Category Archives: Crosslake

Crosslake

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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The gorgeous vistas of Golden Eagle Golf

[caption id="attachment_5929" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Golden Eagle Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course set on 210 acres of land just north of Fifty Lakes.[/caption] It’s a short ride through densely wooded roads before the canopy opens up to wide-open vistas and verdant, rolling fairways at Golden Eagle Golf Club. Just north of Fifty Lakes, the…
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Five Whitefish Chain Restaurants with Perfect Patios

[caption id="attachment_5921" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Wharf in Crosslake has seating right by the water, where diners can watch boats pass through the channel between Rush and Cross lakes. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Perhaps the only thing better than the scenery of the Whitefish Chain Area is gazing at it while eating delicious food and sipping on tasty…
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Crosslake’s own Crosswoods Golf Course

[caption id="attachment_5917" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Crosswoods Golf Course is right in town, though much of the course feels like it’s out in the woods.[/caption] Nestled in the heart of Crosslake, and combining the beauty of the area with the recreation of golf, is Crosswoods Golf Course. Mike and Kelly Stone are the second-generation owners of the…
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New outdoor destination: Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens

[caption id="attachment_5853" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Among the features of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens is this crawl-through caterpillar, created by local artist Josh Porter. Photo courtesy of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens Facebook page.[/caption] In honor of a late community member who gave her all in her volunteerism, a beautiful flower garden for the community is…
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A Piece of Whitefish History: The American Indian Battle on Cross Lake

[caption id="attachment_5528" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This map shows where the 1800 Cross Lake Indian battle took place. Marker A shows where the Sioux likely approached from across the bay. Markers B and C are the site of Chief Hole In The Day's village and two possible positions of the North West Co. fur trade post, respectively.…
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Celebrate St. Pat’s in Crosslake

[caption id="attachment_5523" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by Kelly Engstrom, courtesy of the Crosslake St. Pat's Day Facebook Page[/caption] It's true- the second-largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the entire state of Minnesota is held right in Crosslake, a stone's throw from the shores of the Whitefish Chain. This year the…
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The Lead-Up to St. Patrick’s Day Fun

St. Patrick's Day is such a big celebration here on the Whitefish Chain that we start the celebration ahead of time. Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which will be March 18, is the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the state. It's a day when the town with a population of just 2,000 grows…
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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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