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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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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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Celebrate Winter at Ice Fest 2020

[caption id="attachment_7221" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pond hockey and ice golf are among the events on tap at Ice Fest in Breezy Point this weekend.[/caption] This weekend, Jan. 3-5, is the annual Ice Fest, where you can get out on Pelican Lake and enjoy a variety of cold-weather activities and then warm up under the big tent…
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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 Minnesota's 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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The Best Christmas Lights Around

A favorite holiday activity for many families is to take a drive or a walk and see the beautiful lights adorning homes, stores and more. It's a great way to get in the spirit and it's one upside to the short days we have this time of year. Pequot Lakes is currently celebrating Light the…
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This Weekend is Packed with Holiday Fun!

[caption id="attachment_7110" align="aligncenter" width="275"] Pine River's Parade of Lights Day ends with fireworks at 6:15 p.m.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5342" align="aligncenter" width="435"] Santa's Bobbin' Into Town has numerous fun events, including live reindeer in Trailside Park.[/caption] Saturday, Dec. 14 is a fun-filled day around Minnesota's Whitefish Chain, packed with holiday cheer and events that you and your…
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Local Shopping for the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_7539" align="aligncenter" width="527"] Trees are going up and things are getting festive at stores all around the shores of the Whitefish Chain, including at Serendipity Art Gallery and Gifts in Pequot Lakes (pictured here). Photo courtesy of Serendipity[/caption] It's time to cross some names off your Christmas list! Nothing beats Christmas shopping when you…
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Get Festive at Nisswa City of Lights 2019

After you've gathered to give thanks and devoured the turkey, trimmings and pie, ring in the holiday season in Nisswa during their City of Lights festival on Friday, Nov. 2. Just a couple minutes south of the Whitefish Chain, this event is festive fun for all ages. Among the many festivities, you'll enjoy horse drawn…
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Get Crafty for the Holidays!

[caption id="attachment_7529" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Make an adorable gnome at Serendipity Art Gallery's class on Nov. 30 (details below). Photo courtesy of Jenni Sommerness[/caption] Create a one-of-a-kind handmade gift or decorate your home for the holidays with the help of local arts and crafts classes. Around the Whitefish Chain in snowy Minnesota, we're getting creative and…
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Winner Winner, Thanksgiving Dinner!

[caption id="attachment_7526" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In the coming weeks, you'll have a chance to BINGO your way to a holiday turkey! Artwork by Hackensack artist Shannon Kuhlman[/caption] Meat raffles are a staple of the Whitefish area. In fact, we have the meat raffle voted best in the state of Minnesota not too far from the shore…
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