Roundhouse Brewery


Concerts & Venues, Food & Drink

Located in the historic Northern Pacific Center on Brainerd’s eastside, the Roundhouse Brewery takes its name from the railroad building with a circular or semicircular shape used by railroads for servicing and storing locomotives. The taproom includes the exposed brick and historic look that is part of the Clock Tower, once headquarters to the Northern […]

March 29, 2018

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park


Parks & Geology

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, also known as Kathio Site, is a Minnesota state park on Mille Lacs Lake in Onamia. The park contains 19 identified archaeological sites, including Petaga Point, making it one of the most significant archaeological collections in Minnesota. The earliest site dates to the Archaic period and shows evidence of copper […]

March 26, 2018

Last Turn Saloon


Food & Drink

Before 1914 there were 35 saloons in downtown Brainerd, most notable the “Last Turn Saloon” on the corner of 4th and Front, for it was the last chance to stop along a long line of liquor houses before you were again in the woods. Imagine Brainerd’s version of “Cheers”. From outside you are immediately greeted […]

March 22, 2018

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area


Parks & Geology

Located east of Brainerd, near the towns of Crosby and Ironton, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is part of the Minnesota State Park and Recreation Area system. Across 800 acres and skills challenge areas, CCSRA hosts over 25 miles of singletrack trail riding making it world-class for mountain biking. This park is endorsed by the […]

March 18, 2018

Crosby’s Serpent


Parks & Geology

The city of Crosby is on the shores of Serpent Lake so it’s no surprise that Kahnah’ bek, the Asian-inspired Lake Serpent pictured would reside there. Well, it could also be because Serpent Lake is inhabited by a mythical sea serpent (albeit a less likely scenario). Birthed in 1977, the beautiful stand-out is made of […]

March 15, 2018

Ice Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs


Parks & Geology

Roughly 100 miles north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Mille Lacs Lake (also called Lake Mille Lacs or Mille Lacs) is one of Minnesota’s most popular fishing lakes. It is Minnesota’s second-largest inland lake with many species of fish including walleye, northern pike, muskie, jumbo perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, burbot, and […]

March 12, 2018

Cuyuna Brewing Co.


Food & Drink

Crosby’s Cuyuna Brewing Company is one of the newest additions to unique brewers in the north woods. Nick and Laura Huisinga started Cuyuna Brewing Company in the fall of 2016 in Crosby after successfully crowdfunding. Choosing the historic Young Building, which formerly housed a doctor’s office, George Crosby’s offices and Minnesota Power, they made sure […]

March 10, 2018

Red Raven


Food & Drink

Red Raven is a full service bike shop and cafe in Crosby near the Cuyuna Recreation Area. With super friendly staff, RR opened their doors in October 2016. The cute, garage-style shop has plenty of eclectic seating, whether you are waiting to buy a bike, get your’s services, rent one or just sit and have […]

March 6, 2018

North Country Cafe


Food & Drink

The North Country Cafe in Crosby is the quintessential family kitchen style, hometown breakfast joint. Charming because of the genuine, friendly service, but famous for their cranberry wild rice bread, homemade cinnamon rolls, caramel apple waffle with pecans and stuffed-to-the-brim hashbrowns. If that doesn’t sound like comfort food, I don’t know what does! Fun tidbit: […]

March 3, 2018