Brainerd Lakes Area
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, the city of Brainerd is the quintessential lake destination. The Brainerd Lakes Area offers visitors first-class Minnesota resorts and hotels, award-winning golf courses, fishing, biking trails, shopping, and much more. Situated on the Mississippi River, in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country and nestled among the pines, there is so much to experience and love about the Brainerd Lakes Area. The cities of Brainerd and Baxter make up the largest cities in the area and there are over 460 lakes located within 25 miles of Brainerd/Baxter. There are several smaller communities in the area that feature great shopping, craft breweries, great dining and attractions like Brainerd International Raceway, The Paul Bunyan Trail, The Brainerd Zip Line and various amusement parks.