Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Winter Trail Conditions – 1.10.19

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 1/5/2019 – All of the Forest Riders trails are groomed and ready to go including Trail 23 in Itasca State Park! This year, the club is also grooming about 24 miles of the trail going south of the rest area on Highway 34 (located 3.5 miles west of Osage) down to Wolf […]

It’s snow time.

The new year brings an abundance of snow to play in whether you want to snowmobile on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, learn to navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a fort. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every […]

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? A week or a weekend in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park will not disappoint and make memories for years to come. Some snow blankets the ground and woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

Heart of the Holidays plus more festive events!

A rundown of Heart of the Holidays events this year.  Click the links below the list for more information and more events all around the area! Nov 12 – Dec 22 Gifts at the Armory Nov 22  Annual Heartland Homes Turkey Trot 5k/Fun Run & Walk Nov 23  Santa, Mrs. Claus and Reindeer Glitter & Tinsel Nov […]

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

Halloween Happenings for all ages

  This year bring Halloween events for all ages.  Whether you’re looking for an costume contest, a fun route to trick or treat on or a day activity with the family, there’s something for you here.  Click the separate links for more information. Saturday, October 27 Fall Festival and Pumpkin Party Saturday is the last […]

Fall Colors Surround Us

We’re enjoying spectacular fall colors. Be sure to look down to see the treasures of the forest floor as well as up to see the geese and ducks migrating south. The harvest is well underway in fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes. Some mornings fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay […]

100 Years of Summer Contest Winners Announced

It’s time to announce the winners of our 100 Years of Summer photo contests.  We had many beautiful pictures submitted in both categories.  Steve Heriot of Heriot Creative Studio was generous enough to judge the Fun in the Sun Contest for us. Press play to see the winners!    

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.12.18

Fall fishing is approaching fast. But for now, the action remains steady on all area lakes—especially for Walleye. Look for the fish in the 20-30 foot range chasing schools of bait fish. Vertical baits like a perch colored #5 Jiggin’Rap is catching the fish near the bottom.  Trolling a JB Lures spinner (green/gold/glow) tipped with […]

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