Northwoods Adventure: Level 1 Mites Hockey

‘Try Hockey for Free Day’ has come and gone but the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association has other ways of introducing young kids to the sport of hockey. This Level 1 Mites team is made up of kids ages 4-9. The main focus of a group this young for coaches is to get the...

Northwoods Adventure: Brainerd Zip Line Tours

Zip lining might be one of the most popular activities for those seeking an adrenaline rush. Maybe it’s the feeling of gliding over trees from sixty feet up or experiencing a fifty foot free fall that brings people to the Brainerd zip line tours. For others, this might be a...

Northwoods Adventure: Low Ropes Course Challenge

The only way any group can move forward is through building teamwork, and Camp Vanasek in Baxter has found a way to do just that through a new low ropes course challenge. Our Taylor Archer spent the day at the course for this week’s Northwoods Adventure.

Northwoods Adventure: Outdoor Program Center

With summer vacation ending and school back in session, many of those summer outdoor activities have ended, but we found that a unique partnership that offers a taste of summer even into the fall and winter.

Northwoods Adventure: 10th Annual North Country Hiking Fest

The Appalachian Trail may be the most renowned hiking trail in the country, but the longest national scenic trail remains right here in our backyards. The North Country Trail spans through seven states, 12 national forests and dozens of state parks, including Itasca State Park....

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...

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