Explore Brainerd Lakes

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 […]
May 1, 2020
Walleye_2020

Fish Like a Pro this Walleye Fishing Opener

Fishing opener is quickly approaching, and for many anglers that means trying 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 guide Walleye Dan to get early season […]
April 28, 2020
Brainerd Golf Course

Golf courses have new rules as they welcome golfers back

  Golf courses have new rules as they welcome golfers back The weather forecast looks perfect for getting out and enjoying a round of golf. It is a perfect activity for getting outside and getting some exercise. Golf courses across the Lakes Area are reopening and have safety in mind […]
April 6, 2020

Wait…don’t cancel your summer travel plans

  Wait…don’t cancel your summer travel plans    With the spring sunshine, longer daylight, and quarantine, you’re probably getting cabin fever more than ever before. This is the time of year that many of us start dreaming of the beloved Minnesota summer. You might already have travel plans booked at […]
August 28, 2019

Summer Love at Bay View Lodge

  For many Minnesotans, heading Up North is a way of life—a tradition carried down from generation to generation. Year after year, families from all over Minnesota travel to their favorite resort or family cabin to make memories. It’s so engrained in us that Up North is more than a […]
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 […]