Things to Do in the Brainerd Lakes Area

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” – Randy Pausch

Explore Our Year-Round Adventure Playground! At Quarterdeck, adventure and fun are always in season.

Discover Gull Lake’s nearly 10,000 acres and 40 miles of shifting shorelines. The Brainerd Lakes Area’s largest lake is perfect for boating, fishing, and watersports. Moor your boat in one of our dock slips, or rent one of our pontoon boats to relax or experience one of Minnesota’s best fishing lakes. Borrow a complimentary kayak or standup paddleboard (SUP)…there are so many ways to enjoy lakeside living at the Quarterdeck.

Take a swing at any of the area’s award-winning golf courses. Hit the trails for hiking, horseback riding, skiing, snowmobiling, or borrow one of our complimentary E-Bikes. There’s a world of adventure and family fun waiting at Quarterdeck. Not to mention the local attractions in Brainerd Lakes Area!

Step into your time at Quarterdeck and enjoy whatever makes you happy. From simple and spontaneous to planned and adrenaline-pumping.

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Seasonal Activities

Summer Fun

Don't miss everything to do and see on Gull Lake during the summertime at Quarterdeck

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Winter Fun

Come experience all winter activities on Gull Lake from ice fishing to snowmobiling and more!

Can't Miss Winter Fun on Gull Lake

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Family Fun

Experience Year-Round Fun at the All-New QD Social

The All-New QD Social

Learn More about QD Social and the all-new amenities coming in July of 2023!

Local Attractions

Quarterdeck is your gateway to fun in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

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Learn more about at all the local activities in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes area.