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Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile, Snowshoe & Ski, 3.22.18

2018.03.22    No Comments

Itasca State Park Forest Riders 3/19/18 – Groomers will not be out this week. It’s getting pretty limited out there. However, this coming weekend sounds like there may be a little snow in the forecast; so I’m not sure if it’s time to put the sleds away or wait to see if we can still […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 03.22.18

2018.03.22    No Comments

Captain Josh knows where to find the fish this week. The Spring late ice bite has started. Sunfish and crappies are eating like crazy right now trying to nourish developing eggs. Look for them suspended on steeper drop offs just outside the shallow spawning bays they will be eating in when the ice is gone. […]

It’s (sorta) Spring – 3 Things To Do Outside

2018.03.20    No Comments

Plogging Plogging is the new outdoor fitness trend that some people were already doing.  Basically it’s walking, hiking or running with a trash bag in tow.  You pick up trash as you go so not only does it tidy up  but you bust out a few squats along the way.  The word is from the […]

Family-Friendly Friday

2018.03.16    No Comments

A wrap-up of family-friendly events in the Park Rapids Lakes Area.   Friday, March 16, 2018 St. Urho Days Opening Ceremonies Opening Ceremonies, St. Urho King & Queen Crowning.  Medallion winner presentation & St. Urho Look a Like Contest Laverne & Lucy Right after the St. Urho Opening Ceremonies!  Get ready for side-splitting comedy, lively […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile, Ski and Snowshoe 3.15.18

2018.03.15    No Comments

No new snow this week, your best bet is to ride through woods. Itasca State Park Forest Riders 3/12/2018 – Since Tuesday, it did melt down more. There may be some good coverage yet.   Although some water spots/slush or bare spots down to dirt. Last weekend, snowmobilers were out enjoying the 8 to 12 inches of […]

St. Urho Days – Two Days of Finnish Fun

2018.03.14    No Comments

What’s up with St. Urho Days?  Well, it’s a celebration of St. Urho, who chased the grasshoppers out of Finland. There is some controversy about where the legend comes from, but it’s safe to say that whether you go Friday or Saturday you’ll *hauskaa päivää. Friday 5:00-7:00 PM Burger Night at VFW 6:30 PM Opening Ceremonies […]

Where to Find Irish food & Green Beer on St. Patrick’s Day

2018.03.14    No Comments

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at any of these deliciously fun events! The Good Life Cafe St. Paddy’s Day Specials Hot Pastrami Hoagie with Swiss cheese, coleslaw and a Dijon mustard sauce (11-5pm) Thursday – Saturday Saturday Dinner Special – Corned Beef Dinner with roasted cabbage and a potato Hash (5pm-Close). Saturday Only – Irish Car […]

Music on Main Street: 2nd Street Stage Bands & Dates Announced

2018.03.12    No Comments

Nothing caps off a beautiful summer day like 2nd Street Stage. Park Rapids Downtown is the place for live music, family activities and a beer garden on Thursday nights. If you’re an artist, now is your time to shine!  The contest for this years button design is open until April 6th. Click here for all […]

Family-Friendly Friday

2018.03.09    No Comments

LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO BRING THE KIDS?  HERE’S A ROUND UP OF FAMILY EVENTS. Friday, March 9, 2018 All You Can Eat Fish Fry Get your fill of fish at the American Legion, 9 dollars a person.   Live Bluegrass!  Music Bonus Night Detroit Mountain is cranking up another night of live music with local bluegrass […]

WINTER TRAIL CONDITIONS; SNOWMOBILE AND SKI, 3.8.18

2018.03.08    No Comments

Yes.  We have snow. Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Itascatour Outdoor Activity Club 3/7/2018 –  The guys who groom the trails at Soaring Eagle ROCK! Lilly’s, Eagle and Lake were all groomed on Tuesday evening.  Troll trail is rolled but not tracked Itasca State Park Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 3/7/18 – Trees down. There are reports of a […]


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