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September 2020 The transition to fall is already happening September fields are “the sublime prelude” to fall. If you have read, “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, her description of fields embroidered with drifts of golden yellow Goldenrod and pools of deepest purple Asters are stamped in your mind’s eye forever. You can see them […]

November 2019

Winter is knocking on our door   After a storm ended a spectacular fall leaf show and a late heavy frost killed off the last blooming flowers, the stage is set for snow. It hasn’t arrived yet, but ice is beginning to form around the edges of ponds and lakes and winter is knocking at […]

Naturally, fall may be the best season of all

With an unseasonably late first frost, fall colors in the woods and along roads and trails remain vibrant and fall colors have not peaked yet. Gardeners are enjoying the extended season and the fall crop harvest is well underway. When temperatures shift, fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay and wetlands. Some […]

September 2019 Discover fall’s beauty and fun in the Heartland Lakes

Brilliant yellow sunflowers are washing fields and scarlet red leaves are showing on maples here and there. The northern landscape will soon ripen with fall colors so breathtaking you won’t be able to resist a drive, bike ride or walk to take them all in. Or jump on an ATV trail and explore the back […]

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 […]

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.25.18

Fishing remains solid in the Park Rapids area—especially the Fall Crappies! Look for them schooled heavily near or over deep water down to 30’.  Other Crappies have been found cruising muddy flats in the 20-30 ft range. Jigging Raps or a jig/minnow crappie minnow will do the trick. The Walleyes are gathered in isolated deep […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 10.4.18

The lake temperatures are falling and so are the leaves. However, the fall fishing is getting better daily as the lakes continue to finish their turn over process. Look for the crappies to be schooled in deeper water on muddy bottoms typically found along the lake’s basin. Depths can range from 20-30 ft. Use a […]

Fall Colors Surround Us

We’re enjoying spectacular fall colors. Be sure to look down to see the treasures of the forest floor as well as up to see the geese and ducks migrating south. The harvest is well underway in fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes. Some mornings fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay […]

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