Light the Night in Trailside Park

Light the Night in Trailside Park

Come to Downtown Pequot Lakes and check out the lights starting December 2nd and enjoy all that glimmering, glistening holiday cheer as you drive around the town square. Businesses, community organizations and the City of Pequot Lakes have worked together to bring you lights ALL SEASON LONG! See for yourself that small town America is alive and well before you shop some of your favorite spots for the holidays!

Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Pequot Lakes—in the Northern region of the Brainerd Lakes Area—is classic small town U.S.A. Where “Minnesota Nice” is more than a catchy saying, it’s a way of life. Where you feel no pressure to meet deadlines and demands. It’s a place to reconnect with family and friends and step back to a simpler time. Surrounded by pristine lakes, world-class golf, towering pines, and quaint restaurants and shopping, Pequot Lakes is one of the most picturesque cities in Minnesota. And no matter when you visit, you’ll find activities and folklore. Legend has it that Paul Bunyan rested his bobber on the Pequot Lakes water tower and would keep an eye on it while he rested in his oversized chair. And the Paul Bunyan Trail is as long as the tall tales and runs from Brainerd to Bemidji with a stop right in downtown Pequot Lakes. Meander through Breezy Point, Jenkins, and around the Whitefish chain on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway—a nationally recognized route with 54 miles of paved, wide-shouldered roads. Come for a visit and you’ll fall in love with the spirit of this area.

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