Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Festivals Fill August Weekends with Fun

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

And the winner is…

2nd Street Stage winning button design chosen From a 4/12/2018 Press release: The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the second 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Hendri Ernst, president of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, a 2nd Street Stage sponsor. “I entered the competition because my wife […]

November 2011

November 2011 Pleasures change with the seasons Fall has crept across the landscape this year with uncommonly warm days and frost free nights. Clear blue skies heighten the brilliance of gold tamarack needles and colorful leaves linger. Some wildflowers bloomed again, confused by the mild conditions. For many of those fortunate enough to live here […]

October 2011 Fantastic Fall Days in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

October 2011 Fantastic fall days The only word for fall in the north woods right now is fantastic. With leaves turned deep red, golden yellow and bright orange, the sky looks brighter blue than ever and lakes mirror nature’s changing palette. It’s time to hike, bike or simply gaze at the wonder of it all […]

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