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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. […]

Fall’s Grand Entry

2009.10.05    No Comments

October 2009Fall’s grand entry “Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth LawrenceIt may be time to grab a jacket before you head outdoors, but you can leave the mosquito spray at home. Fall has made a grand entry in the north woods. […]

September is a Gift

2009.09.09    No Comments

September 2009 September is a gift September is a gift which Mother Nature slowly unwraps for us. First, the sumac leaves turn red as garnets and maples offer showy orange and red. Later, birches and poplars display golden leaves, all the more beautiful in contrast to the rolling green of Norways, white pines and spruce […]

September is a Gift in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

2009.09.08    No Comments

September 2009 September is a gift September is a gift which Mother Nature slowly unwraps for us. First, the sumac leaves turn red as garnets and maples offer showy orange and red. Later, birches and poplars display golden leaves, all the more beautiful in contrast to the rolling green of Norways, white pines and spruce […]

September is a Gift

2009.09.08    No Comments

September 2009 September is a gift September is a gift which Mother Nature slowly unwraps for us. First, the sumac leaves turn red as garnets and maples offer showy orange and red. Later, birches and poplars display golden leaves, all the more beautiful in contrast to the rolling green of Norways, white pines and spruce […]

2009.08.10    No Comments

August 2009 Summer’s not over ‘til it’s over Yesterday we saw a dad and his two kids buying bait. A clerk netted small, wiggling, silvery shiners from a water tank for the trio and they headed out the door. It’s fun to imagine the rest of the story. The kids donning life jackets as their […]

Legends & Logging Days 2009

2009.07.13    No Comments

July 2009 World class competitors will entertain in logging and chainsaw sculpting events at Legends & Logging Days Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 & 8 at Red Bridge Park in Park Rapids. Legends and Logging celebrates our area’s history, culture, artisans and food at this beautiful setting on the Fish Hook River. Skilled chainsaw artists […]

4th of July Fun

2009.06.29    No Comments

4th of July 2009   We think when Carly Simon sings, “Nobody does it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest,” she was thinking of Park Rapids on the 4th of July. From the Firecracker Footrace at dawn to the fabulous fireworks at dusk, thousands come for a slice of American pie. (Appropriately, there […]

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