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Attractions & Activities

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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Dark House Spearing: A Whitefish Tradition

[caption id="attachment_5406" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A dark house on the Whitefish Chain from Heath's Resort. Photo courtesy of Heath's[/caption] While typical ice fishing gets most of the attention in the winter on the Whitefish Chain, dark house spearing is a whole other facet of ice fishing, and a tradition in its own right. If you're unfamiliar,…
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Where to celebrate New Year’s on the Whitefish Chain

If you're spending your New Year's Eve on the Whitefish Chain, you've come to the right place. Local establishments all over the area are ready to ring in the New Year with fun and flare. Pine River Area The Pine River American Legion will have prime rib sandwiches on NYE from 4-8 p.m. (or until…
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Babe the ox on parade: the Oxtrot

You've probably seen them around the Whitefish Chain- the larger-than-life, colorful and totally unique Babe the Blue Ox statues. But where did they come from? What's the story? [caption id="attachment_5363" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Babe the Bluegill. Photo courtesy of Avalon Sculpture[/caption] The project was called the "Oxtrot" and was modeled after the Peanuts on Parade project…
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Halloween Activities Abound!

The week leading up to Halloween holds lots of fun activities all around the Whitefish Chain! From parties, to trick or treating, to spooky haunted villages, the Lakes Area has it all. [caption id="attachment_5250" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Happy Halloween![/caption] Children's Halloween Parties/Events: Kids will love the annual Children's Halloween Party at the Crosslake Community Center on Oct.…
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