Explore 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. Area Attractions #1: Paul Bunyan Land Photo Courtesy Paul Bunyan Land When …

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Brainerd Area Golf Course conditions & Opening Dates

Brainerd Lakes Area Golf Course Conditions & 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! Please …

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List of Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Brainerd Lakes

Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Brainerd Lakes Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer in the Brainerd Lakes Area! Checkout our list of events happening across lake country. We wish all our visitors a fun and safe holiday weekend! Friday, May 27, 2022 Open House / Grand Opening It’s a WING DING …

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Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration

2022 Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Celebration The parade is back in 2022! Saturday, March 19, 2022 | Crosslake, Minnesota After a 2-year hiatus, THE PARADE IS BACK, and planning is underway for the 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, March 19, 2022! You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate all the …

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6 Reasons to Love Fall in the Brainerd Lakes

The crisp air, smaller crowds, and colorful backdrop make fall the perfect time to explore the Brainerd Lakes. Historic Pequot Lakes Fire Tower Photo courtesy BlazeAir If you’re looking for breathtaking view of the fall foliage, check out the historic fire tower in Pequot Lakes. Recently renovated, the fire tower is now part of a county …

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