Category Archives: Attractions & Activities

Attractions & Activities

Halloween Activities Abound!

The week leading up to Halloween holds lots of fun activities all around the Whitefish Chain! From parties, to trick or treating, to spooky haunted villages, the Lakes Area has it all. [caption id="attachment_5250" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Happy Halloween![/caption] Children's Halloween Parties/Events: Kids will love the annual Children's Halloween Party at the Crosslake Community Center on Oct.…
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Spooky Fun at the Haunted Village

Starting Friday, Oct. 14, the Historic Log Village in Crosslake will be transformed into a the Haunted Village, an interactive walk-through Halloween show that raises money for the Crosslake Historical Society. This is the second year in a row that the village has been transformed into a home for witches, werewolves, Bigfoot and more. Visitors to…
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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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Arts Off 84 art crawl is Sept. 3-4

There's no shortage of fantastic artists around the Whitefish Chain. Whether painters, potters, sculptors or carvers, there's talent in the woods. And every year over Labor Day weekend, those artists show off their creations at Arts Off 84, an annual art crawl. This will be the ninth year for Arts Off 84. Along Highway 84 will…
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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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