Where Beauty & Nature intersect

It’s snow time.

The new year brings an abundance of snow to play in whether you want to snowmobile on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, learn to navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a fort. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 12.20.18

It’s a great time for crappies! We have been hammering the crappies throughout the Park Rapids area with a ton of really nice fish being released for others to enjoy, keeping the healthy fish population this area is known for! Shallow weed beds in the 6 -13 ft depth for a good daytime bite and […]

Christmas Shopping Hours & Sales

Shop local with our list of when the area stores are open.  Click the establishment’s name for address and more store information.   Chamber members!  Get your hours and sales on this list by emailing erin@parkrapids.com.   71 Bottles of Beer and Liquor Christmas Eve 9 AM – 2:30 PM Closed Christmas New Years Eve and […]

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? A week or a weekend in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park will not disappoint and make memories for years to come. Some snow blankets the ground and woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 11.28.18

The ice is firming up nicely in the Park Rapids area but beware of thin spots due to current, geese, ducks, or wind! We have been sticking to the smaller lakes and cashing in on panfish—mainly Bluegills and Crappies. There have also been some nice bonus Walleyes mixed in with the “pannies” as well. Tip- […]

Heart of the Holidays plus more festive events!

A rundown of Heart of the Holidays events this year.  Click the links below the list for more information and more events all around the area! Nov 12 – Dec 22 Gifts at the Armory Nov 22  Annual Heartland Homes Turkey Trot 5k/Fun Run & Walk Nov 23  Santa, Mrs. Claus and Reindeer Glitter & Tinsel Nov […]

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.4.18

The lake temperatures are falling and so are the leaves. However, the fall fishing is getting better daily as the lakes continue to finish their turn over process. Look for the crappies to be schooled in deeper water on muddy bottoms typically found along the lake’s basin. Depths can range from 20-30 ft. Use a […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.12.18

Fall fishing is approaching fast. But for now, the action remains steady on all area lakes—especially for Walleye. Look for the fish in the 20-30 foot range chasing schools of bait fish. Vertical baits like a perch colored #5 Jiggin’Rap is catching the fish near the bottom.  Trolling a JB Lures spinner (green/gold/glow) tipped with […]

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