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April Blog

April 2022

Spring is sleeping in

Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on springs alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means theyre finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow.

Meanwhile community organizers have kicked into high gear planning summer events and festivals. The Chamber events committee is working on Legends and Logging Days and the Backyard BBQ Challenge. The Downtown Business Association has the band lineup for the 10th Anniversary season of 2nd Street Stage. Northern Light Opera Company has auditioned talent for Hello, Dolly.” Other committees and communities in the Heartland Lakes area are working hard on their summer events, too.

The Chambers new Discovery Guide shows many ways to Make a Memory anytime at the source of the Mississippi River, at the lake, in the woods or enjoying a local celebration. Resorts and other lodging accommodations in the Park Rapids area invite guests to stay at the center of Heartland Lakes and will help visitors realize your dream vacation. The Chamber website can also assist with your plans and offers a way to order your picture-packed Discovery Guide.

It is part of life here that we are optimists at the beginning of each new season and its progression of change. Our accommodations become your personal retreat and our wonderful community is your home away from home. If you dont want to wait for summer, April can be a quiet time for a leisurely visit to see nature in transition, shop or just relax. Or make plans to hop into Downtown Park Rapids April 14-16 for photos with the Easter bunny and collect Easter eggs stuffed with jelly beans at 22 participating businesses in an Egg Chase.

If you need help planning a memorable and affordable visit, need more information about the area or have questions, call our friendly staff at 800-247-0054 / 218-732-4111 to learn more.



Written By Lu Ann Hurd-Lof


Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau