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 […]

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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 […]

Fall Colors Surround Us

We’re enjoying spectacular fall colors. Be sure to look down to see the treasures of the forest floor as well as up to see the geese and ducks migrating south. The harvest is well underway in fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes. Some mornings fog veils the picturesque landscape of stacked bales of hay […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 09.12.18

Fall fishing is approaching fast. But for now, the action remains steady on all area lakes—especially for Walleye. Look for the fish in the 20-30 foot range chasing schools of bait fish. Vertical baits like a perch colored #5 Jiggin’Rap is catching the fish near the bottom.  Trolling a JB Lures spinner (green/gold/glow) tipped with […]

DNR News – Get out and hunt Minnesota’s most popular game bird – ruffed grouse

By Ted Dick, forest game bird coordinator It’s September, the leaves are turning and there is a chill in the morning air and if you’re looking for a good excuse to get outdoors and out of town here is a perfect one: grouse hunting. Never tried it? Not sure how to go about it? Well […]

Color your fall with red, orange, gold and fun!

Signs of fall are already showing in the landscape. Sumacs drip with bunches of red berries and goldenrod and asters decorate roadsides, foreshadowing more changes to come. Whether you prefer to immerse yourself in the change of seasons or take part in one of September’s special events, fall is waiting for you here. The Headwaters […]

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