Category Archives: Winter

Winter

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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Fore! Tee off at the Ice Tee Open

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="659"] A shot of the Ice Tee Open in years past. Photo via the Camp Knutson website[/caption] This weekend the golf-themed events continue. 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…
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Whitefish History: Putting Up Ice

From around the 1930s, there was one man on the Whitefish chain that had special equipment to put up ice on the Whitefish Chain, especially in the Crosslake area. It was Maurice Chenevert. [caption id="attachment_6499" align="aligncenter" width="3629"] Men load ice onto a pickup truck sometime between the 1930s to 1950s. Ice was harvested for in…
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Ice Fishing Extravaganza is this Weekend

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Anglers fish in the 2013 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.[/caption] One of the biggest events in the area is this Saturday, Jan. 27: the Brainerd Jaycee's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The word "extravaganza" has perhaps never before been used so accurately. The ice fishing contest held just south of the Whitefish Chain boasts…
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Snowmobile Central: Trails Shape Up, Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous is Saturday

[caption id="attachment_6455" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of the Pequot Lakes Brush Pilots Facebook page[/caption] With several inches of fresh snow, the area is enjoying great snowmobiling trails and fun events. This Saturday, Jan. 20 will be the annual Antique Snowmobile Rendezvous at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. At the Rendezvous you'll be able to see…
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Fast Fun at the Ice Car Races

[caption id="attachment_6451" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo courtesy of the Crosslake Ice Racing Facebook page[/caption] If you're looking for a great spectator sport for the weekend, head over to Big Pine Lake each Saturday in January and February. There you can watch as ice cars battle it out to be the fastest to round corners and cross…
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FREE Ice Skating all around the Whitefish Chain!

Among the many family activities available around the Whitefish Chain is ice skating, and there are several rinks to choose from. Each of them is free to use, and two even offer free skate rental! All these rinks are open and ready for skating! [caption id="attachment_6440" align="alignnone" width="420"] Pine River's ice rink. Photo courtesy of…
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Enjoy the lakes safely this winter

Here on the Whitefish Chain we want everyone- whether resident, friend or visitor- to make the most of the outdoor playground nature has to offer. And to have the most fun out on the ice, it's important to always keep in mind ice safety. The Minnesota DNR stresses that the ice is never 100 percent…
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Last Minute and LOCAL

[caption id="attachment_6434" align="alignnone" width="450"] Christmas is coming, and you can find the perfect last-minute gift in stores around the chain.[/caption] Still have some Christmas shopping to do? Don't go online, go to town! Across the Whitefish Chain, you'll find fantastic gifts for everyone on your list from local retailers filled with holiday cheer. Today we're…
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Winter birding is a hot cold-weather activity!

Just because some animals settle down for a long winter's nap doesn't mean they all do. You'll find that the Whitefish Chain Area is teeming with life even in the coldest months. Many types of birds stay active in the area all winter long, and in some cases it's your chance to see some truly…
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