Rain Rain It's OK
When at the lake you are bound to have at least a few rainy days during the summer, but don't panic there is lots to do on Big Pine! If you want to spend the afternoon at your cabin it’s always a good idea to keep board games or cards around. If it’s only sprinkling outside, this sometimes makes a perfect hiking day with the trees blocking most of the rain drops! Also take this chance to make delicious meals and snacks for the family to enjoy, perfect for game day or even movie day.
If you want to get out and about, the town of Perham has many options as well. Don't underestimate it by its size! There is a quaint theater if you’re in a movie mood, there is also many shops, unique boutiques and local bakeries to check out. Stores vary from clothing to nick–nacks and home-warming specialties. For kids, there is an old style candy shop, called Goose Gang, which is filled with endless candy and games. Other sugary, but charming, options include ice cream shops and unique coffee shops located on Main Street. These are ideal places to sit with your family and friends to catch up or relax after a day of shopping. If interested, check out a full list of Perham stores.
Perham also contains a community center with a small water–park and sport courts, great for younger children. If you want to go further out of town, neighboring towns such as Wadena and New York Mills have more movie and shopping options, as well as bowling.
Keep in mind, sometimes it can be fun to let loose and run in the rain! Also, once the rain is done, the fish love to bite!