Discover The Brained Lakes Area
The Brainerd Lakes Area’s newest attraction—Zip Lining at Mount Ski Gull! An exhilarating 2 hour tour offers beautiful views from the high elevations in the area. Trips are scheduled through the summer.
What better way to see Minnesota’s beautiful northwoods than on horseback! At nearby Outback Stables, you’ll enjoy a guided trail ride through the scenic Pillsbury State Forest. Rides are scheduled throughout the week during the summer, or we’ll be happy to reserve other times for you.
Cuyuna Mountain Biking
World-class mountain biking can be found just outside our backdoor at Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails. Featuring 22 miles of new purpose-built, single track mountain bike trails for riders of all levels. Click here for a trail map.
Red Raven offers bike rentals, sales, and services, area trail information, coffee, and lunch.
Paul Bunyan Trail
Hike and bike the beautiful Paul Bunyan Trail, the longest MN bike trail, which runs right through the Brainerd lakes area.
Hunts Point Gun Club
Hunts Point Gun Club offers a sixteen-station sporting clays course, five-stand sporting, and two trap fields.
Northland Kart Kountry Family Fun Park
Go-karts, batting cages, rock climbing wall, mini golf, bumper boats–fun for the whole family!
Downtown Nisswa is home to over 50 retail shops & restaurants and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon shopping. Find unique boutiques and dining areas all within a walkable, quaint downtown area, about 25 minutes from Madden’s Resort.
MN Backyard Birds
Join Judd Brink a local guide and naturalist for a birding adventure of the Brainerd Lakes area and central Minnesota! Explore and Enjoy the woods and waters looking for birds with half or full day tours available. The bird watching tours include bird watching kits for both kids and adults (binoculars, checklist, bird book and field bag)! This is a fun family activity to look and learn about birds and nature in the Brainerd lakes area. Happy Birding!