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January 2011 Celebrate Winter

2011.01.02    No Comments

January 2011 Celebrate winter The new year begins with as much as 20 inches of fresh snow creating ideal conditions for snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of groomed trails in the Park Rapids area. You’ll find a picture perfect scene anywhere you go. If your New Year’s resolution is to celebrate winter, you’ve come to […]

December 2010, Take time to smell the hot chocolate

2010.11.30    No Comments

December 2010 Take time to smell the hot chocolate Mother Nature decorated the countryside with snow before Thanksgiving, and up north that means the white-frosted ground and trees will stay beautiful all winter. A few more inches of the white stuff will give snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts the Christmas gift they want […]

Quiet descends on the north woods. November 2010

2010.11.01    No Comments

November 2010 Quiet descends on the north woods Crisp morning air and smoke curling from chimneys signal the change of seasons. The architecture of bare branches dominates the landscape, but after the leaves drop, hidden vistas of lakes and forests emerge. For many of those fortunate enough to live here year round, the days ahead […]

2010.10.05    No Comments

October 2010 Carve Out Some Time to Relax

2010.10.04    No Comments

October 2010 Carve out some time to relax “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.” – John Muir No mountains here, but […]

September in Lake Country

2010.09.07    No Comments

September 2010 Bring on September If you polled area residents and asked “What’s your favorite time of the year?”, most would say “fall.” The pace of life slows a bit, the scenery is spectacular and the mosquitoes are gone. Because rain was plentiful in August, the trees and landscape are still green and fresh as […]

Festivals Fill August Weekends

2010.08.01    No Comments

August 2010 Festivals fill August weekends We have enjoyed some of the most spectacular evenings ever this summer as the day’s heat melts away, dragonflies swoop in on a meal of mosquitoes, a breeze washes the air and the setting sun paints clouds with pastel colors. August promises more of the same as the landscape […]

July 2010 Summer Fun & Happenings in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

2010.07.02    No Comments

July 2010 Fantastic fireworks, festivals, the county fair, theater and more fill the July calendar. You could say July begins and ends with a dazzling array of fun events. The PBR Challenger Tour Bull Ride kicks off the 4th of July weekend in Park Rapids. July 1, 2 and 3 arena action abounds, followed by […]

Warm Days & Refreshing Night Breezes

2010.06.01    No Comments

June Northern nights promise a cool escape If you live in southern Minnesota or other Midwestern states and endure the heat of the day that blankets the night air and hangs on until a storm passes, an escape to the north woods and naturally air-conditioned nights bring welcome relief. Northern nights offer possibilities for a […]

May in the Land of Lakes, Loons and Legends

2010.05.03    No Comments

May brings fishing opener and so much more Heading west into Park Rapids, a patch of golden flowers – marsh marigolds, also known as cowslips – thrives on the side of a hill sloping down to Mud Lake. Every spring, as the snow melts, anyone driving on State Highway 34 can watch the slope turn […]


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