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Northwoods Adventure: Box Car Racing

With a fast growing sport like stock car racing it’s important to supply an opportunity for kids to try and explore. In this week’s Northwoods Adventure we head to the Bemidji Speedway where kids got the opportunity to hit the track.

Northwoods Adventure: Lakes Need Time to Freeze

It’s currently mid-December and Lake Bemidji has mostly open water. The public would probably consider this to be strange, as ice fishing season typically begins in Minnesota by late November. The record for latest ice in for Lake Bemidji was Dec. 20, 2001. El Nino, a...

Northwoods Adventure – Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

It was a sunny, unseasonably warm day when anglers took to the ice Saturday for the 25th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The horn to start the event sounded sharply at noon, and exactly two minutes later Zach Shepard came sprinting in a race to register the...

Northwoods Adventure – Minnesota’s Weird Winter

It’s not uncommon to have cold, almost subzero temperatures in a Minnesota winter. But 10 days of rain, along with stretches of temperatures near 40 degrees is a little out of the ordinary. This on-and-off again winter has had its effect on area businesses as well. Mount Ski Gull...

Northwoods Adventure – Gun Shows

Gun shows in the United States have been around for a very long time. Most are held in public buildings, such as hotels, armories, and stadiums. The gun show in Brainerd this past weekend was no different. Brainerd’s show has been going on for nearly 30 years, and the shows are...

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 Oct. 14 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 Sep. 30 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 Sep. 23 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 Sep. 17 2014

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