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 […]

100 Years of Summer – 1980 Water Wars Edition

Roll up your sleeves and dig deep for a can of orange pop.  Don’t worry about the sticky on your hands from caramel apples, you can always find some little kid who will be willing to lick it off.  Quick!  We need more polish, and buns too.  Whew, where’s some shade?” – So begins a […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.31.18

Smallmouth Bass are in shallow getting ready to spawn as well as the Largemouth—so the shallow bite is on! They will hit about anything! Please release the Bass!! Other fish are better table fair—like Crappies which about done spawning—however on some lakes the can still be found in the shallows—you have to check on each […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Spring Fishing Tips

Capt. Josh with a Walleye Clean up your act and catch more fish! Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Little did you know as a kid, your mom was giving you a huge fishing tip! Deer and fish. Both dumb as a stump, but both have a nose and a thing called natural instincts. I […]

May Brings Fishing Opener and So Much More

Spring is chasing signs of winter away from the lakes and woods. The loons are back, trees are budding and rivers are open. On a short drive, it’s common to see a trifecta of bald eagles, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer. Spring rituals like ditch clean up can finally begin. Residents and resort owners are […]

Family-Friendly Friday

Family-Friendly Friday is back with what’s up this weekend for family fun. Friday, April 27, 2018 Heartland Homes Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction Heartland Homes has been serving the community for 40 years, celebrate with them at their Annual Turkey Ham Fundraiser Dinner at the American Legion.     Saturday, April 28, 2018 A Day […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 03.07.18

Fishing is great and will only get better until the ice melts… Just as most ice anglers quit for the year, the action doubles if not triples as the ice starts to free itself of snow.  We concentrate on panfish—Perch, Crappies, and monster Bluegills for the rest of the winter. Look for “night bite” Bluegills […]

Family-Friendly Friday

Looking for somewhere to bring the kids?  Family-Friendly Friday is a round up of area events that are fun for the whole family.  Indoor or outdoor there’s lots to do!   Friday February 23, 2018 Live Music Fridays at Detroit Mountain All the snowy fun of Detroit Mountain plus Peter Klug’s Southern Minnesota twang   […]

Fishing Tournaments, Fun From Way Back

Now that we’re knee-deep in ice-fishing tournament season, how about a look back to when it all began… Fishing contests are a long-held tradition in Park Rapids that started in 1915.  The first official contest was established by Earl Fuller of Fuller’s Hardware (which turned into Fuller’s Tackle Shop in 1930).  Earl started the contest […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 1.11.18

Park Rapids Area Snowmobile Trail Report; Chamber President, Butch De La Hunt – January 10, 2018 Groomers were out last week.  Many of the trails to the North of Park Rapids groomed up nicely as there was more snow to work with.  Trails that experienced early traffic groomed up better due to packed snow.   Itasca […]

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