Woods to Water Blog - Blog Archive: October, 2022

The Holidays are upon us – nothing better than kicking off the season in 'Minnesota's best small town'!

Save the date for the nisswa city of lights event on Nov. 25th!

For more information as it's released, follow the Nisswa City of Lights event page and Woods to Water social pages.

Schedule of events updated as of November 11th.

Best Christmas Ever

Nominations are now closed and we're nearing family selection time with the amazing non-profit we've partnered with this holiday season, Best Christmas Ever. Be sure to stop by the Woods to Water office in Nisswa during the lighting event for some holiday cheer — grab a gift tag off our giving tree to support Best Christmas Ever! You can also donate directly through our kindful link. 

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Nothing says Minnesota like a good meat raffle.

 Here’s your guide to winning big in the BLA. We’ll MEAT you there!

MONDAY

FIFTY LAKES BAR & BOTTLE SHOP 

Raffles every Monday! Ticket sales start at 4:00pm and raffle at 5:30pm

YE OLD PICKLE FACTORY 

Mondays at 5:00pm 

TUESDAY

PEQUOT LAKES AMERICAN LEGION 49

Raffle begins at 5:30pm

WEDNESDAY

LUCKY'S TAVERN 

Wednesdays + Thursdays at 6:30pm 

THURSDAY

B*mERRI GASTROPUB 

Every Thursday night through the end of the year. Ticket sales start at 5:30pm and are drawn at 6:30pm. Tickets are $1 each and support the Northern Lakes Lightning youth hockey team. 

THE DEERSTAND 

Thursday nights at 6:30pm and Saturday afternoons at 3pm.

SIDETRACK BAR & GRILL 

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Whether you're looking for TRICKS or TREATS, here's your guide to all things Halloween happening this week around town: 

  • Oct 28th + 29th Haunted Hidden Hallows at Paul Bunyan Land from 7-10PM. Haunted house: $14, Corn Maze: $18, both attractions for $28. 

  • HALLOWEEN PARTY at ye old pickle factory IN NISSWA OCT 29TH FROM 8PM-MIDNIGHT featuring live music from the nissfits 

  • GRANDVIEW LODGE SPOOKTACULAR OCT 28TH-30TH. FOR GUESTS OF THE B.L.A STAYING AT GRAND VIEW LODGE. 

  • haunted bobbertown bungalows IN PEQUOT LAKES. October 28, 29, 30, 31 from 7:00PM-9:00PM.

  • NISSWA FIRE HAUNTED BARN & HAYRIDES at the nisswa fire station. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. "Not So Scary HOURS" from 5-7PM (No Live Spooks) and "Scary Hours"…

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YOUR GUIDE FOR LATE-FALL HUNTING

The most favorable time of the year is here for the outdoorsman: FALL



The leaves are at their peak colors and temperatures are dropping, things are only getting better! With most hunting seasons already underway there is plenty of opportunity to keep busy! Pheasant opener kicked off on October 15th. Followed by youth deer the 20th-23rd. Get outside and have some fun!


OPENER DATES:

PHEASANTS - 10/15/22
YOUTH DEER - 10/20-10/23/22

→ PRO TIP: I have had some early success on the water, duck hunting and in the woods deer hunting! Some key things I look for while hunting in the month of October are: big temperature changes, barometric pressures greater than 30, moon phases, and hunting near pre-rut…

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[insert fall color tours] Best spots to experience Fall colors in the B.L.A. 

Hometown hues are here! Read up on our top viewing locations for those peak fall colors.

Paul M Thiede Fire Tower Park

Pequot Lakes, MN | 5230 County Road 11, Pequot Lakes, MN

Climb this historic 100 ft fire tower dating back to 1934 for some of the most picturesque views of Pequot Lakes - floods of color for miles make for some epic takeaways from this bird's-eye view. Walk their 3,000 feet of wooded walking trails through the woods before or after. The park is open year-round from dawn to dusk, with minimal maintenance (i.e. snow plowing) during the winter months. More info on the park

Miner's Mountain Trail / Crosby Mine Pits

The overlook at…

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