Category Archives: Attractions & Activities

Attractions & Activities

Holiday fun keeps on coming at the Whitefish Chain

This weekend the Whitefish Chain has even more fun in store with continuing holiday events that are sure to bring cheer to even the scroogiest of hearts. Join the fun  in both Pequot Lakes and Pine River this Saturday, Dec. 9 for parades, Santa visits, bake sales, story time, fireworks and more. [caption id="attachment_6420" align="alignnone"…
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Get Artsy!

[caption id="attachment_6345" align="alignnone" width="540"] Create this oil painting, "Cardinals and Berries," with art instructor Kathi Mann at Kicks on 66 in Crosslake on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of Kicks on 66.[/caption] This time of year there are many great opportunities around the Whitefish Chain to get artistic, be creative and have a great time- whether…
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14 Lakes Brewery Open in Crosslake

A new brewery has opened in Crosslake, bringing even more fresh, local beer to the Whitefish Chain Area. 14 Lakes Brewery, located on County Road 66 in Crosslake just south of City Hall, is named for the 14 lakes that make up the Whitefish Chain. Owners Steve and Cindy Guttormson opened the brewery in the…
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Oremageddon is coming

This Saturday, Oct. 7, Oremageddon is coming to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area mountain biking trails. It's a weekend of red dirt racing with three different racing classes: The Oremageddon 12, Ormageddon 25 and Oremageddon 50. The event is a "Fundracer" for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, which helps maintain trails and groom…
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Fall colors are heating up!

[caption id="attachment_6174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area, on County Road 16, is a beautiful place to enjoy the fall colors. Pictured at last year's peak display. Colors are currently at 5-10 percent peak. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Autumn is arguably the most beautiful season on the Whitefish Chain, and this year is shaping up…
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Fly over the trees at Brainerd Zip Line Tour

[caption id="attachment_6137" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A zip liner comes across the line at Brainerd Zip Line Tours, located on Mount Ski Gull. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] A great way to spend the day seeing the area from a new perspective is by visiting Brainerd Zip Line Tours at Mount Ski Gull. The incredible tour lets you…
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All of Paul- Paul Bunyan, that is!

[caption id="attachment_6128" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Kids sit below the Pequot Lakes "bobber tower" (Paul Bunyan's bobber) on Paul's huge, wooden chair. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Welcome to the Whitefish Chain, Paul Bunyan’s storied homeplace! Around the Whitefish Chain you’ll find evidence of Paul left and right, and as you cruise around the scenic roads surrounding the…
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Try flyboarding on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_6092" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Skyhigh Flyboards provides rentals of flyboards, water-powered jetpacks that propel riders into the air. Photo courtesy of Skyhigh.[/caption] Want to feel like Iron Man? Feeling the need to channel your inner mermaid or dolphin? Maybe you've envied those people you've seen out soaring around on jets of water? It's your turn!…
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Go back in time at the Historic Log Village

[caption id="attachment_6083" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Inside the historic buildings at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake is a fascinating assortment of artifacts and antiques. Together, they offer a window into what life was like in the early days around the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Nestled into the woods in the middle of Crosslake is…
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The Choke Cherry Festival is Aug. 5!

No, it's not as sweet as a blueberry, or as juicy as a strawberry, but nonetheless, choke cherries will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 5, in Pequot Lakes. It's the 10th Annual Choke Cherry Festival! That's right, Pequot Lakes is Minnesota's Choke Cherry Capital! The all-day festival will include a culinary contest, kids games, vendor…
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