Category Archives: Attractions & Activities

Attractions & Activities

Digital Treasure Hunting- Geocache Whitefish!

[caption id="attachment_5196" align="aligncenter" width="450"] See it?! A geocache is hanging from the branch of a tree in the woods near Pequot Lakes.[/caption] It's the perfect combination: the beauty of the north woods that encompass the Whitefish Chain, and the technology in our pockets that we all love so well. Geocaching uses the GPS on a…
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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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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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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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The Big St. Pat’s Parade is this Weekend!

It's almost here! The Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities are this Saturday. The parade, one of the largest in Minnesota (and almost definitely the largest outside the Twin Cities) will bring more than 10,000 people to the town of Crosslake and endless fun to parade goers. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on…
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FREE Ice Skating all around the Whitefish Chain!

Among the many family activities available around the Whitefish Chain is ice skating, and there are several rinks to choose from. Each of them is free to use, and two even offer free skate rental! All these rinks are open and ready for skating! [caption id="attachment_6440" align="alignnone" width="420"] Pine River's ice rink. Photo courtesy of…
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Get Crafty for the Holidays!

[caption id="attachment_7529" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Make an adorable gnome at Serendipity Art Gallery's class on Nov. 30 (details below). Photo courtesy of Jenni Sommerness[/caption] Create a one-of-a-kind handmade gift or decorate your home for the holidays with the help of local arts and crafts classes. Around the Whitefish Chain in snowy Minnesota, we're getting creative and…
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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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The Chokecherry Festival is this Saturday, Aug. 3!

No, it's not as sweet as a blueberry, or as juicy as a strawberry, but nonetheless, chokecherries will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 3, in Pequot Lakes. It's the 12th Annual Chokecherry Festival! That's right, Pequot Lakes is Minnesota's Chokecherry Capital! The all-day festival will include a culinary contest, kids games, vendor fair, pit-spitting contest,…
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Family Fun at the Fair!

[caption id="attachment_7423" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Proud 4-H participants show off their sheep in the livestock show at the 2018 Cass County Fair in Pine River. Photo courtesy of the Cass County Fair Facebook page[/caption] If you want family summertime fun, there's no place quite like the fair. Cass County's fair happens to be this Thursday through…
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