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creating a lifetime of memories The historic Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake has been providing our guests with memorable vacations since 1916. Explore a variety of activities, two championship golf courses, the rejuvenating Glacial Waters Spa, a collection of distinctive dining venues and some of the best accommodations in the state.

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Consider a tax deductible donation to our newest park, payable to our 501c3 partner — the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, c/o Friends of Nisswa Lake Park. Mail to: Friends of Nisswa Lake Park PO Box 262, Nisswa, MN 56468 To learn more or volunteer, visit www.NisswaLakePark.com or call (218) 963-0047. www.nisswa.com

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WELCOME!

JOIN US IN NISSWA! W e invite you to join us in Nisswa, Minnesota the heart of the lakes area. We have been a destination for visitors for over a century. Generations of families have come to the area year after year; many call it their second home. What keeps them coming back? It could be the beautiful landscape that includes towering trees and sparkling lakes wherever you look. The Paul Bunyan Trail runs right through town. Whether you are walking or biking, you will be sure to take in many photo-worthy moments. It could be our charming downtown area that boasts door after door of fun-filled shopping. There are over 50 shops lining Main Street and the side streets! There are boutiques, gift shops, restaurants, candy shops, coffee shops - even a brewery. Maybe it’s our fun-filled event calendar? We like to celebrate every season here in Nisswa. During the summer, we hold our world-famous Turtle Races on Wednesday afternoons. We also let freedom ring during our Freedom Days Celebration on July 3rd. In September, we hold our annual Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest. The whole town is blanketed with the smell of delicious BBQ, and there is always live music and fun for everyone! Things do not slow down in the winter around here! We kick off the holiday season with our Nisswa City of Lights Festival, which happens the day after Thanksgiving. The whole town looks like the set of a holiday movie, with reindeer, sleigh rides, Santa, carolers, bonfires and, of course - thousands of Christmas lights! We top the evening off with a spectacular fireworks show. In February, we are adding an exciting new event - the Nisswa 100 cross country snowmobile race.

From left: Chamber Office Assistant Dee Bjork, Chamber Executive Assistant Kalie Jay, Chamber President Pam Dorion holding Marley.

In the spring, we welcome the fishermen to town as the ice melts off the lakes and they try their luck at catching the “big one.” We are also host to the Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes - a race with several different events, and a Boston Marathon qualifier! There are many, many more events, but those are the highlights to show you that we do not slow down on the fun in Nisswa! We have you covered with several accommodations in the Nisswa area: hotels, cabins, camping - we have them all! If you just can’t bear to leave, give one of our great Realtors a call to help you find the property of your dreams. Whatever brings you to Nisswa, be sure to stop in and see us at our Welcome Center on Main Street across from the post office.

TABLEOFCONTENTS 2022 NISSWA CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS Christy Ramler, Chair (XT Creative Group) Mike Owen, Vice Chair (American National Bank) Stacy Weldon, Treasurer (Cuyuna Regional Medical Center) Lisa Barnett, Secretary (GrowthZone) Tina Herron (Copper Creek Landscapes) Mike Foy (Main Street Ale House) Colton Maher (Woods to Water Real Estate) Stacey Waidelich (RW Jewelers) Tom Kavanaugh (Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort) Mark Lelwica (Roundhouse Brewery) Jason Cave (People’s Security) Benji Thoennes (Grand View Lodge)

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CHAMBER STAFF President - Pam Dorion Executive Assistant - Kalie Jay Office Assistant - Dee Bjork

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2022CALENDAROFEVENTS

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29 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

7 Clear Vision with Confidence

17 Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge 17 Fall Artisans and Crafters Market 22 Nisswa Chamber Pretty Good Golf Tournament

FEBRUARY 5 Brainerd Public Schools Foundation Big Event 18-20 Nisswa Winter Jubilee 20 Nisswa Fire Department Fishing Derby 26-27 Nisswa 100 Snowmobile Race 25-27 Gull Lake Frozen Fore 25 Gull Lake Frozen Flop 26 Gull Lake Frozen Fore Golf and Pub Crawl 27 Gull Lake Frozen Fore Food Fest

APRIL 2 50th Annual Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant and 31st Annual Little Miss Nisswa Program 29-30 Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes

MAY 14 Nisswa Chocolate Walk 14 Gull Lake Welcome Wannigan & Fishing Opener 19 Nisswa Chamber Spring Dinner & Citizen of the Year Celebration

OCTOBER 1 Gull Lake Oktoberfest 20-22 Lakes Area Christmas Home Tour 23 Historic Hauntings

NOVEMBER 25 City of Lights

JUNE 1, 8 Turtle Races 15, 22 22-25 Lakes Jam 25 Majestic Pines Artisans and Crafters Market 29 Turtle Races

JULY 3 Freedom Days 3 Firecracker Run Up North 6, 13 Turtle Races 20, 27

AUGUST 3 & 10 12-13 17 18-21 22-28

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Turtle Races Nisswa Crazy Days Turtle Races Season Finale Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals CRMC Championship Golf Tournament

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7. Paul Bunyan Trail Bridge Just North of Nisswa 8. Samantha French Mural @ Big Axe Brewing 9. Nisswa Square Pretty Good Shopping Sign

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1. Paul Bunyan & Babe Statue @ Meg’s Cabin 2. Totem Pole 3. Nisswa Lake Park Tunnel 4. Nisswa Roundabout Sign 5. Fritz Loven Park 6. Stone Steps @ Grand View Lodge

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he 59th year of the Nisswa Turtle Races kicks off on Wednesday, June 1! Registration starts at 1 p.m., and racing starts at 2 p.m. - rain or shine! For $5 you get to race a turtle and keep your commemorative Turtle Race button! The Official Turtle Track is located just behind the Chamber Welcome Center along the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Nisswa. The day starts with heat races, and those winners move on to race for the Grand Champion medal! All the winners receive great prizes from our fantastic Turtle Race sponsors. After the championship race, there are several specialty races: Resort Race, Tiny Tots Race, Out of State Race, Grandparents Race, and Locals Race. These are all included in your $5 fee - lots of fun to be had! Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, a local nonprofit, provides the Turtle Wranglers and takes great care of our turtles throughout the season. Make sure you mark Turtle Races on your calendar - it’s one you don’t want to miss!

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isswa is the place to be for the Independence Day weekend! July 3rd brings Freedom Days, Nisswa’s annual celebration of the red, white and blue. Throughout the day you can enjoy shopping, food, Water Wars, Turtle Races, and much, much more. The highlight of the day is the Freedom Days Parade at 7 p.m. Visitors line both sides of the streets to watch the best parade around! Over 10,000 people come to Nisswa to celebrate with us. In 2022, we are extremely excited to bring you FIREWORKS! Come for the parade, and stay for a great fireworks show to celebrate the USA.

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all in Nisswa is always spectacular, with the everchanging leaves, warm sunshine and crisp air. Celebrate the change in seasons with the Nisswa Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ on Saturday, September 17th, in downtown Nisswa! The Nisswa Fall Festival has been a community tradition for 47 years. The day kicks off with a delicious pancake breakfast fundraiser with the Nisswa Fire Department. The activities throughout the day include a medallion hunt, petting zoo, cornhole tournament, kid’s activities, a craft sale and live music. Enjoy the scents of delicious BBQ wafting through town as the competitors in the Smokin’ Hot BBQ prepare their best ribs for the judges and the public to taste. Get your VIP tickets to enjoy a great meal along with your ribs, or enjoy single ribs. It’s a great day to enjoy Nisswa with the whole family!

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xperience the magic of the holiday season in Nisswa! The Christmas season kicks off on Friday, November 25th, with the 41st annual Nisswa City of Lights Festival. Transport yourself into a holiday movie scene while you take in the sights and sounds of downtown Nisswa. There are hundreds of thousands of beautiful Christmas lights strung throughout town from the storefronts, trees, gazebo, park and beyond. Bonfires are lit along the Paul Bunyan Trail to keep you warm, horse-drawn wagons take you around town to enjoy the sights, Santa is ready to hear your wishes and his reindeer are ready to meet you! Listen to a reading of “The Polar Express,” enjoy hot cocoa, take in a live nativity scene, and experience carolers throughout town. The crown jewel of the evening is a fireworks show at 7:30 p.m. There isn’t a bad place to view the show downtown! Turn your eyes to the sky as the dazzling colors explode against a dark sky over a blanket of fresh snow. Cold weather fireworks are a must see! Be sure to get your $5 commemorative City of Lights button that will also get you discounts at several area businesses through the end of the year! The Nisswa City of Lights Festival is always held the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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EVENTS

BRAINERD JAYCEES ICE FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, January 29, 2022 Head outside to spend a few hours on the ice on Hole in the Day Bay on Gull Lake for the 32nd annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Thousands of anglers will again claim a hole in the ice off Highway 371 just south of downtown Nisswa from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, with hopes of catching a fish that will net them a big prize. Proceeds from the contest benefit area charities, most notably Confidence Learning Center. The Jaycees will launch a new virtual event a week earlier - America’s Ice Fishing Tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 22, from any publicly accessible and icecovered body of water in the United States. 16

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NISSWA WINTER JUBILEE Friday-Sunday, February 18-20, 2022 Continue your celebration of winter and the outdoors by venturing to Nisswa for the 49th annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee! Enter the snow sculpture contest, search for the medallion, try your hand at the wood splitting contest, gather your friends for smoosh racing - the fun never ends! If outdoor winter fun isn’t for you, check out the bags tournament, live music and dancing at The Pickle Factory and the Nisswa American Legion. The Nisswa Fire Department hosts its annual fishing derby from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday on Nisswa Lake. The cost is just $5 per hole - a perfect family friendly fishing contest! www.nisswa.com


GULL LAKE FROZEN FORE NISSWA 100 CROSS COUNTRY SNOWMOBILE RACE Saturday-Sunday, February 26-27, 2022 New to Nisswa in 2022, the Nisswa 100 is part of the Cor PowerSports national cross country snowmobile race circuit. It will start and end both days on the Gull Lake ice at Grand View Lodge. The course will be a mixture of lake, ditches, woods and fields and approximately 50 miles long. A race that’s a combination of ice, ditches and woods is unique to the circuit. Local snowmobile racers are welcome to participate in the race too, and spectators will enjoy watching.

MISS NISSWA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT Saturday, April 2, 2022 The Nisswa Youth Scholarship Organization will host the 50th annual Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant and 31st annual Little Miss Nisswa program on Saturday, April 2, at Nisswa Elementary School. Contestants from within a 10-mile radius around the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce compete in five areas: essay, talent, on-stage question, evening gown, and written essay. Little Miss Nisswa participants are second graders from Nisswa Elementary School. The Miss Nisswa winners appear around town at various events throughout the year, and receive scholarships of various amounts. www.nisswa.com

Friday-Sunday, February 25-27 2022 Another winter tradition is the Gull Lake Frozen Fore, a three-day celebration that combines snow golfing, dancing and eating on the frozen lake. The annual event will take place Friday-Sunday, February 25-27, at nine different locations around Gull Lake, including right on the ice! The outdoor weekend festival begins with the Frozen Flop to raise money for local charities, followed by live music at the tent party. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast, 9 holes of snow golf, a digital scavenger hunt, and a tent party to cap off the night. Sunday brings the Food Fest, where restaurants from the area compete in a cook off. Proceeds from the weekend benefit the Confidence Learning Center and The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes.

BRAINERD JAYCEES RUN FOR THE LAKES Friday-Saturday, April 29-30, 2022 If you like running, consider participating in the 15th annual Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes, which offers a marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, 10K and 5K races, as well as a 1K kids run. The full marathon course is certified by US Track and Field and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. No matter the length of race you choose, the route will take you through the beautiful scenery that Nisswa has to offer. All proceeds from the volunteer-run race are donated to nonprofits in the Nisswa area. 2021 Nisswa Destination Guide

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NISSWA CHOCOLATE WALK Saturday, May 14, 2022 This delicious event brings participants to businesses throughout Nisswa to collect chocolate and chocolate themed treats handmade by artisans. Gather up your gang and be sure to grab tickets as soon as they go on sale. A portion of the proceeds is donated to local charities. This year, Wildflower Chocolate is hosting the 6th annual event!

LAKES JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL Wednesday-Saturday, June 22-25, 2022 Country and rock fans alike will flock to Brainerd International Raceway for Lakes Jam, an annual outdoor music festival that unites fans of both music genres and of all ages for three days of great music. BIR, located between Nisswa and Baxter on Highway 371, is an excellent venue for this event. Headliners this year include Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi and Tesla.

LAKES AREA MUSIC FESTIVAL NISSWA FIRECRACKER RUN UP NORTH Sunday, July 3, 2022 The Nisswa Firecracker 10K, 5K and Kids Run will kick off Nisswa’s Freedom Days Celebration. Known for its laidback atmosphere, the Nisswa Firecracker Run Up North boasts a Slip n’ Slide, a bubble machine, crawfish boil and free PBR at the finish line. The race starts on Main Street in Nisswa and weaves through town on a scenic tour along Lower Cullen Lake, finishing at the Nisswa Community Center. A great race for the whole family! 18

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August 2022 The Lakes Area Music Festival - established in 2009 by area resident Scott Lykins - returns for its 14th annual season in August 2022. The classical music festival connects the performers and audience through classical music and inspiring education. Performances range from chamber music and symphonic orchestra to productions of opera and ballet. Artists from the top orchestras and opera companies in the world, including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Metropolitan Opera, travel to central Minnesota. Concerts are scheduled over the first three weeks in August. More information can be found at lakesareamusic.org. www.nisswa.com


Friday-Saturday, August 12-13, 2022

LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS AT BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Nisswa retailers go a little crazy and offer crazy discounts during Nisswa Crazy Days. Merchandise lines the sidewalks and spills out onto the street as shoppers pack the town to browse for good buys. Whether you are looking for home decor, clothing, artwork, toys or shoes, there’s something for everyone! Come early to get the best deals before they are gone. This long-standing tradition is a can’t miss for locals and visitors alike!

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals will attract thousands of race fans to Brainerd International Raceway, located just minutes from Nisswa. This event features the world’s best drag racers, fastest cars, the most loyal race fans and an experience like no other. At center stage are four days of ground-pounding, lightning fast, blow your mind drag racing at BIR - the fastest drag strip in the country.

NISSWA CRAZY DAYS

Thursday-Sunday, August 18-21, 2022

PGA TOUR CANADA CRMC CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT Monday-Sunday, August 22-28, 2022 Cragun’s Legacy Courses Cragun’s Legacy Courses will host the first Mackenzie Tour tournament to be played on United States soil and the second PGA-sanctioned event in the state of Minnesota. This is a part of a series of tournaments played across Canada, and now Minnesota, with the top 10 money-winners at the end of the season earning Korn Ferry Tour status, which is a step below the PGA Tour. More information and tickets can be found at crmcchampionship.com www.nisswa.com

GULL LAKE OKTOBERFEST Saturday, October 1, 2022 The 11th annual Gull Lake Oktoberfest and Pub Crawl brings a fun, fall event to the lakes area. The event offers free shuttle service between participating locations, and lots of great music. Proceeds benefit the Confidence Learning Center, Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen and the local food shelf. 2021 Nisswa Destination Guide

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Paul Bunyan Trail Map Gull Lake Trail

Paul Bunyan Trail Crow Wing State Park to Baxter/Brainerd .. 13 mi. Baxter/Brainerd to Merrifield .............................. 9 mi. Merrifield to Nisswa .................................................. 7 mi. Nisswa to Pequot Lakes.......................................... 6 mi. Pequot Lakes to Jenkins ........................................ 3 mi. Jenkins to Pine River ................................................ 6 mi. Pine River to Backus ................................................ 9 mi. Backus to Hackensack ............................................ 8 mi. Hackensack to Walker .......................................... 23 mi.

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he 115-mile Paul Bunyan State Trail travels right through the heart of downtown Nisswa. Communities along this multi-use recreational trail, including Nisswa, have a rich railroad, logging and cultural history and are popular vacation destinations that provide trail access points, rest areas and many other services. Following are fun facts stating this trail: Is used for walking, hiking, biking, inline skating, snowmobiling. Extends from Crow Wing State Park south of Brainerd to Lake Bemidji State Park in Bemidji. Communities the trail passes through include Brainerd, Baxter, Merrifield, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins, Pine River, Backus and Hackensack. Is the longest state trail in Minnesota. Is the longest continuously paved rail-trail in the country. Is primarily located on a former Burlington Northern Railroad grade. Winds around 21 lakes and over nine rivers or streams. Connects with the 8-mile Heartland State Trail. Connects at Lake Bemidji State Park to the Blue Ox Trail, an unpaved motorized trail for snowmobiling and off-highway vehicle riding that extends northeast to International Falls. Is generally level and wheelchair accessible with the exception of the 9-mile segment that passes through the Chippewa National Forest. Is named after lumberjack Paul Bunyan of American folklore.

Starting in Brainerd, Nisswa is at Mile 14.8 of the trail and offers public restrooms at the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce building right on the trail. Nisswa offers trail access, a parking lot and rest area. An information board is located here along with area amenities, including bathroom facilities, bicycle shop, shopping and food. At Mile 16.3, trail users will find the Lower Cullen Lake rest area. The trail right of way includes a small segment of the shoreline on Lower Cullen Lake. SOURCE: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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LISA BARNETT

SECRETARY | GROWTHZONE • Crazy days morning at Zaiser’s for great deals on shoes! • Lunch with my daughter at Rafferty’s • Treats from Chocolate Ox.

STACEY WAIDELICH

MARK LOSCHKO

• Working in Nisswa • Walking, snowmobiling, rollerblading and biking the trails • Unique shopping

• City of Lights • Freedom Days • Turtle Races

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RAFFERTY’S PIZZA

JUSTIN ISAACSON

EAGLES NEST RESORT

MIKE OWEN

TREASURER | AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK

• Fall Festival • Brewery visits to Big Axe & Roundhouse • City of Lights festivities

CHRISTY RAMLER

CUYUNA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

• Boating on Lower Cullen • Riding bike on the Paul Bunyan Trail • Skiing at Mount Ski Gull

• Of course the shopping! • Enjoying all of the local restaurants • Snowmobiling

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TINA HERRON

• Lunch at A&W • Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ • Thursday Farmer’s Market

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CHAIR | XT CREATIVE GROUP • Shop Downtown • Ride bikes on the Paul Bunyan Trail • Boating on Gull Lake

• Playing at the Nisswa City Park • NIsswa City of Lights • Nisswa Elementary School Halloween Parade

KALIE JAY

COLTON MAHER

MARK LELWICA

PAM DORION, PRESIDENT

• Golf at The Preserve or The Pines at Grand View Lodge • Nisswa City of Lights Festival • Beer & Axe Throwing at Roundhouse Brewery

• Boat ride on Gull Lake • Snowmobiling the trails in Pillsbury State Forest • Axe Throwing at Roundhouse Brewery

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT • Nisswa City of Lights • Eating at our great restaurants • Shopping at The Dock Panther

• Nisswa City of Lights • Turtle Races • Live music at various locations

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ick a season, any season! We have trails for you to explore all year round! Whether you prefer crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling, biking or walking, Nisswa’s extensive trail system is a great way to get out and enjoy the nature of the beautiful lakes area.

Fritz Loven Park is a hidden gem just a few minutes from downtown Nisswa. Set back in the woods, the 1.6-mile trail system within the park winds through the trees and along a beautiful stream. It’s perfect for hiking in the warmer months and snowshoeing in the winter. Bring Nisswa is home to a section of along a lunch to enjoy in their picnic the famous Paul Bunyan Trail, area, or enjoy the playground. which is made for walking, biking and rollerblading in the summer months, plus Our snowmobile club, the Gull snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing Lake Drifters, is a great way to in the winter. The trail goes right through make new friends and enjoy the trails downtown Nisswa, giving you the perfect during the snowy months of the year. opportunity to stop and shop or eat along the way. The entirety of this handicap accessible trail is paved, running 123 miles from Crow Wing State Park to Bemidji. You’ll find the trail filled with wildlife, lakes, and visitors from everywhere!

The trails are kept well-groomed all winter for anyone who wants to take their snowmobile out and explore the lakes area. There are 120 miles of snowmobile trails around the area, including the Pillsbury State Forest, the Paul Bunyan Trail, and several other trails around the Gull Lake and Breezy Point areas. No matter what activity you choose to do, our trail system is a great place to start. Come enjoy and explore the lakes area with us in Nisswa!

In multiple places around Nisswa, you can find places to rent bikes to use on the trail. There are regular bikes, eBikes, and surrey bikes. The surrey bikes have four seats and a top on them in case you forget sunscreen! Just 15 miles south of downtown Nisswa is the Northland Arboretum, where you will find many trails that offer even more nature. They have 16 miles of trails that are open during the summer and winter. They also have a 2-mile fitness trail and guided infographic trails. If you are into more rustic scenery, this is the place for you! The Pillsbury State Forest is another place with lots of trails and beautiful scenery. They have camping sites along with fire rings, a boat access, a swimming beach, a picnic area, and great fishing! They have all types of trees around the forest, and it is a great observation area. Explore the trails by foot, or saddle up and hit one of the many horse trails. www.nisswa.com

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isswa offers several options for campgrounds and RV parks, from a simple, no fuss facility to a park offering full amenities. This might include WiFi, fire pits, picnic tables, 50 amp service and spacious sites. Some also include housekeeping cabins or hotel rooms. Most include recreation areas with playgrounds, beaches, and access to water toys. It’s never too early to book the perfect spot for you.

BIRCH BAY RV RESORT 218-963-4488 birchbayresort.net We offer 100+ RV sites, some seasonal. Nine private lakefront housekeeping cabins offer single family accommodations and the option for larger gatherings. Small, country inn style hotel rooms are also available. Conveniently located on beautiful Agate Lake 20 minutes from downtown Nisswa.

FRITZ’S RESORT & CAMPGROUND 218-568-8988 fritzsresort.com Offering 92 RV and camping sites, some seasonal. Five housekeeping cabins can accommodate 2 to 10 guests. Located on Lake Edna next to the Paul Bunyan Trail, just a short drive to downtown Nisswa.

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GALLES’ UPPER CULLEN RESORT AND CAMPGROUND 218-963-2249 uppercullen.com We have 50 campsites and offer some seasonal and some nightly options. We also have 11 housekeeping cabins to choose from. You’ll find us on Upper Cullen Lake, located just 5 minutes from downtown Nisswa. HIDDEN PARADISE RESORT 218-963-3180 hiddenparadiseresort.com We offer 32 lakeside campsites with full RV hookup. A variety of 2 & 3 bedroom housekeeping cabins are also available. We are located on beautiful North Long Lake, just 15 minutes from downtown Nisswa. PAUL BUNYAN LAND CAMPGROUND 218-821-9617 paulbunyanland.com We offer 32 seasonal campsites with RV hookup. Also included on the property is an Amusement Park & Pioneer Village along with a petting barn. Don’t forget you can say hello to Paul Bunyan while you are there! We are located 30 minutes southeast of Nisswa.

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ooking to go for a drive around gorgeous Gull Lake? Look no further, take the 77 loop! County Road 77 is a slow, winding, 22-mile road that takes you all the way around Gull Lake. Go in the spring, and you’ll find the trees budding back to their bright green life, which starts to offer the residents of Gull Lake a little extra privacy. Go in the summer, and you will see the trees starting to touch high overhead. In the fall, the trees become beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red, making this road more beautiful than ever, and a sight you won’t forget. Whether you head from the north side or the south side of the loop, you will be immediately greeted by some of the area’s largest resorts. From the north, you will see Grand View Lodge, and from the south you will see Cragun’s and

Madden’s on Gull resorts. Along with these resorts, you will find many places to eat along the road. There are great options on and off the lake for every meal of the day! When you reach the middle of the loop, you will find Mount Ski Gull, The Brainerd Zipline Tour, and the Lakeshore Conservation Club. These are great places to go when looking for some unique activities to try in the area. The Brainerd Zipline Tour offers a breathtaking view of the beautiful lakes area while soaring over the top - just like a bird! No matter what time of year or what time of day you choose to enjoy this peaceful drive, it is amazing. Just remember - especially at dusk - to watch out for wildlife. They feel very at home and love living here and exploring just as much as we do!

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he Nisswa area of Minnesota has always been known as a destination stop for tourists from across the country. That’s the reason it was voted as the “best small town in Minnesota.” Fishing has always been at the forefront when it comes to vacation plans - and for good reason. Nisswa has over 400 lakes within a 30-mile radius that feature lakes from 100 acres to 10,000 acres. Most of these lakes have public accesses and are within a 30-minute drive or less from Nisswa. The lakes in the Nisswa area have long been home to some of the finest walleye fishing in the state. The Gull Lake Chain and the Whitefish Chain are two of the most recognized in the state with abundant numbers of walleyes, northern pike, small and largemouth bass, crappies, sunfish and muskies. Let’s not forget the Mississippi River, which travels through the heart of the lakes area. It offers superb scenery and excellent fishing for all species, especially muskies well above the 50-inch class. In addition to fishing, Nisswa has some of the best golf courses in the state. There are more than a half dozen that will suit the novice or challenge the very skilled golfer. Nisswa also is home to the

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Paul Bunyan Trail that travels through Nisswa and extends for 100 miles north. It has an asphalt surface and caters to walkers, joggers, bicycle and roller blade enthusiasts. Come join us in one of the most beautiful areas in the state and enjoy our diverse fishing as well as first class lodges, restaurants and people that will make your stay a memorable one.

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he Nisswa area is filled with great places to cruise on your motorcycle! ROUTE 1 (RED)

The first route winds you north of Nisswa, through beautiful forests and past the many lakes of the Crosslake area.

ROUTE 2 (GREEN)

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The third route brings you around Nisswa’s crown jewel lake, Gull Lake. Cruise down tree covered roads, spot several different kinds of wildlife, and gaze at the sparkling waters of the Gull Lake Chain!

The second route takes you over to the beautiful Cuyuna Lakes area. You’ll cruise past the crystal clear lakes, formerly mine pits, and through the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, a popular spot for mountain biking.

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isswa boasts over 50 unique shops throughout our downtown. Shops are independently owned and often you will find the owner greeting you at the door. The wonderful thing about shopping in Nisswa is that there is something for everyone - home decor, clothing, sporting goods, shoes, gifts, cards, books, toys or jewelry. Look for the choices you have in ice cream or candy. You might stop for a haircut or make an appointment to visit the dentist, or perhaps it’s time to investigate purchasing some

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local real estate. From the American Legion on down to the Triangle Gas Station, we can accommodate any want or need you might have. You can stroll the entire downtown and find plenty of outdoor seating, or stop at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops for a drink or a bite to eat. Most shops are open 7 days a week during the height of the season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Shops will vary their hours throughout the holiday season and into winter. A handful of shops close for the winter and reopen in the spring. If you’d like more information about Nisswa stores, the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center is in the heart of downtown and is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and six days a week otherwise. Plenty of parking and fun awaits in downtown Nisswa! We are a special destination spot in the lakes area. Come and see for yourself.

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US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS GULL LAKE RECREATION AREA 10867 East Gull Lake Drive Brainerd, MN 56401 Situated on Government Point at the Gull River outlet on Gull Lake, the Gull Lake Recreation Area has a lot to offer! Swim at the beautiful sandy beach, complete with picnic tables, a play area, changing rooms and restrooms! Just steps away you’ll find the boat launch and fish cleaning area. The Gull Lake Recreation Area also includes a campground with shower houses, fishing area, canoe access, a dump station, a playground and picnic shelters. Located just 15 minutes south of Nisswa.

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US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CROSS LAKE RECREATION AREA 35507 County Road 66 Crosslake, MN 56442 Conveniently located right off County Road 66 in Crosslake, you’ll find the Cross Lake Recreation Area. They have a great swimming beach with a playground and picnic tables. The Rec Area also includes a boat launch, over 100 campsites, several fishing docks, picnic shelters, restrooms, fish cleaning, a dump station and more! Located just 25 minutes northeast of Nisswa. PELICAN LAKE BEACH 27203 Pelican Lake Road Merrifield, MN 56465 Pelican Beach is a no-fuss hidden gem. Featuring a huge sandy, shallow beach, it’s a perfect spot to take small kids or to float. Restrooms are available. Located just 15 minutes east of Nisswa. WHIPPLE BEACH RECREATIONAL AREA 14441 Oakwood Drive Baxter, MN 56425 Whipple Beach has it all! They have a HUGE soft, sandy beach and a great large swimming area. You’ll also find playgrounds, a boat launch, fishing pier, pavilion, trails, and clean restrooms. Located just 20 minutes south of Nisswa.

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NISSWA CITY PARK Nisswa City Park is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa. It offers a playground, picnic area, ballfields, public restrooms, a warming house and two ice skating rinks - a full-sized hockey rink and a smaller rink for more recreational skating. NISSWA LAKE PARK Nisswa Lake Park is located on the south end of Nisswa, on the other side of Highway 371 from downtown, and is accessible to bikers, walkers and inline skaters through the pedestrian tunnel. This 2.1-acre lakeside park offers access to Nisswa Lake, and provides a beautiful recreational area with a walking trail, observation areas, picnic shelter, benches, boat docking facilities and an outdoor classroom. The park is adjacent to the public water access on Nisswa Lake, and is easily accessible by car or on foot. By car, it’s located on Hazelwood Drive, directly across from downtown Nisswa and Highway 371.

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POCKET PARK Adjacent to the pedestrian tunnel is the Pocket Park that offers bench seating, a bird’s-eye view of the south end of town and a relaxing spot to enjoy that treat you just got in Nisswa. FRITZ LOVEN PARK Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore boasts tall trees, a babbling brook and wildlife. The 80-acre park is home to Stony Brook, a picnic pavilion with electrical outlets, a playground, restrooms, and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. From Highway 371 in Nisswa, go west on County Road 77 into Lake Shore to Cass County Road 78 at Bar Harbor. Go right on Cass County Road 78 and then right on Ridge Road. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS GULL LAKE RECREATION AREA This corps of engineers area offers a playground for kids and fishing area at the campground, in addition to a beach and boat launch. From Nisswa, take Highway 371 south o County Road 125 (Gull Lake Dam Road). Go right and follow to the campground, park and beach. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CROSS LAKE RECREATION AREA This corps of engineers area offers a playground for kids at the campground, in addition to beaches. Located at the Pine River Dam in Crosslake, this park is on Crow Wing County Road 3, with the entrance directly across from the intersection of Country Roads 3 and 66.

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he Nisswa area has many residents who have enjoyed successful careers in academics, arts and athletics. This chamber guide features three people with local connections to Nisswa - Chuck Grillo, Joe Haeg and Mallory Weggemann. All three of these talented people have enjoyed success in sports as athletes, coaches or sports team scouts/ managers.

CHUCKGRILLO

DEEPLY INVOLVED IN HOCKEY Grillo, a longtime Nisswa resident, became involved with professional ice hockey as an NHL scout with the New York Rangers and Minnesota North Stars in the 1980s. He eventually became the North Stars’ director of player personnel. Grillo joined the San Jose Sharks staff in 1991, where he was eventually promoted to vice president of player personnel and was responsible for player acquisitions and trades, starting in 1992. He became executive vice president in 1995 and held the title until 1996. He was a scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2001 to 2011. Grillo was a high school hockey coach for 16 years, including earning Minnesota State High School Coach of the Year in 1973. He owned and operated Minnesota Hockey Camps ice hockey development

center on Clark Lake in Nisswa for 39 years. Grillo and Herb Brooks, 1980 Miracle On Ice Olympic men’s hockey coach, had the idea to start Minnesota Hockey Camps in 1976 with a simple purpose in mind: kids have to prepare themselves for the future. Minnesota Hockey Camps helped more than 500 players move on to the

NHL level. Minnesota Hockey Camps was sold in late 2020 to Chris Stewart (former player for the Minnesota Wild), Craig Larson (longtime Minnesota Hockey Camp coach) and Tony Maucieri (local business owner). The camp moved its home at Breezy Point Arena in 2021. Other honors for Grillo include induction into Bemidji High School and Minnesota State Hockey Coaches Halls of Fame.

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HE WON A SUPER BOWL RING Haeg grew up in the Nisswa area and attended Nisswa Elementary School. After an admirable football career at Brainerd High School, he played for national championship football teams as a member of the North Dakota State University Bison. The 6-foot-6 Haeg was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft. After four seasons with the Colts, he signed in 2020 to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including being part of the team that won Super Bowl LV. Before the 2021 season, Haeg signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Haeg has become a versatile player across his six seasons in the NFL, including starting at various positions on the offensive line. At NDSU, Haeg was a first team AllAmerica in 2014 and 2015 and Top Collegiate Offensive Lineman by the FCS Athletic Directors Association. Haeg started 31 straight games as a junior and senior. He played in the 2016 Senior Bowl and made the Walter Camp FCS All-American team in 2015. Haeg is the son of Richard and Janet Haeg of Lake Shore.

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medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships in 2009 and 2010. At the 2012 Paralympics in London, she was controversially reclassified to S8, a class for swimmers with less impairment. She won the S8 50-meter freestyle event in a new Paralympic record time. Having achieved her Olympic goal, Weggemann decided it was time to chase her dream, to walk again. For years, this was something that was deemed impossible, but a new possibility arose and to achieve her goal, Weggemann reached out to the public to ask for their support through an Indiegogo campaign. On November 16, 2013, Weggemann was able to "walk" again for the first time in nearly six years, with the aid of customized leg braces and forearm crutches. Although her wheelchair will never be replaced by her braces and crutches, they have allowed her to have short moments of upright mobility and the freedom of standing at her 5-foot-9 stature again. Weggemann trained for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and built on her career outside of the pool through motivational speaking. She was featured in "The Current," a documentary produced by Make A Hero, a nonprofit organization focused on inspiring individuals with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of adaptive sports. At the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021, Weggemann won the women's 100m backstroke S7. The 32-year-old swimmer won in a time of 1:21.27, breaking the Paralympic record of 1:22.72 set in 2016. www.nisswa.com


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isswa will be a winter destination the weekend of Feb. 26-27, with the Gull Lake Frozen Fore events taking place and - new this year - a cross country snowmobile race. The Nisswa 100 will start and end both days on the Gull Lake ice at Grand View Lodge. The course will be a mixture of lake, ditches, woods and fields and approximately 50 miles long. A race that’s a combination of ice, ditches and woods is unique to the circuit. The Nisswa 100 is part of the Cor PowerSports national cross country snowmobile race circuit (Round 5 in 2022), the largest cross country race circuit in North America. Co-workers at Nisswa Marine worked to bring the race to Nisswa. Growing up, Ross Krautkremer enjoyed watching snowmobile races that took place in Nisswa. So when coworker Justin Olson approached him and half jokingly said Krautkremer - as a city council member - should bring a snowmobile race back to Nisswa, Krautkremer thought, “Why not?” Olson has raced the circuit in the last 10 years and plans to participate in the race taking place right in his own backyard. Even if the area doesn’t have much snow that weekend, the race will go on, taking place on the ice only. “The bottom line to that is we have a unique race because no matter what, we can race,” Olson said. Local snowmobile racers can participate in the race, which is expected to draw up to 150 participants. And it’s just as fun for spectators.

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“We’re really hoping it’ll become an annual thing,” Krautkremer said, noting it would be a fun family event in winter and good for the community. “”We’re going to make it family-friendly.” Though Olson and Krautkremer admit the idea started as a pipe dream, both men believe Nisswa is an ideal location for this type of snowmobile race. “We truly feel this is the best location for the race,” said Olson, who has raced in many locations. Pam Dorion, Nisswa Chamber president, said: “The Nisswa Chamber is happy to be able to have the member support and resources to provide another premiere event for Nisswa. We look forward to this becoming an annual winter tradition.” More information about the Nisswa 100 will be available through the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.

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isswa starts to really come alive in spring. The trees are green, the flowers are blooming, and everyone is thawing out after a beautiful Nisswa winter. Spring brings a favorite Minnesota tradition fishing opener. Anglers from all over the state travel to Nisswa to try their hand at catching walleye and northern pike in early May. Golf courses open and golfers get out to play a round. The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes brings runners around the scenic Nisswa area as they participate in 1K, 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon races - a Boston Marathon Qualifier!

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SUMMER

here is nowhere quite like Nisswa in the summertime. People from all over the country - and the world - travel to Nisswa to enjoy all the area has to offer. Our lakes offer great fishing spots, perfect sandy swimming areas, and lots of room for skiing, tubing and wakeboarding. Our parks are full of families enjoying the nice, warm days. Nisswa’s stores are full of fantastic items for shoppers to peruse. Restaurants have their decks and patios open to enjoy a meal in the fresh air. Golf courses are abuzz with players hitting the greens. Bikers, runners and rollerbladers hit the Paul Bunyan Trail for some exercise. On Wednesdays, the Turtle Track is full of kids (and kids at heart) trying their hand at racing turtles in our famous weekly Turtle Races! www.nisswa.com


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all brings a crispness to the air in Nisswa. It is a perfect time to take a scenic drive or a walk down the Paul Bunyan Trail as the leaves begin to change. The kids go back to school, and the streets are filled with couples enjoying a romantic getaway or a group of friends in town for a relaxing weekend. September brings our annual Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge, where competitors take a stab at smoking their very best ribs! There’s still great golfing, fishing and boating to enjoy in the fall.

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inter comes, snow falls, and Nisswa is transformed into a scene straight out of a holiday movie. The day after Thanksgiving, Nisswa is lit up for the City of Lights celebration. Lights twinkle up and down the street, holiday shopping is in full swing, and folks sip hot chocolate while taking in the sights. A fantastic fireworks show lights up the night to kick off the holiday season! Things are in full swing at Mount Ski Gull as skiers, snowboarders and tubers make their way down the hill. The area is full of snowmobilers enjoying the hundreds of miles of trails the lakes area has to offer. In February, the Nisswa 100 Cross Country Snowmobile Race brings some of the best racers to town to duke it out for the top spot. Lakes become small cities as ice fishermen bring out their fish houses and try their luck at catching the big one!

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“Hey would you like some free coffee and doughnuts!?” That’s a common question that rings out numerous times across Gull Lake every year on the opening day of the walleye and northern pike fishing season. The question comes from a crowded pontoon that carefully pulls up alongside anglers’ boats throughout the Saturday morning hours, always under the guidance of a skilled captain. Others onboard are Nisswa Chamber staff, a few chamber members, and Miss Nisswa and Little Miss Nisswa wearing crowns and sashes no matter what the weather. Of course, the Miss Nisswa royalty are a hit among anglers. Those anglers who have welcomed the pontoon to pull up next to them are the lucky recipients of a hot cup of coffee and fresh doughnuts, compliments of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Wannigan. According to Nisswa history, “wannigan” was a term used for supply boats that plied the waters of Minnesota lakes bringing needed goods and food to logging camps.

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WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S Thus, since 1959, the Nisswa Chamber’s Welcome Wannigan has used various boats, captains and crews to motor around Gull Lake the morning of the fishing opener to serve hot coffee and doughnuts to anglers. As the story goes, Peg Benton, wife of then-Nisswa mayor Russ Benton, came up with the idea to take an old Scandinavian coffee and doughnut tradition and blend it with northwoods history. That weather has run the gamut, from warm temperatures and sunshine, to rain, to cold temperatures and even snow. No matter what the weather, the wannigan crew always has fun. And after a morning on the lake, there’s nothing better than visiting lakes area shops, coffee houses and restaurants to complete your day!

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istory continues to be celebrated as Breezy Point Resort enters its 101st year in 2022. The popular family resort on Pelican Lake got its start in 1921, when Wilford Hamilton Fawcett - better known as Captain Billy - bought 80 acres of land for $500 without ever seeing it but with a plan to build a place for his famous Hollywood friends to come and play. Captain Billy brought those friends up by train to Pequot Lakes and eventually paid to have the road to what is now Breezy Point paved so they would have a smoother limo ride to the resort. Stars like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford signed the resort guestbook in the 1930s. “Friends, politicians and Hollywood celebrities visited Breezy Point to hunt and drink illegal liquor,” the Breezy Pointer, an annual resort publication, says. “Among Fawcett’s guests at the resort were movie stars Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, writer Sinclair Lewis and Minnesota Governor Floyd B. Olson.” Professional golfer Walter Hagen, known as the “father of professional golf" and a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century, is another famous person who stayed at the resort. The resort wasn’t necessarily profitable for Captain Billy. The Breezy Pointer says Fawcett “lived a colorful and flamboyant lifestyle while building a publishing empire on a single magazine, Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang.” That’s where his money came from. Fawcett’s memory lives on at Breezy Point Resort through the Fawcett House - a mansion he built for

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himself and that today offers vacationers a place to stay with 11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms - as well as the Whiz Bang deck at the Dockside bar and restaurant. The Fawcett House - rumored to be haunted - is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Last year also marked the Bob and Kay Spizzo family’s 40th year of resort ownership. Bob Spizzo arrived in 1977 with plans to stay for three years to turn around Whitebirch Inc, the parent company of Breezy Point Resort. “And here it’s 40 years later and I’m still here,” Spizzo said. The resort’s biggest asset is likely name recognition, said Spizzo, whose goal continues to be to make the resort better. “We’re always upgrading, constantly. Every time you walk around, you see something’s under construction,” Spizzo said. “In fact, they’re calling me ‘Bob the Builder.’” That’s because he’s always looking for ways to improve the resort and his guests’ experience - whether it’s more wedding venues and meeting rooms, additional activities to keep families busy or housing options for those looking to move. “We either have to get bigger, or we fall behind,” Spizzo said of standing out in a region full of resorts. Besides adding golf courses, restaurants, a recreation facility, a coffee shop and a spa over the years, Spizzo said a big change came when the resort got into hockey. “It’s the only resort I know of with a hockey arena,” he said. That amenity helps fill up the resort’s housing units in the winter. There are plans www.nisswa.com


to add another ice rink, which may spur the need for more resort lodging options. During the summer, the resort is hopping with tourists, weddings, conventions and those who enjoy the resort’s three golf courses and Pelican Lake. Whitebirch Inc. was the first to offer campsite ownership, timeshares and condominiums. A most recent project is the Whitebirch Village, consisting of 52 new townhomes for what Spizzo calls “active adults.” Forty houses are built and occupied, with a dozen more planned to be done by spring. Situated on Whitebirch Golf Course near Antler’s Restaurant, the community is perfect for those looking to downsize and perhaps trade in their lakefront property for one-floor living and no need to do chores like lawn mowing and snow shoveling. During all the years of change and improvements, Spizzo remains especially proud of his staff.

“We now have the third generation of employees whose grandparents worked for us,” he said. “That is a warm feeling when I see kids who are here now and their grandmother or grandfather worked for us.” Breezy Point Resort also has managers who have been employed there for more than 30 years, including Dave Gravdahl, who started as a golf caddy more than 60 years ago and has been general manager for 40 years; and Joyce Bzoskie, president of Whitebirch Inc., the resort’s parent company that was formed to market and develop land around the resort, for 35 years. And the resort has long employed Spizzo’s successor - his son, David, who started working at the resort marina years ago and is now assistant general manager as well as vice president of Whitebirch Inc. “I couldn’t have found a better person,” Bob Spizzo said. “He’s been with me since we picked up cans Sunday mornings after the parties.”

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LODGING

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes

PLACESTOSTAY Agate Lake Resort

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes offers 102 spacious rooms and suites - so large they feel like cabins. The whole family will enjoy the indoor ‘’Paul Bunyan Water Park’’ and 2,400 square foot video arcade room. On site is Baxter’s Bar & Grill, the place to dine and relax with your favorite beverage. And with 7,500 square feet of flexible meeting/banquet space Arrowwood Lodge is the perfect spot for your next meeting, conference, special event or wedding reception.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites by Wyndham

9326 Agate Lake Road Lake Shore MN 56468 (218) 963-2224 www.agatelakeresort.com

Agate Lake Resort is a secluded four-season boutique resort offering 12 beautiful, completely furnished cabins with full kitchens, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and towel service. Located just west of Gull Lake on crystal-clear and sandy Agate Lake, minutes from the best golfing, restaurants, and shopping in the Lakes Area. Watch your children play on the walkout beach while grilling at your lakeside cabin, then retire to the Lodge in the evening for cocktails and live music. Enjoy complimentary amenities including paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water bikes, bonfires, beachfront movies, kids krafts, and much more (anglers will love the Bass and Northern Pike fishing too). Family owned and operated since 1948, Agate Lake Resort offers a peaceful respite to rest, reconnect, restore and recharge in any season.

• Swimming Pool • Hot Tub and Sauna • Free Breakfast • Truck Parking • Flat Screen TV’s

6967 Lake Forest Road Baxter, MN 56425 (218) 822-5634 www.arrowwoodbrainerd.com

Highway 371 & County Road 16 Pequot Lakes MN 56472 (218) 568-8400 www.upnorthlodge.com

Birch Bay RV Resort

AmericInn is centrally located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota’s premier four-season recreational region. Located on the Paul Bunyan State Trail system and the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway it provides you with access to hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking or snowmobiling. Five minutes from the Whitefish Chain of Lakes with nearby great shopping and restaurants and next to Wildwedge Par 3 golf and Mini Golf. Meeting room on site.

1497 Sandy Point Road SW Drive SW Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-4488 www.birchbayrvresort.net

Tucked away in Nisswa, Birch Bay RV Resort is your gateway to the Lakes Area. Birch Bay is located on Agate lake just southwest of Nisswa and offers 8 lakefront cabins and 6 quaint inn rooms. The cabins are simple, clean, and well equipped. Birch Bay also offers 175 HUGE RV Sites. RV sites can be rented nightly or for the season. No matter the getaway you seek, Birch Bay is perfect for your family.

• Upgraded Suites • Special package rates for school sports groups • Construction Rates Available

CLOSE TO PAUL BUNYAN TRAIL AND NISSWA SHOPPING 24186 North Smiley Road, Hwy 371 and County Road 13 Nisswa, MN 56468

1-218-963-3500 • nisswainnandsuites.com

• Free HBO/Wi-Fi • Fridge/Microwave available upon request • Just across the street Clean to the Paul Bunyan Trail Comfortable • Pet Friendly Rooms Available Quiet • Easy in/out for Trucks & RVs • Special Construction Rates available

HWY 371, PINE RIVER | Next to Ford Dealership across from the to Paul Bunyan Trail 218.587.4499 • 800.450.4499 • PineRiverInn.com • Free High Speed Wireless Internet • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Complimentary Light & Healthy Breakfast • Computer in lobby for guest use • Guest Laundry • Outdoor Gas Grill • Freshly baked Heggies Pizza’s

• Bike wash station • Pet Friendly • Complimentary outdoor parking • Boat Trailer and Truck Parking • Kids 18 & under stay free with an adult • Packages available for outdoor enthusiasts

23884 FRONT STREET | P.O. BOX 250 | DEERWOOD, MINNESOTA 56444 | RESERVATIONS: 877-534-3303 PHONE: 218-534-3101 | FAX: 218-534-3685 | WWW.COUNTRYINNDEERWOOD.COM

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Bobbertown Bungalows

Cragun’s Resort

Eagles Nest Resort

A newly remodeled, family owned, pet friendly, historic bed & breakfast with 6 individual Bungalows. These are nestled into a wooded lot in downtown Pequot Lakes. Offering yard games, outdoor cooking, and a fire pit in the common grounds to get some R&R. Just a short walk will have you shopping, eating, or enjoying the beautiful Paul Bunyan Trail or enjoying the short hike up to the fire tower to enjoy the town from a different angle. Also located just off the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway for a stunning drive through the Lakes Area. Private party bookings reserve the entire grounds to host your wedding, family reunion, or any other event in this one-of-a-kind up north getaway!

New cabins, villas, hotel rooms, reunion houses, and more! Situated on a mile-long sandy shoreline, every lodging unit overlooks Gull Lake. Two beaches, giant indoor pool, Sports Centre, award-wining golf, and rentals from pontoon boats to snowmobiles. Named “Property of the Year” by Minnesota Innkeepers and a “Top Ten Resort” by Midwest Living. Call for special rates.

Eagle’s Nest Resort’s spacious housekeeping cabins with screened porches are nestled among the pines on Lower Cullen Lake and offer a relaxing fun filled vacation for the entire family. Enjoy the clear, shallow and sandy beachfront or spend the day on the lake fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding or canoeing. Relax while the kids play on the two acre playground or walk the Paul Bunyan State Trail to Nisswa for a little shopping. Unplug and relax.

31267 Rasmussen Rd. Pequot Lakes, MN 56468 (218) 568-5410 www.bobbertownbungalowsmn.com

11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd MN 56401 (855) 543-3038 CRAGUNS.com

5108 Poplar Avenue Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-2336 or (800) 922-0440 www.eaglesnestnisswa.com

Boyd Lodge

36539 Silver Peak Road Crosslake, MN 56442 (218) 543-4125 or (800) 450-2693 www.boydlodge.com

Since 1934 Boyd Lodge has helped families create lasting vacation memories. Come relax in either the Loft Style Cabins with wood burning fireplaces or the new Cottages with screened-in porches. Located on the beautiful Whitefish Chain of Lakes, Boyd Lodge is your four-season destination offering something for everyone; planned summer activities, amazing sugar sand beach, miles of on-site hiking and cross country skiing trails and the best sunsets you will find anywhere.

Breezy Point Resort

9252 Breezy Point Drive Breezy Point MN 56472 (218) 562-7811 or (800) 432-3777 www.breezypointresort.com

You’ll find accommodations including hotel, condos, vacation homes and unique retreats with 4 to 11 bedrooms. Breezy Point Resort’s 5 restaurants feature dry aged steaks, seafood, family friendly pizzas and basket food. Enjoy live entertainment 6 nights a week May through September in the Dockside Lounge with outdoor tributes to Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Fridays and Elvis Saturday and Sunday evenings. Golfers can enjoy 54 holes of golf including Arnold Palmer’s signature Deacon’s Lodge.

Clamshell Beach – Cottages on Whitefish

35197 S. Clamshell Dr Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 (888) 252-6743 www.clamshellbeach.com Rated “Best of MN” by the Star Tribune, this small resort has big resort amenities including two heated swimming pools, great sandy beach, full service lodge and adjoins the championship Whitefish Golf Course. All cabins have central A/C, washer/dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces and much, much more. Open year ‘round. Maintenance Free ownership available – come take a tour – free.

Open year round, come see us!

218-963-2482 | www.quarterdeckresort.com

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Fritz’s Resort & Campground 26483 Highway 371, PO Box 803 Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 568-8988 www.fritzsresort.com

Enjoy modern housekeeping cabins with A/C, cable TV, Wi-Fi, picnic tables, fire pit and deck or screened porch to enjoy the beautiful Lake Edna sunsets. With a sandy beach and crystal-clear lake, the swimming and fishing are perfect. Rent a paddleboat, paddleboard, fishing boat or pontoon for water fun and enjoy basketball, tennis, volleyball, playground or rec hall for additional family entertainment. Located 1 mile north of downtown Nisswa across from the Paul Bunyan State Trail.

LOST LAKE LODGE WWW.LOSTLAKE .COM 7965 LOST LAKE RD. LAKE SHORE , MN 56468 (218) 963-2681 VACATION @ LOSTLAKE . COM

COME E XPERIENCE LUXURY AT THE LAKE WHILE YOU DINE ON THE DELECTABLE CRE ATIONS OF OUR WORLD RENOWNED CHEFS

Galles Upper Cullen Resort & Campground PO Box 72 Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-2249 www.uppercullen.com

Galles Upper Cullen Resort features modern, family-style lodging with 12 non-smoking, air conditioned, housekeeping cabins near the Paul Bunyan State Trail and on a secluded “Golden Pond” lake. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, cabin-side parking and 35 wooded acres with nature trails, playgrounds, swimming area and weekly hay wagon rides in the summer. Enjoy the activities, the cry of a loon, a golden sunset or just relax. 3 & 4 bedroom air conditioned “lake homes” also available. We have paddleboards and kayaks.

Good Ol’ Days Family Resort

26050 Oak Lane, PO Box 358 Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-2478 or (800) 227-4501 www.goodoldaysresort.com

Good ‘Ol Days Family Resort – where memories of a lifetime are made – is located 6 blocks from downtown Nisswa on Lower Cullen Lake and on the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Over 300 holes of golf and dozens of restaurants are just minutes away. This 4-season family resort features 12 new housekeeping cottages and 8 lodge rooms overlooking beautiful Lower Cullen Lake. All units are lake level, tree-shaded and on the lakefront.

Grand View Lodge

Golf Resort & Spa 23521 Nokomis Avenue Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-2234 or (866) 801-2951 www.grandviewlodge.com

218-963-7969

Only visiting in person will give you a true sense of the luxurious grandeur of Grand View Lodge. Spanning 750 acres, the massive resort offers plenty of room for fun amongst deluxe accommodations, 45 holes of championship golf, a world-class spa, multiple event & wedding facilities, and activities galore.

Gull Four Seasons Resort

4132 St. Columbo Road Brainerd MN 56401 (218) 963-7969 or (800) 964-4855 www.mnresortcabins.com

New Cabins! Reunion Facility. Indoor, Outdoor and Kiddie Pools, Swimming Beach. Enjoy an affordable vacation on beautiful Gull Lake. All Condos and Chalets have central A/C, and dishwashers. Our Cabins include kitchens w/ dishwashers and A/C. Gas grills at all units. There is a playground, whirlpool, game room, tennis, paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes, fishing boats/motors, pontoons, boat lifts, laundromat! Off-season savings and specials are offered! See you at the lake!

Gull Lake Beach Resorts

Nisswa, MN 218-656-6965 www.gulllakebeachresorts.com

Nestled along Gull Lake’s popular East Side Beach, our cozy cabins are just steps away from sandy beaches that make the perfect backdrop for four-season fun. Our units are beautifully arranged with everything needed for enjoying lake life. Stay at Gull Lake Beach Resorts, situated on the “Best Beach on Gull Lake,” to make your next getaway picture perfect. From lakefront sunset views to our convenient boat rentals and lifts, we’ve got something for everyone.

Gull Lake Resort

1304 Gull Lake Lane East Gull Lake MN 56401 (218) 829-1344 www.gulllake.com

Gull Lake Resort is a central point for lakeside fun and acres of wooded Minnesota beauty. The 53 acres at Gull Lake Resort include 3,000 feet of glorious lakeshore; the rest is natural woodland with plenty of room to roam. There are 23 housekeeping units that are beautifully done and have perfect elevation to the lake. The resort offers a designated swimming beach, boat rentals and nearly two dozen golf courses in the immediate area.

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Hidden Paradise Resort

20621 Hidden Paradise Road Brainerd MN 56401 (218) 963-3180 www.hiddenparadiseresort.com

On beautiful North Long Lake, Hidden Paradise invites you to enjoy the seasons. Spring is time to reel-in walleye, northern pike, bass, sunnies and crappies. Summer is when North Long Lake beckons you to fish, water ski, float or sunbathe on the shallow shore. Fall is “golden” with color and more fishing. Just minutes from the Paul Bunyan State Trail, downtown Nisswa and great golfing opportunities, this is the place to be.

Hideaway Resort on Upper Hay Lake 34088 N. Oak Drive, Pequot Lakes MN 56472 (218) 568-4249 www.hideaway-resort.com

You are invited to enjoy Upper Hay Lake, known as the headwaters of the Whitefish Chain. Bring back a tradition of family vacations with magical moments…and renew your childhood memories while you enjoy the sunrise views from the brand new deluxe lakeshore cabins. Open year ‘round with fully furnished cabins (just bring your own towels). Hideaway Resort is located near the Paul Bunyan State Trail and is close to great shopping, dining and family fun.

Nisswa Motel

It’s time to enjoy a True Minnesota Boutique Resort Experience at Kavanaugh’s on beautiful Sylvan Lake. Family owned and operated since 1969 and welcoming families for over 50 years. Enjoy extraordinary lodging, perfectly kept grounds, abundant amenities and crystal-clear Sylvan Lake for the perfect vacation getaway in any season! We look forward to seeing you at Kavanaugh’s, because building memories is what we do.

Lost Lake Lodge & Restaurant 7965 Lost Lake Road Lake Shore MN 56468 (218) 963-2681 or (800) 450-2681 www.lostlake.com

Discover the hidden gem of the Brainerd Lakes Area on the Gull Lake Narrows with award winning cuisine, private beach, hiking trails, boat rentals and guest docking. This boutique resort offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cabins, new 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages with upscale furnishings/appliances and an optional, value priced, all-inclusive dining package. With privacy and seclusion, this enclave in the woods is minutes from nearby golf courses and has the finest on-property restaurant in the area.

Madden’s on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Brainerd MN 56401 (218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com

26746 County Rd 4 Nisswa, MN 56468 (218) 537-1522 pelicanbeachresortmn.com

The Nisswa Motel is located one block from the shops and restaurants of downtown Nisswa. The Paul Bunyan State Trail for biking, walking and snowmobiling is also just one block away. The Nisswa motel has 17 clean, comfortable units with a variety of room sizes, prices and bed configurations. Stay at the Nisswa Motel and you will see that it is one of the best lodging values in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Pelican Beach Resort has served guests on the South End of Pelican Lake in Nisswa, MN for over 50 Years! We have Rustic Up North Style Cabins all with their own porch, picnic table, grille and much more and they’re all situated on a Gorgeous piece of property that embodies Northern Minnesota! Pelican Lake is an 8,300+ Acre Lake with Crystal Clear Lake Water, Hard Sand Bottom, some of the area’s best fishing and Gorgeous Shores filled with Towing Pine Trees! We have a Large Beach with amenities including Beach Volleyball, Tether Ball, Paddle Boards and Kayaks as well as a Lake Side Fire Pit! We also have a Lodge/Game Room for rainy days and evening fun!

Paul Bunyan Land Campground

17553 State Hwy 18 Brainerd, MN 56401 218-821-9617 www.paulbunyanland.com

Located next to Paul Bunyan Land Amusement park, The campground offers overnight camping with 32 spacious sites. Water, electric and sewer available. Discounted Amusement park tickets offered to our camping guests, with shuttle service. Outdoor games and board games available to borrow, books to take, clean and family friendly restrooms and showers. Open May 1st thru Oct 1st.

Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort 1685 Kavanaugh Drive East Gull Lake, MN 56401 (218) 829-5226 or (800) 562-7061 www.kavanaughs.com

Pelican Beach Resort

5370 Merril Avenue Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-7611 or (800) 254-7612 www.nisswamotel.com

Clean, comfortable, reasonable

• Right in downtown Nisswa! • Walking distance to shops and trails! • Get on the trail right from your door!

A perfect place to play and relax!

17 units • free wi-fi • cable tv • in-room fridge, microwave and coffee pot in-front parking • secure bike storage • direct trail access • boat and trailer parking

800.254.7612 or 218.963.7611

info@nisswamotel.com • nisswamotel.com • 5370 Merrill Ave., PO Box 291, Nisswa MN 56468

Our peaceful surroundings are ideal for family and making lasting memories

Madden’s is Minnesota’s favorite resort destination for families, reunions, couples, retreats and golf outings. You’ll find spacious grounds, upscale lodging, 63 holes of golf and award-winning restaurants, lakeside spa, kid’s program, 3 beaches, 4 pools and a wide variety of recreational offerings. Family owned and operated for 93 years, gracious service, genuine hospitality and FUN is Madden’s mission and passion.

Nisswa Inn & Suites

24186 Smiley Road Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-3500 www.magnusonhotels.com

The Nisswa Inn & Suites is located on State Highway 371 just minutes from Grand View Lodge, Gull Lake, the Paul Bunyan State Trail, lake accesses, golfing and downtown Nisswa shopping. The rooms were remodeled in 2014 and amenities include Wi-Fi, breakfast, hot tub, sauna and indoor pool. Pets are accepted in designated rooms. The pool is open to the public for a small fee.

picnic tables, lawn chairs & grills for all cabins tennis court • boat launch boat & motor rental lakefront cabins with safe, sandy beach excellent fishing spring and fall

1314 Sandy Point Road SW | Lakeshore, MN | 218.963.4458 | sandybeachresort.net

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Point Narrows Resort

991 Point Narrows Road Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 568-5552 www.pointnarrowsresort.com

Point Narrows Resort, located on Upper Gull Lake and close to the Paul Bunyan State Trail, great golf courses, fine dining, shopping, water slides, miniature golf and go carts, offers completely furnished housekeeping cabins with full kitchens, air conditioning and wood decks or screened porches. On site there is even a beautiful 9/10th of a mile walk through the woods around the resort where you will see deer and other wildlife, so take your camera along on your walk!

Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake 9820 Birch Bay Drive SW Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-2482 or (800) 950-5596 www.quarterdeckresort.com

Quarterdeck Resort is a four-season boutique resort featuring all new Cottages and Beach Houses, and Lakeside Lodge Suites. Situated on the west shore of Gull Lake, the resort features 27 acres with nearly 850 feet of sandy beach. Resort amenities include a Beautiful Restaurant in the lower level, Boathouse Event Center, Boat Docks, self-serve Marina Fuel 24 hours a day, Boat Ramp, Pontoon Rental and gift shop in the new lobby.

Samara Point Resort on Gull Lake 1026 Birchwood Hills Trail Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-2615 www.samarapoint.com

RECAPTURE SIMPLE PLEASURES…a comfy chair on the porch of a lakeside cottage…lazy days and star-filled nights reconnecting… dockside fishing…celebrating sunset from a waterside swing. Generations enjoy Samara’s classic, lake-level housekeeping cabins with wood-burning fireplaces and screened porches, each right on the shore of Gull Lake. Comfortable modern with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and charming, personal touches. Unique nature preserve to explore by boat, kayak, canoe or paddle boat, all available.

Sandy Beach Resort

1314 Sandy Point Road SW Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-4458 www.sandybeachresort.net

Situated on the west side of Gull Lake, Sandy Beach Resort offers a peaceful surrounding ideal for families. Sandy Beach is centrally located offering a wide variety of local shopping, entertainment and dining. Nearly all the cottages are on the lake shore and the beach is always available to every guest. With gull Lake’s northern pike and largemouth bass fishing grounds nearby, the fishing is excellent including great walleye fishing spring and fall and pan fishing year ‘round.

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102 spacious guestrooms , 6 multi-room suites Complimentary breakfast ComplimentaryWi-Fi 7,500 sq ft of flexible meeting space Complimentary Shuttle Service to the Brainerd Regional Airport Baxter's Bar & Grill Open Wed.-Sat. 3PM -9PM 30,000 sq ft indoor waterpark Fitness center Firepit for after-function gatherings Arrowwood Rewards Program - stay 10 nights and receive a check for $100! Complimentary in room bottled water

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Train Bell Resort

21489 Train Bell Road, PO Box 100 Merrifield MN 56465 (218) 829-4941 or (800) 252-2102 www.trainbellresort.com

Train Bell Resort is a spectacular family resort on beautiful North Long Lake, located right on the Paul Bunyan State Trail. 20 units include air conditioned LakeShore Cabins, LakeSide Condos, Villas and the Grand Lodge for groups. Guests enjoy free use of paddle boards, boats, kayaks, and bikes, plus boat, pontoon and jet ski rentals are available. You’ll love the sandy beach, land and sea activities, water/sand volleyball, three playgrounds, train rides, rec center and more. THERE IS NOTHING ORDINARY ABOUT TRAIN BELL - Come see!

Wilderness Point Resort

6316 Wilderness Road Pequot Lakes MN 56472 (218) 568-5642 or (800) 231-4050 www.wildernesspointresort.com

Wilderness Point Resort with 2,650 feet of shoreline, including a sandy beach and over 30 wooded acres on Middle Cullen Lake, offers both secluded rustic cabins and newly constructed 3-5 bedroom villas and twin homes for rent and for sale with whole or quarter ownership available. Wilderness has a clubhouse with an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, sauna and game room. Wilderness Resort’s new townhomes and the clubhouse are open year ‘round for your enjoyment.

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Birch Bay RV Resort 1497 Sandy Point Road SW, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-4488 • www.birchbayrvresort.net

Boyd Lodge 36539 Silver Peak Road, Crosslake, MN 56442 218-543-4125 or 800-450-2693 • www.boylodge.com

Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point MN 56472 218-562-7811 or 800-432-3777 • www.breezypointresort.com

Clamshell Beach – Cottages on Whitefish 35197 S. Clamshell Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 888-252-6743 www.clamshellbeach.com

Cragun’s Resort & Hotel on Gull Lake 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd MN 56401 218-825-2700 or 888-873-0162 • www.craguns.com

Eagles Nest Resort 5108 Poplar Avenue, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-2336 • 800-922-0440 • www.eaglesnestnisswa.com

Fritz’s Resort & Campground 26483 Highway 371, PO Box 803, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-568-8988 • www.fritzsresort.com

Galles Upper Cullen Resort and Campground 28317 Upper Cullen Road, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 • PO Box 72, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-2249 • www.uppercullen.com

Good Ol’ Days Family Resort 26050 Oak Lane, Nisswa, PO Box 358, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-2478 or 800-227-4501 • www.goodoldaysresort.com

Grand View Lodge Golf Resort & Spa 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-2234 or 866-801-2951 • www.grandviewlodge.com

Gull Four Seasons Resort 4132 St Columbo Road, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-963-7969 or 800-964-4855 • www.mnresortcabins.com

Gull Lake Beach Resorts Nisswa, MN 218-656-6965 •www.gulllakebeachresorts.com

Gull Lake Resort 1304 Gull Lake Lane, East Gull Lake, MN 56468 218-829-1344 • www.gulllake.com

Hidden Paradise Resort 20621 Hidden Paradise Road, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-963-3180 • www.hiddenparadiseresort.com

Hideaway Resort on Upper Hay Lake 34088 North Oak Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218-568-4249 • www.hideaway-resort.com

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Whirlpool (W), Sauna (S)

(Indoor, Outdoor) Pool

Handicapped Accessible

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Boat/Motor Rental

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Restaurant On-Site

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Swimming Beach

22

Internet Access

70

Fireplace

5

Air Conditioning

30

TV in Units

145

Open Year ‘Round

Nightly Camp Sites

9326 Agate Lake Road, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-963-2224 • www.agatelakeresort.com

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Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort 1685 Kavanaugh Drive, East Gull Lake, MN 56401 218-829-5226 or 800-562-7061 • www.kavanaughs.com

Lost Lake Lodge & Restaurant 7965 Lost Lake Road, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-963-2681 or 800-450-2681 • www.lostlake.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-829-2811 or 800-642-5363 • www.maddens.com

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17553 State Hwy 18, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-821-9617 • www.paulbunyanland.com

Pelican Beach Resort 26746 County Rd 4 Nisswa, MN 56468 (218) 537-1522 •pelicanbeachresortmn.com

Point Narrows Resort 991 Point Narrows Road, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-568-5552 • www.pointnarrowsresort.com

Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake 9820 Birch Bay Drive SW, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-2482 or 800-950-5596 • www.quarterdeckresort.com

Samara Point Resort on Gull Lake 1026 Birchwood Hills Trail, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-2615 • www.samarapoint.com

Sandy Beach Resort 1314 Sandy Point Road SW, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-963-4458 • wwwsandybeachresort.net

Train Bell Resort 21489 Train Bell Road, PO Box 100, Merrifield MN 56465 218-829-4941 • 800-252-2102 • www.trainbellresort.com

Wilderness Point Resort 6316 Wilderness Road, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218-568-5642 or 800-231-4050 • www.wildernesspointresort.com

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HOTELS AmericInn Lodge & Suites by Wyndham Pequot Lakes Highway 371 & County Road 16, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218-568-8400 • www.upnorthlodge.com

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter, MN 56425 218-822-5634 • www.arrowwoodbrainerd.com

Nisswa Inn & Suites 24186 Smiley Road, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-3500 • www.magnusonhotels.com

Nisswa Motel 5370 Merrill Avenue, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-7611 or 800-254-7612 • www.nisswamotel.com

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HUNGRY? NISSWA HAS IT ALL

re you hungry for a hearty breakfast, a light lunch or a delicious dinner? Or do you need a snack, a treat or a quenching beverage to tide you over? How about a fresh cup of coffee or a latte to get re-energized? Whether you’re fresh off the lake or the trail, or you’re taking a shopping break, you’ll find the perfect place to eat in Nisswa. And you’ll find both indoor and outdoor dining opportunities. If you’ve brought your dog for a stroll downtown, he’s welcome to curl up under your chair outside while you eat. Some merchants and the chamber offer

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water bowls outside their stores for pets. Many dining establishments offer musical and entertainment as well, including live music on the patio or inside. Nisswa is sure to have whatever food you may be craving. Downtown alone, you can feast on a burger, bowl of soup, pizza, salad, breakfast items, tacos or a mouth-watering steak. Find fabulous restaurants beyond downtown with more than 50 eating establishments to choose from within a 20-mile radius. Be sure to visit Nisswa’s famous mini donut stand. You’ll also find candy,

chocolate and ice cream. If you enjoy craft beer, Nisswa has that too! If the options are too overwhelming or you’re not sure where to satisfy your culinary curiosity, stop by the Nisswa Welcome Center where the friendly staff there will help direct you in finding your happy eating place. They’ll happily give you a walking map so you can follow the turtles to find your favorite spots to dine. With dining options you can drive to, boat to, bicycle to and walk to, you could make your whole vacation in Nisswa about food.

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PLACESTODINE A & W Restaurant (218) 963-4361 www.awrestaurants.com 5446 Lakers Lane, Nisswa

A & W has been in downtown Nisswa since 1966. Open seasonally; May through September. It’s time for a Frosty Mug of Real Draft Made Fresh Daily A&W Root Beer and the Classic Root Beer Floats. All American Food: Delicious Burgers, Dogs, Fries, Rings, Wisconsin White Cheddar Cheese Curds and Much more!

Adirondack Coffee (218) 967-0111 www.lovemymug.com 25469 Main Street, Nisswa

Born in 1993 as central Minnesota’s premier espresso bar and gourmet coffee retailer, Adirondack features fresh-roasted coffee and espresso; amazing hand-made pastries, homemade bread and bagels, specialty drinks, treats galore! Enjoy a latte and scone in our courtyard or meet a friend for breakfast in our cozy shop.

American Legion – Nisswa (218) 963-9946 www.nisswalegion.com 25807 Main Street, Nisswa

Nisswa American Legion, the “Get-together Place”, is open to the public serving lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm. Play Bingo Wednesdays 6:30pm and Sundays 3:30pm, Meat Raffle Fridays 4:30pm and pull tabs every day! Enjoy Burger Mondays, Coney Dog Tuesdays, Wing Night Thursdays and Friday Night dinners. See you at the “Gettogether Place”.

Baxter’s Bar & Grill (218) 822-3663 www.arrowwoodbrainerdlodge.com 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter

Located at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lake - Baxter’s Bar & Grill offers northwoods dining at its finest! Open Wednesday/Thursday: 3:00-9:00 Dinner with bar until 11:00pm, Friday: 3:00-9:00 Dinner with bar until Midnight , and Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00 Dinner with bar until Midnight. Serving appetizers and small plates, dinner specials, fresh pasta dishes, salads, hand-tossed pizzas with their own twist, sandwiches and desserts. Fresh and locally grown food is incorporated with prices that fit every budget.

Big Axe Brewing Company (218) 961-2337 www.bigaxebrewing.com 25435 Main Street, Nisswa

Big Axe Brewing Company serves the freshest, finest quality brews, homemade root beer and delicious food. Grab a bite from Big Axe Kitchen, options including burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials. The dog friendly patio and kid’s menu make Big Axe enjoyable for the entire family. OPEN DAILY, year ‘round.

BREEZY POINT

*Antlers Restaurant (218) 562-7162 www.breezypointresort.com 7891 County Road 11, Breezy Point

Enjoy premium aged steaks, walleye, scallops, large shrimp and more in a casual, upscale setting; or dine on the patio overlooking Antlers Gardens and Whitebirch golf course. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week, May through October with late fall/winter open hours TuesdaySaturday at 4:30pm for dinner and Sunday from 10am-1pm for breakfast.

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* Dockside (218) 562-7170 www.breezypointresort.com 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point

Located in the heart of Breezy Point Resort, Dockside serves family friendly entrees on their lake level patio. After 9pm, Dockside is for adults with live bands 6 nights a week, May-September. There are tributes on the deck; Johnny Cash & Neil Diamond Fridays and Elvis on Saturdays mid-June through Labor Day. DJ 8pm-Midnight Friday and Saturday nights October-April.

*Marina II Restaurant (218) 562-7161 www.breezypointresort.com 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point

* Irma’s Kitchen (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd

Located in the former home of the Hungry Gull Restaurant, all food items are made in house using many of Irma Cragun’s recipes and the freshest local ingredients. Open for dinner mid-June through September.

* Legacy Bar and Grille (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd

A casual menu served during the golf season. Dine on the large patio or in air-conditioned indoor comfort overlooking the emerald greens, pond and rolling fairways of the Legacy Golf Courses. Signature walleye sandwich and great happy hour at the Sports Bar.

Marina II is located in the heart of Breezy Point Resort with wonderful water views of Breezy Bay. Breakfast is served 7 days a week year ‘round. Dinner is offered May through September, featuring premium steaks and prime rib served nightly, lobster, walleye, and lots of other good things. Family friendly dinners offered weekends November through February.

* Lodge Dining Room (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd

* Palmer’s Grille at Deacon’s Lodge (218) 562-6270 www.breezypointresort.com 9348 Arnold Palmer Drive, Breezy Point

Dairy Queen – Nisswa (218) 963-2163 25312 S. Main Street, Nisswa

* The Coffee House (218) 562-7179 www.breezypointresort.com 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point

Dock 77 (Quarterdeck) (218) 961-1177 www.quarterdeckresort.com 9820 Birch Bay Drive SW County Road 77 Nisswa, Mn 56468

Open to the public, Palmer’s Grille is located in the Deacons Lodge Club House. Dine indoors or on the patio. Open for lunch and dinner May through mid-October serving appetizers, salads, gourmet burgers, steaks and seafood. Full bar and ice cold taps.

Located in the heart of Breezy Point Resort, the “Coffee House” features a wide selection of the famous Caribou specialty coffees, homemade cinnamon & caramel rolls plus several flavors of scones, all locally made. The “Coffee House” also has a service counter featuring your favorite flavors of Kemps ice cream. Free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, open daily throughout the year.

CRAGUN’S: * Bear Trap Lounge (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd

Located in the main lodge of Cragun’s, the Bear Trap Lounge offers pizza, a perfect compliment to the drink of your choice. Watch the game on the big screen TV or enjoy singing along with karaoke most Friday and Saturday evenings.

* Cabana Café (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd

Located by the indoor pool, the Cabana Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and light dinners based on occupancy. The Cafe menu includes coffee drinks, salads and wraps, burgers and sandwiches and a variety of snack items. Full cocktail service also available.

Enjoy a panoramic view of Gull Lake while dining on Cragun’s sumptuous north-country style breakfast buffets.

Dairy Queen’s classic Ice Cream Treats and Cakes. Also serving a limited menu of hot food items including Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs and Rotisserie Chicken Bites. Enjoy a treat on our patio. Order a cake for your next event on DQcakes.com! Open for the season Spring through early Fall.

Located on the west side of Gull Lake, Dock 77 has the finest view (in many of our guests’ opinion) of Gull Lake. Come by boat, snowmobile, automobile or whatever mode you choose and try our tasty menu. If you are coming to see the lake, the view from the bar is absolutely breathtaking. And if you are an ice skater, our rink is lit! See you at the DOCK!

Ernie’s on Gull (218) 829-3918 www.erniesongull.com 10424 Squaw Point Road, East Gull Lake

The view of Gull Lake from Ernie’s lakeside deck is nothing short of amazing. Quality food and great service all in a unique lakeside dining atmosphere truly makes Ernie’s on Gull the place to dine in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Open daily at 11 am year ‘round.

Ganley’s Restaurant & Malt Shoppe (218) 963-2993 www.ganleysrestaurant.com 25396 Main Street, Nisswa

Enjoy downtown dining with Ganley’s. Breakfast is served all day with lunch starting at 11 am. Tasty foods include hamburgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials. Sidewalk dining is available for those beautiful, warm summer days. Open year ‘round, serving malts, ice ream and treats in the summer.

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Firehouse Subs 15094 Dellwood Drive N., Baxter (218) 828-0629 www.doordash.com

Fast Casual, Dine In, Drive Through, Carry Out, Call Ahead, Phone Orders, Door Dash, Food Dudes, Web Ordering, Firehouse Subs App.

GRAND VIEW LODGE: * CHAR Craft Steaks (218) 963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

Experience classic traditions seared with flavors that sizzle. Committed to excellence, CHAR sources only the finest ingredients. You will find premium craft steaks, local fish and produce. CHAR also features Minnesota beer, spirits and a unique selection of wines. Smoked, seared, roasted or grilled, CHAR lets their craft speak for itself.

*Freddy’s Sports Grill (218)963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

Your spot for fun, food and sports. Whether you’re just getting off of the course or stopping by to watch a game, Freddy’s has the perfect refreshing beverages and fantastic food for you. The menu features mouthwatering wings, juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches and a full bar. Open seasonally.

*Northwoods Pub (218)963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

Northwoods Pub is a relaxing family-friendly restaurant and pub located on the lower level of the Main Lodge of Grand View. Savor the flavors of Chef-created sandwiches, burgers and house made pizza. Stop in and enjoy a variety of featured local and Minnesota-made craft beers and seasonally scheduled live music. Open year ‘round.

*On the Rocks (218)963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

Iron Waffle Coffee Company (218) 963-6317 www.theironwaffle.com 8785 Interlachen Road, Lake Shore

On the Rocks features two waterfalls, built-in fire pits and wooden pergolas that create a perfect place to enjoy the variety of appetizers, burgers and sandwiches offered. The stone designed patio bar is the ideal place to relax, sip and dine. Open seasonally, weather permitting.

Voted “Best Breakfast Place” by Best of Brainerd Lakes, the Iron Waffle is a cute, cozy coffee shop just minutes from downtown Nisswa. Featuring all varieties of coffee drinks, specialty sweet liege waffles, an assortment of sweet treats and with indoor and outdoor seating, the Iron Waffle is the place to be!

*Tanque Verde Cantina on the Beach (218)963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

Lost Lake Lodge Restaurant (218) 963-2681 www.lostlake.com 7965 Lost Lake Road, Lake Shore

Tanque Verde Cantina is the perfect place to grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail and take in the views of Gull Lake. Offering delicious southwestern flavors including tacos, burritos and salads, you’ll never have to leave the beach. Try the famous Prickly Pear Margarita. Open seasonally.

*The Preserve Pub & Grille (218)568-4944 www.grandviewlodge.com 5506 Preserve Boulevard, Pequot Lakes Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite, a juicy burger or a healthy salad, the Preserve Pub & Grille will satisfy your craving. Named “The Best Golf Course View in Minnesota’, The Preserve Pub & Grille is the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious Meal. Open Seasonally.

Iron Range Eatery (218) 545-5444 www.ironrange.3cheersmn.com 6 West Main St., Crosby Iron Range Eatery is located on Main Street in Crosby. Delicious and unique food, and homemade desserts. Indoor and seasonal outdoor dining featuring local decor, fire pit, and waterfall. A must experience for both locals and visitors!

A gorgeous lakeside setting that offers fresh, inventive and local cuisine options with a few fun surprises mixed in as well. Come by boat to enjoy patio seating overlooking the Gull Lake Narrows or dine inside one of the two cozy dining rooms. Full bar and banquet areas available.

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE * The Classic Grill (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

A warm, inviting setting to enjoy a chef-inspired lunch or dinner, on the scenic deck or by the cozy fireplace. Serving only the finest fresh ingredients, The Classic Grill is a “can’t miss” dining experience in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

* Parfecto Pizza (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

Come by boat or car! Fresh-baked pizza, appetizers, beer and wine. Located in Madden’s Tennis & Croquet Club, Parfecto Pizza is open daily at 5pm-midnight and open for lunch Memorial Day through Labor Day. Dine indoors, on the deck overlooking the lush greens of the croquet and lawn bowling lawns or take a pizza out on the boat.

Relax and stop in for a special treat. Don’t forget to order your DQ cake! Find us on DQcakes.com

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* Mission Point at Madden’s (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

A scenic, comfortable dining experience, sourcing the freshest quality fish and finest cuts of meat to create a delicious, memorable meal. Picturesque 180-degree views of Gull Lake are rivaled only by the superb food quality.

* 19th Hole (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

Open daily 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Enjoy a beverage, a casual bite to eat or catch your favorite sporting event on TV. During summer, the patio pool deck is perfect for lunch, sunning or watching golfers on Pine Beach East. The 19th Hole is a great gathering spot for a celebratory drink after your round!

* Lobby Café (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

The perfect place for breakfast or lunch, conveniently located at the Pine Beach East Golf Course. The Lobby Café specializes in hearty breakfasts, made-from-scratch soups, delectable salads, sandwiches and burgers.

* Fairways Restaurant at Madden’s (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

Casual and family-friendly with enticing food prepared to perfection. A wide and varied menu ranging from abundant sandwiches to wholesome salads to delectable entrees. Overlooking the lush greens of the historic Pine Beach East Golf Course.

Main Street Ale House 218-961-6724 www.mainstreetnisswa.com 25559 Main Street Suite 1, Nisswa

Main Street Ale House is a family friendly restaurant and pub located in downtown Nisswa. 30 local and regional tap beers, extensive spirits and wine lists, a fresh rotating menu and patio dining makes Main Street Ale House your new favorite in the Lakes Area. Located next to the Post Office in downtown Nisswa.

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Pequot Lakes SuperValu Deli (218) 568-5001 www.pequotlakessupervalu.com 30581 Patriot Avenue, Pequot Lakes

Enjoy a variety of tasty deli meats, cheeses, homemade sandwiches, hot meals, rotisserie chicken and more from the Pequot Lakes SuperValu Sibley Lake Deli. Incorporated into the deli is a large, cozy seating area with tables and chairs where you can enjoy lunch or dinner by the big-screen TV and fireplace. In-store pick up of your groceries is also offered. Imagine the time this will save so you can get out to the lake that much quicker. Simply visit SHOP. PEQUOTLAKESSUPERVALU.COM and place your order for pick-up at the store.

Prairie Bay Grill & Catering (218) 824-6444 (218) 454-5494 event/catering www.prairiebay.3cheersmn.com 15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter

Prairie Bay is the Lakes Area destination for culinary creativity from burgers to walleye. Named best local restaurant two years in a row, this must experience hotspot has proudly served the community for over 15 years. Fresh local ingredients - Catering - Banquets - Events and Full Bar.

Rafferty’s Pizza of Nisswa (218) 963-3023 www.raffertyspizza.com 25457 Main Street, Nisswa

Featuring award-winning traditional and artisan pizzas in a family setting. Pizza dough and sauce made daily on the premises, topped with only the freshest ingredients. Cold beer, wine and beverages. Dine in or carry out, outdoor patio setting. Open daily, year ‘round in downtown Nisswa. Call ahead or order online at Raffertyspizza.com.

Schaefer’s Deli (218) 963-7877 www.schaefersfoods.com 23962 Smiley Road, Nisswa

Sherwood Forest (218) 963-6261 www.sherwoodforest.3cheersmn.com 8789 Interlachen Road, Lake Shore

Historical Sherwood Forest is a “do not miss” experience. Check out this early 1900’s lodge with a full bar, large outdoor deck with fireplace, event space and delicious unique food. Atmosphere plus, there is a reason this is the go-to spot for Rehearsal Dinners and milestone celebrations.

StoneHouse Coffee & Roastery (218) 961-2326 www.stonehousecoffee.com 25346 South Main Street, Nisswa

Imagine the freshest coffees right out of the roaster, delightfully rich, extraordinarily aromatic and alive with flavor. Enjoy the espresso and coffee bar, with some of Minnesota’s most delicious pastries. Share the inviting, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with great friends, great conversation, great coffee and the incredible artwork of Samantha French.

Wendy’s (218) 961-0060 www.wendys.com 4872 County Road 77, Nisswa

At Wendy’s, it’s all about serving up fresh food. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the “Up-North” décor around the grand fireplace. There’s parking for boats/trailers and for the outdoor enthusiast, Wendy’s is right off the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Cool down with a Frosty® or warm up with Wendy’s rich, meaty chili.

Zorbaz on Gull Lake (218) 963-4790 www.zorbaz.com 8105 Lost Lake Road, Lake Shore

The Lakez Area hot zpot! 46 beerz on tap, bezt margaritaz, frezh homemade pizzaz and great Mexican food. Outdoor patio & deck. Come by car, boat or float plane! Open Monday- Sunday 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Online ordering and take-out available every day.

Breweries Big Axe Brewing Company (218) 961-2337 www.bigaxebrewing.com 25435 Main Street, Nisswa

Big Axe Brewing Company’s taproom provides a fun, relaxing environment. You can enjoy up to 12 different house-made, craft brews. Blonde ales, IPAs, Stouts, root beer and more! Hungry? Grab a Big Axe Burger or bowl of signature, from-scratch beer cheese soup made by Big Axe Kitchen. OPEN DAILY, year ‘round.

Jack Pine Brewery (218) 270-8072 www.jackpinebrewery.com 15593 Edgewood Drive, Baxter

Much like the Jack Pine is the first tree to take root after a forest fire, Jack Pine Brewery was the first brewery to launch in the Brainerd Lakes Area since prohibition. Try it on tap locally or stop by the taproom for a beer flight, pint or a growler to go.

Roundhouse Brewery 23836 Smiley Road, Nisswa www.roundhousebrew.com

Roundhouse Brewery made the move to Nisswa in 2020 in order to accommodate our growth and to expand our offerings. We now have a huge outdoor music stage and patio. Fear not, the patio is open during the winter with campfire pits available. We have also added axe throwing in The Wreck Room, a private event center called Union Station, and the Dining Car which provides food for the taproom and Union Station events as well. We have become a destination entertainment complex with much to offer. As always, community is at the center of what we do and we are family friendly as well. Come grab a plate and a pint and see what we are all about. We call it the Roundhouse Experience.

Schaefer’s Foods Deli opens at 7am. Featuring breakfast made to order and a lunch menu with a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, homemade soups, broasted chicken and BBQ ribs. Also offered is take and bake pizza. Dine in or take out. Pick up your salads, lunch meats and cheeses for your trip to the cabin.

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GOLFING

MEET THE BEARS AT NISSWA FALLS MINI GOLF!

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ow many mini golf courses can boast that they are not only within walking distance of great food and “Pretty Good Shopping,” but are also a few short steps from the Paul Bunyan Trail? Nisswa Falls Mini Golf checks all those boxes. Fun for the whole family, this 18hole mini golf course also has nine holes that are ADA-compliant. Built around a 1900s pioneer town (or so the story goes), Nisswa Falls was once a bustling new settlement. That is, until the dam above the waterfall broke and filled the valley with water. The citizens of Nisswa Falls grabbed whatever they could carry and evacuated to higher ground. Once the water subsided, a group of bears, whose own homes were destroyed by the flood, discovered the abandoned town. They quickly moved in, taking over the buildings and businesses of the townspeople. It didn’t take long for Nisswa Falls to become “bear country.” What happened to the people? Well, they established a new settlement just north of the falls, now known as Nisswa. As time went by, the bears realized a source of revenue was needed. Upon hearing rumors of a mini golf course coming to town, they proposed renting “bear country” and a deal was struck. There was just one contingency - the bears would be staying! Everyone is sure to have a one-of-akind experience when golfing at Nisswa Falls. You’ll meet bears like Lou, who is the town gardener. Then there is Gus, who runs the Mill, but prefers to spend his days fishing. Maybe you will run into Ed, who owns the Trading Post loaded

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with scavenged human artifacts. Before you leave, be sure to say hello to Meg and stop by her Mercantile for a unique shopping experience. How challenging is the course? Well, locals say the holes are “not too easy and not too hard … but just right!” Nisswa Falls weaves around multiple natural and bear-made wonders, such as waterfalls, rapids, ponds and a 30-foot-long cave!

Come see us in the summer of 2022! Disclaimer: No bears have been captured or harmed in the making of this mini golf course. All bears at Nisswa Falls Mini Golf are carved from 100% authentic Minnesota wood. Located at 25116 Smiley Road, Nisswa, Minnesota, right off Highway 371 and just south off of the Nisswa roundabout.

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New Mini Golf Course Opening Spring/Summer 2022 25116 Smiley Road Just off the roundabout in downtown Nisswa nisswafallsminigolf.com nisswafallsminigolf@gmail.com Locally owned and operated — also include 9 holes wheelchair accessible ADA compliant with adjustable clubs available.

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PLACESTOGOLF

BREEZY POINT RESORT – Deacon’s Lodge Golf Course

(218) 562-6262 or (800) 432-3777 (Press 4) www.breezypointresort.com 9348 Arnold Palmer Drive, Breezy Point 18 Holes, Par 72, 6977 Yards

Named in honor of Arnold Palmer’s father “Deke”, Deacon’s Lodge is considered one of Palmer’s best designs. Sculpted from 500 acres of Northern Minnesota wilderness, Deacon’s Lodge combines the uncompromised beauty of surrounding lakes, woodlands and wetlands with a nationally acclaimed layout meticulously maintained to exceed your golf adventure expectations. Featuring massively wide bent grass fairways, masterfully designed green complexes, and native transition areas throughout, Deacon’s Lodge guests are greeted by 18 championship holes equally deserving of signature hole status.

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BREEZY POINT RESORT – Whitebirch Golf Course

Patti Berg, Les Bolstad & Walter Hagen are some of the famous names that have golfed Breezy Point’s Traditional Golf Course. This is a “shot maker’s” course that rewards accuracy over power and is enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. The charming pro shop and clubhouse are open daily to meet all of your golfing needs.

Whitebirch features over 6700 yards of lush fairways and huge undulating greens with multiple tee boxes. Add to that, trees, sand and water and you have what many consider the best championship golf value in the area. The pro shop offers the latest trends in men’s and women’s golf apparel, accessories and golf items.

(218) 562-7166 or (800) 432-3777 (Press 4) www.breezypointresort.com 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point 18 Holes, Par 68, 5192 Yards

(218) 562-7177 or (800) 432-3777 (Press 4) www.breezypointresort.com 7891 County Road 11, Breezy Point 18 Holes, Par 72, 6709 Yards

CRAGUN’S LEGACY COURSES – Bobby’s Legacy Golf Course (218) 825-2789 or (888) 873-0162 www.craguns.com 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd 18 holes, Par 73, 6807 Yards

Bobby’s Legacy, a Golf Digest 4 ½ star-rated course, was named after its famed designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. This is a “shot-makers” dream, with elevated tees, shorter holes and longer, more traditional par 4s and 5s, along with many split fairways and multiple tees that makes Bobby’s Legacy the ultimate in playability for all.

CRAGUN’S LEGACY COURSES – Dutch Legacy Golf Course (218) 825-2789 or (888) 873-0162 www.craguns.com 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd 18 Holes, Par 72, 6879 Yards

Dutch Legacy is the crown jewel of the Lakes Area’s golf courses and was rated 5 stars by the readers of Golf Digest. The brilliant design by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the beauty of an Audubon Signature Sanctuary course and the skillful blend of par 3s, 4s and 5s, makes for a course for all golfing levels.

CRAGUN’S LEGACY COURSES – Reversible 9 Golf Course

(218) 825-2789 or (888) 873-0162 www.craguns.com 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd 9 Holes, Par 27, Counter Clockwise: 1365 Yards

This is a unique, reversible par 3 golf course inspired by the classic St. Andrews in Scotland. The Reversible 9’s direction alternates daily and is ideal for novice, family and group play. The Reversible 9 also features the new game of FootGolf that combines the two sports of soccer and golf, a great game for golfers and non-golfers to enjoy.

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GRAND VIEW LODGE – The Pines (218) 963-8755 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

Explore 27 holes designed as three 9-hole landscapes at this unique championship par 72 course. Five tees at each hole offer flexibility for all skill levels. The Pines’ practice facility features five separate putting greens, a two-sided driving range and a complete short game practice area is available.

GRAND VIEW LODGE – The Preserve (218) 963-8755 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

Experience golf and nature in harmony as you make your way through this 18-hole, par 72 championship course. Scenic views from eleven elevated tees offer a spectacular experience of nature’s beauty. Five tees at each hole offer flexibility for all skill levels. Voted WCCO’s Best of MN 19th hole!

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE – The Classic at Madden’s

(218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 18 Holes, Par 72, 7102 Yards

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE – Pine Beach West

(218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 18 Holes, Par 67, 5070 Yards

The most unique Brainerd Lakes Area golf course, this par 67 accommodates today’s golfer by being quick to get around and challenging to score. So challenging, you’ll need every club in your bag. Think Pine Beach West doesn’t fit into your trip? Take “The Owner’s challenge”, break par and your round is on them!

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE – The Social 9

(218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 9 Holes, Par 28, 1341 Yards

The Social 9, overlooking Gull Lake, is ideal for a quick nine and is perfect for juniors, beginners and more skilled players to work on short-game skills. This course is great for a warm-up to playing a full 18 on The Classic or a fun way to end the day with your golf group. Its postage stamp greens make it a great place for the accomplished player to practice.

WHITEFISH GOLF CLUB

(218) 543-4900 www.whitefishgolf.com 7883 County Road 16, Pequot Lakes 18 Holes, Par 72, 6462 Yards

Tucked away in the tall pines and majestic oaks of the Minnesota’s Scenic Lakes Area is the Whitefish Golf Club, a Golf Digest 4 ½ star rated classic style 18 hole golf course that provides the perfect spot for a relaxing round of golf while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

WILDWEDGE GOLF, MINI GOLF & RV PARK

(218) 568-6995 www.wildwedge.com 32792 Paul Bunyan Trail Dr., Pequot Lakes (on Hwy 371, 2 miles north of Pequot Lakes) 9 Holes, Par 27, 1200 Yards

One of Minnesota’s best short game courses, with a par 3 Golf Course and scenic holes from 75-175 yards winding through the great northwoods. Wildwedge has enough distance, sand and water to challenge the more experienced golfer without intimidating the beginners. Fun for the whole family with: Par 3 Golf, Mini Golf, Maze, RV Park, Motel Rooms.

The Classic offers spectacular views, challenging shots and an unforgettable experience for anyone who values traditional “classic” golf. The towering oaks and northern Minnesota beauty provide a natural, tranquil and traditional golf experience that is truly unmatched.

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE – Pine Beach East

(218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 18 Holes, Par 72, 6154 Yards

The Pine Beach East course, designed by James Dalgleish, a Scottish golf course architect, was established in 1926. The lovingly maintained historic course retains its 1920’s charm but with rebuilt greens, added bunkers and natural fescue grass. Pine Beach East features a 618 yard, par 6 hole – A one-of-a-kind!

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urely you’ve noticed something new in Nisswa when driving by on Highway 371 or walking on Main Street downtown. There’s a giant mural on Main Street, one of the Nisswa Chamber’s Instagrammable locations.

The mural on the wall of Kisa Boutique, rising above those dining outside at Big Axe Brewing Co. in downtown Nisswa, is an underwater portrait of a swimmer blowing air bubbles as her face comes up to the top of the water.. The painting is by Samantha French, the daughter of Mike and Julie French, who own

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Stonehouse Coffee with locations in Nisswa Square, Sportland Corners in Nisswa and Baxter. Samantha French’s paintings are for sale at the coffee shop and adorn the walls there. French grew up in Nisswa, attending Nisswa Elementary School and graduating from Brainerd High School in 2001. After attending Central Lakes College in Brainerd, French went to the Minnesota College of Art and Design in Minneapolis. That’s where her longtime partner, Aaron Hauck, went after graduating from Brainerd High School in 1996. The two met during French’s last year of high school. Hauck moved to New York in 2005, and French soon followed after graduating in December 2005. They lived in Queens in Brooklyn for 12 years before leaving the city and moving upstate four years ago. The artists were returning home in summer 2021 from New York to celebrate Mike French’s 70th birthday. “He said, ‘Hey, do you want to do a mural?’” Samantha French said, and the trip turned into a working vacation of 12- to 14-hour days painting the wall in hot conditions. French and Hauck made the drive from New York with their paint, equipment and two dogs. Mike and Julie French own the building where Kisa Boutique is located. It’s right next to Big Axe, which their son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Rebecca French, own. “We had thought about how cool a mural would look there quite some time ago,” Julie French. “The huge tree there on the Big Axe patio would have excluded the view.” www.nisswa.com


Then Julie and Mike drove by one day in June 2021, looked up at the wall and again thought of the mural. The big tree had caught fire and burned down on a windy day a few months earlier, and the Frenches realized the wall was now a perfect spot for a mural. “We knew Sam was coming home for Mike’s 70th birthday party. Mike got on the phone and talked to her about it,” Julie said, adding the plans came together in just a few weeks. “We’re just really glad she and Aaron were able to do it. We love it. Everyone loves it. We’re getting all kinds of positive comments,” Julie said, adding it’s nice to bring that artistic life to Nisswa. “It’s quite beautiful. We’re really proud of her and Aaron and just grateful that they were willing to do that,” she said, especially in such hot, sunny weather. French and Hauck painted with brushes and a mix of colors. The model depicted is an artist friend. French said all her paintings are based on someone they know or family members. This body of work explores the idea of escape, the tranquility and nostalgia for the lazy summer days of her childhood, her website says.

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The Nisswa Post Office shown in the 1950s. Today, the building is the home of RW Jewelers & Boutique. Meanwhile, the Nisswa Post Office moved one building north to a newer structure.

Totem Pole on Main Street in Nisswa shown in the 1950s. The boutique/marketplace, which still has the famous totem pole in front, has had various owners over the years since opening in 1946.

Zaiser’s, shown in the 1940s, remains a family-owned retail boutique that has been a mainstay on Main Street in Nisswa since it first opened in 1948.

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NISSWA’S CITIZEN OF THE YEAR DEDICATES HER LIFE TO SERVICE

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ee Seipp, a Nisswa resident since moving here as a teen in the mid-1970s when her parents, Al and Jane Gunsbury, bought the Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake, said it’s strange to be recognized for something you just do - community service. “We serve,” she said, noting you don’t expect recognition for that. Seipp was recognized as the 2021 Nisswa Citizen of the Year for her dedication to Nisswa. She and her husband, Terry, raised their children in Nisswa. Seipp explains her philosophy of giving back to her community. “The idea of service started for me when I was in Brownies, then Girl Scouts. My mom was a leader,” she said, adding she grew up knowing the importance of service. “It’s as basic as air and water. It’s what we do. It’s part of life. You don’t expect to be recognized for it.

LEE IS JUST ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT LIVE AND BREATHE NISSWA. IF THERE IS A WAY FOR HER TO HELP THIS LITTLE COMMUNITY, SHE IS WILLING TO STEP UP AND STEP IN. SHAWN HANSEN,

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“Anything I’ve done, I’ve done in collaboration with many, many people who have a common goal,” Seipp said. “I see my family as just one big extended family, and we all have the responsibility to each do our own small part.” “Lee is just one of those people that Live and Breathe Nisswa,” Shawn Hansen wrote in her nomination letter. “If there is a way for her to help this little community, she is willing to step up and step in.”

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Hansen, a former Nisswa Chamber president and now the executive director of The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes in Nisswa, has known Seipp for 22 years and believed she should be recognized for what she does for the community. “I think the thing I like best about Lee is her heart is just generously good,” Hansen said. “When you look at the names of past citizens of the year, you realize how much those people have impacted this community. Their leadership and commitment to Nisswa have helped create the amazing ‘buzz’ about why Nisswa is such an incredible place to live. Lee Seipp is very deserving of this honor. She inspires those around her to be good citizens.” Seipp’s community involvement includes: an active member of St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Nisswa; an active member of the Nisswa Women of Today organization for many years; an active member of the Nisswa Women’s Club, where Seipp’s mother is also active; and a chamber volunteer for many years. Chamber activities included serving on the chamber board when her family owned the Quarterdeck Resort, and volunteering countless hours at the City of Lights, Freedom Days and Fall Festival events, as well as meeting various needs in the chamber office. She is a Rotarian; a volunteer at The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes, a humanitarian food aid organization that packages meals; and she has served on city committees, including as a founding member of the Friends of Nisswa Lake Park.

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Mount Ski Gull in the summer. • Children’s programming with Region 5 Minnesota Children’s Museum. Upgrades have been made in the past couple of years to enhance visitors’ experiences at Mount Ski Gull. • A magic carpet - a conveyor belt installed at snow level - was installed on the bunny hill in 2018, and was later expanded another 60 feet. • A 700-foot magic carpet was installed on the snow tubing hill in fall 2019. The snow tubing hill was redone in 2019. • A 580-square-foot Colorado yurt - a circular, sturdy shelter that works well in extreme weather conditions - was installed at the end of 2020 to provide more indoor space at Mount Ski Gull. • Lighting upgrades on the west part of the hill are taking place for those who use the tubing hill and terrain park. • A new septic system is being installed. Expanding the bunny hill magic carpet allows people to get up the hill easier than the previous tow rope, which has changed the way Mount Ski Gull does school programs and lessons, said Mata Agre, Mount Ski Gull general manager. The tubing hill magic carpet allows people to get to the top of the tubing hill faster, allows for an increased number of people to use the hill, and makes it safer and more accessible to more people, Agre said. The yurt is a separate facility from the chalet that is fully insulated and heated. It’s available for rent, such as for banquets, or for overflow space when needed. www.nisswa.com


“It just gives us more space,” Agre said. Programming Mount Ski Gull offers a wide variety of programming: • An alpine ski team for ages 4-18. • Different freestyle and snowboard programming with a variety of lessons. Learn to ski program that hosts just over 1,000 area sixth-graders every winter. “We’re always trying to upgrade and move forward. We’re really excited about the things we have going on this year as well,” Agre said.

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City administrator ������������������������������������������������������� Jenny Max City clerk ��������������������������������������������������������������� Kirstin Lindbery Elementary School ���������������������������������������� (218) 961-6860 Finance specialist �������������������������������������������� Maggi Wentler Police chief ���������������������������������������������������������������������Craig Taylor ICE SKATING Fire chief ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Shawn Bailey Nisswa Skating Rink ��������������������������������������� (218) 963-3931 Parks & Rec. Director ������������������ Amber Moon Peterson City planner ��������������������������������������������������������� Brittney Cotner NISSWA COMMUNITY LIBRARY Public works director ���������������������������������������������Tom Blomer Located at Nisswa Ye Old Pickle Factory manager �������������������� Terry Wallin Elementary School �������������������������������������������� (218) 961-6876 Spirits of Nisswa manager ����������������������������� Brian Farrell Summer Hours ����������������������������������������������������M-S 10am-2pm School Hours ��������������������������������������������������������M-Th 3pm-7pm Sat 10am-2pm

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n her eighth year as Nisswa Elementary School principal, Molly Raske says the very best aspect of working at Nisswa School is the people. “I have the best job! Our students are steller, the staff is beyond outstanding, the families believe in us and support their student(s) in every way and the community wraps around us in a way that only happens in Nisswa. “We are a true community school and that's what makes this place feel like we are living in a fairy tale.I am working in the best place there is and for the best people there are.” Raske plays a key role in this fairy tale, leading students in preschool through grade 4. Read this Q&A with Nisswa Elementary School’s leader.

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What motivates you to: Dress as an elf and dance on the roof, brainstorm a costume for Halloween, do fun and wacky things? “Our students motivate me every day to do things that are fun, wacky, difficult or push my limits of comfort. “The day before Christmas break, even when it is 29 degrees below zero, you will find me on the roof, dressed like an elf and welcoming our students. Every year, I come down with my eyelashes stuck together, exhausted and wondering if I should do this next year and without fail, a student will come up to me with a sparkle in their eye and say they came to school that day just to dance with me. “That’s why I do it. The best part about all this is, it isn’t just me doing these things within our school. The staff at Nisswa Elementary do things every single day that ensures that our kids feel loved, special and as if they cannot miss a day of school. Every day of the year our staff is ‘dancing on the roof’ in one way or another for a child. “That’s why we do these things.” How and why do you maintain your incredibly positive and upbeat attitude? “I truly believe that when you are in the place you are meant to be, doing what you are meant to do, there is no reason not to be grateful and upbeat. I work with and for the best people and I try to keep that in mind. “Those that work at Nisswa Elementary are amazing and inspire me to try to be and do better. I think the difficulties of the past two years have shown me to appreciate the good days. The days when we are together, healthy and able to support each other. “Every day together is a gift and being grateful fuels us to know that our future's so bright!” Share our "Only in Nisswa" things Nisswa students get to do and the importance of them. “We have SO many “Only in Nisswa” experiences that happen every single day. We truly get to raise our kids in the best place on Earth! We have our students attending school in a state of the art facility and instructed by the www.nisswa.com


best practitioners in the state. Our staff and community support our students in their development in a way that I have not seen anywhere but within Brainerd Public Schools. “Here are a FEW that I LOVE:” Nisswa Fire Safety: The Nisswa Fire Department is the BEST! During fire safety week each year, our fire department will report to our school during a fire drill, spray the school with the fire hoses, give a fire safety presentation where the firefighters come dressed in full gear to teach the students not to be scared, and they give our kindergartners a ride on the fire trucks. Only in Nisswa can you see a kindergartner riding on the top of a fire truck in October! These experiences help them see themselves in these roles! We so appreciate our firefighters for what they do to keep us safe every day of the year, but especially what they do for all of us that day. Flag Disposal Ceremony: Our Nisswa American Legion supports our fourth graders each year in learning about the proper way to retire a flag, fold the flag and patriotism. Members from our local Legion come to school, march our fourth grade students the half mile to the ceremony, and teach them the important lessons around our flag. It is so moving to hear the lesson, feel the passion that our Legion members have for our flag and teaching our students and supporting them in developing their understanding. It is AMAZING! Nisswa Chamber Halloween Parade: Every year our entire school is invited to dress up and parade through the “spooky bank” down to the train caboose (hosted by the Nisswa Historical Society) and past all of the businesses in their Halloween costumes. They come back with bags of candy and with their hearts full from this “Only in Nisswa” experience. I love our Chamber! This day is one of our favorites as it reminds us just how supported our little school is by every single person who lives, works or plays here. It is the BEST and I invite everyone to come and watch this magical event! Nisswa Bloom: Each year our PTO puts on a huge fundraiser at Grand View Lodge that is like no other. It is a night out for parents and community members to support Nisswa Elementary. At that event we are reminded of how much our community and families support our little school to ensure that we are able to provide so many “Only in Nisswa” experiences throughout the year. Through this event, our PTO is able to www.nisswa.com

support art instruction, flexible seating options/active classrooms, field trips, authentic learning experiences (outdoor garden spaces), Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, new books for our bookroom, STEAM supplies, social emotional tools and books and so much more. Our community and PTO are so active in ensuring that we know, feel and are provided with whatever is needed. We are so grateful. Turtle races: I LOVE Turtle Race Day! The TOWN sure does show up for our

kids and Turtle race day is AWESOME! Emma Krueger from A&W donates root beer floats for every student to kick off the event and then every student races a turtle. It is SO fun to see these kids participate in this Nisswa event! During the summer, I love Wednesdays as I know that so many visitors get a little taste of what it’s like to live here. And on this day in May, our kids remind me that we GET TO LIVE HERE. There’s nothing like being reminded how fortunate we are and Turtle Race Day does that for me.

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CONVENTIONCENTERS

BRING YOUR CONVENTION OR BANQUET TO THE NISSWA AREA

The Nisswa area is a wonderful destination for work events too! Each of our area facilities offers a unique setting with multiple options to tailor to your event. When work is done, you can venture into Nisswa and enjoy all the area has to offer. Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes Their facilities can accommodate up to 300 people for a wedding. Arrowwood has 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, and theatre seating for up to 500. Stay

right on property in one of their amazing for groups up to 1,100 with several other size options for weddings, conferences, or suite-style hotel rooms. family reunions. Outdoor venues are also available. Choose from several beautiful Breezy Point Resort They offer banquet facilities for groups lakeside accommodations for your group. up to 500 with several banquet rooms and sizes to choose from. Outdoor event Grand View Lodge Golf Resort & Spa areas are available too. Choose them Host your family reunion, team to host your wedding! Several types of building, wedding or conference at accommodations are available for your Grand View Lodge. Many spaces and size group, from hotel rooms to massive accommodations are available, including multi-family cabins! banquets for up to 425 guests, theatre seating for 450 guests, and several Cragun’s Resort & Hotel on Gull Lake smaller meeting rooms. For weddings, Cragun’s offers several beautiful the chapel can accommodate 75 guests, spaces for your conference, banquet, or and there are several outdoor venues, wedding! Auditorium seating is available including the iconic lakeside staircase. Madden’s on Gull Lake Madden’s can accommodate 12 to 700 guests in a variety of floorplans and settings, with dozens of options to choose from. Check out their new large outdoor pavilion with views of beautiful Gull Lake. Choose from a variety of beautiful lodging options right on property.

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NISSWACHAMBEROFCOMMERCE

MEMBERDIRECTORY ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING/CPA

ART GALLERIES - ARTISTS

B. Johnson & Assoc., Ltd.................................................................................................(218) 963-3424. BrainerdCPA.com

Chelsie Elizabeth Photography..................................................................................(218) 537-7392. chelsieelizabeth.com

Clasen & Schiessl CPAs, Ltd..........................................................................................(218) 568-5242. lakesareacpas.com

Lakes Area Artists..............................................................................................................(612) 986-5396

ADVERTISING/MEDIA/PROMOTIONS Action Entertainment....................................................................................................... (218) 839-2514. greatnorthernnews.com BlazeAir Productions........................................................................................................ (218) 831-2649. blazeairmn.com Brainerd Dispatch Newspaper...................................................................................(218) 829-4705. brainerddispatch.com Echo Journal..........................................................................................................................(218) 829-4705. pineandlakes.com

Brainerd International Raceway................................................................................(218) 824-7223. brainerdraceway.com Brainerd Zip Line Tour........................................................................................................ (218) 656-1111. zipbrainerd.com Gull Lake Yacht Club & Sailing School.................................................................... (218) 963-6092. glyc.com Lakeshore Conservation Club.................................................................................... (218) 963-4003. lakeshoregunclub.com

Full Circle V360....................................................................................................................... (218) 251-7381. FullCircleV360.com

Martin’s Sport Shop........................................................................................................... (218) 963-2341. martinssportshop.com

GLS Promotions................................................................................................................. (218) 824-7766. glspromotions.com

Mount Ski Gull....................................................................................................................... (218) 963-4353. mountskigull.com

Graphic Element..................................................................................................................(218) 656-0005

Nisswa Area Historical Society-Nisswa History Center and Museum...................................................................... (218) 963-3570

Hubbard Radio - Brainerd.............................................................................................(218) 828-1244. brainerdradio.net Lake Country Journal Magazine...............................................................................(218) 828-6424. lakecountryjournal.com Lakes Area Advertiser........................................................................................................(218) 961-3111. lakesareaadvertiser.com Lakes Printing........................................................................................................................(218) 829-7790. lakesprinting.com Nisswa Discount Printing................................................................................................(218) 831-0080. nisswaprinting.com Range Printing..................................................................................................................... (218) 829-5982. rangeprinting.com SIGNspot................................................................................................................................. (218) 829-0950. signspotmn.com The Pulse 104.3 and The Word 102.7..................................................................... (218) 568-4422. theword.mn WWWI CASH 95, KLKS Talk 100, KFGI Skeeter 101.5, KKIN Radio, WWWI-AM 1270, KKIN-AM 930/103.1...................................................................(218) 828-9994. rjbroadcasting.com XT Creative Group............................................................................................................. (218) 833-2664. xtcreativegroup.com APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE Lakes Equipment Repair................................................................................................(218) 839-5253 Schroeders Appliance Center.....................................................................................(218) 829-3624. schroedersappliance.com

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ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Nisswa Community Children’s Library.....................................................................(218) 961-6876. brainerdnisswa.ss12.sharpschool.com/nisswa_community_library Nisswa Family Fun Center............................................................................................. (218) 820-3046. nisswaoutdoorwaterpark.com Nisswa Firecracker Run...................................................................................................(970) 389-0310. runnisswa.com Northland Kart Kountry...................................................................................................(218) 454-1602. northlandkartkountry.com Safari North Wildlife Park...............................................................................................(218) 454-1662. safarinorth.com VR (Virtual Reality) Odyssey........................................................................................(218) 454-8787. vrodysseybaxter.com/ Water Wars..............................................................................................................................(218) 831-4390 AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICE KV Automotive.......................................................................................................................(218) 568-1181 Mills Automotive Group..................................................................................................(866) 455-7638. millsauto.com MK AutoBody Inc.................................................................................................................(218) 963-2991 Nisswa Automotive........................................................................................................... (218) 963-2202. nisswaauto.com Paradigm Automotive & Performance................................................................... (218) 855-1111. paradigmauto.com

ARCHITECTS/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS

Roy Lake Tire.........................................................................................................................(218) 820-3163. roylaketire.com

Structures International..................................................................................................(218) 963-3401. sinisswa.com

SNK Car Wash & Oil Change.........................................................................................(218) 963-1204. snkcarwashandoil.com

WIDSETH...................................................................................................................................(218) 829-5117. widseth.com

Turner Towing LLC..............................................................................................................(218) 963-4547. turnertowingllc.com

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BANKING & LOANS

BOAT, PONTOON AND JET SKI RENTAL

American National Bank - Sportland Corners...............................................................(218) 656-1380 anbmn.com

Bertha Boatworks...........................................................................................................................(218) 543-4100 berthaboatworks.com

First Western Bank & Trust........................................................................................................(218) 963-7325 firstwestern.bank

Boats and Beyond Rentals, Inc..............................................................................................(218) 963-7700 boatsandbeyondrentals.com

Frandsen Bank & Trust..................................................................................................................(218) 963-3316 frandsenbank.com

Dave’s Sportland Rental.............................................................................................................(218) 963-2401 davessportland.com

Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union....................................................................................(218) 829-0371 mmfcu.org

Lake Fun Rentals..............................................................................................................................(218) 961-0000 BrainerdBoatRentals.com

Wings Financial Credit Union................................................................................................... (952) 997-8000 wingsfinancial.com

Minnesota Inboard Water Sports..........................................................................................(218) 822-4401 mninboard.com

BARS & BREWERIES

Nisswa Marine...................................................................................................................................(218) 963-2292 nisswamarine.com

Big Axe Brewing Company.........................................................................................................(218) 961-2337 bigaxebrewing.com

Power Lodge.....................................................................................................................................(218) 822-3500 powerlodge.com

Jack Pine Brewery.......................................................................................................................... (218) 270-8072 jackpinebrewery.com

Your Boat Club...................................................................................................................................(218) 963-1010 yourboatclub.com

Roundhouse Brewery...................................................................................................................(218) 963-2739 roundhousebrew.com

BUSINESS SERVICES

BEAUTY/BARBER/SPA Belle Cheveux Salon & Spa.........................................................................................................(218) 961-0095 bellecheveuxnisswa.com Grand View Lodge - Glacial Waters Spa.........................................................................(218) 963-8700 grandviewlodge.com John’s Barbershop at Schaefer’s.........................................................................................(218) 568-4425 Madden’s on Gull Lake - The Spa.......................................................................................... (218) 829-2811 Moxy Hair Studio & Spa.................................................................................................................(218) 961-1015 moxyhairstudionisswa.com BICYCLE RENTAL Up North Bike Rentals, LLC.......................................................................................................(218) 821-5399 upnorthbikerentals.com BOAT CRUISES Breezy Point Resort - Breezy Belle......................................................................................(218) 562-7164 breezybelle.com Gull Lake Cruises..............................................................................................................................(218) 316-7005 gulllakecruises.com BOAT SALES & SERVICE Harbor Classics Boat Repair and Restoration LLC.................................................... (218) 831-0136

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Lehman & Associates Consulting, Inc..................................................................................(218) 838-4158 CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS Fritz’s Resort & Campground...................................................................................................(218) 568-8988 fritzsresort.com Hidden Paradise Resort..............................................................................................................(218) 963-3180 hiddenparadiseresort.com Paul Bunyan Land Amusement Park & Campground..............................................(218) 764-2524 paulbunyanland.com CHILD CARE Stepping Stones Childcare Learning Center Inc...........................................................(218) 270-3100 steppingstonesmn.com CHIROPRACTIC Northern Hope Functional Neurology & Chiropractic...............................................(218) 232-3178 northernhopefnc.com CHURCHES Legacy Church..................................................................................................................................(612) 300-5909 legacychurchmn.com Living Savior Lutheran Church................................................................................................(218) 963-9733 livingsaviorchurch.org Lutheran Church of the Cross..................................................................................................(218) 963-2564 lccnisswa.org

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CHURCHES (CONTINUED)

EDUCATION

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish...................................................................................................(218) 568-4760 ourladylakes.com

Brainerd Public Schools, District #181................................................................................(218) 454-6900 isd181.org

Timberwood Church...................................................................................................................... (218) 967-8888 timberwoodchurch.org

EQUIPMENT RENTAL/SALES/SERVICE

CLEANING SERVICES

Brainerd General Rental..............................................................................................................(218) 828-2815 brainerdrental.com

Prime Cleaning.................................................................................................................................. (612) 258-0249 primecleaningmn.com

Midwest Machinery........................................................................................................................(218) 829-5356 midwestmachineryco.com

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids..........................................................................(218) 568-6923 servprobrainerdandparkrapids.com

EVENT AND WEDDING VENUE

COFFEE SHOPS & BAKERY

Sherwood Forest - A Prairie Bay Restaurant.................................................................(218) 963-6261 sherwoodforest.3cheersmn.com

Adirondack Coffee........................................................................................................................... (218) 967-0111 lovemymug.com

EXCAVATING

Breezy Point Resort - The Coffee House..........................................................................(218) 562-7179 breezypointresort.com

EYE CARE/VISION

Iron Waffle Coffee Company.....................................................................................................(218) 963-6317 theironwaffle.com StoneHouse Coffee & Roastery..............................................................................................(218) 961-2326 stonehousecoffee.com CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING AND MEDIATION Construction Advocates..............................................................................................................(218) 330-1544 constructionadvocates.com Lake Shore Heating and Cooling.......................................................................................... (615) 730-7336 lakeshoreheatingandcooling.com CONVENIENCE STORE & GAS STATION Triangle Nisswa................................................................................................................................(218) 963-4492

Stumvoll Excavating......................................................................................................................(218) 838-8898 Associates in Eyecare...................................................................................................................(218) 829-1789 associatesineyecaremn.com Lakes Area Eyecare......................................................................................................................(218) 829-2929 lakesareaeyecare.com Midwest Family Eye Center.......................................................................................................(218) 828-9545 midwestfamilyeyecenter.com FARMERS MARKET & GROCERY Cub Foods - Baxter.........................................................................................................................(218) 828-4601 cub.com Cub Foods - Brainerd.................................................................................................................... (218) 828-1816 cub.com

DENTISTS

Double T Acres...................................................................................................................................(515) 494-5449 doubletacres.com

Nisswa Dental....................................................................................................................................(218) 963-2970 nisswadental.com

Nisswa Farmer’s Market..............................................................................................................(612) 710-0962 brainerdfarmersmarket.com

Nisswa Smiles....................................................................................................................................(218) 963-6330 nisswasmiles.com

Pequot Lakes SuperValu........................................................................................................... (218) 568-5001 pequotlakessupervalu.com

DOCK & MARINE SERVICES

Schaefer’s Foods.............................................................................................................................(218) 963-2265 schaefersfoods.com

Brainerd Lakes FLOE Docks & Lift........................................................................................(218) 961-3625 brainerdlakesllc.com

FINANCE AND INSURANCE

D. H. Docks, LLC...............................................................................................................................(218) 963-2566 dhdocks.com

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP............................................................................................................... (218) 828-0100 claconnect.com

Nisswa Dock.......................................................................................................................................(218) 963-2584 nisswadock.com

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor - Marcy Weaver...................................................(218) 656-7312 edwardjones.com/marcy-weaver

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FINANCE AND INSURANCE (CONTINUED)

FOOD VENDOR/CONCESSIONS

Edward Jones Investments - Jason Martinson, Nisswa.........................................(218) 963-0020 edwardjones.com

All Fried Up...........................................................................................................................................(218) 330-2868

Nisswa Insurance Agency.......................................................................................................... (218) 963-1000 nisswainsurance.com

KD Kettle Corn................................................................................................................................... (763) 438-6274

Northridge Insurance Agency Inc.......................................................................................... (218) 829-1166 northridgeins.com

Daily Dose............................................................................................................................................ (218) 330-6789 Nisswa Mini Donuts........................................................................................................................(218) 820-2332 Northwoods Food Factory LLC.............................................................................................(612) 309-6830 etsy.com/shop/NorthWoodsFoodFactry

State Farm Insurance - Brett Laugen.................................................................................(218) 829-1764 insurebrainerdlakes.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Weizenegger - Engel Insurance..............................................................................................(218) 829-4721 we-ins.com

Advantage Seamless Gutters................................................................................................(218) 270-2663 advantageseamlessgutters.com

FISHING BAIT/TACKLE/GUIDE SERVICE

Anderson Brothers Construction...........................................................................................(218) 829-1768 andersonbrothers.com

Dave’s Sportland Rental.............................................................................................................(218) 963-2401 davessportland.com

Burt Electric / North Star Fireworks.....................................................................................(218) 829-8922

Nisswa Guide League................................................................................................................... (218) 963-2547 nisswaguides.com

Culligan Water Conditioning......................................................................................................(218) 829-5137 culliganwater.com

S & W Bait and Guide Service...................................................................................................(218) 829-7010 sandwbait.com

E.L. Builders LLC...............................................................................................................................(218) 839-4158 e-lbuilders.com

Walleyedan Guide Service........................................................................................................(218) 839-5598 walleyedan.com

Expert Insulation of Brainerd, Inc...........................................................................................(218) 838-8820 expertinsulation.com

FITNESS

Exterior Pro, Inc.................................................................................................................................(218) 851-2845 myexteriorpro.com

Anytime Fitness - Nisswa...............................................................................................................(218) 961-1111 anytimefitness.com Takedown Gym..................................................................................................................................(218) 454-1770 takedowngym.com FLAGS/FLAG POLES Falls Flag Source...............................................................................................................................(218) 963-1502 telescopingflagpoles.com

Garage Door Store........................................................................................................................(218) 824-0022 gdsmidwest.com Holden Electric Co., Inc................................................................................................................. (218) 829-4759 holdenelectric.com Honer Excavating...........................................................................................................................(320) 250-6465 honerexcavatinginc.godaddysites.com

FLORISTS

Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd, Inc..................................................................................(218) 829-8529 hytecconstruction.com

Petals & Beans...................................................................................................................................(218) 961-7385 petalsbeans.com

Jim’s Electric Company, Inc......................................................................................................(218) 828-0250 jimselectric.com

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR (CONTINUED)

GOVERNMENT

Lake Country Granite and Tile................................................................................................(218) 330-6396 lakecountrygranite.com

John Poston, State Representative..................................................................................... (218) 251-7639 house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=09A

Lakes Area Plumbing....................................................................................................................(218) 821-6450 lakesareaplumbing.com

Josh Heintzeman, State Representative.........................................................................(651) 296-4333 house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15435

Matt Dircks Construction, LLC..................................................................................................(218) 821-4915

Lake Shore, City of..........................................................................................................................(218) 963-2148 cityoflakeshore.com

Nor-Son, Inc.........................................................................................................................................(218) 828-1722 nor-son.com

Nisswa, City of....................................................................................................................................(218) 963-4444 cityofnisswa.com

Peoples Security Co......................................................................................................................(218) 828-4828 peoplessecurity.com

Sourcewell..............................................................................................................................................(218) 895-4131 sourcewell-mn.gov/

Precision Electrical LLC.................................................................................................................(218) 851-4013 precisionelectricalmn.com

HARDWARE/BUILDING SUPPLIES

Structural Buildings....................................................................................................................... (800) 535-9722 structuralbuildings.com GOLF COURSES Breezy Point Resort - Traditional Golf Course..............................................................(218) 562-7166 breezypointresort.com Breezy Point Resort - Whitebirch Golf Course.............................................................. (218) 562-7177 breezypointresort.com Cragun’s Legacy Courses.......................................................................................................... (218) 825-2789 craguns.com Breezy Point Resort - Deacon’s Lodge Golf Course................................................(218) 562-6262 breezypointresort.com Grand View Lodge - Pines Golf Course.............................................................................(218) 963-8755 grandviewlodge.com

Mattson Lumber...............................................................................................................................(218) 963-7470 mattsonlumber.com HOME ASSOCIATIONS Stoneridge on Gull Townhomes Association...................................................................218-963-6067 stoneridgelodge.org HOME BUSINESS Avon - Independent Sales Rep. Sandy Strom-Gieseke.........................................(218) 838-7006 youravon.com/sstrom HOSPITAL AND HOME CARE SERVICES Cuyuna Regional Medical Center..........................................................................................(218) 546-7000 cuyunamed.org Good Samaritan Home Care & Hospice........................................................................... (218) 963-9452 good-sam.com

Grand View Lodge - Preserve Golf Course.................................................................... (218) 963-8755

Hills Crossing Senior Living........................................................................................................(218) 203-9820 hcseniorliving.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Classic Golf Course................................................................. (218) 829-2811 maddens.com

Northern Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care......................................................... (218) 454-2121 northernlakesseniorliving.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Pine Beach East Golf Course........................................... (218) 829-2811 maddens.com

HOTEL/MOTEL

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Pine Beach West Golf Course.......................................... (218) 829-2811 maddens.com Maddens on Gull Lake - Social 9 Golf Course................................................................ (218) 829-2811 maddens.com

AmericInn Lodge & Suites by Wyndham..........................................................................(218) 568-8400 wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/pequot-lakes-minnesota/ americinn-by-wyndham-pequot-lakes-jenkins/overview Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes...............................................................................(218) 822-5634 arrowwoodbrainerd.com

Nisswa Falls Mini Golf..................................................................................................nisswafallsminigolf.com

Nisswa Inn & Suites.........................................................................................................................(218) 963-3500 magnusonhotels.com

Whitefish Golf Club.........................................................................................................................(218) 543-4900 whitefishgolf.com

Nisswa Motel........................................................................................................................................(218) 963-7611 nisswamotel.com

Wildwedge Golf................................................................................................................................(218) 568-5000 wildwedge.com

Rodeway Inn Hotel - Pine River.............................................................................................. (218) 587-4499 rodewayinn.com/hotel/mn078

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NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Lee and Penny Anderson

BOLD, Inc..............................................................................................................................................(651) 485-4305 girlsarebold.org

Mark and Gina Meixner Linda Martin

Brainerd Jaycees............................................................................................................................(800) 950-9461 brainerdjaycees.com

Marv and Judy Koep

Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp................................................(218) 828-0096 growbrainerdlakes.org

Terry and Lee Seipp

Brainerd Public Schools Foundation....................................................................................(218) 454-6921 bpsf.org

Louise Warden INTERNET/WEBSITE SERVICES GrowthZone.........................................................................................................................................(800) 825-9171 growthzone.com JEWELERS Merritt Jewelers................................................................................................................................(218) 568-4695 merrittjewelers.com RW Jewelers & Boutique.............................................................................................................(218) 963-3306 rwjewelers.com LANDSCAPE, LAWN & GARDEN Backyard Reflections....................................................................................................................(218) 454-1065 backyardmn.com Copper Creek Landscapes.........................................................................................................(218) 961-1287 coppercreeklandscapes.com Nic’s Works LLC Tree Service...................................................................................................(218) 270-0861 nicsworks.com

Brainerd Ski Loons..........................................................................................................................(218) 831-3290 skiloons.com Bridges of Hope............................................................................................................................... (218) 825-7682 bridgesofhopemn.org Community Action of Pequot Lakes.................................................................................... (218) 851-2764 communityactionpequotlakes.org/ Confidence Learning Center....................................................................................................(218) 828-2344 campconfidence.com Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trail Association......................................................................................... brainerdlakesareasnowmobiletrails.com Friends of Nisswa Lake Park.....................................................................................................(218) 821-0362 ci.nisswa.mn.us Gull Chain of Lakes Association................................................................................................................................ gcola.org Gull Lake Drifters Snowmobile Club....................................................................................(218) 568-4633 mnsnowmobiler.org/get-involved/our-clubs/club-listing/gull-lake-drifters Lakes Area Food Shelf.................................................................................................................(218) 568-8474 lakesareafoodshelf.org Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity..........................................................................................(218) 828-8517 lakesareahabitat.org

Nordic Brick & Fireplace.............................................................................................................. (218) 967-3700 nordicbrick.com

Lakes Area Music Festival.........................................................................................................(218) 275-5263 lakesareamusic.org

LIQUOR STORE

Mounted Eagles Inc.......................................................................................................................(218) 454-3228 mountedeagles.org

Spirits of Nisswa................................................................................................................................(218) 963-7488 spiritsofnisswa.com Ye Old Pickle Factory....................................................................................................................(218) 963-0085 cityofnisswa.com/index.cfm/picklefactory MANUFACTURING The Teehive.........................................................................................................................................(218) 454-4483 theteehive.com Viking Label & Packaging, Inc..................................................................................................(218) 963-2575 vikinglabel.com

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Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.............................................................................................(218) 963-2620 nisswa.com Nisswa Garden Club.......................................................................................................................(218) 330-6661 Nisswa Lions Club.......................................................................................................................... (507) 396-3407 nisswalions.com Nisswa School PTO........................................................................................................................................................... nisswapto.com Nisswa Youth Scholarship Organization............................................................................ (218) 831-0138 Northland Arboretum................................................................................................................... (218) 829-8770 northlandarb.org

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NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (CONTINUED)

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE/CABIN CARE

Pequot Lakes Community Education................................................................................(218) 568-9200 district.isd186.org/departments-programs/pls-community/community-education

Elevated Surface Cleaning........................................................................................................(218) 820-5544 elevatedsurfacecleaning.com

The Babinski Foundation............................................................................................................ (218) 568-7387 babinskifoundation.org

Jack’s Cabin Watch.........................................................................................................................(218) 251-5128 jackscabinwatch.com

The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes......................................................................(218) 961-0055 outreachprogrambla.org/

REAL ESTATE AGENT/BROKER

OFFICE SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE The Office Shop................................................................................................................................(218) 828-9000 theofficeshopinc.com

Arnold Johnson Properties........................................................................................................(218) 824-6100 Bill Brekken - RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty......................................................................(218) 232-0257 lakesareacommercialgroup.com

PARTY SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

Close-Converse Commercial Properties.........................................................................(218) 828-3334 closeconverse.com

Party Time Rental, Inc..................................................................................................................(218) 829-6300 partytimerentalmn.com

Edina Realty - Crosslake............................................................................................................(218) 692-5200 edinarealtycrosslake.com

Party World..........................................................................................................................................(218) 828-2127 partyworldbrainerd.com

Edina Realty - Mike Kennedy....................................................................................................(218) 232-1946 northboundproperty.com

PET SUPPLIES

Edina Realty - Nina Karsky........................................................................................................(218) 821-3373 ninakarsky.com

The Animal House............................................................................................................................ (218) 961-7387 nisswapets.com PHARMACY GuidePoint Pharmacy.................................................................................................................. (218) 963-7525 guidepointpharmacy.com PORTABLE RESTROOM RENTAL Blakeman Portable Toilets........................................................................................................(218) 270-0339 Honey Wagon....................................................................................................................................(218) 963-2225 honeywagonllc.com

Joe Laudenbach - Keller Williams Realty Professionals.........................................(218) 851-5540 JoeWorksForMe.com Kurilla Real Estate - Jim Christensen...................................................................................(218) 820-2147 LakeshoreBroker.com Kurilla Real Estate - John Nolan.............................................................................................(218) 820-7515 nolanteam.com Kurilla Real Estate LTD................................................................................................................(218) 963-7333 kurilla.com

POWERSPORTS DEALERSHIP

MN Exclusive Real Estate Team..............................................................................................(218) 821-0223 minnesotaexclusivehomes.com

Northland Sports Center............................................................................................................(218) 738-2582 northlandsportsmn.com

Positive Realty & Inv Inc................................................................................................................(218) 963-7767 positiverealty.com

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REAL ESTATE AGENT/BROKER (CONTINUED) Positive Realty - Jackie Karlson............................................................................................ (928) 853-8721 positiverealty.com Positive Realty - Keith Schwankl...........................................................................................(218) 330-7360 keithschwankl.com RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty.....................................................................................................(218) 963-9554 LakesRealty.com Sue Lehman, Realtor - Weichert Realtors - Tower Properties............................(218) 838-4159 suelehmansells.com Woods To Water Real Estate...................................................................................................(218) 656-2787 woodstowatermn.com RENTAL/LEASING Nisswa Square..................................................................................................................................(218) 330-8228 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN North House Residential Design............................................................................................ (612) 327-7582 northhouse-rd.com RESORTS Agate Lake Resort.........................................................................................................................(218) 963-2224 agatelakeresort.com Birch Bay RV Resort......................................................................................................................(218) 963-4488 birchbayrvresort.net Bobbertown Bungalows..............................................................................................................(218) 568-5410 bobbertownbungalowsmn.com Boyd Lodge.........................................................................................................................................(218) 543-4125 boydlodge.com Breezy Point Resort........................................................................................................................(218) 562-7811 breezypointresort.com Clamshell Beach - Cottages on Whitefish.......................................................................(888) 252-6743 clamshellbeach.com

Galles’ Upper Cullen Resort & Campground..................................................................(218) 963-2249 uppercullen.com Good Ol’ Days Family Resort....................................................................................................(218) 963-2478 goodoldaysresort.com Grand View Lodge Golf Resort & Spa................................................................................(218) 963-2234 grandviewlodge.com Gull Four Seasons Resort............................................................................................................ (218)963-7969 mnresortcabins.com Gull Lake Beach Resorts............................................................................................................(218) 656-6965 gulllakebeachresorts.com Gull Lake Resort................................................................................................................................(218) 829-1344 gulllake.com Hidden Paradise Resort..............................................................................................................(218) 963-3180 hiddenparadiseresort.com Hideaway Resort on Upper Hay Lake...............................................................................(218) 568-4249 hideaway-resort.com Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort.........................................................................................(218) 829-5226 kavanaughs.com Lost Lake Lodge & Restaurant...............................................................................................(218) 963-2681 lostlake.com Madden’s on Gull Lake................................................................................................................. (218) 829-2811 maddens.com Minnewawa Lodge.........................................................................................................................(218) 963-2444 facebook.com/minnewawalodge Pelican Beach Resort....................................................................................................................(218) 537-1522 pelicanbeachresortmn.com Point Narrows Resort...................................................................................................................(218) 568-5552 pointnarrowsresort.com Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake.........................................................................................(218) 963-2482 quarterdeckresort.com Samara Point Resort on Gull Lake........................................................................................(218) 963-2615 samarapoint.com

Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake...................................................................................................(218) 316-7005 craguns.com/?NCK=8888730162

Sandy Beach Resort.....................................................................................................................(218) 963-4458 sandybeachresort.net

Eagles Nest Resort........................................................................................................................(218) 963-2336 eaglesnestnisswa.com

Train Bell Resort................................................................................................................................(218) 829-4941 trainbellresort.com

Fritz’s Resort & Campground...................................................................................................(218) 568-8988 fritzsresort.com

Wilderness Point Resort.............................................................................................................(218) 568-5642 wildernesspointresort.com

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RESTAURANTS/FOOD/BEVERAGES A & W Restaurant.............................................................................................................................(218) 963-4361 facebook.com/awnisswa/ American Legion - Nisswa........................................................................................................(218) 963-9946 nisswalegion.com Baxter’s Bar & Grill..........................................................................................................................(218) 822-3663 arrowwoodbrainerdlodge.com/dining Breezy Point Resort - Marina II Restaurant.....................................................................(218) 562-7161 breezypointresort.com Breezy Point Resort - Antler’s Restaurant.......................................................................(218) 562-7162 breezypointresort.com Breezy Point Resort - Dockside Restaurant..................................................................(218) 562-7170 breezypointresort.com Cragun’s Resort - Legacy Bar and Grille..........................................................................(218) 825-2700 craguns.com Cragun’s Resort - Irma’s Kitchen...........................................................................................(218) 825-2700 craguns.com Dairy Queen - Nisswa....................................................................................................................(218) 963-2163 dairyqueen.com/us-en/locator/Detail/?localechange=1&&store-id=1344 Dough Bros Woodfire.....................................................................................................................218-454-4900 doughbroswoodfire.com Ernie’s on Gull......................................................................................................................................(218) 829-3918 erniesongull.com Firehouse Subs.................................................................................................................................(218) 828-0629 firehousesubs.com/locations/mn/northwoods-crossing Grand View Lodge - The Preserve Pub & Grille............................................................ (218) 568-4944 grandviewlodge.com Ganley’s Restaurant & Malt Shoppe...................................................................................(218) 963-2993 ganleysrestaurant.com Glen’s ice cream parlor.................................................................................................................(218) 820-1802 Grand View Lodge - CHAR.......................................................................................................(218) 963-8756 grandviewlodge.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Parfecto Pizza........................................................................... (218) 829-2811 maddens.com Madden’s on Gull Lake - The 19th Hole.............................................................................. (218) 829-2811 maddens.com Madden’s on Gull Lake - The Classic Grill.......................................................................... (218) 829-2811 maddens.com Main Street Ale House.................................................................................................................. (218) 961-6724 mainstreetnisswa.com Notch 8 Chowhouse & Drinkery..............................................................................................(218) 454-6688 notch8brainerd.com Breezy Point Resort - Palmer’s Grille at Deacon’s Lodge....................................(218) 562-6270 breezypointresort.com Prairie Bay Grill & Catering........................................................................................................(218) 824-6444 prairiebay.3cheersmn.com Rafferty’s Pizza of Nisswa..........................................................................................................(218) 963-3023 raffertyspizza.com The Iron Range Eatery.................................................................................................................(218) 545-5444 ironrange.3cheersmn.com Zorbaz on Gull Lake....................................................................................................................... (218) 963-4790 zorbaz.com SHIPPING Nisswa Post Office......................................................................................................................... (218) 963-7907 SHOPPING - DOWNTOWN NISSWA Anchored In. Home. Life. Style.................................................................................................(218) 961-1985 anchoredinnisswa.com Ardor Boutique - Nisswa.............................................................................................................(218) 454-1570 ardorshop.com Buffalo Plaid, Inc...............................................................................................................................(320) 309-6724 FOUND - A Curated Life.............................................................................................................(218) 232-2569 KISA.........................................................................................................................................................(612) 636-2208 kisaofficial.com

Grand View Lodge - Freddy’s Sports Grill.......................................................................(218) 963-8756 grandviewlodge.com

Lake Latitude.....................................................................................................................................(763) 360-0170

Grand View Lodge - Northwoods Pub..............................................................................(218) 963-8756 grandviewlodge.com

Meg’s Cabin.........................................................................................................................................(218) 961-3000 megscabin.com

Grand View Lodge - On The Rocks.....................................................................................(218) 963-8756 grandviewlodge.com

Nisswa Totem Pole Boutique Marketplace.....................................................................(218) 961-0049 nisswatotempole.com

Grand View Lodge - Tanque Verde Cantina On The Beach.................................(218) 963-8756 grandviewlodge.com Lost Lake Lodge Restaurant...................................................................................................(218) 963-2681 lostlake.com Madden’s on Gull Lake - Fairways......................................................................................... (218) 829-2811 maddens.com

Lundrigan’s Clothing..................................................................................................................... (218) 963-2647

North Root Studio, LLC................................................................................................................(763) 245-1843 Northern Gifts and Sweets.........................................................................................................(218) 851-9224 Olde Crow Gatherings................................................................................................................... (218) 963-1212 OLDECROWGATHERINGS.COM Quirks!...................................................................................................................................................... (218) 961-0100

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Lobby Cafe.................................................................................. (218) 829-2811 maddens.com

The Chocolate Ox...........................................................................................................................(218) 963-4443 thechocolateox.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Mission Point Restaurant.................................................... (218) 829-2811 maddens.com

The Dock Panther.............................................................................................................................(218) 961-1010 dockpanther.com

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SHOPPING - DOWNTOWN NISSWA (CONTINUED) The Fun Sisters Up North..............................................................................................................(218) 961-0071 thefunsisters.com The Granary on Main.....................................................................................................................(218) 606-2724 The Woodland Meadow.............................................................................................................(218) 963-0036 thewoodlandmeadow.com Turtle Town Books & Gifts...........................................................................................................(218) 963-4891 turtletownnisswa.com Up North Bike Rentals, LLC.......................................................................................................(218) 821-5399 upnorthbikerentals.com Zaiser’s...................................................................................................................................................(218) 963-2404 shopzaisers.com SHOPPING - OUTLAYING AREAS OF NISSWA Common Goods Thrift Store- Baxter & Crosslake.....................................................(218) 824-0923 commongoodsmn.org Goody’s Gourmet Treats............................................................................................................(218) 454-3340 goodysgourmettreats.com Meraki Boutique................................................................................................................................(218) 961-2080 merakiboutiquenisswa.com The Smoke Stack BBQ Supply Store LLC.......................................................................(218) 454-2662 thesmokestackmn.com Weise Crafts & Variety..................................................................................................................(218) 568-4425 Wildflower Chocolate......................................................................................................................(218) 961-1074 wildflowerchocolate.com SHUTTLE SERVICE/TRANSPORTATION/BUS Ole’s Shuttle Service........................................................................................................................ (218) 821-1615 olesshuttleservice.com Reichert Bus Service.....................................................................................................................(218) 829-6955 reichertbus.com STORAGE Northern Shores LLC.....................................................................................................................(218) 821-2396 Sully’s Self Storage..........................................................................................................................(218) 330-6157 sitelinkstore.com/Sullys-Self-Storage TREE SERVICE Nic’s Works LLC Tree Service...................................................................................................(218) 270-0861 nicsworks.com UTILITIES Crow Wing Power............................................................................................................................(218) 829-2827 cwpower.com CTC - Consolidated Telecommunications Co................................................................(218) 454-1234 goctc.com Minnesota Power............................................................................................................................(218) 722-5642 mnpower.com Xcel Energy.........................................................................................................................................(320) 255-8610 xcelenergy.com VETERINARY Lakeland Veterinary Hospital...................................................................................................(218) 829-1709 lakelandvet.net WHOLESALE/DISTRIBUTION/VENDING Bernick Companies - Brainerd................................................................................................(218) 829-3156 bernicks.com C & L Distributing............................................................................................................................. (218) 829-2978 candldistributing.com D & D Beverage LLC......................................................................................................................(218) 829-0303 Pepsi Beverages Company of Brainerd............................................................................(218) 829-4196

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