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Fall Activities in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Top Fall Activities for Your Madden's on Gull Lake Getaway

Fall is one of the best seasons for a Minnesota vacation or stay-cation. Whether you come for the trails, the lakes, or the golf courses, vibrant fall hues will meet you at every turn.

Fall Colors Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard

Enjoy a tranquil adventure on the water as you paddle your way around Gull Lake, surrounded by vibrant foliage, while kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding. Remember to wear waterproof layers and bring a thermos of your favorite hot beverage to keep cozy on your fall colors trek.

Equipment rentals available at Madden’s Marina.

Fall Colors Bike Rides

The Brainerd Lakes area is home to several scenic bike trails that are the perfect way to take in the fall colors. Enjoy a leisurely ride on a paved path, explore a more rugged trail, or visit the acclaimed Cuyuna mountain bike trails. Bike and E-Bike rentals available at Madden’s Tennis & Croquet Club.

Find trails and maps here

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Gull Lake Pontoon Cruises

There’s nothing quite like a peaceful cruise on the lake, especially on a crisp fall day. So grab a blanket, settle in, and enjoy the views!

Pontoon rentals available at Madden’s Marina.

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Unique to Madden’s, this fun and exhilarating sport will put your reflexes and aim to the test! Our professionals will provide instruction to all skill levels (we love teaching first-timers!).

Learn more here

Exquisite Dining Experiences

Discover new cuisine at every corner at Madden’s! From hearty breakfast buffets to upscale dining with unbeatable views, Madden’s restaurants will keep you coming back.

Explore Madden’s dining options here

Golf Four Courses

The Brainerd Lakes area has 450 holes of golf within a short drive. Enjoy 4 of them without ever leaving the resort! Madden’s is home to 63 holes of golf on four courses:

The Classic at Madden’s
Pine Beach East
Pine Beach West
The Social 9

Purchase a Play It All Pass to play all four courses for only $165, including cart (available September 18-October 15)

Brainerd Zip Line Tour

Experience 15 miles of incredible views while soaring on 7 ziplines. Traverse the 65 foot Indiana Jones style suspension bridge for an adrenaline-pumping experience! (offsite activity)

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Brainerd Area Brewery Tours

A good beer is never far away when you are in the Brainerd area, home to several breweries, cideries, and distilleries. It’s the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon.

Find a list of Brainerd area breweries here


Ready to get away? Don’t wait! Fall will be gone in a flash. Book your Madden’s vacation today.

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