Destination Up North 2016 Up North - Page 28

OTTERTAIL LAKES AREA 28 • March 2016 Ottertail Lakes Area Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes, but did you know that 1,048 of them are in Ottertail County alone? Located just two and a half hours northwest of the Twin Cities between I-94 and U.S. 10, these lakes are loaded with fish and provide summer fun for all ages. In addition to dozens of annual community festivals, weekly events entertain visitors all summer long. Pelican Rapids hosts a farmers’ market every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Every Tuesday is highlighted by minnow races in Pelican Rapids. Thursdays feature Come to the Lake Concerts in Battle Lake and Movies and Concerts in the Park in Detroit Lakes. Fridays, the I-94 Speedway in Detroit Lakes comes alive with dirt track racing. Make the Ottertail Lakes Area your destination this summer. Aqua Marine SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Mark Simonson, OWNER Fax: 218-338-2629 P.O. Box 76, Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 • Boating • Lawn & Garden • ATV’s • Snowmobiles • Generators • Winterization 2 1 8 - 3 3 8 - B OAT ( 2 6 2 8 ) MAR16 Battle Lake - Heart of 1001 Lakes Battle Lake is a bustling little community wrapped snugly around the western edge of West Battle Lake in central Minnesota’s “lakes country”. The City has a population of 875 however with increasing development adjacent to the City and on nearby lakes, it appears to be much larger. City boundaries blur as you observe the extent of retail commercial expansion along the State Hwy 210 & 78 corridors that intersect at the southern perimeter of the City. Battle Lake has many unique shops, eateries, parks and resorts as well as a number of events throughout the year. From summer cabins to lake homes; fall festivals to fish fries; parades to parks; arts & craft shows to floral, gift, ice cream, coffee & tea shops; walleye tournaments to turtle races; Battle Lake has something to offer everyone of every age in every season. It’s truly a place to relax and enjoy! Celebrating 125 Years of Community Pride 125th Year-Long Anniversary Celebration: - Spring Medallion Hunt - Summer Wenonga Days July 21-24 - All-School Reunion - Parade and Fireworks - Fall Pumpkin Fest - Color Fun Run - Winter “Home for Holidays” - Winter Celebration MAR16 The people of this City have a strong sense of pride which is apparent throughout Battle Lake and truly makes this community a great place to visit and an even better place to live. There is a high level of volunteerism shown in recent projects including the downtown public art, a new trail connecting Battle Lake to Glendalough State Park, and the revitalization of the downtown area through a “Complete Streets” project. These volunteers also run a number of events throughout the year, making Battle Lake a year-round destination. 2016 marks the 125th Anniversary of this little town and the community is celebrating all year. Please come Ple Pl jjoin us in jo BBattle Lake at one or all oof our planned eevents!