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Attractions & Activities

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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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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Bird migration is in full swing on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_4755" align="alignnone" width="600"] Loons have returned to their summer homes on the Whitefish Chain[/caption] Minnesota’s favorite birds have returned to their favorite state, with more on the way. Loons, great blue herons, hawks and raptors have all made their returns, while hummingbirds, orioles and other colorful songbirds are currently on their flights north. “Birds are…
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Signs of spring on the Whitefish Chain

Looking for signs of spring? Look for trillium, a delicate white flower with three petals, surrounded by three leaves. It’s a spring ephemeral, meaning it’s one of the very first flowers to appear in the springtime. One of the best places to find it on the Whitefish Chain is on Big Island, just between Upper…
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See the fish at the DNR spring fish trap

Every spring, the DNR sets up a fish trap on the northwest side of the Whitefish Chain so they can collect the eggs and sperm of spawning walleye. But the event isn’t just good for the DNR or the anglers who will benefit from stocked lakes- it’s also great opportunity for members of the public…
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Snowtubing!

[caption id="attachment_4451" align="alignnone" width="600"] Snowtubing at Primetime in Breezy Point. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Want to hit the slopes, but don’t know how to ski or board? Maybe you’d love to go sledding, but dread dragging your sled back up the hill? Go snowtubing. Two separate tubing hills are just a short drive from the…
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