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Where Beauty & Nature Intersect

A Weekend in the Park Rapids Lakes Area!

Candle making and ice cream in Dorset

Check out Dorset! Experience making your very own scent curated, hand-poured candle with local artists for background music. While waiting for the candle to finish setting, head next door to grab some ice cream or lunch, and then check out the Heartland Trail for a little fresh air- choose a walk or bike ride.


Legends and Logging

So much to do and only one weekend! Which events will you want to choose over this weekend to attend? The weekend kicked off the American Legion hosting with a Benefit Supper for Northwoods Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation with a raffle and silent auction. Saturday starts with a Loggers breakfast fit for any Lumber Jack or Jill Head downtown to check out the Lumberjack show, grab some food and a drink with local performers providing music, and then check out the outdoor recreational area that includes a dunk-tank, hands-on archery experience for the kids by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, face painting, and a climbing wall. Don’t forget to say hi to the local heroes! End the day hanging out poolside at the Americ-inn. This community event is fun for all ages, as a family, a unique weekend getaway, or a fun date.


All the Yum Nums in Park Rapids

Take a food exploration in Park Rapids. Start with breakfast or lunch at a Railroad themed diner. Head downtown to grab a book and experience coffee in a sunroom. Enjoy some ice cream, and THEN grab some more delicious food. Get a bag of gourmet popcorn to bring home and maybe some more ice cream. Finish the day with Wine Not? The most ambient and picturesque place to grab a sip in town.


Weekend of Water in Nevis

Start with a trip to the farmers market and spend the day outside! A trip to the Mississippi Headwaters for an iconic stop followed by a beautiful Lake Belle Taine experience. Finish the night with a local event- like the ski show! And for when you need a pick-me-up or sweet treat- stop by Muskie Waters for a caffeinated beverage and some delectable ice cream or candy.



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