The city of Baxter is a fast-growing community that adjoins the west edge of the city of Brainerd. Together, Baxter and Brainerd are the gateway to the Gull Lake and Whitefish Chains of Lakes. Baxter offers a complete selection of big box and small retail stores, professional services, churches, educational and healthcare facilities as well as many familiar and unique dining and entertainment options. Baxter and Brainerd share the Northland Arboretum at the trailhead of the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Baxter has everything you need whether visiting or making it your home! Enjoy lake recreation, golf, unique shopping opportunities and more – it is a great place to visit, live or start a business!