Category Archives: Winter

Winter

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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Holiday fun keeps on coming at the Whitefish Chain

This weekend the Whitefish Chain has even more fun in store with continuing holiday events that are sure to bring cheer to even the scroogiest of hearts. Join the fun¬† in both Pequot Lakes and Pine River this Saturday, Dec. 9 for parades, Santa visits, bake sales, story time, fireworks and more. [caption id="attachment_6420" align="alignnone"…
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The Lead-Up to St. Patrick’s Day Fun

St. Patrick's Day is such a big celebration here on the Whitefish Chain that we start the celebration ahead of time. Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which will be March 18, is the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the state. It's a day when the town with a population of just 2,000 grows…
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Golf on the Ice for a Great Cause

Moonlite Bay in Crosslake will host the 16th Annual Ice Tee Open on March 4, where golfers will step out on the ice to play their favorite game and raise money for a great cause. The Ice Tee Open is a golf tournament hosted by Golden Eagle Golf and Moonlite Bay to raise money for…
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Crosslake WinterFest? It’s the best!

That's right, Crosslake WinterFest and SoupFest are this weekend! It's a weekend when the city comes even more alive, taking in all the fun that winter has to offer. The weekend begins on Thursday, Feb. 1, with the release of the first WinterFest Medallion Hunt clue. One of the three clues will be released every…
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Join the Lumberjack Jaunt

This Sunday, Jan. 29, one of the longest-running ski races in the state will take place at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The Lumberjack Jaunt, now in its 43rd year, is a family-friendly race that's open to all ages and all abilities. Registration prices are from $20-$33 and include a bib, timing and lunch after…
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Exploring a Winter Wonderland on Two Wheels: Fat Biking

[caption id="attachment_5463" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Ron Plinske of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew[/caption] Many tend to put their bikes in the garage for winter hibernation, but fat biking is becoming a popular winter two-wheel activity. And, just a short jaunt from the Whitefish Chain is one of the most popular fat biking areas…
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