Category Archives: Winter

Winter

Strap on your skates

  All the ice that we become familiar with in Minnesota winters is good for a lot of great activities, and not the least of them is ice skating. Surrounding the Whitefish Chain area are several local ice rinks, all free to use and lit by bright lights for the shorter days of the year.…
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Fun on the Ice for Everyone

[caption id="attachment_4348" align="alignright" width="366"] Ice Fest is the first major event of the year and is held annually on Pelican Bay of Breezy Point. Photo courtesy of Breezy Point Resort.[/caption] The 21st Annual Etta Steffen Memorial Ice Fest at Breezy Point will be held Jan 8 - 9, 2016 at Breezy Point Resort. Live entertainment…
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Come see the northern lights

[caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignright" width="309"] Northern lights shine in the Minnesota sky over a frozen lake and a warm tent.[/caption] For many people, the natural phenomena of the northern lights is a bucket list item. The glow that sometimes lights up the sky above the Whitefish Chain is an ethereal sight that is entirely unforgettable. Curtains…
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Join the Christmas Bird Count

[caption id="attachment_4215" align="alignright" width="450"] A blue jay perches on a branch on a snowy day. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] One of the best ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of winter is through birdwatching, and Christmas happens to be a great time get out and see some birds. This is the time of year…
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Winter’s best activities

Winter is the season that many people love to hate. But around the Whitefish Chain, we love to love it — and that’s because there’s no shortage of fun things to do, and beautiful scenery in which to do them. Snowshoeing The Whitefish area is chock-full of great places to head out with snowshoes and…
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Ice-in on the Whitefish Chain

Once late fall hits, It’s a time anxiously awaited by anglers and snowmobilers alike: ice-in. Ice-in happens at different times for each of the many lakes of the Whitefish Chain. The Department of Natural Resources keeps ice-in date records, though the only records it has for the Whitefish Chain are for Lower Hay Lake and…
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Owling around the Whitefish Chain

Brink said that he has most commonly seen owls at the Uppgaard Wildlife Management area on County Road 16. Uppgaard WMA is a great place to snowshoe or hike in the winter with 110 acres of forest to explore. Trail maps are available at the arched entrance. Brink has also detailed other great places to…
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Snowmobiling Minnesota’s Whitefish Area

[row][span7] Minnesota's finest winter resort area is the Whitefish Area Chain of Lakes Region which boasts over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and scenic beauty that is unrivaled anywhere. Our world class trails take you through the forests that Paul Bunyan roamed and when you visit you can discover unspoiled surroundings and make memories…
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