Relaxing in Resort Country

  • Start: Pequot Lakes, MN
  • End: Onamia, MN
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:34
  • Total Mileage: 79 Miles
  • Number of stops: 6


The Brainerd, Minnesota area and White Fish Chain of Lakes, 22 miles north, comprise the recreational mecca Minnesotans call the "North Woods." In this pristine wilderness enjoy fish fries and shore picnics. Cruise lakes in pontoon boats and paddle canoes on placid waterways. Vacationers encounter wildlife naturally. While full-scale resorts, rustic lodges, campgrounds and cottage rentals abound, here are some local favorites: Black Pine Beach Resort, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota; 8Manhattan Beach Lodge, Manhattan Beach, Minnesota; and Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, Minnesota. For North Woods holiday mementos explore small towns. Crosby, Minnesota attracts antique hunters. In Baxter, Minnesota purchase regional foodstuffs at Christmas Point Wild Rice Company. A fun family day trip, This Old Farm Pioneer Village has a reconstructed frontier educational complex and Paul Bunyan Land amusement park. Brainerd's original, 26-foot-tall Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox roadside icons greet visitors. Learn about the native Ojibwe people at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and original 1930s trading post.

Stop #1:

Black Pine Beach Resort
Pequot Lakes, MN

Stop #2:

Manhattan Beach Lodge
Manhattan Beach, MN

Stop #3:

Grand View Lodge
Nisswa, MN

Stop #4:

Christmas Point Wild Rice Company
Baxter, MN

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