Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Festivals Fill August Weekends with Fun

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

Wanted: Your Summer Pictures

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism turns 100 this year and we’re celebrating all summer long.  Since 1918, the Chamber has worked with members to bring business and tourism to our area so we’re having a picture contest to look back at 100 Years of Summer.  Together we’ll make a digital […]

Family-Friendly Friday

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 […]

St. Urho Days – Two Days of Finnish Fun

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

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 […]

March Into Spring and Plan Your Summer Adventures

A traditional St. Urho Days hat. After a string of subzero, bone chilling weeks then a beautiful snowfall at the end of February, anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers did the Minnesota thing and embraced winter. And it’s not over yet. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of the state, […]

February 2018 – What’s Not to Love About February

February brings Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events for a winter getaway. The upside of subzero temps is ice thick enough to hold a population of fish houses and keep our snow cover. And the days are getting longer. Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails will take you places you […]

September in Lake Country

September 2010 Bring on September If you polled area residents and asked “What’s your favorite time of the year?”, most would say “fall.” The pace of life slows a bit, the scenery is spectacular and the mosquitoes are gone. Because rain was plentiful in August, the trees and landscape are still green and fresh as […]

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