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2019 Newsletter

It’ll be summer before ya know it. Really! We hope this note reminds you of fond ‘up north’ memories and creates an impetus to make more. Perhaps you’ll recall star gazing across the lake? Hot dogs over a campfire? Giggles over chipmunk begging? The scent of pine freshened air hiking with your niece, or maybe…
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18 second clip of Lake in September . . .

[video width="1440" height="1080" mp4="https://www.crowwing.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/September6-2018.mp4"][/video] Sparklin' waters here at the lake this week.  Kids are back in school and retreats and couples are wandering up north to a quiet, peaceful stay in a cabin at CWC.   We'd be delighted to host you, too.    Couples Rate (or Private Individual) and Group Specials abound.  Come relax with us!
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2018 Newsletter

Hello from Kim & Big John!  January 2018 We are all well & snug in our houses up north by the frozen (11th Crow Wing) lake. During these colder months, we hope this note both gives you something to look forward to (it’ll be summer soon!) and brings to mind fond memories of CWC campfires,…
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Autumn at CWC – specials, peace and quiet

Guests often ask about Fall Specials and what they can expect if visiting after Labor Day. Thought a little golf cart tour might shed some light . . . :) I often run around cabins with an Ipod, listening to folk and americana style music while waxing a floor or some other task. Bon Iver…
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Last Minute Heaven – one family’s first experience at CWC

Published on Aug 20, 2017   Newbie guests had some classic up north fun at the lake (https://www.crowwing.com) vacationing at a historic family Minnesotan vacation resort. Welcome! This is Jen's video clip of her family enjoying some classic resort activities together. Can't wait to see you guys next year!  Mostly I am impressed that you…
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Snapper Stuff

TRIVIA #1:  True or False?   Like all turtles, snappers can hide their heads inside their shells. TRIVIA #2:  What environmental factor determines the sex of a baby snapping turtle? TRIVIA #3:  What turtle was the basis of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is a very popular pet, and is extremely invasive outside its native North…
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What is is a ‘mudbug?’

Crawdads (also known around the United States as “crayfish”, “crawfish”, “mudbugs”, “yabbies”) GUESS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BEFORE READING FURTHER (answers at bottom) TRIVIA #1:  Do crayfish swim forwards or backwards? TRIVIA #2:  Crayfish with equal size claws are female or male? TRIVIA #3:  A crayfish will typically DOUBLE it's size with every molt - true…
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Common Loon Factoids

(Listen to Loon Calls - click here) It takes a loon almost a mile of running across the surface of a lake to get airborne. Once in the air, it flies rapidly, with up to 250 wing beats per minute. Loons have been clocked at speeds up to 80 mph. (In comparison, ducks average 45-60…
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A group of ducks is called a what?

A group of ducks can be called a raft of ducks, a team of ducks, or a paddling of ducks. [caption id="attachment_7003" align="alignright" width="400"] Wood Ducks at the Northern Pike Rearing Pond at CWC[/caption] All ducks have highly waterproof feathers as a result of an intricate feather structure and a waxy coating that is spread…
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