Destination Up North 2016 Up North - Page 10

10 • March 2016 www.DestinationUpNorth.com What to do with kids in Brainerd BRAINERD LAKES AREA (Continued from page 9) rides merge with Old Farm Village, 20 historic buildings packed with artifacts. Paul Bunyan Trail Paulbunyantrail.com Grab your bikes for a trip from Crow Wing State Park to downtown Brainerd, Merrifield to Nisswa or Nisswa to Pequot Lakes, all with ice cream or sweets for cooling off. Head to Nisswa on a summer Wednesday, and you may be able to catch the weekly turtle races, too. Minnesota Surf Company 218-866-0236, mnsurf.com Learn a new sport or rent paddleboards and watercrafts through this Nisswa business that offers on-the-water classes and events such as moonlight paddles at \