Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Spring is Sleeping In

Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on spring’s alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means they’re finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow. Meanwhile community organizers have kicked into high […]

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

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

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

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 […]

WINTER TRAIL CONDITIONS; SNOWMOBILE AND SKI, 3.8.18

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 3.1.18

Trail conditions are good even though it’s warming up.  Trails in the woods are looking great. Updated 3/2/2018   Park Rapids Area Nevis Trailblazers Groomed the trails 2/27/2018 2/25/2018 – Wow wish we would of had this a month ago!!  I been out tooling around the last hour and the snow is deep!! We have […]

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 February 23, 2018 Live Music Fridays at Detroit Mountain All the snowy fun of Detroit Mountain plus Peter Klug’s Southern Minnesota twang   […]

Updated Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.21.18

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for the trails are in fantastic condition.  Six to eight inches of fluffy snow just fell and there’s more in the forecast. Itasca State Park Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 2/23/18 – MOOOOOORE SNOW.   Another 4 inches fell over night. 2/21/18 – Snow, snow, and more snow!  The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca […]

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