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Treasure hunting: Find the Lake Superior agate

[caption id="attachment_4517" align="alignnone" width="600"] Examples of Lake Superior agates. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Spring is the perfect time to search for the Lake Superior agate, the beautiful banded rock that’s the Minnesota state gemstone. While different kinds of agates are found all over the world, Lake Superior agates are marked by their red and white…
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The Native American Battle at Cross Lake

Long before the resorts, the loggers and the dam that created the Whitefish Chain, the many lakes that now form the chain were home to the original Minnesota hunters fishermen- Native Americans. Evidence of residents in the Whitefish Chain area goes back 2,000 years, when Woodland Native Americans traveled through the rivers and lakes seeking…
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Snowtubing!

[caption id="attachment_4451" align="alignnone" width="600"] Snowtubing at Primetime in Breezy Point. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Want to hit the slopes, but don’t know how to ski or board? Maybe you’d love to go sledding, but dread dragging your sled back up the hill? Go snowtubing. Two separate tubing hills are just a short drive from the…
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Snowshoeing: walking in a winter wonderland

[caption id="attachment_4447" align="alignnone" width="400"] Photo by Tina Shaw[/caption] One of the best ways to explore the beauty and serenity of the woods is to take to them by snowshoe. We’ve gathered up some of the best areas with beautiful woods, wildlife and scenery to explore. The Crosslake Community Center rents snowshoes for $5 for two…
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Great Snowmobiling Awaits

[caption id="attachment_4443" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo courtesy of the Ideal Sno Pros[/caption] All around the Whitefish Chain, you’ll hear snowmobilers rejoice when the snow flies. That’s because there’s a whopping 1,000 miles of maintained trails in Crow Wing County and southern Cass County, where the Whitefish Chain is located. Local clubs do the work of maintaining…
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Whitefish Area Daytrip: Ski Gull

[caption id="attachment_4419" align="alignnone" width="600"] A snowboarder hits the terrain park at Ski Gull. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Looking for a good daytrip in the Lakes Area? Mount Ski Gull is a great option. Just a 20-minute drive from Pequot Lakes, Mount Ski Gull has low prices, short lift lines, and a terrain park the hill…
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Area ski trails are groomed and ready

  [caption id="attachment_4397" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Jeremy Bronson[/caption] We have great news from the Whitefish Chain for all the cross-country skiers out there: we have snow and trails are being groomed! If you want a vacation that makes the most of winter, the Whitefish Chain is a great area. Among our large repertoire of…
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How logging brought the Whitefish Chain to life

  [caption id="attachment_4393" align="alignnone" width="600"] A load of logs is pulled by horses in the early days of the Whitefish Chain area, in the lake 1800s or early 1900s. Photo courtesy of the Crosslake Historical Society[/caption] Long before tourism took hold on the Whitefish Chain, logging was the main industry that shaped the chain, allowing for the…
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Strap on your skates

  All the ice that we become familiar with in Minnesota winters is good for a lot of great activities, and not the least of them is ice skating. Surrounding the Whitefish Chain area are several local ice rinks, all free to use and lit by bright lights for the shorter days of the year.…
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Come see the northern lights

[caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignright" width="309"] Northern lights shine in the Minnesota sky over a frozen lake and a warm tent.[/caption] For many people, the natural phenomena of the northern lights is a bucket list item. The glow that sometimes lights up the sky above the Whitefish Chain is an ethereal sight that is entirely unforgettable. Curtains…
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