Where Beauty & Nature intersect

November 2015, Loving our local traditions

A friend says Halloween feels like the run up to northern Minnesota’s four major holidays: the Firearms Deer Hunting Opener, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. You’re invited to our place for all of them. After an uncommonly warm October, the days just ahead are filled with preparations for the deer hunting opener. Hunters site in […]

September 2015, Harvest fall fun

Fall brings out the best in the north woods as the pace changes with kids starting school, whistles blowing on the football field, leaves and pine needles waiting to be raked and equipment moving about for the fall harvest. The northern landscape has begun turning to orange, gold and red, all the beauty mirrored on […]

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report 5/24/15 Report written by Josh Severtson of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store With Between six to eight inches of rainfall in the Park Rapids area within the last week ,water temps haven’t moved much from lake to lake. Expect water temps to be hovering around 55-60 degrees. Like the previous weeks […]

April 2015, Spring’s footprints appear

About all that remains from winter are small patches of white in shady spots, tree debris lost in a wrestling match with ice, wind and snow, and thinning lake ice. April might still bring anything the weather department can produce, but the snow will cease, lawns will be cleared and the ice will retreat. A […]

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