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Pequot Lakes

The Choke Cherry Festival is Aug. 5!

No, it's not as sweet as a blueberry, or as juicy as a strawberry, but nonetheless, choke cherries will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 5, in Pequot Lakes. It's the 10th Annual Choke Cherry Festival! That's right, Pequot Lakes is Minnesota's Choke Cherry Capital! The all-day festival will include a culinary contest, kids games, vendor…
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Bean Hole Days Annual Tradition

[caption id="attachment_5040" align="alignright" width="391"] The City of Pequot Lakes hosts Bean Hole Days, July 11 - 12.[/caption] Since 1938, people in Pequot Lakes have been gathering for the sake of beans. Bean Hole Days got its start when local businessmen held a bean feed to thank farmers for their support of area businesses. Today, thousands…
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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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Whitefish Golf Course has a community of its own

[caption id="attachment_3675" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Whitefish Chain's "neighborhood course" is Whitefish Golf Course.[/caption] Nestled just south of the Whitefish Chain and in the heart of Ideal Corners is Whitefish Golf Course. It’s a course where golfers tee off below towering Norway pines and gather together in the clubhouse after a round of golf or an…
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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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Wildwedge Golf has fun for all ages

[caption id="attachment_5878" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Wildwedge Golf Course is a family-friendly, 9-hole, par 3 course that offers a mini-golf course and maze attraction next to the clubhouse.[/caption] From 4 to 94, the entire family will have a day of fun at Wildwedge Golf just south of Jenkins. The golf complex offers a wide variety of activities…
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Tips and Info for the Perfect Fishing Opener- Whether You Fish or Not!

[caption id="attachment_5840" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake trout seasons open Saturday, May 13 on the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] You waited for the ice to go out and for spring to come, and now Fishing Opener is nearly here! May 13 marks the day that the walleye,…
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Where to celebrate New Year’s on the Whitefish Chain

If you're spending your New Year's Eve on the Whitefish Chain, you've come to the right place. Local establishments all over the area are ready to ring in the New Year with fun and flare. Pine River Area The Pine River American Legion will have prime rib sandwiches on NYE from 4-8 p.m. (or until…
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Made on the Whitefish Chain: local artisans have great gifts

[caption id="attachment_5385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gordon Siemers, "The Birdman" makes almost all the bird houses and bird feeders stocked in his Crosslake store, Birds, Bats and Beyond. He and other Whitefish Chain artisans create fabulous holiday gifts. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The Whitefish Chain isn't just home to some of the most beautiful woods and lakes-…
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Christmas events continue with parades, celebrations

[caption id="attachment_5381" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pine River will celebrate its annual Parade of Lights with special deals a local businesses all week long.[/caption] The Christmas spirit is high around the Whitefish Chain, and this weekend two more events will warm the heart and soul with holiday joy. This Saturday, Dec. 10 in Pequot Lakes, Santa's Bobbin'…
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