“In short, the options are amazing, the experiences unforgettable and the season is rich and ripe! said Megan Christianson
Grand Rapids, MN (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
The abundant natural environment of northern Minnesota surrounds the vibrant community of Grand Rapids and provides residents and visitors with uncounted opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. Well known for fishing, hunting, biking, golfing, boating, birding, hiking and many more natural pursuits, Grand Rapids boasts a vibrant community, loaded with opportunities to enjoy family fun, the arts, history and sports to name a few. Participation is high, creating excitement throughout the community.
One such opportunity to immerse oneself in the camaraderie of a community coming together is the ITASCA COUNTY FAIR, August 15-19. The 80 acre parcel of land referred to as the “fairgrounds” was first used for the event in 1907. The fair itself is celebrating 120 years in 2012! As in all past years, the fair acts as a gathering place where visitors and residents come to experience a truly traditional event little changed from the past to the present.
“There are many reasons to have a fair, from the great foods to the carnival rides and games, from the grandstand shows to the special entertainment. It is a place for friends and families to gather and share”, commented the Fair Board Directors.
The fair is simply one example of the community oriented events to be found in Grand Rapids. August brings a sense of relaxation as crops ripen, temperatures begin to cool, fish get hungrier and folks celebrate the coming changes in the season.
Golfers and other outdoor enthusiasts rejoice in the comfortable days and cool evenings. Casual tournaments for beginners or more experienced golfers are promoted during this season. One area tournament that offers an opportunity for golfers of all levels is the GRANDSLAM AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT, August 17-19. This tournament takes place in heart of Minnesota’s nature. Pokegama Golf Course in Grand Rapids and Eagle Ridge Golf in Coleraine host this annual three day, two person team tournament.
The Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center features many interesting naturalist programs. Bird Feeding, Campfire Cooking, and Invent an Animal are just a few. Go back in time at the Forest History Center and experience real “Horse Power” and logging camp life.
The lush vegetation of nature has matured along with the fruits of the forest, prompting gatherings such as the “Goods from the Woods” marketplace featuring fine arts, crafts and other items made from harvested natural materials.
“In short, the options are amazing, the experiences unforgettable and the season is rich and ripe! Here at the ‘Visit Grand Rapids’ offices, we assist guests in planning their visit by helping with the selection of lodgings and activities best suited to their needs and interests” said Megan Christianson, Executive Director of Visit Grand Rapids.
The Visit Grand Rapids group is made up of 22 lodging properties located in the area. Together they have created an extensive website to present the best offerings for visitors planning a vacation to Minnesota’s north woods environment. Anyone looking for a Minnesota Vacation can find area “HOT DEALS” on the visit Grand Rapids website. The page features last minute deals for the spontaneous vacationer looking to get away and discover Minnesota’s nature.