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2019 Halloween Happenings on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_5250" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Happy Halloween![/caption] It's another season that the Whitefish Chain does well: the spooky season of Halloween. The colorful leaves blowing across the roads in the wind, the chill in the air and the skeletal trees all give Minnesota's Whitefish Chain of Lakes a picturesque Halloween vibe. This year the spooky holiday…
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Migratory Birds Offer Thrill to Birders

[caption id="attachment_7513" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watch for swans on the remaining open water as they migrate south. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] As many birdwatchers will already know, the migration period in the fall and the spring offers a great opportunity to see birds that pass through our beautiful state. Now's the time when many species of…
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See Autumn’s Beauty on the Whitefish Chain

It's happening! Fall color is about halfway to its peak around the Whitefish Chain, which means the beautiful scenery will only continue to become more stunning. There are so many wonderful ways to see the riot of color that's taking over the Whitefish Chain. Whether on foot, by bike, by car or by boat, a…
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A Weekend of Fun Awaits at Crosslake Days

It's finally here! This weekend is one of Crosslake's biggest celebrations: Crosslake Days. The annual festival draws thousands to town and fills the town with the smells of simmering chili and sounds of laughter. Crosslake Days is a wonderful amalgamation of several family-friendly, ultra-fun events. There's the annual chili cookoff competition that includes free chili…
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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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