Blog - The Good Stuff

Get an Inside View on All Things Local

Blog - The Good Stuff

Get an Inside View on All Things Local
August 4, 2021

5 Things to Love About the Lakes’ Food Scene

We’re diverse in many areas, and our food scene is no exception! You could enjoy a different culinary delight each night you’re here no matter […]
July 6, 2021

Tips on Booking Lodging

One of the first things you’ll choose when planning your Brainerd Lakes vacation is where to stay. We have lodging options for every type of […]
July 4, 2021

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 […]
July 1, 2021

7 Things To Do with Family in Brainerd

There’s so much to do around the Lakes Area! If you’re looking to be on the go, these destinations are sure to be a hit […]
June 25, 2021

Stars & Stripes Days

Celebrate America’s independence in Pequot Lakes at Stars & Stripes Days, named one of the best Small Town 4th of July Celebrations by Life in Minnesota! […]
June 17, 2021

Fourth of July Events and Fireworks in the Brainerd Lakes Area 2021

Check out 4th of July festivities and events and where you can watch fireworks in the Brainerd Lakes Area! June 27 Arts in the Park: […]
June 8, 2021

Lakes Jam 2021

Lakes Jam 2021, Brainerd International Raceway, June 24-26 Rock and country unite for this annual music festival! This 4-day event is more than just a […]
June 2, 2021

Where to Find Paul & Babe in the Brainerd Lakes

Legends Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, are celebrated all around the Brainerd Lakes Area. Take a tour and find all the spots where […]
May 5, 2021

Walleye Dan’s Tips to Fish Like a Pro this Opener

It’s May and that means the walleye fishing opener is just around the corner! For many anglers, the opener means a trip Up North to […]
April 7, 2021

It’s tee time in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Ahhh…spring! It brings the return of some of our favorite things: chatter of birds, warm, sunny days, and the return of golf! The Lakes Area […]
March 8, 2021

Plan your girls weekend in the Brainerd Lakes

A weekend away… Relax, recharge, & reconnect. Whether you’re traveling with your mom, sisters, or girlfriends, nothing beats a self-care weekend with your favorite ladies. […]
February 17, 2021

February Birding Update by Judd Brink, Owner and Guide of MN Backyard Birds

February | Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota It’s been mostly a mild winter around the Brainerd Lakes area compared to previous winters. This might be the warmest […]
January 12, 2021

January Ice Update and Fishing Report from Walleyedan

January | Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota This mild January weather has made for some comfortable ice fishing. Things will change eventually, but the ice has […]
January 6, 2021

Top 5 Ways to Get Outdoors this Winter

The weather has been beautiful for enjoying the great outdoors and embracing the season. The Brainerd Lakes Area offers so much to do in the […]
December 8, 2020

Update from Walleye Dan’s Guide Service

December 5: I’m sitting in my vehicle on the boat ramp at the Quarterdeck Resort watching waterfowl get pushed around by eagles in some of […]
December 8, 2020

2021 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Brainerd Jaycess Ice Fishing Extravaganza goes virtual in 2021 The 2021 Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza will be virtual this year because of the ongoing pandemic. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 6, 2020

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 […]
May 1, 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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]