Lakeland Fun in North-Central Minnesota
When winter's chill settles into the Brainerd Lakes area, only the water comes to a standstill. With 50 inches of annual snowfall and hundreds of lakes, Brainerd Lakes is one of the Midwest's liveliest playgrounds. Popular winter sports include skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, snowmobiling and even dog sledding. Hotels book up early for the annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza (usually in January).