28 A Tale of Two Trails
By Molly Hoeg
Lake Country residents are fortunate to have two scenic trails in our own backyard: Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails.
32 Sax-Zim Bog
By Rich Hoeg
A hidden gem in northern Minnesota, Sax-Zim Bog receives national accolades as a winter birding mecca.
36 Shoreline Restoration
By Mike Rahn
A growing number of lakehome and business owners are making shoreland habitat and restoration a priority in Lake Country.
40 An Escape from City Life
By Jodie Tweed
A Twin Cities couple has the best of both worlds; a downtown Minneapolis condo and a lakeside retreat on Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack.
IN EVERY ISSUE
4 Editor’s Journal
8 Lake Country Online
ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
16 Arts | Great Northern Radio Show
18 Profile | Author William Kent Kruege
22 Lake Country Lore | Camp Ripley Military Museum
24 Philanthropy | Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation
44 History | Haunted Palmer House Hotel
46 Adventure | Forest History Center
48 Business | Cattale’s Books & Gifts
50 Community | Habitat for Humanity
52 Essay | How to Buy a Shotgun and Save Your Marriage
56 Cooking | Potatoes
58 Lake of the Month | Round Lake
60 Fishing | Fall Walleye Fishing
64 Book Excerpt | A Lakeside Companion
67 Calendar of Events
70 Advertising Directory/Find It
72 Before You Go