Category Archives: Parks & Trails

Parks & Trails

Digital Treasure Hunting- Geocache Whitefish!

[caption id="attachment_5196" align="aligncenter" width="450"] See it?! A geocache is hanging from the branch of a tree in the woods near Pequot Lakes.[/caption] It's the perfect combination: the beauty of the north woods that encompass the Whitefish Chain, and the technology in our pockets that we all love so well. Geocaching uses the GPS on a…
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Wild Berry Picking: Fun and Delicious

[caption id="attachment_7638" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Berry picking is a great family activity, and blueberries, raspberries and blackberries can all be found around the Whitefish Chain.[/caption] There is perhaps nothing that rivals the flavor of a fresh, ripe, wild berry. Now is the time to get out there and see what you can gather- just try not…
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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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Grouse hunting season now open

[caption id="attachment_6204" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A hunter stops for a break on the trail. There are hundreds of acres of hunting land surrounding the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Grouse season opened Saturday, Sept. 14, a sure sign of fall. As the fall colors start to progress around the Whitefish Chain, the cooler days and…
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The Best Wildlife Viewing Spots

[caption id="attachment_7260" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Okay, maybe the Whitefish Chain Area isn't quite this green yet... but we'll get there.[/caption] We're coming around on the time of year when everything emerges from its winter slumber, and even those animals that haven't retreated for the winter begin to show signs of excitement for spring. We love seeing…
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2019 Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous is Saturday

[caption id="attachment_6455" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of the Pequot Lakes Brush Pilots Facebook page[/caption] This Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, will be the 25th annual Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. At the Rendezvous you'll be able to see all kinds of snowmobiles- whether they're improvised and unrefined, rare antique sleds from…
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See the Ski Loons, and other fun events this week

[caption id="attachment_6973" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A shot from the 2015 Brainerd Ski Loons show. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Have you ever seen a water skiing pyramid? Where the skiers are stacked on top of one another and flying across the lake? You can see this and a lot more at a Brainerd Ski Loons show, coming…
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Explore the migratory birds of the Whitefish Chain

There's a sound being heard on the lakes of the Whitefish Chain that is a true herald of summer: the call of the loon. Loons, iconic of not just the Whitefish Chain but all of Minnesota, spend their winters in the Gulf of Mexico. But they're back, along with all their snowbird friends. If you…
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Signs of Spring on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_6742" align="aligncenter" width="600"] One of the first frogs to call in the spring is the wood frog, seen here in a pond near the Whitefish Chain in a previous spring. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] It may have been a long winter, but it's finally happening: spring is beginning to blossom on the Whitefish Chain.…
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Fall colors are heating up!

[caption id="attachment_6174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area, on County Road 16, is a beautiful place to enjoy the fall colors. Pictured at last year's peak display. Colors are currently at 5-10 percent peak. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Autumn is arguably the most beautiful season on the Whitefish Chain, and this year is shaping up…
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