As winter in the Brainerd Lakes Areas winds down, there is one event at the end of February that helps put a spring time twist on remaining snow and ice, and that is the Frozen Fore.
Beginning in 2005, the Frozen Fore has grown into a three-day event designed to raise money and support local charities, with all the proceeds going to Confidence Learning Center, Mount Ski Gull, the Blue Line Club, and Kids Against Hunger in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The event gets kicked off on the last Friday in February, with the frozen flop, which is a plunge into frozen Gull Lake. After the “swimmers” have warmed up, a tent party set up on the lake soon follows, featuring an ice bar, great food and live music, that all help to get the event rolling. Following the kickoff party of Friday, the fun soon continues on Saturday with a themed tour around Gull Lake. The day begins by either hopping on one of the provided shuttles or by driving your own snowmobile, to play 9 holes of snow golf at several resorts and restaurants around the lake, including Zorbaz, Bar Harbor, Jakes, Ernie’s, Cragun’s, Grandview Lodge, Cowboys and Sherwood Forest. Following a fun day of golf, the tent party starts again with another fun night of great food and live music. Following the excitement of the first two days, Sunday wraps up the event with a food fest that show cases several local restaurants best dishes and ends with an award given to the best flavor in the area. The Frozen Fore is one of the most popular Brainerd lakes winter events.
So if you’re ever in central Minnesota during the end of February, support some local charities and have a great time at Gull Lake’s Frozen Fore.
Click here for a video of this year’s event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmOdHvKk-1s