You will never be at a loss for fun and exciting recreation in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Enjoy four season of recreation with countless activities from boating and fishing to skiing and snowmobiling the Brainerd MN trails.

Brainerd Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events for Brainerd MN

ATV Trail Riding

ATV/Recreational Vehicle trail riding is a great summer pastime in the Brainerd Lakes MN area.


Paved trails, beautiful scenery, and plenty of local amenities, make Brainerd a bikers dream.


Boating in Brainerd is at it’s finest with lake guides and summer equipment rentals.


Spend an evening bowling in Brainerd or in surrounding towns.


The Brainerd Lakes area is full of wonderful day, week, and summer kids for kids of all ages.

City Parks

Fishing, biking, picnics, sports, and even a dog park in Brainerd, MN!


Find everything for fishing from bait & tackle and fishing guides to fish facts and boat rentals.


With more than 450 holes of golf set in dozens of distinctive Brainerd golf courses, the Lakes Area is renown for its concentration of top-rated golf courses within close proximity.


Find information on Brainerd Lakes hunting seasons, areas, and other helpful information from the MN DNR.

Paul Bunyan Trail

Visitors come from all around to enjoy recreation on the famous Paul Bunyan Trail which starts in Brainerd MN and runs through over a dozen communities on the way to Bemidji MN.

Riding Stables

Visit a Brainerd MN horse riding stable and discover the joy of horesback riding in the Brainerd Lakes Area.


Cross country skiing information, ski passes, Brainerd ski clubs and downhill skiing.


Trail and conditions information, DNR regulations, snowmobile rentals, and more…

Mount Ski Gull

Mount Ski Gull is a great place to visit for winter recreation in Brainerd, MN with beginner and advanced skiing and snowboarding hills, tube hills, and outdoor activity rentals from snowboards to snowsuits.

Whether you’re hunting, fishing, horseback riding, or just taking in the beauty of the Northwoods, you’re sure to find recreation options for the whole family.

Mount Ski Gull is also home to warmer weather activities thanks to the addition of Zipline MN, a Minnesota Zip Lines & Adventure service offering 7 zip lines, 50 ft. suspension bridge, 50 ft. tandem jump and more. Visit Mount Ski Gull today to check out MN Ziplines.

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