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The fascinating, fast fisher: Osprey

[caption id="attachment_6042" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An osprey sits atop its nest on County Road 11, on the north side of the road between County Road 3 and County Road 4. This nesting platform is active nearly every summer, including this summer. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Ospreys are arguably one of Minnesota's most interesting birds of prey,…
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Wildflowers of the Whitefish Chain

The Whitefish Chain Area is in full bloom as wildflowers have come into season, lining the edges of roads, trails and lake shores. Wondering what they are?  Below we have info on a few of the most prevalent, and beautiful, flowers on the chain. Big thanks to www.minnesotawildflowers.info, which helped provide a lot of information…
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Tube the Pine River

[caption id="attachment_6016" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Tubing the Pine River in Crosslake is a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Looking for some chill-out time in the sunshine, motor-free? Tubing the Pine River is fun and easy! Lay back in your tube, sip on a cold soda, and watch the woods move…
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Duck Races, Turtle Races and Big Fun Tuesdays!

[caption id="attachment_5945" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Crosslake's Big Fun Tuesday events offer FREE family fun themed around Paul Bunyan and water.[/caption] As summer kicks off around the Whitefish chain, so do a variety of fun activities in the towns surrounding the chain. Between Nisswa’s Turtle Races, the Pine River Duck Races, Pequot Lake's Market in the Park…
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See the Mail Boat at the Whitefish Boat Show

[caption id="attachment_5936" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pictured is Ben Knebel, captain of the Whitefish Mail Boat, with a load of passengers. Knebel delivered mail by a wood boat (at the time one of the only motorboats on the chain) for 39 years. See the restored mail boat at the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous at…
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Five Whitefish Chain Restaurants with Perfect Patios

[caption id="attachment_5921" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Wharf in Crosslake has seating right by the water, where diners can watch boats pass through the channel between Rush and Cross lakes. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Perhaps the only thing better than the scenery of the Whitefish Chain Area is gazing at it while eating delicious food and sipping on tasty…
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About those Buoys

[caption id="attachment_5884" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Boats enter a channel on the Whitefish Chain. Channels on the chain are marked by buoys, which are managed by the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club. The club promotes boating safety on the chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] If you've been to the Whitefish Chain, you've probably seen the system of safety…
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Brainerd Day Trip: Safari North Wildlife Park

[caption id="attachment_5870" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Camels and camel rides are just one of many things to see and do at Safari North. Photo courtesy of Safari North.[/caption] Want to take a walk on the wild side? Safari North Wildlife Park lets you do just that as you observe and encounter a wide variety of animals at…
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New outdoor destination: Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens

[caption id="attachment_5853" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Among the features of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens is this crawl-through caterpillar, created by local artist Josh Porter. Photo courtesy of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens Facebook page.[/caption] In honor of a late community member who gave her all in her volunteerism, a beautiful flower garden for the community is…
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Tips and Info for the Perfect Fishing Opener- Whether You Fish or Not!

[caption id="attachment_5840" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake trout seasons open Saturday, May 13 on the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] You waited for the ice to go out and for spring to come, and now Fishing Opener is nearly here! May 13 marks the day that the walleye,…
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