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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Trail Conditions 12.27.18

  Well, the snow is here. We got snow…we got lots of snow…. Making New Year’s extended weekend a great weekend to hit the trails.   KPRM Radio is reporting 7.5 inches of snow overnight and maybe another 6 inches in this storm through Friday morning.   The weather service out of Grand Forks predicts that […]

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? 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 woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

WINTER TRAIL CONDITIONS; SNOWMOBILE AND SKI, 3.8.18

Yes.  We have snow. Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Itascatour Outdoor Activity Club 3/7/2018 –  The guys who groom the trails at Soaring Eagle ROCK! Lilly’s, Eagle and Lake were all groomed on Tuesday evening.  Troll trail is rolled but not tracked Itasca State Park Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 3/7/18 – Trees down. There are reports of a […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 3.1.18

Trail conditions are good even though it’s warming up.  Trails in the woods are looking great. Updated 3/2/2018   Park Rapids Area Nevis Trailblazers Groomed the trails 2/27/2018 2/25/2018 – Wow wish we would of had this a month ago!!  I been out tooling around the last hour and the snow is deep!! We have […]

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