Where Beauty & Nature intersect

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 […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.8.18

Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club From Skinny Ski: Trails look beautiful today after 2-3″ new snow on a hard base. Groomers are out, so conditions should be excellent for the next few days. Sunday the 4th open house was cancelled due to wind chill predictions of as low as -37F. Itasca 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 […]

February 2017 – It’s prime time for winter fun

With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events on February’s calendar, plan a winter getaway. A fresh layer of snow frosted our beautiful north woods this week. Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails will take you places you might never find in the summer time – and there are no mosquitoes. […]

Winter Activities in Northern Minnesota

Now that fall is upon us it is time to get excited about the changing leaves, the crisp smells in the air and the excitement that comes next: Minnesota winters. Many people shudder at the thought of below-zero temperatures, but Minnesotans relish it.   Whether it brings the thrill of the catch in a fish […]

Summer is Here – Ready or not!

Summer is here – ready or not Whether you and your family want to play on the water all day or just relax and hang out together, the Park Rapids lakes area is the place to stay this summer. Daylight extends well after 9 p.m. as the summer solstice nears so there is plenty of […]

Summer will be here before we know it!

Summer will be here before we know it! Spring flirts with the north woods but refuses to take hold. Ice left the lakes the last week in April, tulips and other spring flowers are slowly emerging and grass is turning green in patches. Over time, the visible transition of seasons isn’t so unusual, but compared […]

May in the Land of Lakes, Loons and Legends

May brings fishing opener and so much more Heading west into Park Rapids, a patch of golden flowers – marsh marigolds, also known as cowslips – thrives on the side of a hill sloping down to Mud Lake. Every spring, as the snow melts, anyone driving on State Highway 34 can watch the slope turn […]

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