How do you catch a memory? We’re home to the Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park. Family-friendly resorts are sprinkled throughout the area, welcoming vacationers for generations. But the pleasures remain the same; a day on the water, catching a cool breeze, seeing loons duck and dive, and watching the clouds roll by, occasionally snagging a walleye, northern or panfish for some fine eating later. Since our lakes and woods never close, there are plenty of year-round activities; from silent sports such as hiking, biking, and cross country skiing to motor sports enjoying water recreation, ATVs, and snowmobiles. Savor the flavors of Dorset, the “Restaurant Capital of the World,” or stroll through the shops on Main in scenic Downtown Park Rapids. Immerse yourself in the arts and history. Take pleasure in hundreds of pristine lakes, miles of trails, and unique shopping in the Park Rapids Lakes Area.