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Ice Fishing Report

  Ice fishing in the Park Rapids area is in full swing—as long as you are walking or using a small ATV. The ice varies in thickness greatly (3”-7”) so you must be cautious. Remember, ice is never 100% safe! Especially now that there is quite a bit of snow on the ice acting as […]

Wish list done: wrap up plans for a trip up north

  It’s all here: snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, cultural experiences, you name it. Connect with nature and your family for a memorable holiday season. 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 […]

Early Winter Fishing Tip

Timing is everything       One of the biggest mistakes I observe are dozens of ice anglers aiming to catch the sunset bite at the last minute.  The “golden hour” of fishing starts well before sunset—up to an hour sometimes depending on cloud cover.  One must remember the sun sets under the ice long […]

Heart of the Holidays plus more festive events!

A rundown of Heart of the Holidays events this year. Click the links below the list for more information and more events all around the area!       Nov 9 The Big November Craft & Vendor Show  8th Annual Hunting Opener Vendor & Craft Show Nov 15-Dec 13 KK Radio Network Christmas Cash Giveaway […]

November 2019

Winter is knocking on our door   After a storm ended a spectacular fall leaf show and a late heavy frost killed off the last blooming flowers, the stage is set for snow. It hasn’t arrived yet, but ice is beginning to form around the edges of ponds and lakes and winter is knocking at […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.7.19

A weekly round up of snowmobile and ski trail conditions. Forest Riders – 3/7/19 Co. 89 ditches, trail #24 and Co. 4 ditches to Park Rapids got done today. – 3/6/19 – Mitch finished trail #9 & #14 (Two Inlets to the Prairie). Snow – 6-8 inches & nice temperatures in the forecast for this weekend! Grooming […]

Snowmobile riders: Enjoy great conditions, leave booze at home.

February 21, 2019 DNR press release on Little Alan’s Law: Conditions for snowmobile riding in many parts of the state are as good as they’ve been in a long time, prompting what Department of Natural Resources conservation officers call the biggest number of riders in years to hit the state’s 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails. […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 2.21.19

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – 2/21/2019 ANOTHER 4+” inches fell yesterday; they were already getting stuck last weekend (pack a rope).  The guys will have finished grooming the system by tomorrow. Nevis Trailblazers –  2/21/2019 Keep it coming!! Last night the Nevis Area received 4-5 inches of snow. We have everything groomed and ready for the nice weather […]

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 […]

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