Category Archives: Nature

Nature

Snowshoeing: walking in a winter wonderland

[caption id="attachment_4447" align="alignnone" width="400"] Photo by Tina Shaw[/caption] One of the best ways to explore the beauty and serenity of the woods is to take to them by snowshoe. We’ve gathered up some of the best areas with beautiful woods, wildlife and scenery to explore. The Crosslake Community Center rents snowshoes for $5 for two…
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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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Come see the northern lights

[caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignright" width="309"] Northern lights shine in the Minnesota sky over a frozen lake and a warm tent.[/caption] For many people, the natural phenomena of the northern lights is a bucket list item. The glow that sometimes lights up the sky above the Whitefish Chain is an ethereal sight that is entirely unforgettable. Curtains…
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Join the Christmas Bird Count

[caption id="attachment_4215" align="alignright" width="450"] A blue jay perches on a branch on a snowy day. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] One of the best ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of winter is through birdwatching, and Christmas happens to be a great time get out and see some birds. This is the time of year…
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Winter’s best activities

Winter is the season that many people love to hate. But around the Whitefish Chain, we love to love it — and that’s because there’s no shortage of fun things to do, and beautiful scenery in which to do them. Snowshoeing The Whitefish area is chock-full of great places to head out with snowshoes and…
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Owling around the Whitefish Chain

Brink said that he has most commonly seen owls at the Uppgaard Wildlife Management area on County Road 16. Uppgaard WMA is a great place to snowshoe or hike in the winter with 110 acres of forest to explore. Trail maps are available at the arched entrance. Brink has also detailed other great places to…
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