Launch into summer fun with these local activities.
White Bear Lake has always been a popular recreation area for visitors and residents alike. For decades, the summer brought train cars filled to capacity with eager city dwellers who wanted to enjoy the warm breezes and the healthful waters of the “northern lakes” region.
Hunting in our area has a long lineage. Native Americans prized these lands as an excellent source of small game and waterfowl; the forests were plentiful and the multitude of waterways created an abundance of opportunity. As European-Americans began to settle north of St.
Luke Rausch doesn’t know how much Pheasants Forever has grown over the years. But he sure is happy it’s here. The 11-year-old can recall hunting trips with his dad, Andy Rausch, from their White Bear Township home to prairies near St.
Sails billow across the waters of White Bear Lake like windblown banners of royalty. This idyllic summer scene dates back to the 1800s, when the railroad reduced the three-hour dusty, wagon ride from St. Paul to White Bear Lake to a 20-minute trip.