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Oremageddon is coming

This Saturday, Oct. 7, Oremageddon is coming to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area mountain biking trails. It's a weekend of red dirt racing with three different racing classes: The Oremageddon 12, Ormageddon 25 and Oremageddon 50. The event is a "Fundracer" for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, which helps maintain trails and groom…
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Fly over the trees at Brainerd Zip Line Tour

[caption id="attachment_6137" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A zip liner comes across the line at Brainerd Zip Line Tours, located on Mount Ski Gull. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] A great way to spend the day seeing the area from a new perspective is by visiting Brainerd Zip Line Tours at Mount Ski Gull. The incredible tour lets you…
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Try flyboarding on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_6092" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Skyhigh Flyboards provides rentals of flyboards, water-powered jetpacks that propel riders into the air. Photo courtesy of Skyhigh.[/caption] Want to feel like Iron Man? Feeling the need to channel your inner mermaid or dolphin? Maybe you've envied those people you've seen out soaring around on jets of water? It's your turn!…
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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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Wildflowers of the Whitefish Chain

The Whitefish Chain Area is in full bloom as wildflowers have come into season, lining the edges of roads, trails and lake shores. Wondering what they are? ¬†Below we have info on a few of the most prevalent, and beautiful, flowers on the chain. Big thanks to www.minnesotawildflowers.info, which helped provide a lot of information…
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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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See the Mail Boat at the Whitefish Boat Show

[caption id="attachment_5936" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pictured is Ben Knebel, captain of the Whitefish Mail Boat, with a load of passengers. Knebel delivered mail by a wood boat (at the time one of the only motorboats on the chain) for 39 years. See the restored mail boat at the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous at…
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About those Buoys

[caption id="attachment_5884" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Boats enter a channel on the Whitefish Chain. Channels on the chain are marked by buoys, which are managed by the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club. The club promotes boating safety on the chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] If you've been to the Whitefish Chain, you've probably seen the system of safety…
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New outdoor destination: Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens

[caption id="attachment_5853" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Among the features of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens is this crawl-through caterpillar, created by local artist Josh Porter. Photo courtesy of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens Facebook page.[/caption] In honor of a late community member who gave her all in her volunteerism, a beautiful flower garden for the community is…
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