Where Beauty & Nature intersect

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Trail Conditions – 1.24.19

Nevis Trailblazers – 1/22/2019 I am glad to announce that the Nevis area received a good 6 inches of much needed snow last night. What a good site to see and this winter is off to a great start. We had the groomer out running pretty much steady the last two days and things are […]

Winter Trail Conditions 1.3.19

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Thursday, January 3, 2019 – The Forest Riders will have all trails groomed and ready to go by tomorrow afternoon. Yesterday they completed the new addition to Wolf Lake and Itasca was also completed. One of the groomers is heading to Park Rapids this afternoon so you can get out and enjoy […]

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 […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 12.20.18

It’s a great time for crappies! We have been hammering the crappies throughout the Park Rapids area with a ton of really nice fish being released for others to enjoy, keeping the healthy fish population this area is known for! Shallow weed beds in the 6 -13 ft depth for a good daytime bite and […]

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 […]

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