April Blog

April 2022 Spring is sleeping in Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on spring’s alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means they’re finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow. Meanwhile […]

Shrpa Blog Collaboration

We did something fun! Check out our links below for a deeper look inside a fun winter weekend in our beloved Park Rapids area! Afternoon Downtown Shopping and Lunch: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/afternoondowntownshoppingandlunch   Local Brews and Popcorn: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/localbrewsandpopcorn   Winter Fun In Park Rapids: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/winterfuninparkrapids   Adventure The Heartland 200: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/adventuretheheartland200    

March Blog

March 2022 Play in the snow now and plan a return trip this summer     After a string of subzero, bone chilling weeks then a beautiful snowfall at the end of February, anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers are doing the Minnesota thing and embracing winter. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended […]

January 2022 Blog

January 2022 A winter wonderland awaits If your New Year’s resolution is to celebrate winter, it’s go time. The new year brings snow to play in whether you want to go snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a snowman. The Minnesota Department of Natural […]

Blog: December 2021

December 2021 Take time to smell the hot chocolate Mother Nature decorated the countryside with snow before Thanksgiving, and up north that means the white-frosted ground and pines will stay beautiful all winter. A few more inches of the white stuff will give snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts the Christmas gift they want […]

Blog: November 2021

Plan a visit for a fall like no other No way to measure such a thing, but it seems fall has given us the most spectacular leaf colors ever and, unlike most years at this time, the gold and scarlet leaves still hang on continuing the show. The pace has slowed as we anticipate the […]

Blog: October 2021

Naturally, fall may be the most beautiful of all With an unseasonably late first frost, fall colors in the woods and along roads, trails and the lakeshore remain brilliant. Gardeners are enjoying the extended season and the fall crop harvest is well underway. When temperatures shift, fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of […]

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 […]

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