Things To Do


Lake Emily is tucked away in the heart of lake country, less than 30 minutes from the popular destinations of Nisswa, Crosby and Crosslake, and only 35 miles northeast of Brainerd. Fantastic antique shopping, casinos, amusement and water parks, miniature golf and more awaits you!


Here at Lake Emily Resort, we have many outside activities to be enjoyed!  We also have nice Adirondack chairs around to just relax. The chose is up to you.

With a nice playground, beautiful sandy beach, horseshoe pit, paddle boat, kayak, paddle boards, hydropaddlers, volleyball court, the possibilities of activities are endless…


But here are a few:


-.Swim and enjoy playing in the sand

-.Play all day on the beach toys, paddle boat, kayak, etc…

-. Rent the pontoon or Lund fishing boat for the day to fish and soak in the sun

-. Fish off one of our docks, and outfish the ‘fishermen’  Take a pick of your catch, to prove your ‘fish story’

-.Play  sand volleyball

-. Start a horseshoe tourney

-Swing and climb at the playground

-Visit the Lake Emily Resort store for candy, ice cream, and peruse store

-Check out board games/cards at the store

-Start a campfire -roast marsh mellows

-ATV ride on the beautiful trail system

-Read a book or two

-Take a nap-mandatory

-Take a walk in the nearby woods

-Bike ride on the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails

-DO NOTHING-Mandatory on vacation



CLINTON-CONVERSE STATE FOREST: Just a half-mile away, you’ll find hiking, biking, horseback-riding, and ATV opportunities (these trails are also groomed for snowmobiles in the winter).

EMILY STATE FOREST: A 10 minute walk from our resort. Walkers and bicyclists will be thrilled to learn that the historic Paul Bunyan trail—easily accessed from the beautiful Manhattan Beach Trail—is only a 15 minute car ride away.