Welcome to the Brainerd Lakes Area

Get Lost in the Adventure

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.

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Family Activities

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Food & Drinks

Make Your Tastebuds Sing

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Lakes & Water

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

Lodging & Camping

We’ll Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

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

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Family Activities

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Food & Drinks

Make Your Tastebuds Sing

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Lakes & Water

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

Lodging & Camping

We’ll Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

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

Arts, Culture & Music

Experience Big City Vibes with Small Town Culture

Biking

Visit Minnesota’s Top Biking Destination

Family Activities

Creating Family Memories for over 90 years

Fishing & Hunting

Big Stories Are the Catch of the Day

Food & Drinks

Make Your Tastebuds Sing

Golfing

A Golf Destination You Won’t FORE Get

Lakes & Water

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

Lodging & Camping

We’ll Have You Sleeping Like a Baby

Racing

Calling all Race Fans: Get Revved Up

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

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
May 3, 2019

Fish Like a Pro this Walleye Fishing Opener

Fishing opener is quickly approaching, and for many anglers that means a trip Up North to try 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 guides Walleye […]
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 starting to buzz with excitement now that spring is (finally) here. Our area golf courses are one of the first activities to wake from winter’s […]
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. […]
May 3, 2019

Fish Like a Pro this Walleye Fishing Opener

Fishing opener is quickly approaching, and for many anglers that means a trip Up North to try 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 guides Walleye […]
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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