Welcome to the Brainerd Lakes

Welcome to the Brainerd Lakes

Nestled in the center of Minnesota, the Brainerd Lakes is easy to get to but hard to leave. From abundant nature to rustic and world-class amenities, we have something for everyone. And while most people know us as a summer and lake destination, we’re so much more. Spring brings a stillness that makes it easy to escape the noise. Here, you can unwind. Whatever activities you choose, you’ll find its perfect for families and social distancing.

Enjoy miles of trails around the region. Cozy up to a fire at your cabin. Zip down a waterslide at one of our indoor waterparks. Relax at a day spa. Shop local downtown small businesses for one-of-a-kind finds. Embrace the season and enjoy its beauty in the Brainerd Lakes!

32ThingsToDoInBrainerd

32 Things to Do in the Brainerd Lakes Area on Your Summer Vacation

32ThingsToDoInBrainerd

32 Things to Do in the Brainerd Lakes Area on Your Summer Vacation

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Attractions

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Food & Drinks

Make Your Tastebuds Sing

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Lodging & Camping

We’ll Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

Shopping

Find the Unexpected

Spas & Relaxation

A Little R&R Has Never Been Easier to Reach…

The Outdoors

Get Lost So Your To-Do Lists Can’t Find You

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Attractions

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Food & Drinks

Make Your Tastebuds Sing

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Lodging & Camping

We’ll Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

Shopping

Find the Unexpected

Spas & Relaxation

A Little R&R Has Never Been Easier to Reach…

The Outdoors

Get Lost So Your To-Do Lists Can’t Find You

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Attractions

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Food & Drinks

Make Your Tastebuds Sing

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Lodging & Camping

We’ll Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

Shopping

Find the Unexpected

Spas & Relaxation

A Little R&R Has Never Been Easier to Reach…

The Outdoors

Get Lost So Your To-Do Lists Can’t Find You

2021 Explore Brainerd Lakes Visitors Guide

Explore Brainerd Lakes like a local and find all the area hot spots. Discover our resorts, dining, recreation, and things to do. This guide will help you make the most of your vacation.

2021 Explore Brainerd Lakes Visitors Guide

Explore Brainerd Lakes like a local and find all the area hot spots. Discover our resorts, dining, recreation, and things to do. This guide will help you make the most of your vacation.

2021 Explore Brainerd Lakes Visitors Guide

Explore Brainerd Lakes like a local and find all the area hot spots. Discover our resorts, dining, recreation, and things to do. This guide will help you make the most of your vacation.

From the Explore Brainerd Lakes Blog
August 31, 2021

Brews & Spirits Tour: Once Sip at a Time

Travel around the Lakes Area and you’ll find local breweries and a microdistillery. Each place has a cool, laid back vibe and some seriously tasty […]
August 4, 2021

5 Things to Love About the Lakes’ Food Scene

We’re diverse in many areas, and our food scene is no exception! You could enjoy a different culinary delight each night you’re here no matter […]
July 6, 2021

Tips on Booking Lodging

One of the first things you’ll choose when planning your Brainerd Lakes vacation is where to stay. We have lodging options for every type of […]
August 31, 2021

Brews & Spirits Tour: Once Sip at a Time

Travel around the Lakes Area and you’ll find local breweries and a microdistillery. Each place has a cool, laid back vibe and some seriously tasty […]
Events in the Brainerd Lakes

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll likely find an event happening in the area. Make these popular events a family tradition.

Events in the Brainerd Lakes

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll likely find an event happening in the area. Make these popular events a family tradition.