Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Pequot Lakes—in the Northern region of the Brainerd Lakes Area—is classic small town U.S.A. Where “Minnesota Nice” is more than a catchy saying, it’s a way of life. Where you feel no pressure to meet deadlines and demands. It’s a place to reconnect with family and friends and step back to a simpler time. Surrounded by pristine lakes, world-class golf, towering pines, and quaint restaurants and shopping, Pequot Lakes is one of the most picturesque cities in Minnesota. And no matter when you visit, you’ll find activities and folklore. Legend has it that Paul Bunyan rested his bobber on the Pequot Lakes water tower and would keep an eye on it while he rested in his oversized chair. And the Paul Bunyan Trail is as long as the tall tales and runs from Brainerd to Bemidji with a stop right in downtown Pequot Lakes. Meander through Breezy Point, Jenkins, and around the Whitefish chain on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway—a nationally recognized route with 54 miles of paved, wide-shouldered roads. Come for a visit and you’ll fall in love with the spirit of this area.

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Pequot Lakes + Summer Events

The Best Combination Since Peanut Butter and Jelly

Find the bobber water tower and you’ve arrived in Pequot Lakes. Its centrally located town square and Trailside Park are adjacent to the popular Paul Bunyan Trail, which carries thousands of bikers, walkers and joggers right past the artists booths during the summer’s Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days celebrations. The buzz of the festival season takes place right outside the doors of the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Trailside Park is surrounded by shops and restaurants drawing visitors to this bustling community.

Pequot Lakes + Summer Events

The Best Combination Since Peanut Butter and Jelly

Find the bobber water tower and you’ve arrived in Pequot Lakes. Its centrally located town square and Trailside Park are adjacent to the popular Paul Bunyan Trail, which carries thousands of bikers, walkers and joggers right past the artists booths during the summer’s Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days celebrations. The buzz of the festival season takes place right outside the doors of the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Trailside Park is surrounded by shops and restaurants drawing visitors to this bustling community.

Pequot Lakes + Summer Events

The Best Combination Since Peanut Butter and Jelly

Find the bobber water tower and you’ve arrived in Pequot Lakes. Its centrally located town square and Trailside Park are adjacent to the popular Paul Bunyan Trail, which carries thousands of bikers, walkers and joggers right past the artists booths during the summer’s Stars & Stripes and Bean Hole Days celebrations. The buzz of the festival season takes place right outside the doors of the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Trailside Park is surrounded by shops and restaurants drawing visitors to this bustling community.

Stars & Stripes Days

Pequot Lakes & Trailside Park // July 3-4, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day with music, food vendors, games for kids and adults, the Stars and Stripes parade and a fantastic fireworks display! Thousands of people make Pequot Lakes a must stop on the 4th of July as they stroll among more than 70+ crafters.

2019 Bean Hole Days

Pequot Lakes Trailside Park // July 16-17, 2019

A salute to area farmers that began in 1938 continues today as an all-community celebration. Cast iron kettles of beans, cooked overnight in the ground, are served for free to thousands of attendees. Join 60 plus craft vendors for this premiere summer festival.

Stars & Stripes Days

Pequot Lakes & Trailside Park // July 3-4, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day with music, food vendors, games for kids and adults, the Stars and Stripes parade and a fantastic fireworks display! Thousands of people make Pequot Lakes a must stop on the 4th of July as they stroll among more than 70+ crafters.

2019 Bean Hole Days

Pequot Lakes Trailside Park // July 16-17, 2019

A salute to area farmers that began in 1938 continues today as an all-community celebration. Cast iron kettles of beans, cooked overnight in the ground, are served for free to thousands of attendees. Join 60 plus craft vendors for this premiere summer festival.

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