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Bicycle Benefits in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and BikeWillmar are happy to partner with local businesses to increase bike traffic in the Willmar Lakes Area! How the Program Works: 1. Purchase a Bicycle Benefits sticker at the Willmar Lakes Area CVB for $5 2. Put the sticker on your bicycle helmet 3....

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Enjoy a Fishing Getaway (Even if you don't like to fish)

The Willmar Lakes Area is the ideal location for a weekend getaway for those that love to fish and for those that don't. Being located in central Minnesota bodes well for the area and for those that don't like to travel too far for a getaway. With more...

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A Show You Don't Want to Miss

By JoDee Haala Nestled in central MN among Kandiyohi County’s 360 lakes, you will find some unassuming backwater of the Crow River. Here is home to the vibrant community of New London where almost every Friday night from June through August the Little Crow Water Ski Team performs in...

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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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Holiday Shopping in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area is a great place to shop no matter what time of year it is. But the holidays bring out the many amazingly bright and cheery displays in storefronts throughout the county. Let's start with the many boutiques and shops in the New London Area. Just...

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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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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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