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Holiday at the Dam, Cookie Walk and more on tap this weekend

[caption id="attachment_6349" align="alignnone" width="450"] Last year's light display at the Cross Lake Corps of Engineers Recreation Area. Each year the display seems to become more beautiful. Photo via the Light Up the Dam Facebook Page.[/caption] This Saturday, Dec. 2, will kick off a season of holiday fun on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. That day,…
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Evergreens of the Whitefish Chain

They're the trees that give us color all through the year- evergreens. And though they may all look the same at first glance, these trees are unique, interesting, and fun to identify. We've listed a few here to get you started for your next nature hike or walk in the woods. White Pine White pines…
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The Best of Breakfast on the Whitefish Chain

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast. Lucky for you, there are lots of choices for a delicious breakfast all around the Whitefish Chain! [caption id="attachment_6310" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Big scones are lined up in a pastry case at Stonehouse Coffee, a great spot for a lighter breakfast. Get there before noon to ensure…
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Ghost Stories of the Whitefish Chain

This fall, as you sit before a crackling fire on the shores of the Whitefish Chain, listen closely to the sounds of the night. The wind through the pines, the hoot of a midnight owl, and perhaps the wail of a pack of wolves. Listen, too, for something more... could it be a ghost of…
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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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