Kavanaughs Skiing

Things to Do

The Brainerd Lakes Area – Explore It. Live It. Whether you are looking for a Minnesota adventure or for relaxation, you will discover endless options year-round in the Brainerd 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. This central Minnesota region, a short two-hour drive north of the Twin Cities, 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.

Fourwheeling on trails

Adventure Sports

Babe the blue ox - Brainerd, MN

Attractions

Community Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mountain Biking Minnesota Trails

Biking

Fourth of July Festival - Stars & Stripes

Festivals & Celebrations

Fishing in Northern Minnesota

Fishing

Golfing

Golf

Pheasant Hunting

Hunting

Brainerd Lakes Parks & Forests

Parks & Forests

Brainerd Raceway

Racing

Brainerd Gift Shop

Shopping

Downhill Skiing

Snow Sports

Massages & Spas

Spas

Horseback Riding

Trails

Summer Tubing

Water Sports