Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Season: The Ideal Time to Travel

The calendar continues to flip by as the last few drops of summer squeeze out. Kids are returning to school, schedules are normalizing, fall is in the air, and vacations are coming to a halt. Or are they? Shoulder season is that sweet spot between high and low vacation times – i.e. summer and winter. […]

Festivals Fill August Weekends with Fun

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

July Brings out Summer’s Best

As the Chamber celebrates 100 Years of Summer, July shines as why summers in the lakes area are the best. The calendar is overflowing with festivals and events in addition to all the possibilities for adventures like biking, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, grilling fresh caught fish or making s’mores over a campfire. It’s all here. […]

Water Activities for Your Summer Vacation in the Park Rapids Area

Summer is quickly approaching in Minnesota!   Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, we know how to make the most of our limited months of warm weather out on the lake. Although there are countless beautiful places to go across the state to enjoy summer, here in Park Rapids, we have several special things […]

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 […]

Plan Your Next Vacation in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

Winter is ending soon, which means it’s time to start planning your warmer weather vacations!   If you haven’t considered Park Rapids Lakes Area before now, you should add it to your must-visit list. There are many great events happening in Park Rapids Lakes Area this spring and summer to compliment your vacation.   Celebrate […]

Winter Activities and Vacation Ideas in Park Rapids

The beautiful Park Rapids area is alive and full of activity during the wintertime, and 2018 is no exception. Visit Park Rapids and nearby Itasca State Park for these events and activities this season: USXC Snowmobile Race: Park Rapids Heartland 200—January 20 & 21, 2018 The Park Rapids USXC Snowmobile Race consists of 2 one-day […]

Must-See Sights in the Park Rapids Area: Visitors’ Picks

In April, we went to Facebook and asked our followers which places they like to see when they Visit Park Rapids. The following are best places to visit in the Park Rapids area according to the most knowledgeable sources; the visitors! Itasca State Park The post popular answer was, of course, Itasca State Park. Most […]

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