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The snow is melting up north, which means the Lake is waking up for the summer season! But before the July sunshine provides the warmest days for splashing in the lake or heading out on the boat, what can you do at Gull Lake? The answer: a lot! From quaint local towns to gorgeous nature areas, there’s still lots to see and do before the busy season arrives. Take advantage of the remaining peace and quiet and visit Gull Lake before the summer crowds!



Get ready to explore the beautiful trails in the Gull Lake region! No matter what your skill level is, there’s a path for you to enjoy. Take in the sights and sounds of nature, including colorful wildflowers, chirping birds, and the growth of new foliage. You won’t want to miss the stunning views on trails like the Gull Lake Recreation Area Trail and Pillsbury State Forest. So put on your walking shoes and get ready for an adventure in the great outdoors!


Mountain Biking

Surrounding Gull Lake are lush hardwood forests and stands of coniferous spruce and pine. These legendary woods created the story of Paul Bunyon, the lumberjack who helped shape this beautiful landscape. Take in the natural beauty around Gull Lake from a mountain bike and hit one of the many trails the area has to offer. Try out the nearby Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails, or honor a legend on the Paul Bunyon state trail. There’s miles of paths to explore, and all are suitable for experts to beginners alike.



Ice fishing is a popular Minnesota activity during the snowy months, but fishing becomes so much better in Spring. The Minnesota Fishing Opener takes place on May 13th this year. Gull Lake is famous for its incredible fishing, with a high abundance of popular species like walleye, pike, and bass. As temperatures rise and the lake thaws, fish begin to be more active- and they’re hungry! You’re sure to get some biters when you pick up the rod this Spring at Gull Lake. Rent our fishing boat and try your luck!

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Local Events

Situated around Gull Lake are several small and quaint laketowns. Full of northern charm and history, these communities are full of shops and restaurants for locals and vacationers alike. Take part in the local events, from the culture-centered Scandinavian Music festival to the annual Birding Festival celebrating the arrival of Spring. Some businesses have weekly or seasonal events such as trivia nights and special-occasion brunches, while the whole community takes part of events such as town-wide garage sales and farmer’s markets. Get to know the locals and jump into the culture and history of these towns Up North while enjoying the natural beauty of Gull Lake.


Relax and Unwind

When spring is here that means it is time to unwind. Gull Lake is the ideal destination for relaxation amidst nature. Find a cozy spot along the shoreline, spread out a picnic blanket, or enjoy a leisurely picnic with your loved ones. Take in the fresh spring air, soak up the warm sun, and disconnect from your daily worries!



Gull Lake in springtime is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a tranquil escape. With its sparkling waters, picturesque trails, abundant wildlife, and a range of cultural events, this destination truly has it all. Whether you choose to embrace the water, explore the trails, unwind in nature’s embrace, or partake in local festivities, Gull Lake is the perfect spring getaway.