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Where Beauty & Nature intersect

January Winter Fun Blog 2024

5 Ways to Make Winter Fun Embrace winter with activities in Park Rapids and the Heartland Lakes area that turn the frosty time of year into fun for everyone! Here are a few opportunities to enjoy the Northwoods in the winter: Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Skiing Itasca State Park’s Evening Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski […]

Keep It Clean Minnesota!

New Litter Law is in Effect! It is unlawful to improperly dispose of garbage, sewage or any wastewater on the ice. New statute for 2023 This new law puts the focus on where it should be – on individual accountability. To do your part:  -Make a plan for trash and waste removal before you hit […]

July 2023 Blog

  July 2023 July festivities and adventures are where memories are made If you’re craving a long weekend or the chance for a vacation has opened up on your schedule, there’s no better time than July to head north. Warm days, cool nights and time on the water may be just what you need to […]

Blog-August 2021

Find food, fun and fantastic music at August festivals Neither drought nor haze from Canadian wildfires are keeping communities from 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 […]

BLOG-JULY 2021

Summer’s fun events are back As we look forward to celebrating Independence Day, the pattern of warm days and cool nights has set in. If you’ve spent time in other states or even southern Minnesota, cool nights make “good sleeping weather,” and are one of the many reasons visitors have enjoyed a stay here for […]

Green glorious green

As we look forward to celebrating the red, white and blue, the landscape is displaying a thousand shades of green. From the pine trees and foliage overhead to the ferns and other native plants at our feet, the view from the bow of a boat or through the window is glorious green. The July calendar […]

ATV riders can explore Minnesota trails for free June 7-9

Minnesotans with an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the additional registration fee ($53.50 for three years) to ride the state’s public ATV trails, Friday through Sunday, June 7-9. From a 5/10/2019 DNR press release: Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend as well, without the need […]

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 […]

CHAMBER PARTNERS:

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau