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Vegetarian Favorites on the Whitefish Chain

  If you're vegetarian and want to eat out around the Whitefish Chain, never fear. You'll find delicious fresh options as well as tasty comfort foods that meet (but don't "meat") your dietary needs. Before we get into the totally meatless options, if you eat fish and seafood you'll have no problems. Most restaurants have…
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Great shore fishing spots

[caption id="attachment_7063" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This early-morning fall view from the dam in Crosslake shows the handicap accessible fishing pier on the left (north) side of the river.[/caption] If you're a fisherman without a boat, if you just like to dabble in the activity or you want to get some kids out fishing, there are some…
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Deer Season is Almost Here

[caption id="attachment_6300" align="aligncenter" width="338"] Area hunter Bryce Johnson holds his hunting prize. Firearms deer opener is Nov. 3.[/caption] The fall tradition of deer season is right around the corner as firearms deer opener begins a half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 3. This yearly "holiday" is honored on the Whitefish Chain for both hunters,…
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Boo! Halloween is Almost Here!

Here on the Whitefish Chain in Minnesota we relish in everything autumn- the pumpkins, the golden, red and brown hues, the spooky stories by the campfire and the brisk fall days. And when it comes to Halloween, we make the most of it. That's why we're rounding up all of the area's Halloween events right…
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Holiday Fun for a Great Cause

Sure, we haven't yet officially kicked off the Christmas season, but it's just around the corner and it'll be here before we know it. You can get ready for the season and enjoy the festive beauty ahead of time by joining the Christmas Home Tour. The best part? Proceeds from your ticket go to the…
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History: The Whitefish Chain’s First Residents

[caption id="attachment_7046" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This grinding stone, left behind by some of the area's first inhabitants, was found near the Whitefish Chain. Photo courtesy of A Taste of History[/caption] More than 8,000 years ago, people began to inhabit the Whitefish Chain area of Minnesota. These people were the first to experience the area that we…
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Fall Colors Approach Their Peak

Fall colors are heating up on the Whitefish Chain! The area is exploding with color, and gazing at the blaze of color is a favorite fall pass time. While there are so many ways to see the fall color, from bike rides to hikes to scenic drives, we want to recommend that this year you…
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A Weekend of Fun Awaits at Crosslake Days

This weekend is one of Crosslake's biggest celebrations: Crosslake Days. The annual festival draws thousands to town and fills the town with the smells of simmering chili and sounds of laughter. Crosslake Days is a wonderful amalgamation of several family-friendly, ultra-fun events. There's the annual chili cookoff competition that includes free chili samples at each…
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Paddle the Star Chain

[caption id="attachment_7024" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Paddle the Star Lake Chain and enjoy culvert tunnels like this one.[/caption] The next lakes south of the Whiteifish Chain include among them Star Lake and several other small connecting lakes that are fun to paddle, especially now as the leaves begin to change. This paddle, originally done by the Crow…
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Fascinating Finds: Antiques and More on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_7017" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Unique stores around the Whitefish Chain offer antiques and one-of-a-kind items. Pictured is a display at Treasures N Tiques in Jenkins.[/caption] There is charm and enchantment in certain old things, things that take on a new life when they enter new hands. Special stores around the Whitefish Chain of Lakes are…
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