June/July 2017 Edition

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CONTENTS


FEATURES

OUTDOORS
28    Camp Vanasek Turns 90
By Julie Jo Larson
Baxter’s hidden gem, located on Whipple Lake, celebrates its ninetieth anniversary this year of providing outdoor adventures for youth.

RECREATION
32    Crow Wing Paddlers Club
By Kate Perkins
A kayaking club, the Crow Wing Paddlers Club makes waves and friends throughout the summer in Lake Country.

DECOR
36    Tiny Cabin, Big Fun
By Jodie Tweed
A small 1920s fishing cabin has been remodeled to create a larger-than-life Up North experience for Sue and Steve Ralph and their family.

HOUSE
40    Family Memories Made Here
By Jodie Tweed
A Bay Lake home, built by Nor-Son, provides a California family the perfect gathering place for generations to come.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE
4    Editor’s Journal
6    Contributors
8    Lake Country Letters

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10    Front Porch  |  Adventures with Goldie, Cilantro Dip Recipe,
and Sprite Cake Recipe
16    Repurposed 
|  From Corn Crib to Gazebo
18    Lake Country Lore  |  How Railroads Shaped Lake Country
22    Living  |  Savor Summer in Your Own Backyard
24    Adventure  |  Hiking the Superior Trail
44    Food  |  Crosslake Ice Cream-Eating Contest
46    Homegrown  |  Alder Song Farm owner Eleanor Rice
48    History  |  Brainerd History Walks
52    Cooking  |  Parmesean Walleye with Risotto
56    Health  |  Camp Benedict
58    Lake Of The Month  |  Gladstone Lake
60    Fishing  |  Let’s Go Fishing!
64    Business  |  Water Wars
67    Calendar Of Events
70    Advertising Directory / Find It