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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]