If you’re headed to the Park Rapids Lakes Area this year you will find many great options of things to do! The area is filled with local many small businesses, shops, and great food options. Check out 11 of my favorite things to do in the area while you’re in town.

Sip Wine at Forestedge Winery

Head to Forestedge Winery to sample some of their wines. They offer pre-made flights or you can build your own. All of their wines are made from fruits that are grown in the North Country. If you like sweet wine, the apple crisp wine is a must.

Eat at The Good Life Cafe

Whether you go for lunch of dinner The Good Life Cafe has options for everyone. They have a unique and flavorful menu with regional favorites and local twists. There is no better way to start your meal then with their soft pretzels and smoked gouda cheese dip.

Shop at The Tippy Canoe

This little shop in Nevis has all your snack needs as well as fun puzzles, apparel, and more. The owners also own the Park Street Inn in case you are looking for somewhere to stay for your next trip!

Caffeinate at Bella Caffe

Stop into Bella Caffe and grab a cup of tea or coffee. They have a full menu and also wine options in case you are looking for something later in the day as well.

Shop till you drop at The Red Barn

Check out all the local products and vendors at The Red Barn. This is a perfect store to grab a gift for someone or some goodies for yourself. Head outside to the back and grab yourself some fresh, locally made kombucha from Cali Kombucha as well.

Grab a new book at Beagle & Wolf Books

Head into this locally owned book shop and spend some time exploring. They have both new and used books for sale. You can even grab a copy of their recent book club picks if you want to follow along with what the locals read.

Conquer your sweet tooth at Enjoy

Walk around this candy store and stock up on your sweet tooth cravings for later. While you are there grab yourself a fresh made bubble waffle with ice cream!

Sample a flight at Wine Not

Grab a flight of wine and sample some of the great options available. Order a slice of cheesecake from their rotating menu. Check out their website in advance and come for a night of live music or even a paint and sip class.

Throw Axes at Country Axe

Head out for some thrill at Country Axe. Throw some axes at a target, relax on the couches, or play a game of cornhole. The venue even has a list of axe throwing games you can play in case you are looking for a little friendly competition.

Grab dinner at Iron Horse

Grab dinner at this local restaurant in Nevis. The menu is robust with something for everyone but they are definitely a hidden BBQ gem in the area.

Sip & Play at Revel Brewing

Grab some local beers, ciders, or seltzers at Revel Brewing. Play one of the board games they have available or plan to attend on trivia night or a night with live music.

No matter what you’re in the area for, Park Rapids has something for everyone! Make this community a must see for your summer vacation!

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