Summer may be coming to an end, but don’t expect things to quiet down at Quarterdeck any time soon. As a four-season resort, the activities in the Northwoods are endless.
It’s no secret that fall is a beautiful time of year in Northern Minnesota. Fall colors are soon to be peaking with vibrant colors of yellow, orange, and red, and the weather is perfect for hiking, biking, golf, hunting, fishing, and boating.
If the beauty of the Brainerd Lakes area during the fall isn’t enough to entice you, the line-up of fall activities might. There are many events going on in Nisswa and Brainerd this fall that are well worth the trip North.
These are some of the fall events we’re most looking forward to:
MEA Weekend at Quarterdeck – This year, MEA falls on October 19-20. To celebrate the long weekend, Quarterdeck is offering 3 nights for the price of 2 from October 18-21. Spend your long MEA weekend at Quarterdeck! We have lots of fun activities planned, including hayrides, s’mores on the beach, and bingo in the Boathouse. There will also be spa specials for Mom at the Infinity MedSpa, along with golf specials at nearby courses and zip line specials for the family. Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful fall foliage! Use code MEA17 to book.
Oktoberfest Pub Crawl – The 7th Annual Oktoberfest Pub Crawl will take place on October 7. The event includes a free shuttle between locations on the pub crawl, commemorative mugs, great food, and music. Crawlers will get a 4oz sample of Oktoberfest beer at 7 different locations, including Zorbaz, Grand View Lodge, Ernie’s, Cowboy’s, Bar Harbor, Gull Dam Brewing, and our very own Jake’s Beach Grill. Learn more and purchase tickets.
Fall Foliage Tours – Leaves are just starting to change colors here at Quarterdeck, and we couldn’t be more excited. Fall foliage in the Brainerd Lakes area is breathtaking. The peak season for fall colors is from late September to early October. There are many tours you can follow on foot, by bike, or by car to enjoy the resplendent display of fall color here in Brainerd. Find a fall colors tour at http://www.brainerd.com/falltours/.
Destiny Cruise – The Destiny Cruise line will continue running cruises throughout September. The last cruise of the season will be a Fall Lunch Cruise on Sunday, October 1st. Enjoy a lunch of sandwiches, salad, chips, and cookies while enjoying a unique view of the fall foliage from the waters of Gull Lake. You can also catch a sunset dinner cruise or afternoon fall colors cruise throughout September. Full schedule available online. Destiny cruises dock at Quarterdeck!
Brainerd Zip Line Tour – The perfect way to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Gull Lake and the spectacular fall colors is an invigorating family zip line tour. Minnesota Zip Lines and Adventures is located just a few minutes from Quarterdeck and offers discount packages for Quarterdeck guests. Register through our front desk to take advantage of discounts and treat your family to a once-in-a-life-time experience. The 2 ½ hour Brainerd Zip Line Tour will take you from ground training through 7 zip lines, concluding with a freefall platform.