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The Fourth of July 2020 is Here!

[caption id="attachment_7427" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fireworks explode over the Whitefish Chain during the Crosslake fireworks display. This year's show is Saturday, July 4. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Nope, the Fourth of July is not cancelled! Around the Whitefish Chain, communities are gearing up for a fun and safe holiday celebration surrounded by beautiful wilderness and chock-full…
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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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Historic Fire Tower Has Reopened

Want to get a new perspective on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes? See it from the sky at the top of the historic Pequot Lakes Fire Tower. After spending some time closed for evaluation and renovations, the fire tower is once again open to the public. This is a great activity for just about anyone…
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Open, Caring and Welcoming

Like nearly everywhere else on the globe, the Whitefish Chain of Lakes has been affected by the Coronavirus. And, like everyone else, we're both eager to get back to life as normal and concerned for the health and well being of our residents and visitors. As we begin to reopen our local economy, nothing about…
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Treasure hunting: Find the Lake Superior agate

[caption id="attachment_4517" align="alignnone" width="600"] Examples of Lake Superior agates. Photo by Kate Perkins [/caption] Spring is the perfect time to search for the Lake Superior agate, the beautiful banded rock that’s the Minnesota state gemstone. While the Lake Superior area is known for the gem, it also happens to be scattered all over the Whitefish…
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Take the Scenic Byway Self- Guided Driving Tour!

Coronavirus may be shutting down much of the nation, but there's still plenty to do on the Whitefish Chain. Today we want to recommend the self-guided driving tour along the beautiful Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway. Connecting many of the Lakes Area’s most beautiful cities is the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, a nationally-recognized byway, and there’s…
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Fishing Opener is ON! It’s May 9, 2020

We may be living in a season of cancellations amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, but fishing is not cancelled. Fishing opener is May 9. This year the DNR is asking the public to take a few extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here's a few of the recommended precautions to take: Boat…
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When You’re Ready, We’re Here.

On the Whitefish Chain, social distancing comes naturally. The wide open expanses of water, the endless woods and the quiet of nature are all the constant companions of the area. That said, we can't say how much we miss our visitors during this difficult time. We want everyone to be safe and do what is…
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Come see the northern lights

[caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignright" width="309"] Northern lights shine in the Minnesota sky over a frozen lake and a warm tent.[/caption] For many people, the natural phenomena of the northern lights is a bucket list item. The glow that sometimes lights up the sky above the Whitefish Chain here in Minnesota is an ethereal sight that is…
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Building the Dam that Made the Whitefish Chain

The dam that we have to thank for the creation of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes was made more than 100 years ago- 135 years ago, to be exact. Before the dam was built, the fourteen lakes that make up the beautiful Whitefish Chain here in Minnesota were all much more separate, connected mostly by…
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