Category Archives: Crosslake

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Kayak near Crosslake Dam this Weekend

Ever wanted to try kayaking, but just didn't have the gear? Feel your vacation to the Whitefish Chain would be absolutely perfect if you could dip a paddle into the smooth waters of Cross Lake? Now's your chance! Gather the family and head to the Corps of Engineers Recreation Area. This Saturday, May 26, try…
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The Big St. Pat’s Parade is this Weekend!

It's almost here! The Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities are this Saturday. The parade, one of the largest in Minnesota (and almost definitely the largest outside the Twin Cities) will bring more than 10,000 people to the town of Crosslake and endless fun to parade goers. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on…
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History: Whitefish Chain Restaurants

Some of your favorite restaurants around the Whitefish Chain have a long history in the community, dating back in some cases 80 years or more, to the days of prohibition and gangsters. These favorites have staying power! [caption id="attachment_6567" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Moonlite Bay, as it was built in 1933. Photo courtesy of the Crosslake Area…
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Fore! Tee off at the Ice Tee Open

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="659"] A shot of the Ice Tee Open in years past. Photo via the Camp Knutson website[/caption] This weekend the golf-themed events continue. After last weekend's Frozen Fore, this weekend you can keep on swinging with the Ice Tee Open on Moonlite Bay. Who says that golf isn't a year-round sport?! The…
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Fast Fun at the Ice Car Races

[caption id="attachment_6451" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo courtesy of the Crosslake Ice Racing Facebook page[/caption] If you're looking for a great spectator sport for the weekend, head over to Big Pine Lake each Saturday in January and February. There you can watch as ice cars battle it out to be the fastest to round corners and cross…
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A Favorite Fall Festival: Crosslake Days!

It's that time of year again: when the leaves start to change, the days cool off, and we finally get to celebrate Crosslake Days! Crosslake Days is an annual September event in Crosslake that includes several events: a medallion hunt, craft fair, car show, chili cook-off, flea market and bazaar, outdoor movie, live music and much…
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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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