Fishing Report 9-30-2022

Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine. Water temperatures in the Park Rapids area have dropped to the low 60’s. Many lakes have turned over and the fish are well into their fall routine. Walleye fishing has been good, primarily using minnows and glide baits in 18-26 feet […]

October Blog

October 2022 Migrate north for fall fun and adventure Fall colors have not peaked yet so there’s still time to head north to explore the country roads, trails and lakes and enjoy the views. When temperatures shift, fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay and wetlands. Some hunters have headed to the […]

September 2022 Blog

September 2022 It’s not too late to plan fun fall adventures Some fall harvesting is underway with new ag, round hay bails punctuating the landscape of green fields. Golden rod, purple asters and other fall flowers decorate the roadways. Sumac are bearing bright red berries, but their leaves are still bright green. The northern landscape […]

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-September 2021

Discover fall’s beauty and fun in the Heartland Lakes It is stunning to see how green the forest floor and our lawns have become after a few days of steady rain. Signs of fall mark the landscape with golden rod, purple asters and some leaves turning scarlet and gold The northern landscape will soon ripen […]

Blog

September 2020 The transition to fall is already happening September fields are “the sublime prelude” to fall. If you have read, “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, her description of fields embroidered with drifts of golden yellow Goldenrod and pools of deepest purple Asters are stamped in your mind’s eye forever. You can see them […]

‘Tis the season to count our blessings

Fall weather has proven to be atypical – snow on golden leaves still clinging to aspen and birches – rain and more rain. While some days earned complaints, the moisture means even small ponds attract ducks, geese and swans still gathering to head south. We look forward to the upcoming holidays with gratitude for the […]

Park Rapids Welcomes the Return of Shoptoberfest

Fall has returned to Minnesota. Leaves are changing colors, the air is getting chilly (perhaps more quickly than some of us would like) and pumpkin spice reigns supreme. Another thing that returns this October is Shoptoberfest!   Shoptoberfest is a special event that takes place throughout the month of October. Each participating store in Downtown […]

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