Minnesota Monthly Adventure – 25 Things to do this Summer in the Brainerd Lakes Area 

It is almost summer in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota. That means it is time for a lot of fun! Here are 25 ideas for what to do in the Brainerd Lakes area this summer, including some ideas for rainy day activities! I hope you enjoy!

Lake Days are HERE!

1. Pick up a paddle board or kayak at the Minnesota Surf Company and enjoy a day on the lakes.

2. Enjoy a yoga class at Nisswa Yoga.

Beautiful Nisswa Yoga

3. Take the kids to Paul Bunyan Land to enjoy games, rides, and of course, to visit the GIANT Paul statue.

4. Spend a day fishing on the lakes.

All Smiles

5. Check out the local breweries

6. Have a fun afternoon filled with go carts and mini golf at Pirates Cove.

7. Spend a day exploring the Cuyuna Mine area

Beautiful Cuyuna Country

8. Have food, drinks, and a whole lot of fun at Zorbaz

9. Go for a bike ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail

10. Play a round of golf at one of the beautiful area courses.

Driving range fun at Maddens

11. Visit the animals at Safari North

12. Go Berry Picking at Wallin Berry Farm

13. Go Hiking at Fritz Loven Park

Enoying the gorgeous trails at Fritz Loven

14. Explore the Pillsbury State Forest

15. Spend the day swimming and beach hopping

Happy Girl!

16. Catch an event or race at the Brainerd International Raceway

17. Check out the areas farmers markets

18. Explore the Northland Arboretum

19. Spend the day boating on the water

20. Go for a nature walk at Crow Wing State Park

Rainy Day Activities

21. Let your kids wear off some energy at Bounce City

22. Check out the events and activities at the Brainerd Public library

23. Try out one of the areas Indoor water parks

24. Enjoy a night of Bowling at Jacks House Bowl

Family Fun day

25. Have a shopping day! Between Brainerd, Baxter, Cross Lake, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes you could seriously shop forever!

Visit the Brainerd Lakes – You won’t regret it!


What other summer activities should be added to my list? Let me know! I would love some new ideas! Thank you in advance!


Much Love & Happy Travels,



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