Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Get Tips and Techniques from Fishing Pros at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Expo

Learn about Fishing from the Pros at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Expo! The Expo will be at the Riverside United Methodist Church. Friday, April 12 from 6 – 9 PM. Chip Leer, a 2019 Inductee into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, TV and stage host of the world’s most prestigious walleye tournament […]

Mother Nature turns a page

Fortunately for those downstream, our snow-covered fields and forests and ice-covered lakes are melting gradually.  Small pools attract swans, geese and ducks in places where you don’t expect to see them. Spring is teasing us, but will continue to reveal her true nature soon enough. The Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) and partners […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 4.4.19

Fishing is the classic awesome right now! Late ice is obviously going to linger a while yet, and frankly the best panfish bite is yet to come. I’ve been whacking the fish on the NorthLand Tackle Bro Bug and the JB Weevil Lure tipped with a wax worm in anywhere from 4-10 feet of water. […]

2nd Street Stage Winning Button Design Chosen

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the third annual 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Amy Gohman of Andover, a graphic artist and graduate of Bemidji State University. She and her spouse own a cabin near Park Rapids and attend 2nd Street Stage at least a […]

When School’s out, campout!

From a March 28 DNR Press Release: Goal is to fill all state park campsites June 8 to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen has big plans for the first weekend of summer break: Fill as many Minnesota state parks’ campsites with school-aged kids and their families as possible. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 3.27.19

If you like late ice crappies-this is the time to grab a room and ice fish the Park Rapids area! Fish are staging for the spring melt on the drop offs just outside spawning areas. Some crappies and Bluegills are already cruising the shallow weedy flats just outside old bulrush beds from last year in […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.22.19

Forest Riders – 3/21/2019 First day of Spring and we will be putting the groomers in storage.  It was a phenomenal season!  *Gates open until April 1st. Nevis Trailblazers – 3/21/2019 Snow Report Well with warm temps the conditions are deteriorating rapidly. As best I can tell the trails are still snow covered. I drove […]

Calling all artists! Design a button for a $250 prize.

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association is looking for a new design for this years’s 2nd Street Stage button. The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) is sponsoring a 2nd Street Stage button design contest with a $250 cash prize to the winner. Those who purchase and wear the $20 buttons for this season’s 10 […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.14.19

A weekly round-up of snowmobile and ski trail conditions. It’s rained today but we still have snow.  It’s kind of hard to forecast this weekend’s trail conditions, this blog post will be updated as more reports come in. Forest Riders – 3/12/2019 It rained a lot today and temps were in the 40’s. More rain in […]

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