2020 was a year filled with unexpected hurdles and challenges not only for those in the U.S. but across the globe. The arrival of Covid-19 swiftly thwarted travel plans, put celebrations on hold, and affected healthcare systems worldwide in unprecedented ways. While there’s so much to say about the year 2020, the one constant many can agree on is that it was far from simple or easy. With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, there’s an overwhelming sense that this year, leaving behind the old and embracing something new is more important than ever. While New Year’s past may have come with a sense of routine, in 2021, people everywhere deserve something to look forward to. When you’re craving a holiday away where you can indulge in the fresh air, spend time with loved ones but still social distance while surrounded by spectacular scenery, Gull Lake and the greater Brainerd Lakes Area checks every box on the list! There are many Gull Lake events that you can enjoy for the holiday!

Gull Lake Events for the Holiday and Winter Experience Worth Enjoying

Gull Lake and its surrounding scenic terrain is a wonderful destination when it comes to ringing in the New Year right. Visitors will find this gem of Minnesota is a welcoming locale where it’s just as easy to explore in-town fun as it is to get out and immerse yourself in the beauty of snowy December and January nature. No matter how you like to spend holidays away, Gull Lake is a place brimming over with possibilities.

Spend Time Cross-Country Skiing

Those looking to stay far from the crowds this New Year’s and instead focus on outdoor fun will find that the greater Gull Lake area is ideal for testing out your cross-country skiing skills! Whether you’re new to the sport or have long spent afternoons sliding over the snow, it’s a sport that’s as refreshing as it is challenging. The trails that make Gull Lake so appealing to hikers in the summer months are well-maintained throughout the year, providing just the right terrain for taking to the great outdoors by cross-country ski.

Try Out Snowshoeing

Of course, New Year’s should be celebrated in customized style and when you visit Gull Lake and are looking to slow things down, there’s no reason not to. This New Year’sswap out those cross-country skis for more appropriate snowshoes and trek your way to an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re hitting the trails solo or in the company of family and friends, there’s plenty of space for all and it’s likely you’ll be tempted to stop and spot heartier snowbirds that tend to stick around this time of year.

Hit the Slopes at Mount Ski Gull

Rev the holiday pace back up by setting aside time to check out the area’s notorious Mount Ski Gull which beckons to downhill enthusiasts when the fresh powder falls! This inviting resort-style ski area includes access to lessons if you’re needing to learn or refresh your skillset.
Overall, visitors will find this destination provides plenty of options that cater to skill levels of all types. If you’re more of a snowboarder, that works too! The slopes at Mount Ski Gull are made for all to enjoy.

Capture the Snowy Fun on Film

When the clock strikes midnight and 2021 lets us all turn over a new page, there’s a high probability that you’re going to want photographic evidence of the effort you put into ending 2020 on a high note despite everything it threw your way! That’s why it could be worth your time when you’re around Gull Lake over New Year’s this year, to plan a fun and leisurely photo tour where you simply walk the snow-covered trails and capture the scenery as it comes to you. Having these moments preserved on film will be a good way to remind yourself of how travel can be a bright spot, even in those times that seem impossible.

Settle into New Year’s Style in a Rental That’s Made to Match

Any holiday getaway to Gull Lake deserves comfortable, conveniently located, and stylish accommodations to match! When you can’t imagine a stay without time snuggled up indoors, enjoying savory food by the fire, and toasting to the new year with loved ones, the team at Gull Lake Beach Resorts can help. Our properties keep guests close to the winter fun that will come to define their holiday away while providing those cozy and upscale furnishings you crave any time you travel. Feel free to use full kitchens to serve up a home-style holiday meal or book a stay that comes complete with floor to ceiling windows and sit back to enjoy watching the snowfall as the clock strikes midnight once more.

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There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to explore Gull Lake. Contact our team today to learn more about our many property options and to start planning your next trip!