Road Trip: Pequot Lakes

Pequot Lakes Features Adventure Culture Eat & Drink Play & Stay

June 29, 2017

Christina|Lake Time Magazine

Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point are at the heart of this neighborhood, which is well-known for its many festivals that attract more visitors to the region than year-round residents! This neighborhood hosts Stars & Stripes Days and Bean Hole Days, and Market in the Park. Paul Bunyan made his mark in this region. He rested his bobber on the Pequot Lakes water tower and would keep an eye on it as he kicked back and relaxed in his oversized chair. His trail, the Paul Bunyan State Trail, runs through the city of Pequot Lakes and runs north of Bemidji and south to Brainerd. This community is also home to the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway - a nationally recognized scenic byway with 50 miles of paved, wide-shouldered county roads, meandering around the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. The region is also known for its destination shopping, with many unique stores offering a myriad of products to appeal to many tastes and interests. On Thursdays during the summer in Pequot Lakes, shopping reaches another level with Market in the Park, a hybrid of a farmers market, craft fair, and food fest, to complement the many stores in the community. The Chamber's Pequot Lakes Welcome Center can be found in Trailside Park. There is much to see and do in the northern regions of Crow Wing County and southern Cass County.