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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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Made on the Whitefish Chain: local artisans have great gifts

[caption id="attachment_5385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gordon Siemers, "The Birdman" makes almost all the bird houses and bird feeders stocked in his Crosslake store, Birds, Bats and Beyond. He and other Whitefish Chain artisans create fabulous holiday gifts. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The Whitefish Chain isn't just home to some of the most beautiful woods and lakes-…
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Christmas events continue with parades, celebrations

[caption id="attachment_5381" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pine River will celebrate its annual Parade of Lights with special deals a local businesses all week long.[/caption] The Christmas spirit is high around the Whitefish Chain, and this weekend two more events will warm the heart and soul with holiday joy. This Saturday, Dec. 10 in Pequot Lakes, Santa's Bobbin'…
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Shop local around the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_5372" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Judy's House of Gifts is a Crosslake staple and perfect place to find something for the loved ones on your Christmas list. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Whether you're on the Whitefish Chain for Thanksgiving or just for some fun in our recent 12-inch snowfall, the Chain is a great place for…
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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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Step back in time this weekend in Pine River

Pine River Heritage Days have a long tradition in the north country. Every year the community showcases a time when fur traders and hobos unite. On Sept 9 - 11 features a free historic, pre-1830s encampment at Forbes Park which is the over the dam on the east side of Pine River. Step back in…
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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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Sun’in Sizz’lin Summerfest in Pine River

The annual Pine River Summerfest celebration runs July 29-31, a month later than previous years, but is offers tons of family fun all weekend long. [caption id="attachment_5090" align="alignright" width="292"] Miss Pine River Rachel Burns, left, Second Princess Sam Maurer and First Princess Shelby Adkins pose with 2016 Summerfest buttons.[/caption] The highlight of the weekend is…
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Duck Races, Turtle Races and Big Fun Tuesdays!

  [caption id="attachment_4918" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Duck Races are a long-standing Pine River tradition. Photo courtesy of the Pine River Chamber of Commerce[/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 and Big…
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Bike trails abound!

[caption id="attachment_4823" align="alignnone" width="600"] Lake Country Crafts and Cones in Crosslake is a great biking destination for a cool treat.[/caption] Many visitors and even residents near the Whitefish Chain don’t realize that nearly every main road around the chain has eight foot shoulders- perfect for biking, walking or jogging. While most shoulders are only six…
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