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Attractions & Activities

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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Bean Hole Days Annual Tradition

[caption id="attachment_5040" align="alignright" width="391"] The City of Pequot Lakes hosts Bean Hole Days, July 11 - 12.[/caption] Since 1938, people in Pequot Lakes have been gathering for the sake of beans. Bean Hole Days got its start when local businessmen held a bean feed to thank farmers for their support of area businesses. Today, thousands…
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Fairs and 4th of July fun!

The 4th of July holiday weekend is always a time of celebration, but in the Whitefish Chain of Lakes region, it means even more. Between great community celebrations, and toasting smores over a campfire while watching fabulous fireworks over the lake,  the 4th at the lake just can't be beat. Here are the highlights of…
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Duck Races, Turtle Races and Big Fun Tuesdays!

[caption id="attachment_5945" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Crosslake's Big Fun Tuesday events offer FREE family fun themed around Paul Bunyan and water.[/caption] As summer kicks off around the Whitefish chain, so do a variety of fun activities in the towns surrounding the chain. Between Nisswa’s Turtle Races, the Pine River Duck Races, Pequot Lake's Market in the Park…
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See the Mail Boat at the Whitefish Boat Show

[caption id="attachment_5936" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pictured is Ben Knebel, captain of the Whitefish Mail Boat, with a load of passengers. Knebel delivered mail by a wood boat (at the time one of the only motorboats on the chain) for 39 years. See the restored mail boat at the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous at…
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Brainerd Day Trip: Safari North Wildlife Park

[caption id="attachment_5870" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Camels and camel rides are just one of many things to see and do at Safari North. Photo courtesy of Safari North.[/caption] Want to take a walk on the wild side? Safari North Wildlife Park lets you do just that as you observe and encounter a wide variety of animals at…
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Tips and Info for the Perfect Fishing Opener- Whether You Fish or Not!

[caption id="attachment_5840" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake trout seasons open Saturday, May 13 on the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] You waited for the ice to go out and for spring to come, and now Fishing Opener is nearly here! May 13 marks the day that the walleye,…
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