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July 2012 Fun, Festivals, Fair and Festivities

2012.06.30    No Comments

July 2012 July brings festivities, fair, festivals and fun Fantastic fireworks, the county fair, 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. 4th of […]

May – Spring Unfolds Across the Northwoods

2012.05.13    No Comments

Spring unfolds across the north woods Mother Nature has delivered enough rain to freshen the landscape. Pink and white blossoms have emerged on wild plum, chokecherry and crab apple trees. Lakes have turned icy blue and reflect the yellow-green of deciduous trees along their shores. The loons are calling. Fishing opener – May 12 this […]

Park Rapids Selected as Site for the 2013 Governors Fishing Opener

2012.05.13    No Comments

Park Rapids Announced as the site of the 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener! Explore Minnesota Tourism State of Minnesota Contact: Jill Boldenow, 651-757-1862, jill.boldenow@state.mn.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2012 Park Rapids To Host 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Next year’s 66th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener, May 10-11, 2013, will be held in the Park Rapids […]

April 2012, Spring Has Arrived!

2012.04.01    No Comments

April 2012 Spring comes early; summer will be here before we know it. If spring is the first day that sun warms your face, we’ve already enjoyed a few days of the long-awaited season.The snow and lake ice have melted, pussy willows are bursting from their shells and Canada geese are returning. Loons, Bald eagles […]

March – Today’s the Day to Plan Your Stay!

2012.03.01    No Comments

Today’s the day to plan your stay Snow shovels may still be put to good use as winter winds down, but it’s time to think spring and plan for the glorious months of summer. The cover of our new Discovery Guide says it all: Now, this is Minnesota. Visitors can enjoy life at the lake, […]

2012.02.06    No Comments

February 2012 Take heart – winter’s not over It’s February. Winter’s going to be around awhile. What’s not to love! We are still short on snow, but some say the lake ice is the best it’s ever been – thick and not slushy or snow packed. Whether you want to fish or go for a […]

January 2012 Cabin Fever Reliever

2012.01.01    No Comments

January 2012 Cabin fever reliever Snow is falling as 2012 begins and we’re hoping for enough to welcome winter recreation enthusiasts to hit the trails as we glide into a new year. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every Thursday at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html. The […]

December Nature Gives Way to Every Season

2011.11.28    No Comments

December 2011 ‘Nature gives to every season, a beauty all its own’   It is Charles Dickens who wrote: “Nature gives to every season, a beauty all its own.” In December, colorful sunrises crown shortened days and sunsets silhouette the landscape. We are waiting for more than a dusting of snow to give snowmobilers, cross-country […]

November 2011

2011.11.01    No Comments

November 2011 Pleasures change with the seasons Fall has crept across the landscape this year with uncommonly warm days and frost free nights. Clear blue skies heighten the brilliance of gold tamarack needles and colorful leaves linger. Some wildflowers bloomed again, confused by the mild conditions. For many of those fortunate enough to live here […]

October 2011 Fantastic Fall Days in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

2011.09.30    No Comments

October 2011 Fantastic fall days The only word for fall in the north woods right now is fantastic. With leaves turned deep red, golden yellow and bright orange, the sky looks brighter blue than ever and lakes mirror nature’s changing palette. It’s time to hike, bike or simply gaze at the wonder of it all […]


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