Things To Do in the Brainerd Lakes Area – Spring 2024 Edition

Wilderness Point Resort offers everything you need for the best lake vacation onsite and beyond. The Brainerd Lakes Area is our backyard, with endless recreation and fun for the whole family. From water to land, we got you covered.

Here’s what’s popping up this spring!

March 16th, 2024

St. Patricks Day Parade in Crosslake – Visit and see why the 50th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade has been declared the Best Event of the Brainerd Lakes and the Best Parade in the State! The parade, Clover Dash 5k, Lost Pot O’ Gold medallion hunt, and Lucky Lanyard Deals and Discounts will keep you busy all weekend!

March 22-23 – Brainerd Lakes Home Show Expo

March 30th – Copper Creek ” Easter Hop Around”

April 26th – 27th

Off the Rails Spring Market 6pm-9pm on Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday

May – Double T Acres opens

May 2024

Double T Acres Berry Farm Opens – Pick your own fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and tart cherries. Enjoy a meaningful, memorable experience with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors at the farm.

May 11th, 2024

Fishing Opener! Minnesota’s fishing opener has been celebrated since 1948. Every May, half a million Minnesotans take to the lakes, rivers, and streams to kick off the walleye, sauger, and northern pike seasons. To join in the festivities, go to the Minnesota DNR EVENTS page.

More Fun Spring Activities in Nisswa and the Brainerd Lakes Area

Paul Bunyan Trail

Enjoy hiking the Paul Bunyan Trail, located within 2 miles of our resort. The trail is 120 miles long, making it the longest MN bike trail, with over 1,000 caches hidden along the trail. The Paul Bunyan Trail connects the Heartland Trail, the Blue Ox Trail and the Cuyuna State Trail.


Did you know the Brainerd Lakes Area is the golf mecca of Minnesota? There are over 20 beautiful courses within close proximity to the resort and dotting the Gull Chain of Lakes, including several mini-golf courses. Considering the lush landscape of woods and wetlands, it’s easy to see why the Brainerd Golf Trail was previously ranked 41st on Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Golf Destinations in the World.”

Breezy Belle

Breezy Point Resort is home to this unique cruise experience in the form of a genuine paddle-wheeler excursion boat, the Breezy Belle. Over 4000 passengers have enjoyed the Belle’s relaxing cruises on beautiful Pelican Lake.

Gull Lake Cruises

Set Sail! Two bars, two levels, and one unforgettable Gull Lake experience on a magnificent luxury yacht. Day and evening dining and sightseeing cruises, as well as private charters for any occasion, offer guests the opportunity to savor the area’s finest cuisine, fine wines, domestic and premium beers or signature cocktails while relaxing the day away.

Brainerd Zipline Tour

Get a birds-eye view with Brainerd Zipline Tour. You’ll see 15 mile views of Gull Lake and surrounding forest like you’ve never seen it before. You’ll find the 7 ziplines and the optional 50-foot free-fall drop thrilling—something you and your family will talk about long after the adrenaline rush wears off.

Brewery Tour

Big Ax Brewery

Roadhouse Brewery

Jack Pine Brewery

14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company

Boulder Tap House

Cuyuna Brewing Company

Nisswa Area Historical Society

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Nisswa History Center and Museum, which includes the historic Pioneer Village, Depot, and Caboose.

By touring the grounds and log homes, you will glimpse a quieter, more peaceful–but hard-working life at the turn of the century. Take time to relax in the seating area alongside the Heritage Garden, which is filled with native plants that come from local farms and gardens from over 75 years ago.

Pretty Good Shopping

Nisswa and Pequot Lakes offer unique boutique shopping and delicious dining options. You can even enjoy a movie in Pequot Lakes!

Northern Pacific Center

The Northern Pacific Center is Brainerd’s historic railroad district turned one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience.

Summer kicks off June 21, 2024. Every season, there is something special to experience at Wilderness Point Resort on Middle Cullen Lake. We can’t wait to see you!