Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Teach kids the dangers of ice

From the Minnesota DNR: Now is the time to talk with kids about the dangers of ice. Ice thickness varies greatly on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state. Some water bodies have none, while others have several inches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Ice, especially early ice with snow cover, is […]

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 […]

November Events Near Park Rapids

The Park Rapids area is bustling with activity this November. Stay in the know and get in on all the action this month by following us on Twitter and keeping up with our events calendar.   A few events we are especially excited about include the Winter Wonderland Snowflake & Candy Canes Arts & Crafts […]

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 […]

St. Urho Days – Two Days of Finnish Fun

What’s up with St. Urho Days?  Well, it’s a celebration of St. Urho, who chased the grasshoppers out of Finland. There is some controversy about where the legend comes from, but it’s safe to say that whether you go Friday or Saturday you’ll *hauskaa päivää. Friday 5:00-7:00 PM Burger Night at VFW 6:30 PM Opening Ceremonies […]

Where to Find Irish food & Green Beer on St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at any of these deliciously fun events! The Good Life Cafe St. Paddy’s Day Specials Hot Pastrami Hoagie with Swiss cheese, coleslaw and a Dijon mustard sauce (11-5pm) Thursday – Saturday Saturday Dinner Special – Corned Beef Dinner with roasted cabbage and a potato Hash (5pm-Close). Saturday Only – Irish Car […]

Family-Friendly Friday

LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO BRING THE KIDS?  HERE’S A ROUND UP OF FAMILY EVENTS. Friday, March 9, 2018 All You Can Eat Fish Fry Get your fill of fish at the American Legion, 9 dollars a person.   Live Bluegrass!  Music Bonus Night Detroit Mountain is cranking up another night of live music with local bluegrass […]

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 […]

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