There’s something endlessly exciting about the idea of a road trip. When your spring plans have you packing your bags and hitting the road in pursuit of warmer weather fun, there’s no place better to find yourself than Gull Lake, Minnesota. Whether you’re one for the great outdoors or prefer exploring in style, there’s something endlessly appealing waiting here for you! The following are just a few of the many activities worth adding to your itinerary when you’re ready to plan your Minnesota road trip for your spring adventure in Gull Lake.

Book with Gull Lake Cruises

With temperatures on the rise in the Gull Lake area during the spring season, it’s a great time to book a scenic sightseeing cruise with Gull Lake Cruises. Step aboard the welcoming North Star vessel and enjoy every minute of your informative and undeniably beautiful tour on the water that can be booked to match your preferred schedule. Cruising season kicks off in early May, putting spring road trippers in the perfect timeline to make the most of the fun. These sightseeing vessels are equipped with two levels, two bows, and provide a setting for an unforgettable experience on the water. Gull Lake Cruises offers day and evening dining cruises as well as sightseeing excursions. Private charters are available for those who are looking for an even more tranquil and customized experience. Whether you spend your time on the outdoor deck or make the most of a handcrafted cocktail inside, you’ll find luxury, comfort and an incredible time are yours for the taking.

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Get Out and Go Biking

As the snow across the Gull Lake area melts away with the welcome arrival of spring, those who head this way in the name of fun will find it’s an ideal time to explore the many area trails on two wheels. Biking is a popular activity to enjoy in this area year-round but in spring, the trails come with an extra splash of color and excitement as flowers begin to bloom and wildlife emerges. There’s no need to worry about bringing your own gear if you’re hoping to pack light for your spring road trip. There are plenty of bike rental companies across the Gull Lake area as well as the surrounding communities that can offer up rental options by the hour, day or even week upon request. When you’re excited to start putting your biking plans together, make sure you’ve added the Paul Bunyan Trail to the itinerary. While the entirety of this iconic trail spans 75-miles, it’s easily broken into sections that fit your plans or skill level. The trail is smoothly paved, and is a popular option for bikes, hikers, and skaters alike!

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Try Fishing This Spring

When spring rolls around, the fish in Gull Lake start biting. This makes it a particularly exciting time of year for those who are enthusiastic anglers to plan a road trip this direction. In total, Gull Lake offers up over 9,900 acres to explore with a fishing line in hand. Many anglers are excited to find that it’s in fact only one part of the greater Gull Lake Reservoir chain of lakes! About 30 percent of the lake is shallower than 15 feet and boasts wonderful water clarity. The maximum depth across Gull Lake is measured at 80-feet. Those who cast a line here can expect to reel in everything from Northern Pike, Rock Bass and Yellow Perch to Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Black Bullhead and more! While experienced anglers will find it inviting to get out on the water solo and enjoy the adventure, Gull Lake has plenty of options to book fishing charters or private guides when you could use a refresher or are trying for the first time.

Enjoy the Best of Golfing

For those who have a passion for time on the greens, spring tends to be the very best season for golf. If you’re planning a Gull Lake road trip in the spring, booking a few tee times is a must with the weather and lesser crowds very much on your side. The Pines in nearby Nisswa is a wonderful option for those looking to pair scenery with a great challenge while The Birch Bay Golf Course is always a delight for those looking forward to a round or two. The Legacy courses designed by Tom Lehman are a must for those who are looking to elevate their game during a visit.

Give Brainerd Zipline Tours a Try

The Gull Lake terrain comes to life in color in the spring and there’s no better way to see it all than from a bird’s eye view. Head over to Brainerd Zipline Tours while you’re in town and make the most of the thrill while also capturing some unsurpassed views along the way. Guests can easily book a 2.5-hour guided zip line tour that includes time on a suspended sky bridge, exploring 7 ziplines and even participating in a 50-foot free fall jump while you’re here!  If heart-pounding fun is what you’re looking for, this is the place to be.

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Book Your Spring Trip Today

There’s never been a better time to turn spring travel plans into a reality. Reach out to Gull Lake Beach Resorts today to learn more about booking one of our inviting vacation rentals to top off your trip in style!