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Attractions & Activities

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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Spooky Fun at the Haunted Village

Starting Friday, Oct. 14, the Historic Log Village in Crosslake will be transformed into a the Haunted Village, an interactive walk-through Halloween show that raises money for the Crosslake Historical Society. This is the second year in a row that the village has been transformed into a home for witches, werewolves, Bigfoot and more. Visitors to…
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Digital Treasure Hunting- Geocache Whitefish!

[caption id="attachment_5196" align="aligncenter" width="450"] See it?! A geocache is hanging from the branch of a tree in the woods near Pequot Lakes.[/caption] It's the perfect combination: the beauty of the north woods that encompass the Whitefish Chain, and the technology in our pockets that we all love so well. Geocaching uses the GPS on a…
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Arts Off 84 art crawl is Sept. 3-4

There's no shortage of fantastic artists around the Whitefish Chain. Whether painters, potters, sculptors or carvers, there's talent in the woods. And every year over Labor Day weekend, those artists show off their creations at Arts Off 84, an annual art crawl. This will be the ninth year for Arts Off 84. Along Highway 84 will…
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