Donna Ehnert

July 10, 2019

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 […]
June 25, 2019

Celebrate 4th of July in the Brainerd Lakes Area

  If you’re celebrating America’s Independence in the Brainerd Lakes Area, you’ll find lots to do. Many communities have events for you to don your red, white, and blue. You’ll also have many places to “Ohhhh and Ahhh” as the fireworks boom and pop filling the twilight sky with vibrant […]
June 24, 2019

Paddling the Brainerd Lakes Area

  While we’re well-known for our boating culture, paddling a kayak might not be top-of-mind. Kayaking is growing in popularity with people who want to slow down and really connect with nature. We caught up with Jim Bergquist from Wind, Water, and Wheels in Crosslake and Jennifer Smith from Cycle […]
May 3, 2019

Fish Like a Pro this Walleye Fishing Opener

Fishing opener is quickly approaching, and for many anglers that means a trip Up North to try their hand at catching walleye—the most sought-after fish in Minnesota. The walleye is known to be elusive and can sink even the most optimistic spirit. We caught up with local fishing guides Walleye […]
April 24, 2019

It’s Tee Time in the Brainerd Lakes Area

  Ahhh…spring. The best reward after a long, cold winter. And what a winter it was.  As a summer tourism destination, The Lakes Area is starting to buzz with excitement now that spring is (finally) here. Our area golf courses are one of the first activities to wake from winter’s […]
March 14, 2019

8 Reasons to Love Loons

When you visit Lake Country, chances are you’ll hear the common loon’s eerie wail and even see them on the water. Loons—much like the lakes they call home all summer—are an iconic symbol of Minnesota. Learning more about these amazing and adaptable birds will make you love them even more. […]
March 14, 2019

Give Me S’more

Nothing Says summer more than sitting around a crackling campfire with family and friends. And no campfire is complete without the gooey goodness of s’mores. This sweet confection is a tradition that brings adults and kids together—while sharing chocolate—coated smiles and sticky marshmallow fingers. With a history that dates back […]
March 14, 2019

What’s Your Travel Personality?

You’ll find so much goes into planning a vacation. Questions like: Where to stay? What to do? Will everyone have a good time? can overshadow your trip. Knowing what kind of traveler you are and what you’re looking for not only makes planning easier, it also maximizes the fun when […]
March 14, 2019

Brainerd Lakes Area Brewery Tour   

The Brainerd Lakes Area is becoming a well-known for its hub of tap rooms. While each of these places have their own vibe and specialty, they all share in the inspiring art of infusing chemistry, ingenuity, and creativity to produce some seriously tasty brews. Don’t just take our word for […]