Where Beauty & Nature intersect

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!    

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, […]

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