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 […]

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 […]

April 2023 Blog

April 2023 Winter retreats, but slowly Spring remains an unkept promise, but, as locals are quick to say, snow on the ground means forest fires stay down. After looking at a white, green and brown landscape for months now, we can look forward to a change of scenery to the brightly colored palette of greens […]

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 […]

BLOG-JULY 2021

Summer’s fun events are back As we look forward to celebrating Independence Day, the pattern of warm days and cool nights has set in. If you’ve spent time in other states or even southern Minnesota, cool nights make “good sleeping weather,” and are one of the many reasons visitors have enjoyed a stay here for […]

Blog – June 2021

All the more reason to head north as events resume Hang onto that new appreciation for outdoor activities and celebrate the return of summer events in the Heartland Lakes area. You’re invited to share nature and community with us in the days ahead.   Choose a classic northern Minnesota resort, a campground, bed and breakfast […]

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 […]

Green glorious green

As we look forward to celebrating the red, white and blue, the landscape is displaying a thousand shades of green. From the pine trees and foliage overhead to the ferns and other native plants at our feet, the view from the bow of a boat or through the window is glorious green. The July calendar […]

We’re here for you when you need a chance of pace

Did you just hear the kids say there’s nothing to do? Catch yourself eye-rolling at a staff meeting? Get delayed in traffic for the umpteenth time? If you’re seeing red and would rather look at green forests and blue water, it’s not too late to plan a stay in the Heartland Lakes. Choose a classic […]

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 […]

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