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DESTINATION: NEVIS

Gateway to the Paul Bunyan Forest

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(Park Rapids Enterprise File Photo of the World's Largest Tiger Muskie Statue)
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Artwork by artist Troy Becker, for DESTINATIONS magazine


Nevis is celebrated as the gateway to the Paul Bunyan Forest , where hikers, campers, snowmobilers and ATV riders enjoy more than 40,000 acres of woodland.

The Heartland Trail, especially popular with bicyclists, runs through Nevis. Located on State Highway 34 between Park Rapids and Walker, this quaint village is home to several restaurants, small shops, a grocery store and more.

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NOTEWORTHY THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Visit the World's Largest Tiger Muskie

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(Park Rapids Enterprise File Photo of the World's Largest Tiger Muskie Statue)

Nevis lays claim to the title, "Home of the World's Largest Tiger Muskie." Its trademark statue resides in the city's Muskie Park.

Watch the Nevis Pig Races

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(Park Rapids Enterprise File Photo)

Plan a trip to Nevis on Sunday, July 11 to watch the community’s annual pig races. Young piglets racing around a track bring squeals of joy. Races times are 1:05 and 3:05 p.m.

Test yourself at the Northwoods Triathlon

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(Park Rapids Enterprise File Photo)

On Aug. 14, the popular Northwoods Triathlon sends contestants into the waters of Lake Belle Taine, over 14 miles of scenic countryside aboard a bike and down the Heartland Trail on a 5K run.

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