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Brainerd Lakes / Baxter, Minnesota

Snowmobiling Information



The Brainerd Lakes Area is one of Minnesota’s most famous natural playgrounds-long a vacation destination for Midwesterners, the area enjoys a thriving tourism economy and draws visitors from around the world. Come and experience over 1200 miles of groomed Minnesota snowmobiling fun and adventure.

We welcome you to the Brainerd Lakes Area! We’re sure you’ll find just the right accommodations for your stay, whether it be a bed and breakfast, historic motel or a modern state-of-the-art water park in Brainerd Minnesota. Our members offer you a unique blend of Up North ambiance, Minnesota hospitality and outstanding fun that you and your family will return to time and again!

Minnesota snowmobiling is at its finest in the Brainerd lakes area! With 1,200 miles of groomed trails to explore, this will be your favorite Minnesota snowmobiling spot for sure! There’s plenty of snow-glistening trails that meander through some of the Brainerd lakes area’s most beautiful forests, across gentle slopes and around lakes. There’s even a lighted snowmobile trail that runs the length of Gull Lake—for a spectacular nighttime ride!

Your Minnesota snowmobiling adventure is sure to be filled with fun and convenience! There are plenty of service stations for gas, food, hot coffee and cocoa, food and supplies. Stop in one of our many towns for a hot meal or some fabulous shopping! Then head on to your Brainerd Lakes area lodging destination where you’ll find comfort, a soft bed and relaxing hot tub! Minnesota snowmobiling draws hundreds of sport enthusiasts every season—and since the groomed trails are all connected, you can create a Minnesota snowmobiling vacation that continues for days! The trails are color-coded, there are maps available at almost every convenience store and you can check out trail conditions online before you venture out!

Keep in mind for your Minnesota snowmobiling vacation, that a permit is required for everyone operating a snowmobile on state or grant-in-aid trails. You can obtain a Minnesota snowmobiling permit from the Department of Natural Resources by calling 1-888-665-4236 or if you have questions about Minnesota snowmobiling license requirements call the DNR at 1-888-646-6367.