Minnesota Trails Report

Maplewood State Park currently offers good conditions for snowmobiling. These trails have a 5-7 inch groomed surface. The ski trails are groomed and in fair to good condition, with some drifting. The trail base measures 10-12 inches. Average snow depth in the woods is 18 inches.

Vacation Home 3 – Lower Level Framing and Insulation

We have some catching up to do! These photos are from Feb. 1st. As you can see, the lower level has been framed out and insulated. Compared to Maplewood and Itasca (the first vacation homes), this lakeside lake home offers a walk-out, lower level. The lower level features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which can […]

Minnesota Fishing Report

The Minnesota season on walleye, northern pike, and large mouth bass closed on Sunday. Minnesota’s panfishing continues however, and in Otter Tail Lakes Country there are over 1,000 lakes to keeping fishing at this winter! There’s a panfish lake literally around every corner and while the lakes share the common Otter Tail Lakes Country landscape, […]

Recipes for the Resort: Baked French Toast Muffins

These little Baked French Toast muffins are a cute and a fun breakfast treat for the whole family! Celebrate your mornings at East Silent Lake Resort with this sweet treat from www.twopeasandtheirpod.com. Make these muffins the night before and then pop them in the oven for just 25 minutes in the morning and serve to […]

Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 20, 2014 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. This has been a cold snowy week in the northwest, but there are signs that the cold is easing, bringing in the chance […]

Minnesota Trails Report

Maplewood State Park currently offers very good conditions for snowmobiling. These trails have a 5-7 inch groomed surface. The ski trails are groomed and in good condition with some drifting. Average snow depth in the woods is 17 inches. Maplewood will offer a Candlelight Ski event this Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Minnesota Fishing Report

The panfish have been more difficult to catch lately. They seem to still be lingering near drops on mid-depth weedy flats but have really become impersonal and unreasonable. Crappies and sunnies can be found at 10-15 feet with crappie minnows. The panfish bite slowing might be because they are under the influence of active pike. […]

Minnesota Trails Report

The Otter Country Trail Association’s 346 miles of snowmobile trails should be fully regroomed by this weekend. Maplewood State Park offers excellent conditions for snowmobiling. These trails have a 5-7 inch groomed surface. The ski trails are partially groomed and in fair to good condition with some drifting. Average snow depth is 16 inches.

Minnesota Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, February 13, 2014 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. This has been a very quiet period in the northwest with very few reports and not many birds at feeders either. Weather has […]

Recipes for the Resort: Barbecue Chicken Pizza

This Barbecue Chicken Pizza recipe is great for a quick, yet delicious meal either at home or while your vacationing at East Silent Lake Resort. It takes 30 minutes or less to make and will satisfy both your pizza and BBQ chicken cravings instantly. For more information about this recipe, check out www.justataste.com.   30-Minute […]