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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Get creative on the Whitefish Chain with hosted painting events

[caption id="attachment_5084" align="alignnone" width="600"] Masterpieces created by a recent TAP visit at Manhattan's in Crosslake. Photo courtesy of TAP[/caption] For a cloudy day, low-key afternoon or just when you need a break from the sun, there are plenty of opportunities to express your creative side while you visit the Whitefish Chain area. A couple of…
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Frost-free Friday means farmers markets are open

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="alignnone" width="600"] Frost-free Friday means that the gardening season is about to go full swing, and so are area farmers' markets[/caption] It’s true, the day that marks the traditional end of frosts here at the Whitefish Chain is almost here. Get ready for blooming flowers, sprouting vegetables and happy tomato plants, because summer…
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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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Outlook is great for walleye opener on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_4801" align="alignnone" width="600"] John Blong, of Brainerd Guide Service, is pictured last year with his catch from the Whitefish Chain. Photo courtesy of John Blong, brainerdguide.com[/caption] A true Whitefish Chain holiday approaches: Fishing Opener. On May 14 the walleye season opens, and the outlook for fishing is good. Marc Bacigalupi is the area supervisor…
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Explore local craft beer in the Lakes Area

The craft beer craze has not missed the Whitefish Chain area of Minnesota. Delicious beers are  brewed locally with great atmosphere at four area breweries. Roundhouse Brewing: The newest brewery to join the area’s craft beer family is Roundhouse Brewing, which is combining the history of the area with great beer. Roundhouse, which opened April…
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