A nice leisurely drive from Hwy 371 N. to east on County Rd. 16 over to the Crosslake Area.
County Rd. 16 runs parallel to the south shore of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. Then you would want to go north on County Rd. 66 to County Rd. 1. Follow County Rd. 1 to County Rd.. 15 which will take you back to Hwy 371. Then take 371 South to Brainerd.