Category Archives: Attractions & Activities

Attractions & Activities

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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Great Snowmobiling Awaits

[caption id="attachment_4443" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo courtesy of the Ideal Sno Pros[/caption] All around the Whitefish Chain, you’ll hear snowmobilers rejoice when the snow flies. That’s because there’s a whopping 1,000 miles of maintained trails in Crow Wing County and southern Cass County, where the Whitefish Chain is located. Local clubs do the work of maintaining…
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Area ski trails are groomed and ready

  [caption id="attachment_4397" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Jeremy Bronson[/caption] We have great news from the Whitefish Chain for all the cross-country skiers out there: we have snow and trails are being groomed! If you want a vacation that makes the most of winter, the Whitefish Chain is a great area. Among our large repertoire of…
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Strap on your skates

  All the ice that we become familiar with in Minnesota winters is good for a lot of great activities, and not the least of them is ice skating. Surrounding the Whitefish Chain area are several local ice rinks, all free to use and lit by bright lights for the shorter days of the year.…
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Indoor Fun Abounds

Is the weather not cooperating? Perhaps you’ve had a few action-packed days outside, and need a break from the elements? Maybe you just ran out of sunscreen. Whatever the reason, indoor fun is only a hop, skip and jump away from the Whitefish Chain. Below, we highlight some of the best places to enjoy the…
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Best of the Byway

Enjoy a daytrip driving tour of the 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 an interesting stop around every corner. Follow our daytrip recommendations and hit a few of the byway’s highlights. Birding, walking trails, tales from the…
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