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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 […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions – 2.7.2019

We got 6 inches of fluffy snow overnight and it’s still snowing.  It’s a winter wonderland out there!  We’ve said it before and it’s true again, this weekend should be fantastic for anything snow related. Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 2/7/2019 – This week we have received another 12+ inches of snow and it is still […]

Now is the time to plan your vacation in the Heartland Lakes.

Looking outside at the snow loaded pines, it’s hard to believe that in a few months spring will arrive and then summer all this wind chill will be a distant memory (at least until next winter hits and we do it all again). Before you know it, school will be out and family reunions and […]

‘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 […]

ATV riders can ride Minnesota trails for free on ‘No Registration Weekend’

Ride for free September 7th through 9th! All-terrain vehicle users registered for private or agricultural use can explore both the old and new trails without cost Sept. 7 to 9. Typically they would pay the registration fee ($60 for three years) to ride the public trails. Minnesota has 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.31.18

Smallmouth Bass are in shallow getting ready to spawn as well as the Largemouth—so the shallow bite is on! They will hit about anything! Please release the Bass!! Other fish are better table fair—like Crappies which about done spawning—however on some lakes the can still be found in the shallows—you have to check on each […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Spring Fishing Tips

This week we’re switching it up with spring fishing tips from Capt. Josh from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service. Go big or go home! Bigger hooks for more Spring panfish. I love big hooks—bigger than what you would think.  Hooks do not scare the fish, they attract fish—especially the colored hooks available today. These larger hooks […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 03.07.18

Fishing is great and will only get better until the ice melts… Just as most ice anglers quit for the year, the action doubles if not triples as the ice starts to free itself of snow.  We concentrate on panfish—Perch, Crappies, and monster Bluegills for the rest of the winter. Look for “night bite” Bluegills […]

Updated Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.21.18

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for the trails are in fantastic condition.  Six to eight inches of fluffy snow just fell and there’s more in the forecast. Itasca State Park Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 2/23/18 – MOOOOOORE SNOW.   Another 4 inches fell over night. 2/21/18 – Snow, snow, and more snow!  The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca […]

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