Woods to Water Blog - Blog Archive: February, 2023

Minnesota’s best St. Patrick’s Day celebration is back again: here are the details! 

Get your green on [so you don't get pinched] and head over to Crosslake, MN March 16th-18th for some good old fashioned St. Patty’s Day fun.

Map courtesy of Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration Facebook 

Weekend pro tips: 

→ Purchase a lanyard for access to discounts around town! See the full list of participating businesses here. 

→ Get there early for parking and a good spot to view the parade. The weekend attracts over 20,000 out of town visitors! 

→ New this year! Shenanigans VIP experience including preferred curbside front row parade seating, access to the VIP tent + more. Get the full details or purchase on the Crosslake Chamber…

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Whether its your first time or you're just looking to relocate...

The real estate market is ever-changing and its more important than ever to have an agent you trust by your side to help guide you through the process! Here's 5 important tips to consider before investing in your next property! 

Decide how much "home" you can afford.

What price home are you in the market for? In addition to estimating monthly mortgage payments, have you factored in other expenses such as insurance, property taxes, utility payments, and maintenance costs? 

When you talk with lenders, they’ll help you understand the maximum mortgage you qualify for. Then you’ll need to make a decision about what price house and which loan amount up to that maximum feels most…

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Spring is near! ... hopefully.


This month brought all kinds of twists in the weather! From freezing temps to 40 degree days and even rain! However, anglers still report a good evening and night crappie bite. With hopefully some warmer temps coming, one of my favorite things to do is get a group of family and friends together and watch tip ups and enjoy the great outdoors.

Reminder to anglers →  Be sure to get a new license at the end of the month and remove your fish houses!

With some of the snow starting to melt these last few weeks, I got the itch to put some boots on the ground, and scout some hunting ground and shed hunt along the…

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A spotlight on Loonstar Lodge in Crosby, MN.

[blog content written by Taylor Hildreth + adapted from taylorjohildreth.com.]

Welcome to Crosby, Minnesota. A small former mining town that is arguably the most up-and-coming tourist destination in Minnesota. In the last seven years, this town has expanded, added new additions of shops and restaurants, and has become a must-ride mountain biking location. If you’ve been able to explore this area, you already know what a gem it is, and I’m sure you’re already planning a trip back ;) if you haven’t made an adventure throughout Cuyuna/Crosby, it’s a must-add to your Minnesota bucket list. Located about 20 minutes from Brainerd, MN and just over two-hours from the Twin Cities, Crosby is in a great…

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