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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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Weekly Summertime Fun

[caption id="attachment_4300" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Duck Races in Pine River are held every Friday![/caption] Whenever you plan to visit the Whitefish Chain this summer, there are several weekly events that are held throughout the summer. Your family will love the Whitefish Chain's summer traditions! Big Fun Tuesdays When: Every Tuesday beginning June 19 from 1-3 p.m.…
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Generation After Generation Enjoys the Whitefish Chain

  A testament to the appeal of the Whitefish Chain and quality of its accommodations is the fact that families have been coming to the area for generations- and continue to pass the tradition on to their children. It's practically a given on the Chain that no matter which resort you ask, they've had guests…
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Kayak near Crosslake Dam this Weekend

Ever wanted to try kayaking, but just didn't have the gear? Feel your vacation to the Whitefish Chain would be absolutely perfect if you could dip a paddle into the smooth waters of Cross Lake? Now's your chance! Gather the family and head to the Corps of Engineers Recreation Area. This Saturday, May 26, try…
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