Where Beauty & Nature intersect

October 2012 Fantastic fall days As the busy pace of summer traffic on lakes and byways has slowed and the fall harvest is winding down, the north woods grow quieter. On a walk, the only sounds you hear are the crunch of leaves and pine needles underfoot, the occasional chatter of squirrels putting away food […]

July 2012 Fun, Festivals, Fair and Festivities

July 2012 July brings festivities, fair, festivals and fun Fantastic fireworks, the county fair, festivals, live music, theater and more fill the July calendar. The Park Rapids Lakes Area celebrates summer like no other place in a setting of crystal clear lakes, beautiful beaches, fresh north woods air and a star-spangled night sky. 4th of […]

May – Spring Unfolds Across the Northwoods

Spring unfolds across the north woods Mother Nature has delivered enough rain to freshen the landscape. Pink and white blossoms have emerged on wild plum, chokecherry and crab apple trees. Lakes have turned icy blue and reflect the yellow-green of deciduous trees along their shores. The loons are calling. Fishing opener – May 12 this […]

Park Rapids Selected as Site for the 2013 Governors Fishing Opener

Park Rapids Announced as the site of the 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener! Explore Minnesota Tourism State of Minnesota Contact: Jill Boldenow, 651-757-1862, jill.boldenow@state.mn.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2012 Park Rapids To Host 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Next year’s 66th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener, May 10-11, 2013, will be held in the Park Rapids […]

December Nature Gives Way to Every Season

December 2011 ‘Nature gives to every season, a beauty all its own’   It is Charles Dickens who wrote: “Nature gives to every season, a beauty all its own.” In December, colorful sunrises crown shortened days and sunsets silhouette the landscape. We are waiting for more than a dusting of snow to give snowmobilers, cross-country […]

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