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Things To Do


Pool & Hot Tub

Enjoy a sunny afternoon relaxing on the deck of the heated pool. Our in-ground pool has a gradual increase in depth from 3’ to 6’ with room for everyone to enjoy the warm days of summer. Bring your floaty and jump in!

The spa is a great way to unwind and ease those aching muscles after a day of exploring the trails, area shops or a hard day of fishing.

 

Activities:

We have a swing set and sand box for the little tykes, and for those who like to challenge each other, you can play a friendly game of Shuffle board, Bolo golf, Bocce Ball, Ping pong or Badminton. Like to stay active? Spend the morning on a nature scavenger hunt, or take the paddleboat out for spin.

 

Hiking / Biking Trails

With access to over 100 acres you have the opportunity to view nature up close. Walk through the woods on our trails or head over to the nearby “Paul Bunyan” hiking/biking trail. It’s a scenic paved trail perfect for walking, biking, and rollerblading and it’s only a mile from the resort! Check out our links for trail and bike rental information.

Links: www.cyclepathpaddle.com & www.paulbunyantrail.com

 

Bird Watching

With hundreds of acres of woods, wetland and open areas to explore, we offer a varied landscape for great wildlife watching. View the spring migration, of Bald Eagles, Swans, & Barred Owls. You can watch Great-Blue Herons fishing for food as well as see Loons, Woodcocks, Bluebirds, Orioles and many warbler species. With feeding stations, bird houses and nests throughout the resort you will delight in the miracles of nature as you watch eggs hatch and song birds feed.

Want to learn more! See the link to schedule your own guided birding adventure.

Link: www.mnbackyardbirds.com

 

Fishing

No matter what you like to fish for, you can catch them on the river! Early summer is excellent for northern and walleye. Pan fish can be caught all season. Late summer provides some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the area. You can hook into Muskie and largemouth bass too. You can even see fishermen bow hunting for buffalo fish. We have been here for over 35 years and can direct you to our favorite fishing spots or you can find your own! Want an expert to guide you? Check our links for area fishing guides. They can take you on the river or to other area lakes.

Links: www.walleyedan.com & www.brainerdfishingguide.com

 

Duck Hunting:

The end of September and beginning of October mark duck hunting season in Minnesota. There are plenty of places to set up your blind and enjoy some time on the river. You may even have time to catch a fish or two. Get your hunting party together and stay with us.

 

Boat Launch:

Want to bring your own boat? No problem, Boat launching and docking is included in the price of your stay.

(No personal watercraft, jet ski’s or ATV’s are allowed)

 

Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking

The Mississippi corridor allows miles of bays and undeveloped shoreline to explore. Since we are located 5 miles north of the paper mill dam in Brainerd, the slow moving current is easy to navigate. Water clarity in the main channel is a brackish or tea color and the bays are clear and very much lake like. You can access two lakes, one being Rice Lake, which hosts a park and a clean sandy swim beach.

Wild rice grows along the shore and is harvested in August. It is not unusual to see a beaver swimming past the dock, a bald eagle soaring overhead or a whitetail deer sipping from the water’s edge. An occasional black bear and wolf have also been sited along remote areas of the river. Get on the water and see the sights for yourself.

Canoes and kayaks can be checked out by the hour, boats can be rented by the day or week.

If you want a guided experience, you can book a trip through www.cyclepathpaddle.com.

 

Boat Rental:

For your convenience, we have boat and motor rental available. You can choose the type of boat that works best for you!
We have boats ranging from your basic bench seat fishing boat with a 6 hp motor, to our deluxe boat with pedestal seats, trolling motor, fish locator, live well and an electric start, 60 HP, 4 stroke motor.

For those bigger groups and groups with small children or elderly, the fishing pontoons are a great choice! It’s much easier to get on and off and can accommodate up to 12 people!

 

Area Activities:

Our location is close to so many activities in the Lakes area it’s hard to choose. You can go to the beach, spend the day on one of the areas beautiful golf courses. Play miniature golf, visit an amusement park and see Paul Bunyan. If you like, you can race go-carts and turtles or attend the races. Brainerd International Raceway is close by and on Saturday nights you can gear up and go to the local stock car races at North Central Speedway!

Need something to do on a rainy day? Try your hand at bowling, go to the movies or head to one of several indoor water parks. The kids will love it!

Like to shop? You can find a variety of specialty stores within 15 minutes of the resort. There are shops for those with interests in antiques, kitchen gadgets, nature, sports, clothing, art work, furniture and so much more! Perhaps you’d like to treat yourself to dinner. The Brainerd area has several great restaurants to choose from. No matter your tastes, we can recommend a place for you.

Links: www.brainerd.com & www.explorebrainerdlakes.com