Explore Brainerd Lakes

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 […]
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 […]