About Pequot Lakes
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Pequot Lakes is a small city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Yet, sitting on two major transit routes in this famous resort and recreation area, the city of Pequot Lakes hosts a range of services and amenities far beyond what you would expect from its size. Just to the east of Pequot Lakes is the resort town of Breezy Point. The town of Nisswa lies 10 minutes south, and Brainerd 20 minutes beyond that.
Schooling: Pequot Lakes is served by its own quality school district, providing educational opportunities for local residents. The community places importance on education, contributing to a well-rounded environment for families. Students at Pequot Lakes are served by Pequot Lakes Public Schools, including Pequot Lakes high and middle schools, and Eagle View Elementary. These schools perform beyond the state average on test scores and college readiness.
Community and Lifestyle: Pequot Lakes has a friendly and close-knit community. The city is known for its small-town atmosphere, where residents often engage in community events and activities. The pace of life tends to be relaxed, slow and passionate, making it an attractive place for those seeking a quieter lifestyle.
Local Economy: While tourism plays a role in the local economy, Pequot Lakes also has a mix of local shops, restaurants, and services. The economy is often influenced by the seasonal nature of tourism in the area.
Community Events: Pequot Lakes hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a sense of community and providing entertainment options for locals and tourists.
Lakes - The original big draw for the area, Pequot Lakes itself incorporates most of Sibley and Mayo Lakes, all of East and West Twin lakes, and borders the three Cullen Lakes: Upper, Middle, and Lower.
The Preserve Golf Course - A Grand View Lodge golf course, The Preserve is consistently one of Minnesota's highest ranking golf courses. Elevated tees and greens are sure to give you a challenge. Be warned, The Preserve typically has some of the fastest greens around. Holes 1, 9, 10 & 18 all run you straight back to the clubhouse for refreshment. The Preserve is also home to Minnesota's favorite 19th hole. Even if you're not a golfer, the view and scenery is a must see.
Pequot Lake Historical Society - Right near the middle Pequot Lakes, this volunteer run museum hosts a quaint collection of local heritage pieces.
Breezy Point - The nearby resort town of Breezy Point includes all of the result attractions one would expect. Golf courses, water sports facilities, as well as places to relax or eat.
BARS + DINING
Lucky's Tavern - Head over for cheap beer, 1/2 priced pizza on Tuesdays, and meat raffle Thursdays. A staple in the Pequot Lakes community!
The Preserve Pub and Grill - Enjoy the natural beauty of The Preserve Golf Course, or relax in a casual pub setting while enjoying lunch in the clubhouse. Open seasonally!
MN Traders Co - A coffee to cocktail eatery with focus on brunch. Stop by for craft coffee, house cocktails and full food menu, and rotating baked goods and charcuterie. Their shop is full of locally-produced goods and serves many "made in mn products".
Barajas Mexican Bar & Grill - Serving authentic Mexican cuisine in a cozy up north setting — right in the heart of Pequot Lakes!
A-Pine Family Restaurant - A family restaurant serving american style food in a north woods atmosphere. Serving the Pequot Lakes area for over 50 years. Stop in for a comfort meal!
Pequot Lakes hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a sense of community and providing entertainment options for locals and tourists.
Bean Hole Days - Since 1938, this annual summer festival includes a range of activities and events around the practice of cooking beans in holes. Exciting!
Starts & Stripes Days - Fireworks, parades, and entertainment hosted every year on July 3rd and 4th in Pequot Lakes. Fun for the whole family!
TRAILS + PARKS
Paul Bunyan Trail - A former railroad, the paved Paul Bunyan trail runs directly through Pequot Lakes. The trail extends over 120 miles from beyond Bemidji in the north to just past Brainerd in the south.
Trailside Park - Enjoy the playground and walking paths — then grab an ice cream cone at the nearby Outpost for a perfect summer day! Coming soon to Trailside Park: Pequot Lakes splash pad! Scheduled for opening Summer 2023.
Paul M. Thiede Fire Tower Park - Over 3,000 feet of walking trails just minutes from town, also featuring a historic fire tower open to the public. Climb to the top on a crisp fall day to take in miles of beauty from all directions.
Sibley Lake Park - Located right on the edge of beautiful Sibley Lake just a few blocks from downtown Pequot.
If you're interested in Pequot Lakes property, make sure to contact Woods to Water Real Estate. We're your real estate experts in the Minnesota lakes area.
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