December Blog

December 2022 Find nature’s beauty and small town cheer here     A weekend or a week here to embrace the joys of the season, experience nature and take life at a different pace may be the best gift you can give for the holidays this year. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, inspiration […]

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 […]

August 2022 Blog

August 2022 Cultural experiences fill August weekends Heartland Lakes area communities celebrate their heritage and culture on weekends throughout August. Music, food, old-fashioned entertainment and more offer a chance to dive in and explore something new. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a […]

May Blog

May 2022 Promises, promises As May begins spring seems like a promise Mother Nature has yet to keep. Our lakes are mostly covered with ice, but rivers are opening and loons, eagles, swans, geese and ducks are finding open water as they return. Snow hasn’t retreated from open areas yet either. The upside is less […]

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 […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report 9.16.19

Fall Crappie fishing has kicked in throughout the Park Rapids area Concentrate on the deeper muddy bottoms in the 19-25 ft range. Use an 1/8 oz jig tipped with a crappie minnow and keep a close eye on your electronics so you know how high off the bottom to keep the jig. Northern Pike can […]

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 […]

Win $250 by showing us what makes Heartland Lakes home.

Last year the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism asked to see your summer fun pictures and wow did you deliver.  This year we want to know: What makes Heartland Lakes home? Heartland Lakes is the area from Osage to Akeley and Itasca State Park to Menahga, including Park Rapids, Nevis, Dorset, Lake […]

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 12 – Dec 22 Gifts at the Armory Nov 22  Annual Heartland Homes Turkey Trot 5k/Fun Run & Walk Nov 23  Santa, Mrs. Claus and Reindeer Glitter & Tinsel Nov […]

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Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau