Category Archives: Uncategorized

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

Firearms Deer Opener holds tradition, festivities on the Whitefish Chain

It's essentially a Minnesota holiday: Firearms deer opener. At least, it is for us up here on the Whitefish Chain. Half a million people are expected to participated in the tradition of firearms deer opener this year. This year will be even more special because the Whitefish Chain's close neighbors, Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point,…
Read more

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.…
Read more

Motor through the woods on ATV trails

The leaves are in full color and the trails await- get out on your ATV or OHV on any of many four-wheeling trails that surround the Whitefish Chain. From state forests to grant in aid trails, there are lots of places to enjoy the woods on an ATV and see the country that the Whitefish…
Read more

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…
Read more

Fall Leaves Reaching Peak around Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_5213" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The walking trails at Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area are alight in fall color. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption]   The Whitefish Chain is officially lit up with color as the leaves on the maples, birches and oaks have begun their vivid change. The shorelines of the lake and area roadsides are showing…
Read more

Meat Raffle Mania- meat raffles for nearly every night of the week

It's the quiet that falls over the restaurant as the numbers are called, the anticipation of everyone there, with their tickets lined up on the table in front of them, and the cheering and jubilation of the winner: it's a meat raffle, and it's a Whitefish staple. If you don't make it to the Whitefish…
Read more

Have a ball on your bike under the big bobber: Pedal Pequot!

On Sept. 10, Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes will be filled with vendors, crafts, food, activities and lots and lots of bikes. It's the first-ever Pedal Pequot, a celebration of the end of a busy summer on an early fall day. The Paul Bunyan Trail, a Rails-to-Trails project, runs right through Trailside Park on its…
Read more

Discus for all of us: Disc golf courses abound around Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_5145" align="aligncenter" width="338"] The Breezy Point disc golf course, pictured in November. Disc golf can be a great way to get outside spring , summer and fall. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Get outside, take to the tee and chuck that disc! Easy to learn, fun at all ages and open to even the specially…
Read more