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A Whitefish Tradition for a Good Cause: The Ideal Beef Feed

[caption id="attachment_5130" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Ideal Beef Feed, pictured from the top of the department's hook and ladder truck outside the station. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Every year the Ideal Beef Feed is an annual tradition on the Whitefish Chain- one that nearly everyone in the area, whether a local, visitor or just passing through,…
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Get creative on the Whitefish Chain with hosted painting events

[caption id="attachment_5084" align="alignnone" width="600"] Masterpieces created by a recent TAP visit at Manhattan's in Crosslake. Photo courtesy of TAP[/caption] For a cloudy day, low-key afternoon or just when you need a break from the sun, there are plenty of opportunities to express your creative side while you visit the Whitefish Chain area. A couple of…
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Surfing the Whitefish on a SUP

  Surfing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Minnesota’s lakes, but think again! One of the latest trends on the Whitefish Chain is to take to the water on a stand-up paddleboard (or “SUP”). Standing on the big boards, “SUPers” glide gently across the water, powered by…
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FREE Outdoor Music Concerts!

Attention music lovers of all ages: both Crosslake and Pequot Lakes host weekly outdoor concerts all summer long! Better yet, they're free! Local and travelling bands play family-appropriate music on Saturdays in both towns. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head to Crosslake's Town Square or Pequot Lakes' Trailside Park for live original and cover…
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Market in the Park in full swing in Pequot Lakes

Every Thursday, yet another well-loved Whitefish Chain area event takes place- Market in the Park. Market in the Park is a weekly Pequot Lakes event that takes place throughout the summer. In the center of Pequot is the Trailside Park, and every Thursday vendors of all kinds line the trails with tents and sell their…
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See fascinating boats at the annual wood boat rendezvous

One of the most popular events on the Whitefish Chain is almost here- the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous. On June 18, a huge variety of wood boats will descend on Moonlite Bay in Crosslake. The boats that line the dock at Moonlite Bay for the Rendezvous range from small, ancient duck boats…
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Frost-free Friday means farmers markets are open

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="alignnone" width="600"] Frost-free Friday means that the gardening season is about to go full swing, and so are area farmers' markets[/caption] It’s true, the day that marks the traditional end of frosts here at the Whitefish Chain is almost here. Get ready for blooming flowers, sprouting vegetables and happy tomato plants, because summer…
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Bike trails abound!

[caption id="attachment_4823" align="alignnone" width="600"] Lake Country Crafts and Cones in Crosslake is a great biking destination for a cool treat.[/caption] Many visitors and even residents near the Whitefish Chain don’t realize that nearly every main road around the chain has eight foot shoulders- perfect for biking, walking or jogging. While most shoulders are only six…
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Outlook is great for walleye opener on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_4801" align="alignnone" width="600"] John Blong, of Brainerd Guide Service, is pictured last year with his catch from the Whitefish Chain. Photo courtesy of John Blong, brainerdguide.com[/caption] A true Whitefish Chain holiday approaches: Fishing Opener. On May 14 the walleye season opens, and the outlook for fishing is good. Marc Bacigalupi is the area supervisor…
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Explore local craft beer in the Lakes Area

The craft beer craze has not missed the Whitefish Chain area of Minnesota. Delicious beers are  brewed locally with great atmosphere at four area breweries. Roundhouse Brewing: The newest brewery to join the area’s craft beer family is Roundhouse Brewing, which is combining the history of the area with great beer. Roundhouse, which opened April…
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