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LOW-COST RECREATION OPTIONS

GENERAL ONLINE RESOURCES:  The following websites provide a broad wealth of information regarding area recreation opportunities:

·         Brainerd Lakes Chamber: Things to Do

·         Cass County: Area Resources Guidebook (PDF)

·         City of Baxter: Parks and Trails

·         City of Brainerd: Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department

·         City of Crosby: Parks & Recreation

·         City of Nisswa: Parks & Recreation

·         City of Pequot Lakes: Parks

·         Crosslake Community Center: Programs and Activities

·         Crow Wing County: Activity Resources

·         Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative: Places for Kids

·         Northland Arboretum: Trail Map (for hiking and cross country skiing)

Other low-cost recreation options in the Brainerd Lakes Area (by category):
ARCHERY

·         Mills Indoor Shooting and Archery Center ($2 per hour)

BIKING  In addition to the paved Paul Bunyan State Trail, which stretches 112 miles from Brainerd to Bemidji, there are numerous paved and off-road bicycle trails in the Brainerd Lakes Area, including:

·         Crosby: Cuyuna Lakes State Trail (paved)

·         Crosby: Cuyuna State Recreation Area (mountain biking)

BOWLING

·         Brainerd: Jack’s House Family Entertainment Center

·         Crosby: Cuyuna Lanes

DISC GOLF    Public free-to-play courses in the Brainerd Lakes Area:

·         Brainerd: Central Lakes College

·         Brainerd: Lum Park

·         Crosslake: Crosslake Community Center

·         Fort Ripley: St. Mathias Park (Opening spring 2013!)

·         Ironton: Morningside Park (aka Lusk Park)

EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS

·         Brainerd: Easy Riders Bicycle &Sportshop

·         Crosby:  Cycle Path and Paddle

FITNESS CLUBS   Brainerd Lakes Chamber fitness resources, some of which offer free trial passes:

·         Anytime Fitness: Baxter | East Brainerd

·         FitQuest Athletic Club: Baxter

·         The GYM at Minnesota Hockey Camps: Nisswa

·         Snap Fitness: Brainerd | Pequot Lakes

PLAY AREAS FOR CHILDREN    In addition to all the no-charge playgrounds at our area’s parks, there are a number of indoor play areas for families to utilize throughout the year:

·        Baxter: Burger King (in-store location)

·        Baxter: Menards (in-store location)

·        Brainerd: Brainerd Family YMCA

·        Brainerd: Early Childhood Center

·        Brainerd: East Brainerd McDonald’s(in-store location)

·        Crosby: Hallett Community Center

·        Crosslake: Crosslake Community Center

·        Nisswa: Nisswa Community Center

·        Pequot Lakes: Early Childhood Family Education

SWIMMING  In addition to the Brainerd Lakes Area’s numerous public swimming beaches, the following area hotels open up their pools to the public for a nominal fee during select times:

·         Baxter: AmericInn Lodge & Suites

·         Baxter: Crossings by GrandStay

·         Baxter: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

·        Brainerd: The Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center

·         Crosslake: Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites

·         Crosslake: Whitefish Lodge & Suites

·         Deerwood: Country Inn

·         Nisswa: Days Inn

·         Pequot Lakes: AmericInn Lodge & Suites

 

 

 
 
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