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December Blog

2022.11.28    Comments Off on December Blog

December 2022 Find nature’s beauty and small town cheer here     A weekend or a week here to embrace the joys of the season, experience nature and take life at a different pace may be the best gift you can give for the holidays this year. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, inspiration […]

Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

2022.11.11    Comments Off on Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

Why Shop Small for the Holidays? Small businesses add flavor to our area. There is a sense of adventure when you explore a small business. You never know what beauties you’ll uncover or what scrumptiousness awaits. Sadly, that’s also why a lot of people choose to patronize chains. With chains they know exactly what they’ll […]

2022 Heart of the Holidays Events Poster

2022.11.04    Comments Off on 2022 Heart of the Holidays Events Poster

  for more events visit our full events calendar!

November 2022 Monthly Blog

2022.11.02    Comments Off on November 2022 Monthly Blog

November 2022 Greeting card moments lie ahead The pace has slowed as we anticipate the approaching holidays. Golden tamaracks ring small lakes and ponds, geese make their noisy overhead passage to warmer places and woodland critters from squirrels to white tailed deer gather and browse ahead of winter. It is our tradition to celebrate two […]

Fishing Report 10/20/22

2022.10.21    Comments Off on Fishing Report 10/20/22

Fall definitely has it all when it comes to fishing in the Park Rapids area! Water temps have dropped into the low to mid 50’s and the fish are VERY active. Walleye anglers are having one of the best opportunities to consistently catch fish and anglers are seeing the best success in the 18-24ft with […]

Fall Family Fun at Pike’s Corn Maze

2022.10.20    Comments Off on Fall Family Fun at Pike’s Corn Maze

A Shrpa Collab What to Bring Weather Appropriate Clothes Money for Admission ($8/person cash or check only) Comfortable Shoes What to Expect After a quick (their service is super speedy!), stop at Great Northern Cafe and take the whole family for a fun-filled adventure to Pike’s Corn Maze, located only a few miles from Park […]

Wild West Weekend at Carters’ Fall Festival

2022.10.20    Comments Off on Wild West Weekend at Carters’ Fall Festival

A Shrpa Collaboration   What to Bring Weather Appropriate Clothing Comfy Shoes   What to Expect A quick drive from Park Rapids will bring you to the beautiful Carter family farm for their annual Fall Festival! This adventure highlights the biggest attractions at the festival: Music and fun in the Corn Crib, the Wild West […]

Sights and Sounds of Lake Itasca

2022.10.20    Comments Off on Sights and Sounds of Lake Itasca

a shrpa collaboration What to Bring Weather Appropriate Clothing Camera Bike (If you want to bike the Wilderness Loop)   Destinations click here to see an in-depth look! What to Expect Start your adventure with a scenic drive through Itasca State Park’s Wilderness Loop, where you will be greeted with scenic vistas and tree-lined roads […]

Spend the Day Exploring the Lake Country Scenic Byway

2022.10.19    Comments Off on Spend the Day Exploring the Lake Country Scenic Byway

A Shrpa Collaboration   What to Bring Camera Snacks Road Trip Music Weather Appropriate Clothing Lake Country Scenic Byway Map   Destinations click here for an in-depth look! What to Expect This adventure will take you from the sweeping views of Big Detroit Lake to downtown Park Rapids along the beautiful Lake Country Scenic Byway. […]

Fishing Report 9-30-2022

2022.09.30    Comments Off on Fishing Report 9-30-2022

Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine. Water temperatures in the Park Rapids area have dropped to the low 60’s. Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine. Walleye fishing has been good, primarily using minnows and glide baits in 18-26 feet […]


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