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Grouse hunting season now open

[caption id="attachment_6204" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A hunter stops for a break on the trail. There are hundreds of acres of hunting land surrounding the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Grouse season opened Saturday, Sept. 16, a sure sign of fall. As the fall colors start to progress around the Whitefish Chain, the cooler days and…
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Fall colors are heating up!

[caption id="attachment_6174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area, on County Road 16, is a beautiful place to enjoy the fall colors. Pictured at last year's peak display. Colors are currently at 5-10 percent peak. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Autumn is arguably the most beautiful season on the Whitefish Chain, and this year is shaping up…
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Fly over the trees at Brainerd Zip Line Tour

[caption id="attachment_6137" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A zip liner comes across the line at Brainerd Zip Line Tours, located on Mount Ski Gull. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] A great way to spend the day seeing the area from a new perspective is by visiting Brainerd Zip Line Tours at Mount Ski Gull. The incredible tour lets you…
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All of Paul- Paul Bunyan, that is!

[caption id="attachment_6128" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Kids sit below the Pequot Lakes "bobber tower" (Paul Bunyan's bobber) on Paul's huge, wooden chair. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Welcome to the Whitefish Chain, Paul Bunyan’s storied homeplace! Around the Whitefish Chain you’ll find evidence of Paul left and right, and as you cruise around the scenic roads surrounding the…
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Try flyboarding on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_6092" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Skyhigh Flyboards provides rentals of flyboards, water-powered jetpacks that propel riders into the air. Photo courtesy of Skyhigh.[/caption] Want to feel like Iron Man? Feeling the need to channel your inner mermaid or dolphin? Maybe you've envied those people you've seen out soaring around on jets of water? It's your turn!…
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Go back in time at the Historic Log Village

[caption id="attachment_6083" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Inside the historic buildings at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake is a fascinating assortment of artifacts and antiques. Together, they offer a window into what life was like in the early days around the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Nestled into the woods in the middle of Crosslake is…
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The Choke Cherry Festival is Aug. 5!

No, it's not as sweet as a blueberry, or as juicy as a strawberry, but nonetheless, choke cherries will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 5, in Pequot Lakes. It's the 10th Annual Choke Cherry Festival! That's right, Pequot Lakes is Minnesota's Choke Cherry Capital! The all-day festival will include a culinary contest, kids games, vendor…
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The fascinating, fast fisher: Osprey

[caption id="attachment_6042" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An osprey sits atop its nest on County Road 11, on the north side of the road between County Road 3 and County Road 4. This nesting platform is active nearly every summer, including this summer. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Ospreys are arguably one of Minnesota's most interesting birds of prey,…
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Wildflowers of the Whitefish Chain

The Whitefish Chain Area is in full bloom as wildflowers have come into season, lining the edges of roads, trails and lake shores. Wondering what they are?  Below we have info on a few of the most prevalent, and beautiful, flowers on the chain. Big thanks to, which helped provide a lot of information…
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