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Best Ways to Enjoy the Fall in the Willmar Lakes Area

A visit to the Willmar Lakes Area in the fall is one you're sure to remember. As the temperatures begin to cool and the birds start their migration south, Kandiyohi County becomes an enchanting retreat from the quick paced schedule of the regular work week. There are so...

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New London - A Unique and Unforgettable Experience!

By Trudie Guptill Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable experience this summer? Then plan a weekend to enjoy the many artistic wonders of New London! This small town with New England charm offers an experience unlike any other with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, community celebrations, fine...

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Top 10 Patio Locations in the Willmar Lakes Area

As a Minnesotan, when the weather's nice you try to take advantage of it as much as possible and that includes eating outside! Check out our list of the top 10 patio locations in the Willmar Lakes Area! Max's on the Green You can't beat the view from the patio...

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Winter Fun in Willmar Lakes Area

Article from Minnesota Monthly From ice fishing and winter recreation to local boutiques and eateries, the Willmar Lakes Area has everything you need for a snowy getaway! As the temperatures drop in the Willmar Lakes Area, locals and visitors alike get excited to take advantage of the region’s incredible outdoor activities....

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WLA Features: Downtown Willmar

By Bailey Hovland Born and raised in Willmar, a number of places around the area hold fond memories of mine. I remember the days spent at my grandparent’s cabin, splashing around in the clear water of George Lake. I remember walking to Lulu Beans for blended coffee drinks after...

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WLA Features: Downtown New London

By Bailey Hovland The charm of small-town America is alluring. We see it romanticized on TV shows like Gilmore Girls and in almost every holiday Hallmark movie—the staple local restaurants and familiar faces everywhere you go. Yet in the Willmar Lakes Area, that small-town fantasy is a reality. The...

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Current Dining Options

In need of a delicious lunch or supper, but not sure where to go? We’re here to help! The Willmar Lakes Area is home to a wide variety of places to eat and drink.  Our restaurants and bars are open, following safety protocols and ready to serve you.  If...

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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