Pine River

Pine River is a blend of small-town hospitality and natural beauty, set against a backdrop of dense pine forests and crystal-clear lakes. This small community offers an escape for visitors and a tight-knit community for residents. With a history deeply rooted in logging and a thriving arts scene, Pine River provides a variety of experiences from outdoor adventures like fishing and hiking to local events that celebrate the town's unique heritage. Whether you're seeking serenity or a taste of Minnesota's outdoor wonders, Pine River has something special to offer.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $209K
Lowest Price $20.5K
Highest Price $725K
Total Listings 36
Avg. Days On Market 216
Avg. Price/SQFT $225

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Area Information

The city of Pine River is located in Cass County, which is part of the iconic "Up North" region of Minnesota, known for its breathtaking landscapes and serene environment. It's close to several notable lakes, including The Whitefish Chain, Norway Lake, and the Pine River Reservoir, which offer opportunities for boating, fishing, and other water-related activities.

Pine River is approximately 30 miles northwest of Brainerd and about 130 miles north of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul). Students of Pine River are serviced by Pine River-Backus public schools

Community Attractions in Pine River, Minnesota

Pine River boasts a range of community attractions that appeal to residents and visitors alike. The town's serene, rural setting offers excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including fishing and boating on the Pine River Reservoir or hiking along scenic trails in the nearby Chippewa National Forest. Pine River's vibrant arts and culture scene is showcased through events like the Lakes Bluegrass Festival and the Pine River Art Club's exhibitions, while its historic Main Street features quaint shops, cozy cafes, and the iconic Pine River Bakery. For a taste of local history, the Pine River Railroad Depot Museum provides insights into the town's logging heritage.

Bars and Restaurants 

Bites Bar & Grill - Known for its diverse menu, Bites Grill & Bar serves a variety of dishes, including steak, seafood, and pasta. It often hosts live music events.

Pine River BakeryA local favorite for baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee. A great place for breakfast or a quick lunch.

The Barclay - A small cafe serving breakfast and lunch items. 

Trails and Parks 

Paul Bunyan Trail - A former railroad, the paved Paul Bunyan trail runs directly through Pine River. The trail extends over 120 miles from beyond Bemidji in the north to just past Brainerd in the south.

Forbes Park - First come first serve campsites. The designated site have a fire ring, grill and picnic table. See more info here

Blueberry Bog Trail - 5.2 miles of trail used for walking/hiking. Quiet, remote, and great for wildlife viewing. 

Thompson Creek Trail - 1.2 miles of trail surrounded by 15,000 acres of public land. 

Cranberry Bog Trail - 2.1 miles of trail great for walking/hiking and taking in nature. 


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