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Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Must-See Art and Music in Park Rapids!

Must-See Art & Music in Park Rapids Long known for its outdoor recreation and pristine waters, the Heartland Lakes area has a vibrant arts scene that’s been garnering more and more attention in recent years. Here are a few hot spots for residents and visitors alike. The Armory Arts and Events Center The Armory Arts […]

A Birdwatchers Guide to Heartland Lakes

A Birdwatchers Guide to Heartland Lakes If you’re among the one in five Americans who identify as a birdwatcher or want to join the ranks, you will be delighted to see birds you may not expect to find in our parks and forests and along the lakes, rivers and trails in the Heartland Lakes area. […]

Seasons of Natural Beauty

Seasons of Natural Beauty Whether you prefer to bask in the sun on a lake shore or slice through new fallen snow, the dramatic progression of the seasons bring a special sense of beauty and wonder to our lakes, rivers, forests, and fields. Phenology, the study of seasonal changes in nature, is a past time […]

Immerse yourself in local cultures

August 2023 Immerse yourself in local cultures Heartland Lakes area communities celebrate their heritage and culture on weekends throughout August. Dip your toes in some new experiences during your stay at the lake. Shop local like crazy during Park Rapids Crazy Days Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5 with sales inside and outside participating […]

Fishing Report for Monday, July 17, 2023

Here is Jason Durham and Jason Mitchell Outdoors sharing their bass fishing tips. Watch: Crazy Big Largemouths on Tiny Lake FOR INFORMATION ON LOCAL LAKES OR TO SCHEDULE A FISHING EXCURSION, CONTACT JASON DURHAM OF GO FISH! GUIDE SERVICE AT 218-252-2278 OR VISIT GO-FISH-GUIDES.COM

4th of July Parade 2023

  And the winner is…     Another successful 4th of July Parade! Despite the rainy weather and cool temps, hundreds of spectators braved the conditions for one of our longest parades yet. With over 90 parade entries, the lineup stretched almost 2 miles long!   The procession began with the American Legion Riders, 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 […]

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 […]

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