Winter Activities

Stay at our hotels and indoor water parks and explore Minnesota's premier winter destination.

Do Winter Differently.

Brainerd, Baxter, and the Brainerd Lakes Area truly are Minnesota's winter playground. This year round Minnesota family destination offers a wide variety of winter activities for everyone. Visitors enjoy activities like winter mountain biking, snowmobiling, skiing, tubing, and arts and cultural activities just to name a few. The Brainerd Lakes Area is also home to events like the largest Ice fishing contest in the world, The Winter Jubilee, Winter Fest, Frozen Fore Winter Weekend, Cuyuna Whiteout, and more. These events and activities are the reason that the Brainerd Lakes Area is a world class Minnesota vacation destination even during the cold of winter.

Even when the weather turns the area has much to offer your family or group including three of Minnesota's best indoor water parks. The Paul Bunyan Water Park, Three Bear Water Park, and the Rapid River Lodge serve up great memories every year to thousands of visitors. Enjoy a variety of tube and body slides, lazy rivers, splash pools, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, arcades, and even snack bars that offer choices for both kids and adults. Want to warm-up somewhere other than a water park? Several hotel properties have indoor pools and hot tubs to help you melt away the cold.

Stay with our Brainerd/Baxter Hotels & Waterparks for centralized access to all that the Brainerd Lakes area has to offer, all of the comforts and conveniences that your family or group deserve, and special and discounts at local businesses.

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