Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Mother Nature turns a page

Fortunately for those downstream, our snow-covered fields and forests and ice-covered lakes are melting gradually.  Small pools attract swans, geese and ducks in places where you don’t expect to see them. Spring is teasing us, but will continue to reveal her true nature soon enough. The Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) and partners […]

Calling all artists! Design a button for a $250 prize.

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association is looking for a new design for this years’s 2nd Street Stage button. The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) is sponsoring a 2nd Street Stage button design contest with a $250 cash prize to the winner. Those who purchase and wear the $20 buttons for this season’s 10 […]

Embrace the Bold North

After the Polar Vortex, February promises less talk about the weather and more doing outdoors. Who needs an excuse to head north with Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events coming up? The upside of subzero temps is thick ice and insurance on all the snow that’s fallen so far. And the […]

Fishing Derby Fishing Tips from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s

Fishing Derby Fishing Tips from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Who doesn’t like a fun old fashioned fishing derby? With a little luck you’re driving away in a new truck.  Here are three simple tips that can help up the odds in a controlled fishing derby (pre-determined area with pre drilled holes). 1. Fish the outside […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 1.2.19

Snow and good fishing can be found throughout the Park Rapids area. The Walleyes are in the spotlight this week.  The best fishing has been before noon or between 2 pm and dark—especially on the lakes with a little tinge to the water.  The best depths have been 11-25ft.  On the clearest lakes in the […]

It’s snow time.

The new year brings an abundance of snow to play in whether you want to snowmobile on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, learn to navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a fort. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every […]

Christmas Shopping Hours & Sales

Shop local with our list of when the area stores are open.  Click the establishment’s name for address and more store information.   Chamber members!  Get your hours and sales on this list by emailing erin@parkrapids.com.   71 Bottles of Beer and Liquor Christmas Eve 9 AM – 2:30 PM Closed Christmas New Years Eve and […]

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? A week or a weekend in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park will not disappoint and make memories for years to come. Some snow blankets the ground and woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

November Events Near Park Rapids

The Park Rapids area is bustling with activity this November. Stay in the know and get in on all the action this month by following us on Twitter and keeping up with our events calendar.   A few events we are especially excited about include the Winter Wonderland Snowflake & Candy Canes Arts & Crafts […]

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