Category Archives: Winter

Winter

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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Crosslake WinterFest? It’s the best!

That's right, Crosslake WinterFest and SoupFest are this weekend! It's a weekend when the city comes even more alive, taking in all the fun that winter has to offer. The weekend begins on Thursday, Feb. 2, with the release of the first WinterFest Medallion Hunt clue. One of the three clues will be released every…
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Join the Lumberjack Jaunt

This Sunday, Jan. 29, one of the longest-running ski races in the state will take place at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The Lumberjack Jaunt, now in its 43rd year, is a family-friendly race that's open to all ages and all abilities. Registration prices are from $20-$33 and include a bib, timing and lunch after…
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Exploring a Winter Wonderland on Two Wheels: Fat Biking

[caption id="attachment_5463" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Ron Plinske of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew[/caption] Many tend to put their bikes in the garage for winter hibernation, but fat biking is becoming a popular winter two-wheel activity. And, just a short jaunt from the Whitefish Chain is one of the most popular fat biking areas…
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Snowmobile and Ski Trails are Looking Good

[caption id="attachment_5416" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Ideal Sno Pros marked several lake trails on Jan. 7. The area received at least 6 inches of fresh snow between Jan. 9 and Jan. 11. Photo via the Ideal Sno Pros Facebook page.[/caption] Music to the ears of Whitefish Chain residents and visitors is the hum and buzz of…
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Dark House Spearing: A Whitefish Tradition

[caption id="attachment_5406" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A dark house on the Whitefish Chain from Heath's Resort. Photo courtesy of Heath's[/caption] While typical ice fishing gets most of the attention in the winter on the Whitefish Chain, dark house spearing is a whole other facet of ice fishing, and a tradition in its own right. If you're unfamiliar,…
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Remember ice safety this winter

Here on the Whitefish Chain, many of our favorite winter activities take place on the ice, whether it's ice fishing, hockey, skating, spearing, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. But remember, before you head out on the ice, you'll want to be sure it's safe. The DNR always asks the public to remember that ice is never…
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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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Crosslake Has Host of Holiday Events

[caption id="attachment_5376" align="aligncenter" width="399"] Horse-drawn sleigh rides at the dam in Crosslake will be free from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 for Holiday at the Dam![/caption] This weekend, Crosslake has several holiday events you won't want to miss. Start your holiday fun Saturday, Dec. 3, at businesses around town, which will be offering special deals…
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