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Winter Is No Match for the Lakes Area!

Minnesotans live for winter. And even though it may be cold and snowy, it’s a busy time for the Lakes Area. Numerous community events are planned for the next few weeks! Join us for the Business Holiday Extravaganza, Ice Fest, or Winter Fest.

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Explore Brainerd Lakes – Minnesota’s Premier Vacation Destination

Explore Brainerd Lakes and discover why this central Minnesota region meets all your vacation needs. Whether you are looking for adventure or looking for relaxation, you will discover endless options year-round in the lakes country. World-class golfing, fishing and boating, biking, snowmobiling, shopping — even bird watching or kayaking — are just some of the reasons people choose to visit the Brainerd Lakes Area. The region is an outdoor paradise, boasting more than 500 lakes and rivers as well as beautiful parks and forests. Throughout the seasons, you will find reasons — such as the festivals, the outdoor experiences, the breathtaking environment — to love it here. Discover why There is More to Explore™ in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota’s premier vacation destination.