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Spring Color

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2016 by Jay Richards

Maple seedlings emerging from the forest floor. May 21st, 2016.
 

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Red Head Visitor

Posted Monday, May 16, 2016

Red Headed woodpecker making a visit to the Maplelag woods. May 11th, 2015.
It has been a great start to spring with a nice variety of migrating birds. We will be hosting one of the events in the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds this weekend.

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Special Meal

Posted Saturday, May 7, 2016 by Jay Richards

Jack and friends enjoying a fun prom dinner in the recently redecorated dining room. May 7th, 2016.
Contact us to reserve Maplelag for any special event, meal or activity!

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Spring Sunset

Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2016 by Jay Richards

Sunset over Little Sugarbush lake, May 2nd, 2016.
A beautiful start to the month of May!

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First Flowers

Posted Friday, April 29, 2016 by Jay Richards

 
Hepatica or “May flowers” blooming in full force this week. April 27th, 2016.

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Lunch Box Hallway

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2016 by Jay Richards

Looking down one side of the famous lunch box hallway at Maplelag.
Thanks to the folks that donated lunch boxes this past year for the lunch box hallway! A few more photos of lunch box hallway on the News page.

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Apres Ski Maplelag

Posted Monday, February 15, 2016 by Jay Richards

Apres ski Maplelag. February 14th, 2016.
Taking the plunge after a day of skiing. This tradition continues at Maplelag since 1973!

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26th Annual Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Event

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016

[ September 2, 2016 3:00 pm to September 5, 2016 3:00 pm. ] Laddies Loppet is a mountain bike event we hold every Labor Day weekend at Maplelag. We have been hosting the event since 1990, making it one of the oldest mountain bike races in Minnesota! This year’s dates are September 3 & 4, 2016. The race is named after our former, friendly dog, Laddie. This is […]

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2016 Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships

Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016

An exciting day for the Section 8 ski race at Maplelag. Super fun event with perfect weather as 13 girls and 14 boys teams from northwest and central Minnesota competed for the chance to go to the state meet. We always enjoy hosting these events and the Section race has a bit more energy feel […]

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Norwegian Pancakes

Posted Saturday, January 30, 2016 by Jay Richards

Norwegian Pancakes served every Saturday morning during the winter and most fall and spring weekends. This popular meal features imported lingonberries, sour cream, pure maple syrup and farm sausage along with home made 7 grain hot cereal.
All meals are home cooked, prepared from scratch. We use only fresh and as many local ingredients as possible, and serve […]

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Sap Run Sunset

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Jay Richards

Sunset at the end of Sap Run ski trail. January 27th, 2016.
A period of warm weather today but the snow and trails are holding out great. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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17th Annual DL Invite Ski Meet

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Jay Richards

Start of the boys varsity continuous pursuit race. DL Invite. January 14th, 2016.
Couldn’t of asked for a nicer day for this year’s Detroit Lakes Invitational Nordic ski meet. Pleasant temps and 5″ of fresh snow falling during the day. Around 6″ of new snow the past 24 hours! Latest trail report on the trail report […]

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Team Building Ski

Posted Thursday, January 7, 2016 by Jay Richards

Members of the Mahnomen student council ready for a afternoon ski after team building workshop in the morning. January 6th, 2016.
Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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Group Ski

Posted Friday, December 4, 2015 by Jay Richards

Morning group of skiers. Friday December 4th, 2015.
Great morning of skiing before it warmed up. Snow hanging on just fine and we will have the trails open Saturday morning from 8am to 12 noon. Full report on the trail report page. 

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Morning Ski

Posted Friday, December 4, 2015 by Jay Richards

Denny Barry enjoying the beautiful conditions on North Loup Thursday morning. December 3rd, 2015.
Trails are open Friday morning than closing in the afternoon to preserve the snow for Saturday morning skiing. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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First Skiers

Posted Monday, November 23, 2015 by Jay Richards

Members of the DL Nordic Ski team before heading out for late afternoon ski. November 22nd, 2015.
Although we need 2-3″ of additional snow to officially open the trails for safe skiing, we did have a few folks out skiing this weekend. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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First Grooming

Posted Friday, November 20, 2015 by Jay Richards

Smoothing and combing out Sucide Hill, November 20th, 2015.
We were out on the trails this morning for the first grooming of the year. We still need a few more inches before we can officially open the trails but a great start to pack and level select trails. Full trail report on the trail report page. 

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Dusting of Snow

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Jay Richards

Winter scene in front of the lodge Thursday afternoon. November 12th, 2015.
After a mild and dry start to the week, a dusting of snow on Thursday making for nice winter scenes Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Weather and trail report on the trail report page.

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Retreats at Maplelag

Posted Sunday, October 25, 2015 by Jay Richards

Knitting and scrapbooking at Maplelag. October 24th, 2015. (click on image for full size)
Maplelag is a ideal setting for a weekend (or more!) of scrapbooking, knitting and quilting retreat. Contact us about bringing a group or being part of an existing group.

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Fall Scene

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Jay Richards

The tamarack trees are the only coniferous tree to loose their needles and always provide nice color when the other trees have lost their leaves. October 21st, 2015.
Although we are past our peak of fall color, there are still some pockets of great autumn scenes in the woods. Latest trail report on the trail […]

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Maplelag Signs

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Jay Richards

One hallway of the many unique and unusual signs at Maplelag in the main lodge including Cleveland neon clocks!
Check out the recent WCCO feature on the signs at Maplelag!

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Fall Color 2015 Photos

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Jay Richards

Handful of photos taken around Maplelag during our peak of fall color 2015.
October 6th and 7th Trail Report Photos

Refuge lodge surrounded nicely by fall color Tuesday morning

Panoramic view at the trail head

End of Sap Run ski trail

 

Looking towards north end of Bullhead lake. Tamarack trees starting to change, latest and only coniferous tree to do […]

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Fall Moving In

Posted Friday, September 11, 2015 by Jay Richards

Fall scene over one of the Maplelag ponds. September 10th, 2015.
Great week of fall like weather. The stage is set for a spectacular display of autumn color. Follow @maplelagresort on Instagram to see the changes and transition to winter. Share you favorite Maplelag photos from any activity or season with hashtag ‪#‎maplelag‬

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25th Anniversary Laddies Loppet 2015

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2015

Laddies Loppet is a mountain bike race we hold every Labor Day weekend at Maplelag. We have been hosting the event since 1990, making it one of the oldest mountain bike races in Minnesota! This year’s dates are September 5 & 6, 2015. Laddies Loppet 2015 will be our 25th anniversary! The race is named […]

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Fresh Track

Posted Friday, August 21, 2015 by Jay Richards

Fresh track on the side of Skaters Waltz for today’s Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships. February 2nd, 2015. We will leave the track o

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Summer Sunset

Posted Sunday, June 21, 2015 by Jay Richards

Summer solstice sunset. June, 20 2015.
We hope everyone has been enjoying the long summer days!

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Wild Rose

Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Jay Richards

One of the many wild roses that have bloomed in recent days. June 16th, 2015.
 
Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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Twins on Twin

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Jay Richards

Group of trumpeter swans on a misty morning. Twin Lakes. June 3rd, 2015.

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Aura Memorial Service

Posted Monday, May 25, 2015 by Jay Richards

Memorial service at the Aura cemetery along the Goat Ranch rd.
The Maplelag driveway is located south of the Goat Ranch rd. Goat ranch is named from the large goat farm settlers established in the early days.
We hope everyone had a safe Memorial day!

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Eagle View

Posted Sunday, May 3, 2015 by Jay Richards

Eagle nest near Twin Lakes ski trail crossing active this year. May 3rd, 2015.

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