Category Archives: Attractions & Activities

Attractions & Activities

Duck Races, Turtle Races and Big Fun Tuesdays!

[caption id="attachment_5945" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Crosslake's Big Fun Tuesday events offer FREE family fun themed around Paul Bunyan and water.[/caption] As summer kicks off around the Whitefish chain, so do a variety of fun activities in the towns surrounding the chain. Between Nisswa’s Turtle Races, the Pine River Duck Races, Pequot Lake's Market in the Park…
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See the Mail Boat at the Whitefish Boat Show

[caption id="attachment_5936" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pictured is Ben Knebel, captain of the Whitefish Mail Boat, with a load of passengers. Knebel delivered mail by a wood boat (at the time one of the only motorboats on the chain) for 39 years. See the restored mail boat at the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous at…
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Brainerd Day Trip: Safari North Wildlife Park

[caption id="attachment_5870" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Camels and camel rides are just one of many things to see and do at Safari North. Photo courtesy of Safari North.[/caption] Want to take a walk on the wild side? Safari North Wildlife Park lets you do just that as you observe and encounter a wide variety of animals at…
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Tips and Info for the Perfect Fishing Opener- Whether You Fish or Not!

[caption id="attachment_5840" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake trout seasons open Saturday, May 13 on the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] You waited for the ice to go out and for spring to come, and now Fishing Opener is nearly here! May 13 marks the day that the walleye,…
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Mushrooming for Morels

[caption id="attachment_5682" align="aligncenter" width="338"] A morel mushroom pops up on a Minnesota lake shore. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] While the woods of the Whitefish Area have much to offer in the way of wild foods, spring mushrooming is a favorite among foragers. The most well-known and sought-after of these mushrooms? The elusive morel. The morel has…
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Brainerd Day Trip: Laser Tag and The Great Escape

[caption id="attachment_5576" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Laser tag in Baxter[/caption] If you're looking for a day of fun for the whole family, nearby Brainerd has a couple attractions that are perfect for a day trip. The Great Lakes Escape recently opened as the area's first escape room challenge. A group of up to eight people (family or…
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Golf on the Ice for a Great Cause

Moonlite Bay in Crosslake will host the 16th Annual Ice Tee Open on March 4, where golfers will step out on the ice to play their favorite game and raise money for a great cause. The Ice Tee Open is a golf tournament hosted by Golden Eagle Golf and Moonlite Bay to raise money for…
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Join the Lumberjack Jaunt

This Sunday, Jan. 29, one of the longest-running ski races in the state will take place at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The Lumberjack Jaunt, now in its 43rd year, is a family-friendly race that's open to all ages and all abilities. Registration prices are from $20-$33 and include a bib, timing and lunch after…
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Exploring a Winter Wonderland on Two Wheels: Fat Biking

[caption id="attachment_5463" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Ron Plinske of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew[/caption] Many tend to put their bikes in the garage for winter hibernation, but fat biking is becoming a popular winter two-wheel activity. And, just a short jaunt from the Whitefish Chain is one of the most popular fat biking areas…
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Snowmobile and Ski Trails are Looking Good

[caption id="attachment_5416" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Ideal Sno Pros marked several lake trails on Jan. 7. The area received at least 6 inches of fresh snow between Jan. 9 and Jan. 11. Photo via the Ideal Sno Pros Facebook page.[/caption] Music to the ears of Whitefish Chain residents and visitors is the hum and buzz of…
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