Northwood’s Adventure – Curling Picking Up Popularity In Brainerd Lakes Area

What features large stones that slide across a sheet of ice towards an even larger bulls-eye? The answer; curling. Curling became an Olympic sport in 1998 after a 74 year hiatus. It has since grown in popularity and now is treated as an amateur sport with clubs popping up all...

Northwoods Adventure-Blue Ox Marathon

The second annual Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon begins with a bang, and the excitement only increases from there. The runners stride away from the Sanford Center down the trails around beautiful Lake Bemidji. The trees show off their colors for about 700 runners competing in one of...
Posted On 14 Oct 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Wealthwood Rendezvous

The 1830’s latest technology and finest weaponry take center stage at the Wealthwood Rendezvous in Aitkin. Re-enactors operate the cannon for demonstrations only, but the public does gain hands-on experience with the muskets. The big challenge with guns of the period is...
Posted On 30 Sep 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Mushroom Workshop

The Northland Arboretum in Brainerd is a great place to walk through the woods and possibly grab a snack. Nick and Sarah Jordan lead a workshop to help people identify wild mushrooms with the hopes of finding an edible treat. Two pieces of advice for mushroom hunter: find a good...
Posted On 23 Sep 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Warrior River Run 2014

The Warrior River Run provides interesting opportunities for runners. First and foremost runners make their way along the Mississippi River in Camp Ripley. The run also allows people to be true to their school. The money raised goes to the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation. The...
Posted On 17 Sep 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Disc Golf Tournament

Minnesotans appear to be clinging to every last piece of nice weather before the temperature drops. Several frisbee fanatics took advantage of the opportunity to hit the disc golf course at Lum Park Saturday in Brainerd. The tournament contestants divide into Men’s and...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Kids’ Triathlon

People often perform their best while in the best of health. The Kiwanis Kids’ Triathlon in Baxter serves mainly to encourage kids to become active. More than 200 kids took part in Saturday’s race. The 5 through 9 year-olds competed at half the distance of the 10...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014

Northwoods Adventure-The Big Whiff

The Miracle League allows people to play ball, who otherwise would not have the chance. The league’s fundraiser offered a similar opportunity Saturday in Brainerd at the Big Whiff Wiffle Ball Tournament. The Big Whiff attracted people of all ages and a colorful group of...
Posted On 19 Aug 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Hackensack Fishing Derby-2014

Organizers of The Hackensack Fishing Contest have claimed the event to be Minnesota’s largest children’s fishing contest. Today’s total registered 97 kids, who combined to catch 205 fish in only 1.5 hours. Two reasons for the high fish total: The Birchem twins....
Posted On 12 Aug 2014

Northwoods Adventure-Nisswa Turtle Races

The city of Nisswa contains a population of about 2,000 people. On Wednesday afternoons during the summer, about one thousand people can be found within a 50 feet radius; the center of which, is the Nisswa turtle race. Nisswa has held turtle races for 51 years. An average of 500...
Posted On 05 Aug 2014

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