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Northwoods Adventure – FootGolf

FootGolf… It’s as simple as it sounds. It takes place on a golf course, but instead of using a small white ball, you use a soccer ball. FootGolf started becoming popular in the United States in 2011, and came to Cragun’s just a few short years ago. And even if you don’t like...

Northwoods Adventure – Nisswa Pioneer Village

Nestled right in the heart of downtown Nisswa is a village of old where visitors can get a glimpse of a past life. Visitors to the village can take self-guided tours to get a glimpse of a quieter, more peaceful time. Speaking of the schoolhouse, once a week visitors can even have...

Northwoods Adventure – Pedal Pulls

At any county fair there are more than enough things for adults to do. On Thursday, the Crow Wing County Fair wanted to make sure the kids were included too. Thursday’s big draw at the fair was for the little pedal pullers and not even a little rain, wind, and cold weather...

Northwoods Adventure: Garrison Play Days

On any given weekend, Mille Lacs Lake is the biggest draw for locals and tourists in Garrison. But this past weekend, everyone was flocking to the Garrison Play Days. Hosted by the local VFW, the event has been going strong for 20 years, right in the heart of the small town. This...

Northwoods Adventure: Big Fun Tuesdays

Crosslake may be a small town at just over 2,000 residents, but every Tuesday there is big fun to be had. The event is called “Big Fun Tuesdays” and it’s held at the Crosslake Town Square. The event is free, but the big days of fun benefit a bigger cause. And from residents of...

Northwoods Adventure: Hunter Safety Courses

Believe it or not, cold weather, and hunting season, are right around the corner. With that in mind, anyone wishing to hunt needs to have completed a hunter safety course. Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting, and they are now available to be completed online....

Northwoods Adventure – Stars and Stripes Days

Red, white, and blue covered much of the area over the weekend, but at the heart of it all was the annual Stars and Stripes Days in Pequot Lakes. The annual Independence Day celebration featured numerous events, including the annual Stars and Stripes Parade, as parade goers lined...

Northwoods Adventure – 32nd Annual Confidence Learning Center Fishing Classic

It was a sun-filled morning for fishermen as they stormed the waters of Gull Lake for the 32nd Annual Confidence Learning Center Fishing Classic. 63 teams competed in this year’s competition, making for one of the best fishing classics yet. Anglers reeled in all different sizes...

Northwoods Adventure – Watercross

The sounds of snowmobiles can mean only one or two things… it’s the middle of winter, or, it’s the Wet & Wild Weekend at Brainerd International Raceway. Riding snowmobiles usually requires snow, but come summertime, all riders need is a little water. And unlike in the...

Northwoods Adventure – Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge and Peter Johnson Memorial Swim Race

The second annual Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge and Peter Johnson Memorial Swim Race made a splash in the waters of Lake Margaret on Saturday. And Kaneski says with the rise in popularity of open water swims, having the race in the Brainerd Lakes Area was a no brainer. Contestants...

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