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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 […]

Heart of the Holidays 2023

Enjoy all of the holiday cheer in the Heartland Lakes area during the Heart of the Holidays Community Holiday Spectacular! Check out the events poster below or go to the events link on parkrapids.com Happy Holidays!

October 2023 Blog

October 2023  Fall’s expiration date hasn’t been stamped yet With no frost yet fall colors are still peaking and driving country roads and trails brings glorious views at every turn. If you still have access to a boat, canoe or kayak, you’ll find the same beauty from the water. Most cornfields haven’t been harvested and […]

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 […]

June 2023

June 2023 Pick an adventure or two or three Another late spring sent us all scrambling to finish putting out docks, clean up winter debris and plant fields and gardens during the last part of May. Then three beautiful weather days over Memorial Day weekend saw anglers heading for the lakes, lilacs blooming and fawns […]

March Blog 2023

  Embrace winter now and plan a summer stay A beautiful fresh snowfall has blanketed the landscape and will likely be with us for a while. The temperatures and longer daylight invite anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers to do the Minnesota thing and embrace winter. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in […]

Blog-September 2021

Discover fall’s beauty and fun in the Heartland Lakes It is stunning to see how green the forest floor and our lawns have become after a few days of steady rain. Signs of fall mark the landscape with golden rod, purple asters and some leaves turning scarlet and gold The northern landscape will soon ripen […]

Blog – May 2021

Listen to the quiet One of the things we appreciate about evenings and nights in the north woods is how quiet it is. There may be the hum of a utility box or an occasional airplane flying overhead, but often it can be perfectly still, peaceful, silent. That is when some sounds are welcome: loon […]

Blog-February 2021

Peace and Calm preside   With Presidents Day weekend and Valentines’ Day on the calendar, head north where Peace and Calm preside. Their cabinet members are Quiet, Beauty and Recreation.   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every Thursday at www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html. Be sure […]

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