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Hearty, Warm, Delicious Chili

[caption id="attachment_7189" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A sampling of the Thursday soup buffet at Timberjack in Pequot Lakes, including a cup of their homemade chili.[/caption] After a day of snowmobiling, ice fishing or skating on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, nothing tastes better than a hearty bowl of chili. Since we know you'll work up an appetite…
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Enjoy the Whitefish Chain Lakes Safely This Winter

As the ice grows thicker on the lakes and the weather grows steadily cooler, we on the Whitefish Chain of Minnesota want to remind outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the lake ice safely this winter. There is a certain magic in walking out onto a frozen lake. The perfectly smooth surface and cold, crisp air create…
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Get Festive at Nisswa City of Lights

After you've gathered to give thanks and devoured the turkey, trimmings and pie, ring in the holiday season in Nisswa during their City of Lights festival on Friday, Nov. 23. Just a couple minutes south of the Whitefish Chain, this event is festive fun for all ages. Among the many festivities, you'll enjoy horse drawn…
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Holiday Fun for a Great Cause

Sure, we haven't yet officially kicked off the Christmas season, but it's just around the corner and it'll be here before we know it. You can get ready for the season and enjoy the festive beauty ahead of time by joining the Christmas Home Tour. The best part? Proceeds from your ticket go to the…
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Fall Colors Approach Their Peak

Fall colors are heating up on the Whitefish Chain! The area is exploding with color, and gazing at the blaze of color is a favorite fall pass time. While there are so many ways to see the fall color, from bike rides to hikes to scenic drives, we want to recommend that this year you…
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A Weekend of Fun Awaits at Crosslake Days

This weekend is one of Crosslake's biggest celebrations: Crosslake Days. The annual festival draws thousands to town and fills the town with the smells of simmering chili and sounds of laughter. Crosslake Days is a wonderful amalgamation of several family-friendly, ultra-fun events. There's the annual chili cookoff competition that includes free chili samples at each…
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Paddle the Star Chain

[caption id="attachment_7024" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Paddle the Star Lake Chain and enjoy culvert tunnels like this one.[/caption] The next lakes south of the Whiteifish Chain include among them Star Lake and several other small connecting lakes that are fun to paddle, especially now as the leaves begin to change. This paddle, originally done by the Crow…
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Spend the day at Brainerd International Raceway

Smell the burning nitro, hear and feel the loud engines, and see the mind-boggling speed. Even if you're not a "car person," Whitefish Chain locals will tell you that a trip to Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) is a ton of fun and well worth the trip. If you're unfamiliar, Brainerd International Raceway is located just…
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Local Berries: A Sweet Taste of Summer

It's that time of year when you can get your hands on the literal fruits of summer. Berries are ripening across the Whitefish Chain area, and the sweet-tart taste is unlike any other. We'll help you get your hands on the summertime treats. There are several you-pick operations in the area where you can get…
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Dragonflies: Friends of the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_6923" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The green darner dragonfly is one of the larger and more common dragonflies found in Minnesota. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] They're agile, they're beautiful, and they take care of some of those pesky mosquitoes: Dragonflies are our friends. With the abundance of water on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes and the…
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