Where Beauty & Nature intersect

100 Years of Summer is Here – Send in Those Album Photos!

100 Years of Summer is here! We’ve got 2 picture contests going.  Fun in the Sun and Then & Now. Fun in the Sun can be just about anything; family reunion pictures, groovy 70’s shots, Mom and her prizewinning blueberry pie, the cabin you and your family visit every year, the epic stringer of fish […]

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 […]

May Brings Fishing Opener and So Much More

Spring is chasing signs of winter away from the lakes and woods. The loons are back, trees are budding and rivers are open. On a short drive, it’s common to see a trifecta of bald eagles, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer. Spring rituals like ditch clean up can finally begin. Residents and resort owners are […]

And the winner is…

2nd Street Stage winning button design chosen From a 4/12/2018 Press release: The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the second 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Hendri Ernst, president of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, a 2nd Street Stage sponsor. “I entered the competition because my wife […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile, Snowshoe & Ski, 3.22.18

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO BRING THE KIDS?  FAMILY-FRIENDLY FRIDAY IS A ROUND UP OF AREA EVENTS THAT ARE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.  INDOOR OR OUTDOOR THERE’S LOTS TO DO! Friday, March 2, 2018 Legacy:  Robin Anders Minnesota musician Robin Anders brings world music to the Park Rapids Library.  Hear percussion and drums from all […]

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