Discover the Heartland Lakes

Each town has something unique to offer visitors. We encourage you to check back soon as this website will evolve with custom itineraries and interactive maps so you can perfectly plan your trip to the Heartland Lakes.

Oct 14, 2018 - Apr 14, 2019
Terrapin Sundays
Find inspiration at this monthly art & music series at Terrapin Station in Nevis. Stop in the second Sunday of the month for an art show and concert at a friendly community atmosphere. 2nd Sunday of the Month, October through April Discover more info HERE!
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Oct 31, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Trick or Treat Downtown Park Rapids
Walk the streets of downtown for some fun in downtown Park Rapids and Heritage Living Center. Halloween 4-6PM MORE INFO
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Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018
Heartland Lakes Community Tree Lighting and Yuletide Sampler
Downtown Park Rapids turns into a Norman Rockwell painting. Begin the holiday season by lighting the tree, singing carols and toasting marshmallows. MORE INFO
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Feb 9, 2019
Audrey’s Purple Dream Fishing Tournament & Purple Plunge
This unique community event raises money to help people with the expenses of fighting cancer. You can either ice fish or raise money by jumping in the lake! MORE INFO
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Feb 2, 2019
American Legion Ice Fishing Derby
A full day of fishing on Fish Hook Lake. Prizes, food, dancing and more later at the Park Rapids American Legion. MORE INFO
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Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019
USXC Heartland 106 Snowmobile Race
Watch racers tear down the trail in the woods or on the lake. USXC is a cross-country snowmobile racing circuit that stops in Park Rapids for snow adventure. MORE INFO
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Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019
Menahga Fishing Derby
Fish Spirit Lake in Menahga and win wonderful prizes! In true Minnesota tradition, there’s a fish fry after. MORE INFO
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Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 8, 2018
Menahga Midsummer Celebration
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Jun 23, 2018
Dorset Boardwalk Art Festival
Check back soon for more information on the Dorset Boardwalk Art Festival!
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Activities for Kids in Heartland Lakes
When school lets out for spring break, summertime, or just the weekend, it is inevitable that kids will get bored. In Heartland Lakes, there are tons of opportunities to have fun that don’t involve staring into a glowing handheld device. Here is a list of ideas to get the kids active and enjoying their free […]
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Heartland Lakes Must See Sights
Itasca State Park Most people know that the park features the the headwaters of the Mississippi River, but did you know the entire park spans a whopping 32,690 acres? It’s located just 21 miles north of Park Rapids, and if you like to hike, camp, swim or do some kayaking, this is the perfect vacation […]
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Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Akeley Paul Bunyan Days
Enjoy 3 days of fun in Akeley, Minnesota! Vendors, inflatables, climbing wall, food and a beer garden. Friday night features Kidzone and a Street Dance with 3 bands. Saturday night entertainment is provided by Billy D & the Crystals.
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Jun 14, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018
2nd Street Stage Concert Series
Join us for live music and good times every Thursday during the summer in Downtown Park Rapids. 5-6pm is the Social Hour with concert from 6-8 pm. June 14 – Rich Mattson and the Northstars TEAM Industries is sponsoring the band, Rich Mattson and the Northstars, a favorite from the 2017 line up, to open […]
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Aug 9, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018
Legends & Logging Days
Spanning 4 days in August each year, Legends and Logging Days is the definitive summer festival for Park Rapids. Thrilling Lumberjack action, amazing Master Chainsaw sculptors, tomahawk & archery demonstrations, historical encampment, live music, fabulous food and so much more! Lumberjack show including Log Rolling and Interactive Camps. The Park Rapids Fire Department hosts the […]
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Aug 21, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018
Water Wars at 2nd Street Stage
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