Nestled among the picturesque lakes of Minnesota, Baxter is a vibrant and family-friendly community that's part of "The Brainerd Lakes Area," an enchanting region in Crow Wing and Cass counties. With over 500 sparkling lakes within 25 miles, this area draws thousands to come explore its abundant beauty-- plus enjoy great events like the world’s largest ice fishing contest on Gull Lake! Not only are there plenty of recreational opportunities here but many businesses too making it a perfect place for families to call home near national employers.
Shopping and dining in the resort town of Baxter is an experience all its own! With options ranging from locally-owned, one-of-a kind shops to regional retailers like Westgate Mall or Best Buy - there's something here for everyone. And when it comes to eating out, you won't be disappointed either; get dressed up and enjoy some fine lakeside dining at a lodge restaurant or even have a pizza delivered right to your doorstep. If time is tight then grab some fast food - with dozens of delicious choices available around Brainerd Lakes Area, no craving will go unsatisfied!
Baxter has some amazing recreational opportunities, no matter the season! Its five neighborhood parks and playgrounds offer something for everyone - whether you're looking to catch a few fish from our dock at Whipple Lake public beach area or take a stroll along one of our 11 miles off-street trails. When winter comes around, Baxter still doesn't disappoint with awesome snowmobiling spots ane cross country skiing areas so that you can stay active even while staying warm. Come experience all that Baxter – Minnesota's true four season getaway destination – has to offer today!