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Brainerd Lakes

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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!


Walleye fishing is a celebrated family tradition Up North.


It's TEE TIME in the Brainerd Lakes Area! We're home to world-class golf.


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.


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

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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.

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Vacation Deals & Discounts

Find deals and discounts across the Brainerd Lakes Area that will save you some serious cash when you plan your trip to the BLA. Find specials on lodging, dining, activities and more!

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Area Golf Course Opening Dates

IT’S TEE TIME! We’ve put together a complete list of area golf courses and their opening dates. Many courses are already open or will open within the next few weeks, weather permitting. It’s time for you to plan a golf trip to the Brainerd Lakes!

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

If you’re planning a vacation to the Brainerd area and you’re looking for attractions, events, and outdoor recreation, this list is for you. You’ll find so much to do here, you’ll need to plan a return trip just to fit it all in.

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Fish Like a Pro This Walleye Opener

The walleye fishing opener is just around the corner! We caught up with Justin Chromy at All-American Fishing Guide Service and Walleyedan of Walleyedan’s Guide Service to give you some fishing tips.

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Meet Me at the Lake: A Timeless Tradition

For many of us, heading Up North is a way of life—a tradition carried down from generation to generation. Families from all over travel to their favorite vacation place year-after-year to make memories.

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7 Things To Do with Family in Brainerd

There’s so much to do around the Lakes Area! If you’re looking to be on the go, these destinations are sure to be a hit with the whole family!

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.

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