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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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Willmar Lakes Area Top Summer Attractions

The Willmar Lakes Area is a land full of diverse culture, outdoor adventures, family fun, history, boutique shopping, unique restaurants and so much more. So how do you know what to all see while you're here for a visit? Well, that's what we're here for! At the Willmar...

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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 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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Happy Hour Ideas in the Willmar Lakes Area

Our local restaurants, shops and attractions are open and have taken measures to ensure your safety. Let's Be Active Enjoy a morning of outdoor yoga on Saturdays at Goat Ridge Brewery! Every Saturday (unless posted) from 10:15-11:30 am, drop-in or register ahead of time at the bar for a yoga...

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