Recreation

Recreation

With so many recreational opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area, it is not a surprise there also are dozens of recreational events, races and activities – everything from bird watching opportunities to golfing tournaments. Many of these events are fundraisers for various nonprofit, community organizations or causes in the Brainerd region. For instance, each spring the Brainerd Jaycees host the Run for the Lakes, a two-day racing event with categories ranging from a full marathon to a 5k and much more. Another example each summer is the Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride.

Events Calendar - Recreation

Friday May 29, 2015
Crosslake
Want to get more active? Want to lose a few pounds? This is for YOU! Have some fun and get your buddies involved with you! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Health & Wellness
Saturday May 30, 2015
Brainerd
Take a bird hike with Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society members. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday May 30, 2015
Brainerd
Come join a free fishing clinic at Lum Park. There will be prizes as well as lots of learning and fun! Bring your own pole for the fishing contest. Lunch included. Ages 5-16. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday May 30, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Jun 3, 2015
Crosslake
Join Whitefish Area Property Owners Association at the 2015 Shoreland Restoration Social. See before and after photos of successful projects and visit with the pros. Free snacks and cash bar available. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events
Thursday Jun 4, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jun 6, 2015
Brainerd
The ''Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride'' is a not for-profit bicycle tour hosted by the Paul Bunyan Cyclists Bicycle Club. Any surplus revenues are used to promote safe cycling in our community. The ride is held rain or shine. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jun 6, 2015
Lake Shore
This is a family friendly event with tons of outdoor activites to check out. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 6, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jun 9, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jun 11, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jun 13, 2015
Brainerd
Join us for the fourteenth annual Sour Grapes Races held in the beautiful 540 acre Northland Arboretum. The course is challenging, but beautiful. Your hard work will be rewarded with a T-shirt, finisher token and post race refreshments. Our unique setting makes this a family favorite. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jun 13, 2015
Crosslake
Paddle at the Park Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 13, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jun 18, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Jun 18, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 20, 2015
Pequot Lakes
Family-friendly fun ride through The Lakes Area benefiting Rotary Water and Sanitation Projects. Choose from four routes all starting and finishing in Pequot Lakes, MN. Routes, schedule and registration material available online and by mail. Routes are 7, 16, 30 or 54 miles. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jun 20, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jun 23, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jun 23, 2015
Little Falls
Take aim at the 8th annual Chamber Sporting Clays Summer Fling! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 23 and join other Chamber members for this networking opportunity at Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls. Network with other members in a relaxed setting by signing up as an individual and being placed randomly with three other shooters. ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Premier Annual Events
Thursday Jun 25, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
Baxter
The goal of this event is to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate people about breast health as well as to recognize and celebrate breast cancer survivorship. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
Aitkin
Raffles, Auctions, Food and Fun. Public welcome to join us all day and at our final stop to partake in the festivities. Bikes, Cars, Hotrods. All are welcome to follow the ride. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
Crosslake
Paddle at the Park Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jun 30, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 2, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Crosslake
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103 ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Crosslake
Join us on Friday, July 3, 2015 on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake to view the display from Sand Island beginning at dusk. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 4, 2015
Crosslake
Join the 39th annual community-wide effort to restore the Whitefish Area's Walleye population established in memory of Grandpa Boots Buthman, this Crosslake tradition offers events for all ages and abilities. Run, walk or dash for fun and for the fish! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jul 4, 2015
Nisswa
The Nisswa Firecracker 5K, 10K and Kidz Run is THE Lake Country Classic! Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing crawfish boil, ice cold Pabst, and the Red, White and Blue Snow party with a Slip 'N Slide finish line... The whole family is sure to make this a great tradition on your 4th of July weekend! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jul 4, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jul 7, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 9, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jul 11, 2015
Nisswa
The Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K is a friends and family event designed to promote a healthy, physical and mental lifestyle. Our course is made to challenge people of all ages and abilities. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 11, 2015
Crosslake
Paddle at the Park Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 11, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 11, 2015
Nisswa
This is a great day of fun and fellowship all the while supporting MnTC and the Brainerd Lakes area community. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 16, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Jul 18, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jul 21, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 23, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Jul 23, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Friday Jul 24, 2015 - Sunday Jul 26, 2015
Garrison
TONS of events to be enjoyed by the whole family! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 25, 2015
Crosslake
Paddle at the Park Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Jul 25, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Jul 30, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 1, 2015
Crosslake
Join the 34th annual Crosslake Dam Run. Both the 5K and 10K are USATF certified courses and chip timed. Both races start at 8:00 a.m. and start and end at the same location. The starting and registration areas are located just north of the Crosslake business district a the Town Square, on Swann Drive. There will be ample parking and toilet facilities available. ... read more
Categories: Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 1, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Aug 4, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 6, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 8, 2015
Crosslake
Paddle at the Park Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 8, 2015
Baxter
Get an in-depth view of the brewery and brewing process hosted by the brewer and founder himself. Tour spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Aug 11, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 13, 2015
Crosslake
For more than 10 years Lake Country Crafts & Cones has been hosting an annual ice cream eating contest! With categories for all ages, it's not just the kids who dive into the bowls to compete. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 13, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Tuesday Aug 18, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Wednesday Aug 19, 2015
Nisswa
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites you to participate in the 26th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at The Pines at Grand View Lodge, sponsored by Grand Casino Mille Lacs. This is a great day of networking and fun! ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Fundraising Events, Premier Annual Events
Thursday Aug 20, 2015 - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
Brainerd
The NHRA features the world?s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing, Premier Annual Events
Thursday Aug 20, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Aug 20, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Saturday Aug 22, 2015
Baxter
The Second Annual Kaleidoscope 5K Fun Run and Walk for Hope involves people of all ages having fun and raising funds for MN Adult & Teen Challenge. Starting south of the Heritage Assembly Church in Baxter, there were featured colored stations along the route where runners were ''doused'' with safe Corn Starch based colored power and ended the run covered in COLOR! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 22, 2015
Crosslake
Paddle at the Park Presented by Crosslake Park & Recreation and Wind, Water & Wheels this is your opportunity to learn more about kayaking. Kids and adults welcome and everything is provided (kayak, life vest and instruction) ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Tuesday Aug 25, 2015
Brainerd
Would you like to learn how to grow a garden? Then this class is for you. You will get your own garden plot and learn about picking out the right place to put a garden, how to prepare the soil, planning your garden, learn about different seeds and plants, and how to water and harvest. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Aug 27, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Aug 29, 2015
Brainerd
36 hole tournament. 6 divisions. Players will draw for partners in their division in the first round. Bring your own discs. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 3, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Sep 5, 2015
Crosslake
Take advantage of excellent and unique shopping opportunities at Crosslake's Original Craft and Flea Market located at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 103. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 10, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Sep 17, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Sep 24, 2015 - Saturday Sep 26, 2015
Crosslake
Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages. Events include a classic car and motorcycle show, art fair, chili cook-off, children's games and much more. Enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!  ... read more
Categories: Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event, Recreation, Family Activity
Thursday Sep 24, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Friday Sep 25, 2015
Crosslake
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Crosslake Campground will be the site for outdoor movies in Crosslake this summer! Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a different family friendly movie each month. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity
Thursday Oct 1, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Oct 8, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Oct 15, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Thursday Oct 22, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness
Saturday Oct 24, 2015
Crosslake
They did the dash...they did the monster dash..it was a Crosslake smash! On Saturday, October 24, 2015 the Crosslake Parks and Recreation Department will host the 6th annual Crosslake Monster Dash. The event will feature a 5K fun run/walk and the Children's Spirit Sprint. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness
Thursday Oct 29, 2015
Crosslake
Come have some fun while walking! Start out at The Crossfire at 5:35 PM and walk for about 30 - 40 minutes. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Health & Wellness