Category Archives: Parks & Trails

Parks & Trails

Signs of spring on the Whitefish Chain

Looking for signs of spring? Look for trillium, a delicate white flower with three petals, surrounded by three leaves. It’s a spring ephemeral, meaning it’s one of the very first flowers to appear in the springtime. One of the best places to find it on the Whitefish Chain is on Big Island, just between Upper…
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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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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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Winter’s best activities

Winter is the season that many people love to hate. But around the Whitefish Chain, we love to love it — and that’s because there’s no shortage of fun things to do, and beautiful scenery in which to do them. Snowshoeing The Whitefish area is chock-full of great places to head out with snowshoes and…
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Best of the Byway

Enjoy a daytrip driving tour of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Connecting many of the Lakes Area’s most beautiful cities is the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, a nationally-recognized byway, and there’s an interesting stop around every corner. Follow our daytrip recommendations and hit a few of the byway’s highlights. Birding, walking trails, tales from the…
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