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Brainerd Daytrip: BIR Wet & Wild Weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Hypw3XwgmBU This weekend is the fall Wet & Wild weekend at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR). Check out the trailer above (from a past year) to get an idea of what it's all about! Sept. 21 and 22 will both include racing, and tickets are just $10 per day. All the locals in the Whitefish Chain…
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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. 14, a sure sign of fall. As the fall colors start to progress around the Whitefish Chain, the cooler days and…
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Experience Whitefish Chain History at Pine River Heritage Days

History will come alive this weekend as the city of Pine River celebrates its history and, alongside that, the history of Minnesota's Whitefish Chain of Lakes. From Friday Sept. 6 through Sunday Sept. 8, Forbes Park on Highway 83 will be home to the heritage days encampment. Journey back in time to the 1830s as…
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Dance and Play at the East Side Street Dance

[caption id="attachment_7490" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Rusty Crayfish Brass Band will play a free street dance in Pequot Lakes on Aug. 30 from 7-9 p.m.[/caption] Local Pequot Lakes businesses are hosting a street dance featuring the Rusty Crayfish Brass Band on Friday, Aug. 30. Enjoy music, outdoor games and community fun from 7-9 p.m. The event…
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The Whitefish Chain Brewery Tour

The craft beer craze has not missed the Whitefish Chain area of Minnesota. Delicious beers are ¬†brewed locally in a great atmosphere at five area breweries. Each has a variety of beers and is sure to have one you'll love! You could easily hit all of them in a day (though you may not want…
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Enjoy a Movie Under the Stars

[caption id="attachment_7482" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This weekend there will be two opportunities to see outdoor movies in the Whitefish Chain Area. Pictured is an outdoor movie at the Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area in years past. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] You've got not one, but two choices for outdoor movies this weekend! That's right,…
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Butterflies Brighten Minnesota’s Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_7463" align="aligncenter" width="4898"] A painted lady butterfly rests on a sunflower near the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The Whitefish Chain of Lakes here in Minnesota is home to a diverse variety of life- from plants to birds to mammals to bugs. But one creature we really appreciate is the delicate,…
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Summer Shopping is at its Best!

  Call it a summer pass time, call it a back to school necessity, call it whatever you have to so that you can get out and explore the myriad of fun shops surrounding the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in beautiful north-central Minnesota. Summertime deals are heating up! Nisswa is celebrating Crazy Days this Friday…
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The Chokecherry Festival is this Saturday, Aug. 3!

No, it's not as sweet as a blueberry, or as juicy as a strawberry, but nonetheless, chokecherries will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 3, in Pequot Lakes. It's the 12th Annual Chokecherry Festival! That's right, Pequot Lakes is Minnesota's Chokecherry Capital! The all-day festival will include a culinary contest, kids games, vendor fair, pit-spitting contest,…
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Kayaking the chain

[caption id="attachment_5140" align="alignnone" width="600"] Kayaking a lake near the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] It's easy, peaceful, and a whole different perspective on the lake. Kayaking has been around for a long time, but many people don't realize just how easy, convenient and fun it is to kayak the Whitefish Chain area. Because kayaks…
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