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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Brainerd, MN

Tuesday, December 1, 2015   /   by Chad Schwendeman

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Brainerd, MN

Whether you are planning to rent or buy a property in Brainerd, MN, it never hurts to brush up on what you can expect before you take the plunge. Whether you’ve visited the city before or you are experiencing it all for the first time, here are our top 10 things to see and do in Brainerd, MN. We hope you enjoy them all!

1. Mille Lacs Lake – Meaning “thousand lakes” in French, this is the largest lake in the Brainerd Lakes region, and takes second place in terms of the largest inland lakes in the state of Minnesota.  Known as a popular family vacation destination, visitors can go golfing, ice fishing, regular fishing, cross country skiing, wildlife watching, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and so much more. 

2. Safari North Wildlife Park – Another excellent family destination, visitor can visit this wildlife park to take in a wide array of beautiful animals, learn more about the different species, and enjoy camel rides, animal petting and feeding, as well as a beautiful bird exhibit that is not to be missed!

3. Jack Pine Brewery – If you are looking for a low-key way to spend an afternoon, this brewery, taproom and store is the ideal destination to accomplish just that. You can sample local, fresh beer, schedule a tour of the property, watch a step-by-step demonstration of how the beer is made, and find everything from growler packs, totes, tap handles, patches, and more at their brewery store. 

4. Paul Bunyan State Trail – This famous recreational trail, located in the north-central region of Minnesota, provides a beautiful and scenic backdrop for a bike ride, hike, skating session or a long walk. Along the way, you can take in the view, and stop for a coffee or a snack while you make your through the path. With over 100 miles to cover, you’ll be sure to get your fill of the great outdoors.  

5. Northland Arboretum – This 583 acre nature preserve is a non-profit site that is designed to gather nature-lovers together to share in the beauty of the trees, trails, and gardens. If you want to spend time outdoors, learning more about composting, energy conservation, bird watching, solar power, and more, you can find a bit of everything at this famous and historic preservation site.

6. Brainerd International Raceway – This raceway, made up of a dragstrip, kart track, and 3.1 mile road course is a popular racetrack for locals and visitors alike. Whether you want to take part in a race or show up to support the drivers, the 2015 schedule is jam-packed with thrilling shows that are sure to be entertaining from start to finish.

7. First Friday at Franklin – Every first Friday of the month, the Franklin Arts Center hosts a celebration with a different theme each time. Adults and children of all ages can take part in various art activities and music events, all while enjoying delicious food and drinks and mingling with other members of the community.

8. Holiday Sip and Shop – This December, visit the NP Event Center to take part in the annual Holiday Sip and Shop. There will be over 30 local food vendors participating and a full cash bar to boot. For just $10 you can take part in this event, and all proceeds from this festive event will go back to the community.

9. Grand View Lodge – If you are looking for a relaxing retreat with plenty to do, the Grand View Lodge offers beautiful lodging, an award winning spa, 45 holes of golf, resort shopping, and tons of children’s programs to keep your little ones engaged throughout your entire stay.

 

10. Hot Air Balloon Ride – Are you in search of a thrilling way to explore the Minnesota landscape? Brainerd Balloon Rides provide the perfect opportunity to have a relaxing, scenic, and breathtaking view from up high. Whether you are looking for a unique gift or you are planning a romantic date, this is one activity that is sure to please.

If you are looking to learn more about the properties available for sale in Brainerd, MN, visit us online today to get all your questions answered. The Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group looks forward to helping you find your dream home in no time!

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Chad Schwendeman
7153 Forthun Road, Suite 120
Baxter, MN 56425
218-851-8550

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker ReciprocitySM Program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Chad Schwendeman Sites are marked with the Broker ReciprocitySM logo or the Broker Reciprocity and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Copyright2024Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. All rights reserved. Data last updated June 19, 2024
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