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November 4, 2020

Brainerd Waterparks offer indoor liquid fun as temps drop

Waterparks! With the Thanksgiving holiday fast-approaching, you may be thinking of changing up your family traditions. Spend the holiday at one of our lodging properties. We have three hotels with indoor waterparks. You’ll find waterslides that zig and zag, looping lazy rivers, relaxing hot tubs, and exciting water jungle gyms […]
September 29, 2020

12 Reasons to Love Fall in the Brainerd Lakes

Historic Pequot Lakes Fire Tower 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 park. Have a picnic in the pavilion and walk the hiking trails around the tower […]
September 25, 2020

Migration Mysteries

Bird migration has been studied and observed for thousands of years but still remains a mystery to scientists and researchers. How does a bird that weighs less than a 16 ounce glass of water fly nonstop, cover thousands of miles, and survive the ultimate challenge of endurance and expenditure of energy?  […]
September 9, 2020

Fall Fishing Report by Walleyedan

Don’t pack the boat away just yet! While many people get fish fever around the spring walleye opener, great fishing can be found through the fall—with the colorful leaves as your backdrop. We asked fishing expert and local guide Walleyedan for some fall fishing tips on how to find and […]
July 7, 2020

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. It’s so engrained in us that Up North is more than a direction; it’s a state […]
June 29, 2020

4 Places to Watch Fireworks Around the Brainerd Lakes

  While this year’s Independence Day will look a little different, you’ll find that fireworks displays are still happening around the Lakes Area.  With social distancing, watching fireworks light up the night sky is still a festive and safe way to celebrate.   #1 – Brainerd The Brainerd fireworks are […]
June 18, 2020

What’s Happening and What’s Canceled Around the Brainerd Lakes for the Fourth of July Holiday

While this time of year usually brings parades and other big events, this year looks a bit different as we continue to deal with COVID-19 and the state limiting large gatherings. Communities are doing their best to preserve some of our favorite longstanding traditions. Brainerd Fireworks in Brainerd are a […]
May 21, 2020
Lake Country Cares

What to Expect When You Come to the Brainerd Lakes Area

  We’re here to welcome you when you’re ready to travel. With our abundant nature and pristine lakes, we have plenty of recreational activities perfect for small groups and social distancing. A change in scenery and a break from the noise is good for the soul. You may wonder what’s […]
May 6, 2020
Birding

Tips on birding from local birder Judd Brink

  Nature brings us peace and solace through this unprecedented and uncertain time. The Brainerd Lakes Area offers plenty of places to get outside and enjoy the abundant nature—including many species of birds. You can also make your yard a bird sanctuary and watch right from your own window. We […]