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Great Bakeries of the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_7268" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Some of the French macarons made by Sweet Life Bakery, available at Latte Da in Pequot Lakes. Photo courtesy of Sweet Life Bakery[/caption] In the mood for a donut, fresh out of the fryer? Or perhaps a French macaron, those ever-popular, hard-to-find delicate cookies. Or, maybe what you could really go…
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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 Best Wildlife Viewing Spots

[caption id="attachment_7260" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Okay, maybe the Whitefish Chain Area isn't quite this green yet... but we'll get there.[/caption] We're coming around on the time of year when everything emerges from its winter slumber, and even those animals that haven't retreated for the winter begin to show signs of excitement for spring. We love seeing…
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Fore! Tee off at the Ice Tee Open

This weekend you can enjoy more winter golfing on the ice!  After last weekend's Frozen Fore, this weekend you can keep on swinging with the Ice Tee Open on Moonlite Bay. Who says that golf isn't a year-round sport?! The Ice Tee Open in Crosslake consists of a day of golf set up on the…
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Frozen Fore tees off this weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=168&v=mH2pUJXeOQI This weekend a celebration for a good cause takes place just a stone's throw from the Whitefish Chain. The Gull Lake Frozen Fore consists of several events and raises money for worthy local charities. The event bills itself as the world's largest golf and snowmobile charity event. Every year the event is held at…
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Enjoy Small-Town Charm at the Nisswa Jubilee

[caption id="attachment_7249" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A snow sculpture from a past year at the Nisswa Jubilee, which kicks off this Friday, Feb. 15. Photo via the Jubilee Facebook page[/caption] Every year the city of Nisswa celebrates winter at the Nisswa Jubilee with a fishing derby, parade, snow sculptures, live music and a lot more. It's just…
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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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Ice Fishing Extravaganza is this Weekend

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Anglers fish in the 2013 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.[/caption] One of the biggest events in the area is this Saturday, Jan. 26: the Brainerd Jaycee's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The word "extravaganza" has perhaps never before been used so accurately. The ice fishing contest held just south of the Whitefish Chain boasts…
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2019 Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous is Saturday

[caption id="attachment_6455" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of the Pequot Lakes Brush Pilots Facebook page[/caption] This Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, will be the 25th annual Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. At the Rendezvous you'll be able to see all kinds of snowmobiles- whether they're improvised and unrefined, rare antique sleds from…
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Skate the Day Away

There are so many great ways to enjoy the Whitefish Chain Area in the wintertime, from snowmobiling to cross country skiing to snowshoeing. Today, though, we want to focus on ice skating, an activity that's fun for just about any age as well as accessible and inexpensive. Several of the towns around the Whitefish Chain…
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