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Brainerd Lakes

Get lost in the adventure.

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Brainerd Lakes

Get lost in the adventure.


Find new ways to explore biking. shopping. boating. art. fishing. golfing. music.

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. 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!


You'll find cute boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops.

Things to do

Find new ways to explore.


We're here year-round for vacation fun.


There's always something happening in the BLA.


Warm up with good food and a tasty brew.
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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.

Discover your best life in the Brainerd Lakes.

We’re a region made up of several communities; Brainerd/Baxter, Crosslake, Cuyuna Lakes, Pequot Lakes, and Nisswa. Each has its own character and charm. Yet we’re all connected by our abundant resources, strong businesses, and the spirit of our people.

Come explore with us.

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