Tuesday, August 9, 2016

5 Things to do in the Brainerd Lakes Area Before Summer Ends

If you've been checking things off your summer bucket list, we suggest you make room for a few more. We've compiled a list of five fabulous things to do in the Brainerd Lakes area before summer waves farewell.  

1. Go Fishing with a Guide

To help ensure your trip is a success our Brainerd Minnesota fishing guides are ready to show you the secrets and take the hassle out of your fishing expedition. There are a great handful of guides to choose from based on which lake and type of fish that you’re looking to snag. This is your best bet at ensuring a successful fishing trip!

Find a fishing guide here: http://www.visitbrainerd.com/directory/category/fishing-guides

2. Zip Line Tour at Mount Ski Gull

New this year in Brainerd, and the reviews say it’s worth every penny! The two hour zip line provides beautiful scenic views from the highest point in the Brainerd Lakes area. The guided tour includes seven zip lines, a fifty foot suspension bridge and a fifty foot free fall. The longest zip line is more than 950 feet long. Riders must be 10 years or older and weigh between 70 and 250 pounds. You can rent GoPro mounted cameras to capture high-def photos and video of your ride.

Book your zip line tour here: http://zip-brainerd.resmarksystems.com/res/?_ga=1.267030158.1061683969.1457539724#filter:/

3. Brewery Tour (For the 21+ crowd) 

A weekend day in the Brainerd Lakes area is the perfect opportunity for a brewery tour. The area is now the proud home of three new(ish) breweries all offering a great selection of craft beers; and some offering food too. We will admit, this would be a fun day in any season, but something about a cold beer and summer just feels right.

Nisswa is home to the newest brewery addition, Big Axe Brewing Big Axe offers a selection of craft beers, seasonal beers and has an onsite kitchen for food service. Visit the Big Axe Brewing website: http://www.bigaxebrewing.com/

Baxter is home to Jack Pine Brewery. Jack Pine offers great craft beers varying throughout the year in addition to a tasting room with standing tables and a seating area. No food service available. Visit the Jack Pine Brewery website: http://www.jackpinebrewery.com/

Just north of Brainerd/Baxter is Gull Dam Brewing Company, the largest brewery in the area. Offering a large indoor seating area and outdoor seating in the summer, Gull Dam offers great craft beers and seasonal selections. You will find live music and food service on the weekends as well. Visit the Gull Dam Brewing Company website: http://gulldambrewing.com/

4. Explore by Horseback

Experience the Brainerd Lakes area and Pillsbury State Forest on horseback. If you’re interested in exploring more than just the water, this is the activity for you. The forest is the oldest in Minnesota with over fourteen thousand acres of trails and gorgeous scenery and wildlife. The Outback Ranch is your best resource if you need a guide and a horse.

To schedule a ride, visit the Outback Ranch website: http://www.outbackranch.com P.S. They offer winter trail rides too!

5. Spend a Day Cruising the Lake

Dedicate a day to the lake. This is the ultimate Brainerd Lakes activity! Pick your favorite lake or chain and spend the day cruising the lake and relaxing. Or if you’re feeling adventurous try tubing or wakeboarding. If you make it a full day affair, stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three!) at a lakeside restaurant where you can dock your boat and grab some grub. Don’t forget a cooler of water, staying hydrated in the sun is important!

We are your Brainerd Lakes area real estate experts! If you have questions on activities in the area, or the best way to find a Brainerd lake home or Brainerd cabin, please contact us at sales@upnorthproperties.com or call 218-820-7355. We are happy to help!


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