Bits about Brookside

Just can’t get enough Brookside? Follow along with our blog to learn everything from the best bike trail in our area to the secret recipe behind our famous Bait Sundae. 

Spring 2020: The Weirdest One Ever

I have sat down to write to you a dozen times in the last few weeks, but it always ends the same. A fragmented idea, a few sentences, and then an unfinished word doc crowding up my desktop.  However, that might be exactly how life [...]

The Monarch Butterfly Nursery at Brookside

What started with one monarch caterpillar named “Bear” and a repurposed flower vase turned into a nature-loving, science-class inspiring, eco-friendly operation of hatching monarch caterpillars into monarch butterflies and letting them go into the nature that we love.   We called it summer science class. [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Family, How To, Summer|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Monarch Butterfly Nursery at Brookside

Speed Zone Ahead: “Middle Fall”

It’s a weird in-between season around here. Not exactly fall because those leaves are long gone and the only color in the trees alternates between a half-dead brown and white snow, depending on the day’s high temperature. And not exactly full-blown winter because....well, basically only [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Cabins, Fall, Family, News, Park Rapids, Traveling, What's New|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Speed Zone Ahead: “Middle Fall”