After a long , cold winter , the time of year Minnesotans look forward to every year is finally here . Once the snow has melted and warmer temperatures arrive , it ’ s time to get back outside and enjoy all the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes has to offer . Spring and summer are great times to check out the Brainerd Lakes region . In addition to all the wonderful shops and restaurants to visit , there are plenty of activities to partake in as well .
Inside this edition of Up North Magazine , you ’ ll learn the secret to finding the best fishing spots in the area ’ s many lakes , rivers , ponds and streams ; be introduced to some of the most popular adventure guides in the business ; find out a thing or two about a thriving downtown in Central Minnesota ; discover a hidden gem for food connoisseurs ; meet the talented artist behind some of Central Minnesota ’ s most well-known outdoor sculptures ; and be informed about the best places to find unique and memorable souvenirs of your trip .
WELCOME TO THE START OF SPRING AND SUMMER FUN !
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VACATION SPOTS After a tough year of being confined to home , families are looking to get away . Here are some places to stay Up North .
ADVENTURE AWAITS From canoeing and kayaking to ziplining , and everything in between .
SOLACE THROUGH ARTS Detroit Lakes artist shares where he finds his inspiration .
LANDMARKS From Big Ole to the Kensington Runestone . Unique finds Up North .
NATURE ’ S BOUNTY The yummy treats you can harvest Up North . destinationupnorth . com 3