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Imagine sitting on the deck of your vacation home along the shores of a beautiful Minnesota lake, sipping your morning coffee as the sun rises. The tendrils of steam from your coffee rise up and disappear in the cool morning air. Birds and other wildlife cavort in the forests around you as the early morning light dances along the lake waters. It is quiet, peaceful and almost surreal in its natural beauty. By planning a vacation to the charming resort town of Breezy Point, Minnesota, you too can experience this; the ultimate in quiet relaxation along the scenic shores of Pelican Lake.
Breezy Point, Minnesota is a relatively small community with an approximate population of 1,000 permanent residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Due to Breezy Point's quiet natural beauty and the plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities, the population swells to around 5,000 in the warmer spring and summer months. In the 1920's this community emerged as a popular vacation destination with the establishment of the Breezy Point Resort, which once hosted the likes of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Located 140 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul and a mere 20 miles north of the Brainerd MN area, Breezy Point is surrounded by calm, scenic wilderness, but close enough to the attractions of larger Minnesotan cities. Other nearby communities include Nisswa, Jenkins, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River.
A wide variety of accommodation choices await you in Breezy Point. From cozy vacation cabins to secluded lake lots, Breezy Point features something to meet the needs of any traveler. The famous resort of Breezy Point is located in town and features an array of amenities including championship golf courses, a pool, exercise room, Jacuzzi, sauna and ping pong tables, all in addition to their charming and comfortable rooms. For a bit more privacy, you may want to consider renting a vacation cabin, investing in a time-share or even purchasing your dream home in this delightful slice of the Minnesota Northwoods!
For outdoor recreational opportunities, Breezy Point, MN is a perfect family destination. Pelican Lake beckons visitors to splash and play in its cool, clear waters during the summer months. Kick back along the beach, swim or simply sunbathe and enjoy a good book. Take your boat out for a leisurely afternoon on the calm lake waters. Boats can even be taken out to Pelican Lake's secluded Gooseberry Island for an afternoon picnic. If you do not own your own boat, any of the local marinas will be happy to rent one to you for a day of kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boating or fishing on a pontoon boat. Fishing here in the Minnesota Northwoods should not be missed and the waters of Pelican Lake are brimming with crappies, northerns, pikes, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and perch. Hunting is another fine Minnesota pastime. Guides are available to assist you with your next hunting or fishing expedition. Golfers will delight in both the Traditional Course and the championship Whitebirch Golf Course at the world-renowned Breezy Point Resort.
Absorb the beauty of nature as you hike along the world famous Paul Bunyan Trail. This is the longest Rails to Trails project in the nation, running between the communities of Brainerd and Bemidji, Minnesota. Bikers are also welcome, as are All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders along designated sections of the trail. In the winter, cross country ski or snowshoe through the pristine, snowy woods. Portions of the trail are even open for riding snow-mobiles throughout the winter months. You might even be able to catch a dog sled race here in the winter!
For fun, family festivals, Breezy Point is an ideal vacation spot. Every spring in mid-May, the Breezy Point Rite-of-Spring celebrates the arrival of warmer weather on Pelican Lake. In the winter, visitors and locals can brave the icy waters of Pelican Lake in the annual polar plunge challenge. Breezy Point also hosts an Ice Festival every January where participants can enjoy bonfires, dog sled races, sleigh rides, an ice slide, fireworks, a snowman sculpture contest, games, prizes and food on the grounds of the Breezy Point Resort.
In addition to the abundance of outdoor activities, Breezy Point also features an ice arena for figure skating or hockey games and a community center. In the summer, families can enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch in the city park, complete with a playground, volleyball courts, basketball courts and a softball field.
Enjoy one of the many fine dining restaurants in and around the Breezy Point area. Many of the local communities, including the greater Brainerd area feature an array of dining choices. Cozy coffee shops, family ice cream shops and pizzerias are all conveniently located near Breezy Point. From casual to romantic, your family is sure to find the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat.
So, what are you waiting for? Schedule your trip to the vacationing paradise of Breezy Point, MN today!
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