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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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Mini Golf is Mega Fun!

[caption id="attachment_7010" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pictured is one of the many fun holes at Wildwedge Mini Golf in Jenkins.[/caption] Putting around on the small greens of mini golf is a popular activity that, while known for being small, is big fun for the entire family. Around the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in beautiful Minnesota there are…
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Pristine Fun at Paul Bunyan Land

When children enter Paul Bunyan Land, they're greeted by Paul himself- all 26 feet tall of him- and greeted by name! The giant Paul Bunyan statue that "magically" knows children's names is iconic to Paul Bunyan Land.¬†Located south of the Whitefish Chain in Brainerd, Paul Bunyan Land is a local attraction that has captivated guests…
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Beach Time is the Best!

[caption id="attachment_6995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Beach days are endless fun![/caption] There's a reason why the phrase "a day at the beach" is such a happy one! Beach days at their best are carefree, sunny, warm and- most of all- fun. With 16 lakes, the Whitefish Chain has tons of beautiful beaches and waterfronts. We've got a…
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Spend the day at Brainerd International Raceway

Smell the burning nitro, hear and feel the loud engines, and see the mind-boggling speed. Even if you're not a "car person," Whitefish Chain locals will tell you that a trip to Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) is a ton of fun and well worth the trip. If you're unfamiliar, Brainerd International Raceway is located just…
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We all scream for ice cream!

[caption id="attachment_6982" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The annual ice cream eating contest at Crafts and Cones is for all ages. It's this Thursday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m.[/caption] When it's a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than cold, sweet ice cream. Have your fill at any of these Whitefish Chain favorites, and don't miss the annual…
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See the Ski Loons, and other fun events this week

[caption id="attachment_6973" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A shot from the 2015 Brainerd Ski Loons show. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Have you ever seen a water skiing pyramid? Where the skiers are stacked on top of one another and flying across the lake? You can see this and a lot more at a Brainerd Ski Loons show, coming…
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Summerfest is Fun For All in Pine River

[caption id="attachment_6966" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pine River's Summerfest culminates in a parade on Saturday at 2 p.m. Photo from Summerfest of years past, courtesy of the Pine River Chamber of Commerce[/caption] It's the time of year once again for Pine River's annual summer festival, Summerfest! The festivities last through Sunday, July 29, and there's fun events…
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Local Berries: A Sweet Taste of Summer

It's that time of year when you can get your hands on the literal fruits of summer. Berries are ripening across the Whitefish Chain area, and the sweet-tart taste is unlike any other. We'll help you get your hands on the summertime treats. There are several you-pick operations in the area where you can get…
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