Category Archives: Winter

Winter

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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Snowtubing!

[caption id="attachment_4451" align="alignnone" width="600"] Snowtubing at Primetime in Breezy Point. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Want to hit the slopes, but don’t know how to ski or board? Maybe you’d love to go sledding, but dread dragging your sled back up the hill? Go snowtubing. Two separate tubing hills are just a short drive from the…
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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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