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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.

HO– USE
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