Woods to Water Blog - Blog Archive: March, 2023

A three day Gull Lake getaway feat. Love Lake Manor


Summer adventures are right around the corner, and what better way to get away than to one of Minnesota’s premier chain of lakes - the Gull Lake Chain? This beautiful Minnesota destination offers a variety of activities and attractions for locals and visitors alike. 

The Brainerd Lakes Area (Gull Lake Chain) is located just over two hours north of the Twin Cities, making it the perfect cabin week away after what might be the longest winter ever. Trust me, you’ve earned the trip. 

As someone who both lives in the BLA & has had the opportunity to participate in a few local staycations here’s how I’d spend…

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Will the snow ever go away? I sure hope so! 

Anglers are still having luck with a good panfish bite. Be careful as the ice conditions change rapidly with warmer temps on the horizon. 

→ Shed hunters wait patiently for the snow to melt to find some white gold! I was recently down south for the Iowa Deer Classic and got to get out and see some awesome sign! 

As the snow starts to melt and temps warm up, it makes for a perfect time to frost seed. The best time to frost seed is when there is minimal snow and the temps are above freezing during the day and back to freezing at night. This environment naturally allows nature to pull the seed into the soil giving it great moisture and seed to soil contact — making it a great spring food plot and a…

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Waiting 'til spring to sell? It's never too soon to prepare yourself and your home. Here's 5 things to start thinking about before you're ready to get on the market.

Get an agent involved early

Working with a local agent will help you go to market in the best position to achieve your goals. Pricing and selling your home successfully revolve around experts that are knowledgeable in the current market who can offer invaluable insight and guidance in the home preparation process. A successful home sale means getting the right agent involved, and getting them involved early so that you can dive into the process with a streamlined approach from the very beginning.

Make improvements and pre-inspection repairs

Walk through your home with your…

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Spring is on its way in the Brainerd Lakes Area [at least we hope] and there are tons of upcoming events to choose from! 

16th annual brainerd gala 

May 4th from 4:30-9pm at the Northern Pacific Center. Hosted by MN Adult and Teen Challenge! Tickets available for purchase here along with event schedule info! 

safari north opening daY

May 13th beginning at 10am. Rides will run through 5:30pm. See more on their Facebook event page. 


May 20th from 9-3pm in Crosslake Town Square. Events will include vendors, food items, music, family activities, sidewalk sales & more! More event information listed here

Brainerd lakes Bloody mary fest

May 27th at Breezy Point Resort.…

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Where to stay, sip + shop in Nisswa, MN.  



Picture this, you’re 12 years old and on your way to summer camp for the first time. You are surrounded by the feelings of excitement for a week of freedom, nature, new experiences, and up-north vibes. It’s the first time you got the taste of independence. Now as an adult, there’s something so nostalgic about those cabin vibes and summer trips, and I truly believe it’s because it brings you back to those memories.

If you’re saying, “yes! I know exactly what you’re talking about,” I have found the cabin for you and it’s located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area in Minnesota.

The location

Clark Lake…

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