Brainerd, Minnesota

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Brainerd, Minnesota, USA

Recreation in Brainerd, Minnesota

State Parks

  • Crow Wing State Park
    7100 State Park Road, Brainerd, MN 56401
    218-829-8022, This large state park offers canoe and fishing boat rentals, a boat ramp, a cross country ski trail, a hiking trail, and a snowmobile trail, as well as offering sixty... more info  map


  • Royal's Fishing Guide Service
    504 Third Avenue Northeast, Brainerd, MN 56472
    218-829-6672, Open May through November, this guide service has been operational for forty years, and offers fishing in area lakes for Walleye, Bass, Muskie, and Northerns. more info  map


  • Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
    17992 State Highway 371, Brainerd, MN 56401
    218-828-9002, This golfing area offers two challenging eighteen-hole golf courses with mountain caves, footbridges, and waterfalls. more info  map

Hiking & Climbing

  • Northland Arboretum
    101 Seventh Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
    218-829-8770, This area features five hundred acres of preserved plants and wildlife, twelve miles of hiking trails, unpaved bike trails, cross country ski trails, environmental... more info  map

Outfitters & Guides

  • A-1 Fishing Guide Service
    12931 17th Avenue, Brainerd, MN 56401
    218-839-0697, This guide service offers half-day or full-day guided fishing trips in area lakes, with all equipment being provided; one can fish for walleyes, northerns, muskies,... more info  map

  • Brainerd Guide Service
    13346 Meredith Drive, Brainerd, MN 56425
    218-825-8965, Guide service that provides fishing tips, reports, and professional fishing guides for the Brainerd Lakes area.  more info  map

  • Royal's Fishing Guide Service
    504 Third Avenue, Brainerd, MN 56401
    818-829-6672, With over fifty seven years of fishing experience and over forty years of fishing guide service experience, this outfitter can help one find the fish in the best fishing... more info  map


  • World on Wheels Skate Center
    722 Seventh Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
    218-822-7528, This large skating center offers traditional skating and in-line skating, as well as skate sales and parties. more info  map

Snow Sports

  • French Rapids Cross-Country Ski Area
    P.O. Box 927, Brainerd, MN 56401
    Located Next to Crow Wing Regional Airport
    218-963-4762, This ski area offers extremely challenging, very scenic, mostly expert level trails that are adjacent to the Mississippi River. A ski pass is required. more info  map

  • Larson Lake Memorial Forest Trails
    301 Laurel Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
    218-824-1115, With most of the trails being for those between the beginner and intermediate levels of experience, these ski trails wind through a rolling oak forest with large... more info  map

  • Ski Gull
    County Road 77, Shore of Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 56401
    218-963-4353, This ski area features fourteen runs, a triple chair lift, handle tows, and rope tows, with rental equipment and snowboarding being available. more info  map

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Paul Bunyan Bowl
    1871 Excelsior Road, Brainerd, MN 56425
    218-829-3150, These bowling lanes offer computerized scoring, a full bar, bumpers for kids, pool tables, video games, and food. more info  map


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