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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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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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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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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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