to hop from rooftop to rooftop on his magical rounds. It can’t be a coincidence. We treasure silent nights and star-covered skies. The countryside prepares for winter recreation with […]

November 2009

2009.11.01    No Comments

November 2009 Life’s simple pleasures await Our majestic pines are showing just enough snow to remind us the landscape is changing from one of fall chores and outdoor activities to quieter pursuits with one great exception. Firearms deer season opens Nov. 7, signaling a time of year in many households when traditions trump all else. […]

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