Where Beauty & Nature intersect

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 […]

Win $250 by showing us what makes Heartland Lakes home.

Last year the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism asked to see your summer fun pictures and wow did you deliver.  This year we want to know: What makes Heartland Lakes home? Heartland Lakes is the area from Osage to Akeley and Itasca State Park to Menahga, including Park Rapids, Nevis, Dorset, Lake […]

Winter Trail Conditions – 1.31.19

Your weekly round-up of snowmobile, ski and snowshoe trail conditions… Yes it’s cold but the groomers have still been out and running! Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – 1-31-19 – Even with the bitter cold temperatures the groomers have been out all week taking care of the trails (and will be out Friday too).  We received […]

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 […]

July Brings out Summer’s Best

As the Chamber celebrates 100 Years of Summer, July shines as why summers in the lakes area are the best. The calendar is overflowing with festivals and events in addition to all the possibilities for adventures like biking, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, grilling fresh caught fish or making s’mores over a campfire. It’s all here. […]

Mother’s Day Sales & Events

There’s something for every Mother this weekend.  Check the link for lots more info.   Sales Mother’s Day Sale at Hafner’s Greenhouse – Friday through Sunday Menahga Festival of Sales – Friday through Saturday, Get your maps at Shell Sport & Bait   Friday Grand Re-Opening – Firefly Event Barn Kinship Fish Fry – Park Rapids […]

Wanted: Your Summer Pictures

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism turns 100 this year and we’re celebrating all summer long.  Since 1918, the Chamber has worked with members to bring business and tourism to our area so we’re having a picture contest to look back at 100 Years of Summer.  Together we’ll make a digital […]

May Brings Fishing Opener and So Much More

Spring is chasing signs of winter away from the lakes and woods. The loons are back, trees are budding and rivers are open. On a short drive, it’s common to see a trifecta of bald eagles, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer. Spring rituals like ditch clean up can finally begin. Residents and resort owners are […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 04.05.18

Fishing is the classic awesome right now! Late ice is obviously going to linger a while yet, and frankly the best panfish bite is yet to come. I’ve been wacking the fish on the NorthLand Tackle Bro Bug and the JB Weevil Lure tipped with a wax worm in anywhere from 4-10 feet of water. […]

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