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Things to Do

On-Property Activities

So much to do, you’ll never have to–or want to–leave! Find your fun at Madden’s Tennis & Croquet Club or explore the lake at the Marina. Available activities include:

  • Tennis
  • Croquet
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Pickleball
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Water Ski School
  • Trap Shooting
  • Fishing
  • …and more!
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Recreation Pass

Your pass to fun! Lodging-only guests can purchase a Recreation Pass to enjoy many of Madden’s resort amenities. With the purchase of a Recreation Pass, you get access to activities and lawn games at The Tennis & Croquet Club, golf on the Social 9 (carts and clubs additional), non-motorized watercraft at the Marina, plus many scheduled activities during the summer.

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Activities in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Explore all the adventures found in the Brainerd Lakes area including biking in Cuyuna, horseback riding, zip lining, breweries, shopping, and more.

Fall Activities

Fall Activities

Discover classic Fall experiences at Madden’s on Gull Lake! Enjoy miles of scenic lakeshore and endless activities on your fall getaway: 

  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Croquet
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Bike Rentals
  • Trap Shooting
  • Axe Throwing
  • Game Room
  • Indoor Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Golf on 4 courses

Adventure Cove Kid’s Camp

Let the kids explore, play, and discover at Adventure Cove! Our staff is committed to providing a unique and fun experience for children ages 4-12. Kids have fun, and parents get some time to vacation their way! Activities include beach trips, marina activities, fishing, archery, olympics, and more! Offered for children ages 4-12 Memorial Day – Labor Day.

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What are you waiting for? Experiences that last a lifetime await at Minnesota’s Classic Resort. Whether you come seeking adventure or looking for relaxation, Madden’s 1,000 acres offers it all. Book online below or call Madden’s Reservations at 800-642-5363.

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