Category Archives: Crosslake

Crosslake

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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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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Tube the Pine River

[caption id="attachment_6016" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Tubing the Pine River in Crosslake is a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Looking for some chill-out time in the sunshine, motor-free? Tubing the Pine River is fun and easy! Lay back in your tube, sip on a cold soda, and watch the woods move…
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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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The gorgeous vistas of Golden Eagle Golf

[caption id="attachment_5929" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Golden Eagle Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course set on 210 acres of land just north of Fifty Lakes.[/caption] It’s a short ride through densely wooded roads before the canopy opens up to wide-open vistas and verdant, rolling fairways at Golden Eagle Golf Club. Just north of Fifty Lakes, the…
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Five Whitefish Chain Restaurants with Perfect Patios

[caption id="attachment_5921" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Wharf in Crosslake has seating right by the water, where diners can watch boats pass through the channel between Rush and Cross lakes. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Perhaps the only thing better than the scenery of the Whitefish Chain Area is gazing at it while eating delicious food and sipping on tasty…
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Crosslake’s own Crosswoods Golf Course

[caption id="attachment_5917" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Crosswoods Golf Course is right in town, though much of the course feels like it’s out in the woods.[/caption] Nestled in the heart of Crosslake, and combining the beauty of the area with the recreation of golf, is Crosswoods Golf Course. Mike and Kelly Stone are the second-generation owners of the…
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New outdoor destination: Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens

[caption id="attachment_5853" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Among the features of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens is this crawl-through caterpillar, created by local artist Josh Porter. Photo courtesy of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens Facebook page.[/caption] In honor of a late community member who gave her all in her volunteerism, a beautiful flower garden for the community is…
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