The Brainerd Lakes Area is a premier tourism destination for
a variety of reasons, not the least of which is our trail systems. Our landmark
trail is the Paul Bunyan State Trail. The Brainerd Lakes Area hosts the
trailhead and more than 30 miles of this Minnesota premier rails-to-trails system,
which runs from Brainerd to Bemidji. Communities along the trail, which
typically can be found within every 10 miles, offer great opportunities to
shop, grab a bite to eat, make a repair, buy or rent equipment, and even stay
the night. Discover easy access to the trail, and many parking areas, in multiple
locations. Enjoy the 500-acre Northland Arboretum at the trailhead in Brainerd.
Explore Brainerd Lakes and discover all there is to see and do here. Other
nearby trails include the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Biking Trail and the Paul
Bunyan Scenic Byway.