Brainerd, Minnesota | Midwest Living
More
Close

Brainerd, Minnesota

With more than 450 lakes in the Brainerd region, summer vacations here are all about the water. Dive off a trampoline into Gull Lake, kayak through Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, and grab a bucket and turtle for a local tradition unlike any other.

More in Brainerd and North-Central Minnesota

Latest in Travel

The largest Niobrara Chalk formation in Kansas hides like a giant treasure...
Virtual flights to the North Pole, Christmas music on the Rotunda stage...
A Christmas Story, the 1983 film that has grown into a holiday staple,...
Just outside Detroit, all is calm at Greenfield Village’s Holiday Nights...
Six stories of crafty gifts. A troupe of tap-dancing Santas. An epic...
Chicago’s American Writers Museum will pull you in like a masterfully...
Step away from the holiday cookie tray and test what you’re made of at one...
An Ohio village puts the commune in community, with a year-round passion...
Next door to the Packers’ stadium, the just-opened Titletown entertainment...
Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair throws a party that invites you to shop for...