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The Weather in Brainerd
The above is a climate diagram for Brainerd. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 80° Conversely, January is the coolest month in Brainerd, with temperatures going under 3° The rainiest month is December while the driest month is September.
Explore Minnesota's lake and resort land at vacation homes in Brainerd
Travel way up north to cozy Brainerd log cabin rentals in the heart of Lake Country, sheltered by towering Norway Pines and outfitted with private fishing docks.
Land of 10,000 lakes
At long-time local favorite Mickey's Pizza & Subs, you can enjoy a picnic along another body of water – the grand Mississippi River. Try their soups of the day (beer cheese, anyone?) on chillier days, and a box lunch with a smoked turkey half sub, chips and cookie, before walking a few blocks to Kiwanis Park on the river.
Back on always fun Gull Lake, watch boats whiz by at dockside Ernie's on Gull boasting its own marina and live music on their spacious deck. Feel like a true blue Minnesotan while munching on pan-fried walleye cooked to perfection and served with classic wild rice risotto.
Of giants and crows
Feel like Jack and the beanstalk in Brainerd, hometown of giant Paul Bunyan and his trusty companion, Babe the Blue Ox. Paul Bunyan Land promises to amuse all ages while telling tall tales through rides, games, a recreated pioneer village, and, of course, the stars themselves.
Children will get a thrill at stepping into a former jail cell from the state's early days in the late 1800s. Crow Wing County Museum & Library also brings kids back to those wild settler days, from the other end of the law, at the county sheriff's residence.
The great outdoors
Brainerd's blessed with being near literally hundreds of lakes, so if you have trouble choosing which one to start with, see several from mystical Pillsbury State Forest including large and loved Gull Lake. Take a trail ride with Outback Ranch to sightsee.
Experience the water up closer with the help of Minnesota Surf Company rentals. A special fishing kayak lets you zip around backwaters and marshes. Or show off your superb balancing skills on a stand up paddle board.
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