Welcome to the Brainerd Lakes Area

Get Lost in the Adventure

Nestled in the center of Minnesota, you’ll find us easy to get to but hard to leave. With small-town charm and set along some of the most popular lakes in Minnesota, we’re the quintessential lake destination. Here, you’ll feel no pressure to meet deadlines or demands. It’s a place to get lost in the moment and find yourself in the present. The best part? Relaxing around a campfire, reminiscing about a day well-spent, and knowing we’re never too far away to do it all again.

The Outdoors

Get Lost So Your To-Do Lists Can’t Find You

Family Activities

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Shopping

Find the Unexpected

Spas & Relaxation

A Little R&R Has Never Been Easier to Reach…

The Outdoors

Get Lost So Your To-Do Lists Can’t Find You

Family Activities

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Shopping

Find the Unexpected

Spas & Relaxation

A Little R&R Has Never Been Easier to Reach…

The Outdoors

Get Lost So Your To-Do Lists Can’t Find You

Family Activities

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Shopping

Find the Unexpected

Spas & Relaxation

A Little R&R Has Never Been Easier to Reach…

Your Guide to the Brainerd Lakes

Explore Brainerd Lakes like a local and find all the area hot spots. Discover our resorts, dining, recreation, and things to do. This guide will help you make the most of your vacation.

Your Guide to the Brainerd Lakes

Explore Brainerd Lakes like a local and find all the area hot spots. Discover our resorts, dining, recreation, and things to do. This guide will help you make the most of your vacation.

Your Guide to the Brainerd Lakes

Explore Brainerd Lakes like a local and find all the area hot spots. Discover our resorts, dining, recreation, and things to do. This guide will help you make the most of your vacation.

From the Explore Brainerd Lakes Blog
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 […]
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 your trip. Knowing what kind of traveler you are and what you’re looking for not only makes planning easier, it also maximizes the fun when […]
Events in the Brainerd Lakes

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll likely find an event happening in the area. Make these popular events a family tradition.

Events in the Brainerd Lakes

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll likely find an event happening in the area. Make these popular events a family tradition.

Events in the Brainerd Lakes

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll likely find an event happening in the area. Make these popular events a family tradition.

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