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Spring Journey to Gull Lake

When you plan a trip to Gull Lake, the activities you partake in will really vary depending on the season. Spring in Minnesota can be a time of extremes, as you may get a snowstorm well into April, or you might get sunny and beautiful weather instead. Check out some of these ideas for a great spring journey to Gull Lake!

Play in the Snow

Although Minnesota might not be known for mountains, there’s still a great ski spot right here at Gull Lake. Mount Ski Gull in Nisswa is a non-profit organization that believes in helping the community be a better place, through enjoying the skills and fun that are gained through skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Even in winters without much natural snow, Mount Ski Gull is ready to roll, with artificial snow produced as needed.

The whole family can enjoy flying down the four 500-foot tube runs, which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Lift tickets at Mount Ski Gull are incredibly affordable compared to fancy ski resorts, and they also offer equipment rentals and lessons, if you should need them. There’s a terrain park for snowboarders as well; it’s just a good deal all around!

When the Sun is Shining

If there’s no snow on the ground when you visit, then you’ll be able to enjoy tons of other activities in the Gull Lake area. Of course, you won’t want to miss spending quality time on the lake! Go ahead and rent the vessel of your choice, whether it’s a kayak, jet ski, or a tritoon with room for the whole family. Exploring Gull Lake (and maybe catching some fish) is a fabulous way to spend a vacation day.

When you’re ready for fun back on land, there’s a lot more on offer around here. Explore the region on two wheels with a ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail, a paved 120-mile multi-use path that winds through the beautiful forests and lakes of this region. Or take the family to a fun spot, like Pirate’s Cove mini golf, Paul Bunyan Land, or Safari North, where they can ride camels and feed giraffes for a unique good time.

Since you’re visiting in spring, you might have the good fortune of happening upon some of Minnesota’s finest: wildflowers, that is! Depending on the weather, they’ll be blooming between April and June, so head out for a walk on local trails around Gull Lake, and keep your eyes peeled for Carolina Delphiniums, Western Prairie Fringed Orchids, Wild Bergamot, and so much more!

Enjoy planning your spring journey to Gull Lake!