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WLA Features: Sibley State Park

By Bailey Hovland State parks are some of Minnesota’s greatest resources. They preserve the land of those who came before us, give everyone an opportunity to experience the great outdoors, and support the biodiversity unique to Minnesota. And in the Willmar Lakes Area, Sibley State Park is our local...

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WLA Features: Hawk Creek

By Bailey Hovland In the land of 10,000 lakes (or 11,842 if you prefer accuracy over catchiness), nothing is better than a day out on the water. In the Willmar Lakes Area, there are more than enough opportunities to enjoy the freshwater fun that Minnesota has to offer. And...

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Outdoor Adventures in the Willmar Lakes Area

I sit at home on a windy Sunday afternoon, thinking about the week ahead. I am craving the outdoors and some different activities for me and my husband to do. We are pretty fortunate to live where we do, with so many fun things to choose from. Here...

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A Saturday With The Family

Does summer seem to be slipping by this year? Does it seem like you haven’t seen your extended family since the holidays? In my case, the answers would both be yes. But what can I do about that? I can’t slow down time (as much as I’d like...

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5 Ways to Enjoy This Weekend in the Willmar Lakes Area

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend in the Willmar Lakes Area. Don’t have plans? Here are a few ideas to help you out. Enjoy the lakes! There are so many ways to enjoy the lakes in our area from simply taking a swim to renting a boat and...

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The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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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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