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With lakes, water sports, recreation, and entertainment, the Brainerd Lakes area is a top vacation destination in Minnesota. No matter the season, you can relax at The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes and enjoy the Paul Bunyan Waterpark, Goldmine Arcade, and Baxter’s Bar & Grill.

Wintertime Activities

In the winter, you can go ice fishing, snowmobiling, and both downhill and cross-country skiing. 

Warm-Weather Activities

During spring, summer, and fall, you can try boating, water skiing, golfing, and bicycling. You can even enjoy the waters of Gull Lake without having to rent a boat by booking a brunch, lunch, dinner, or moonlight cruise with Destiny Cruises. 

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