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Treasure hunting: Find the Lake Superior agate

[caption id="attachment_4517" align="alignnone" width="600"] Examples of Lake Superior agates. Photo by Kate Perkins [/caption] Spring is the perfect time to search for the Lake Superior agate, the beautiful banded rock that’s the Minnesota state gemstone. While the Lake Superior area is known for the gem, it also happens to be scattered all over the Whitefish…
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Take the Scenic Byway Self- Guided Driving Tour!

Coronavirus may be shutting down much of the nation, but there's still plenty to do on the Whitefish Chain. Today we want to recommend the self-guided driving tour along the beautiful Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway. Connecting many of the Lakes Area’s most beautiful cities is the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, a nationally-recognized byway, and there’s…
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Fishing Opener is ON! It’s May 9, 2020

We may be living in a season of cancellations amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, but fishing is not cancelled. Fishing opener is May 9. This year the DNR is asking the public to take a few extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here's a few of the recommended precautions to take: Boat…
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When You’re Ready, We’re Here.

On the Whitefish Chain, social distancing comes naturally. The wide open expanses of water, the endless woods and the quiet of nature are all the constant companions of the area. That said, we can't say how much we miss our visitors during this difficult time. We want everyone to be safe and do what is…
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Come see the northern lights

[caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignright" width="309"] Northern lights shine in the Minnesota sky over a frozen lake and a warm tent.[/caption] For many people, the natural phenomena of the northern lights is a bucket list item. The glow that sometimes lights up the sky above the Whitefish Chain here in Minnesota is an ethereal sight that is…
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Building the Dam that Made the Whitefish Chain

The dam that we have to thank for the creation of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes was made more than 100 years ago- 135 years ago, to be exact. Before the dam was built, the fourteen lakes that make up the beautiful Whitefish Chain here in Minnesota were all much more separate, connected mostly by…
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Up Here, Social Distancing can be Fun

  Sure, the bars and restaurants are closed for eat in, and sure, we're all advised to stay six feet away from each other. But lucky for us, here on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in Minnesota we have something that is very much approved in these Coronavirus times: Mother Nature. The great outdoors are…
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Crosslake St. Pat’s Parade Cancelled

UPDATE Due to concerns over the Coronavirus, the Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade has, unfortunately, been cancelled. The Crosslake City Council met in an emergency meeting this morning, Friday, March 13, and unanimously voted to cancel the parade. While the parade will not go on, the Chamber of Commerce wants residents and visitors to know…
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The Big St. Pat’s Parade is this Weekend!

It's almost here! The Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities are this Saturday. The parade, one of the largest in Minnesota (and almost definitely the largest outside the Twin Cities) will bring more than 10,000 people to the town of Crosslake and endless fun to parade goers. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on…
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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 14, 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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