Woods to Water Blog - Blog Archive: August, 2023

Your guide on where to eat, stay + play in the B.L.A this season.  

We're turning the corner to the most colorful time of year Up North. We've rounded up a list of the best spots to see the fall colors + places to stay + local bars and restaurants to hit to get the most out of the short Fall season. Check it out! 


CATCH THE 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…

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There's still time to get out on the trail before the summer weather passes us by.

We've rounded up a list of summer must-stops for your time on the trail this month. 

POPULAR summer ACTIVITIES ON THE TRAIL 
  • Biking
  • E-biking 
  • Rollerblading 
  • Hiking/Walking 
Trail Towns 
  • Brainerd 

  • Baxter 

  • Merrifield 

  • Nisswa 

  • Pequot Lakes 

  • Jenkins 

  • Pine River 

  • Backus 

  • Hackensack 

  • Walker 

  • Benedict 

  • Laporte 

  • Guthrie 

  • Nary 

  • Bemidji 

Fun facts:

→ The trail runs over 115 miles from Bemidji, MN to Brainerd, MN.

→ Named after the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan of American folklore (check out the Babe statue…

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Summer is flying by! We are just a month away from kicking off hunting season!

Fishing reports are saying the fishing is getting a little tougher. Anglers can have luck on live bait or trolling crank baits have been effective. Fishing for big pike this time of year is a favorite!

Behind the dirt tip → August is go time to get the fall plots in. Make sure to plant right before rainfall to maximize your germination. Don’t be afraid to over-seed your clovers and chicory mixes, however, do not over-seed your brassicas. If you are in need of food plot seed I am a dealer for Domain!

Get those trail cameras out and start taking inventory of all the bucks. I typically get all of my cell cameras out this time of the year, and put a solar panel on to last…

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