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Make the Most of the Longest Day of the Year

The solstice is coming up! Friday, June 21 will be the longest day of the year with somewhere around 16 hours of sunlight. If you have the privilege of being on Minnesota's Whitefish Chain of Lakes on the solstice, you'll get to enjoy a longer day than much of the country, thanks to our northerly…
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Farmers’ Markets are back!

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="alignnone" width="600"] Frost-free Friday means that the gardening season is about to go full swing, and so are area farmers' markets[/caption] Frost-free Friday is the last Friday in May, and it marks both the start of the growing season and the start to local farmers' markets. This time of year fresh lettuces, local…
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Fishing Opener is May 11- and Fun for Everyone!

  Whether you're an avid angler or not, you'll find there's plenty of fun to be had on and around the Whitefish Chain during this year's fishing opener. Roughly half a million anglers take to the water on fishing opener, according to the MN DNR, and in our (admittedly biased) opinion, the Whitefish Chain is…
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Ice-out Approaches

  [caption id="attachment_4521" align="alignnone" width="600"] A foggy  spring morning near the Crosslake dam shows a mixture of ice and open water. Though the water never freezes close to the dam, ice out is around the corner. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The ice is just starting to pull away from the shore on area lakes, and…
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Summer is just around the corner!

As the days get longer and warmer, we here on the Whitefish Chain get more and more optimistic for summer- no matter how much we love winter! And while there's lots to do in every season on the chain, summer up here is simply legendary. Here's why: Long Days on the Beach  At the height…
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Meat Raffle Mania- meat raffles for every night of the week

It's the quiet that falls over the restaurant as the numbers are called, the anticipation of everyone there, with their tickets lined up on the table in front of them, and the cheering and jubilation of the winner: it's a meat raffle, and it's a Whitefish staple. If you don't make it to the Whitefish…
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How the Whitefish Chain got its Name

It seems like a no-brainer: The Whitefish Chain was called the Whitefish Chain because it has a lot of whitefish swimming within it. And it's true, the lake was named for the fish that live so abundantly in the water, but the story is more interesting than you'd expect. The name goes back more than…
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Great Bakeries of the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_7268" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Some of the French macarons made by Sweet Life Bakery, available at Latte Da in Pequot Lakes. Photo courtesy of Sweet Life Bakery[/caption] In the mood for a donut, fresh out of the fryer? Or perhaps a French macaron, those ever-popular, hard-to-find delicate cookies. Or, maybe what you could really go…
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Fore! Tee off at the Ice Tee Open

This weekend you can enjoy more winter golfing on the ice!  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 Ice Tee Open in Crosslake consists of a day of golf set up on the…
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Celebrate New Year’s on the Whitefish Chain

Start your new year off right on the Whitefish Chain at any of the fabulous New Year’s Eve celebrations going on around the lakes. Some places, like The Wharf, are even doing special dinners ahead of New Year’s Eve. Norway Ridge Overlooking Norway Lake and hidden away in Ideal Corners, Norway Ridge Supper Club is…
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