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Snowmobile Central: Trails Shape Up, Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous is Saturday

[caption id="attachment_6455" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of the Pequot Lakes Brush Pilots Facebook page[/caption] With several inches of fresh snow, the area is enjoying great snowmobiling trails and fun events. This Saturday, Jan. 20 will be the annual Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. At the Rendezvous you'll be able to see…
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Fast Fun at the Ice Car Races

[caption id="attachment_6451" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo courtesy of the Crosslake Ice Racing Facebook page[/caption] If you're looking for a great spectator sport for the weekend, head over to Big Pine Lake each Saturday in January and February. There you can watch as ice cars battle it out to be the fastest to round corners and cross…
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FREE Ice Skating all around the Whitefish Chain!

Among the many family activities available around the Whitefish Chain is ice skating, and there are several rinks to choose from. Each of them is free to use, and two even offer free skate rental! All these rinks are open and ready for skating! [caption id="attachment_6440" align="alignnone" width="420"] Pine River's ice rink. Photo courtesy of…
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Enjoy the lakes safely this winter

Here on the Whitefish Chain we want everyone- whether resident, friend or visitor- to make the most of the outdoor playground nature has to offer. And to have the most fun out on the ice, it's important to always keep in mind ice safety. The Minnesota DNR stresses that the ice is never 100 percent…
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Last Minute and LOCAL

[caption id="attachment_6434" align="alignnone" width="450"] Christmas is coming, and you can find the perfect last-minute gift in stores around the chain.[/caption] Still have some Christmas shopping to do? Don't go online, go to town! Across the Whitefish Chain, you'll find fantastic gifts for everyone on your list from local retailers filled with holiday cheer. Today we're…
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Winter birding is a hot cold-weather activity!

Just because some animals settle down for a long winter's nap doesn't mean they all do. You'll find that the Whitefish Chain Area is teeming with life even in the coldest months. Many types of birds stay active in the area all winter long, and in some cases it's your chance to see some truly…
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Holiday fun keeps on coming at the Whitefish Chain

This weekend the Whitefish Chain has even more fun in store with continuing holiday events that are sure to bring cheer to even the scroogiest of hearts. Join the fun¬† in both Pequot Lakes and Pine River this Saturday, Dec. 9 for parades, Santa visits, bake sales, story time, fireworks and more. [caption id="attachment_6420" align="alignnone"…
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Holiday at the Dam, Cookie Walk and more on tap this weekend

[caption id="attachment_6349" align="alignnone" width="450"] Last year's light display at the Cross Lake Corps of Engineers Recreation Area. Each year the display seems to become more beautiful. Photo via the Light Up the Dam Facebook Page.[/caption] This Saturday, Dec. 2, will kick off a season of holiday fun on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. That day,…
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Get Artsy!

[caption id="attachment_6345" align="alignnone" width="540"] Create this oil painting, "Cardinals and Berries," with art instructor Kathi Mann at Kicks on 66 in Crosslake on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of Kicks on 66.[/caption] This time of year there are many great opportunities around the Whitefish Chain to get artistic, be creative and have a great time- whether…
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Evergreens of the Whitefish Chain

They're the trees that give us color all through the year- evergreens. And though they may all look the same at first glance, these trees are unique, interesting, and fun to identify. We've listed a few here to get you started for your next nature hike or walk in the woods. White Pine White pines…
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