8 09, 2020

Big Lake Detroit Summer Fun

By |2020-09-08T11:56:14+00:00September 8th, 2020|Attractions Top Category Level|

Enjoy Private Big Lake Detroit Beach & Dock. Stroll down to our private Big Detroit Lake beach for year-round fun and activities. The grounds at The Lodge on Lake Detroit slope gently to our 500 foot lake front. Enjoy swimming or sunbathing on our private 550 foot-wide private sandy beach. Launch your boat at the public launch only two blocks from The Lodge, and dock at our private dock and landing. During summer, The Lodge will offer paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. The Lodge is your year-round Minnesota vacation destination.

8 09, 2020

Itasca State Park & Mississippi Headwaters

By |2020-09-08T11:42:40+00:00September 8th, 2020|ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun, Winter Fun|

Itasca State Park marks the headwaters and beginning of the world's third longest river, The Mississippi, as a small stream. Established in 1891, Itasca State Park is Minnesota’s oldest State Park. In this 32,000 acre sanctuary, the Mississippi River begins its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Among the many points of interest are old growth pine at Preacher’s Grove, Peace Pipe Vista, bison kill site and over 100 lakes. The park is a great birding site for Common Loon, Black-backed woodpecker, Alder Flycatcher, Winter Wren and more.

7 09, 2020

White Earth State Forest

By |2020-09-07T21:47:27+00:00September 7th, 2020|ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun, Winter Fun|

White Earth State Forest is made up of rolling hills and lakes with 4/5th being variegated forest and the rest being lowland brush and marsh. Almost all of this forest is within the boundaries of the White Earth Indian Reservation. The Shuttlebug Nature Trail is popular for summer hiking, with 70 miles of marked and groomed snowmobile trails. Located about 20 miles north of Park Rapids on Hwy. 71, then west off Hwy. 113. The White Earth Indian Reservation, holds an annual Powwow in June.

7 09, 2020

Huntersville State Forrest

By |2020-09-07T17:03:11+00:00September 7th, 2020|ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun, Winter Fun|

Huntersville State Forrest features 16,448-acres of rolling-to-flat land, famed for its jack and Norway pine mixed with aspen, spruce, tamarack and northern hardwoods and clear streams. The major attraction is the beauty of two rivers that flow through the forest, the Crow Wing River State Water Trail and the Shell River, providing many canoeing opportunities, with access ramps at the campgrounds as well as other put-in and take-out points along the river's course through the forest.

7 09, 2020

Maplewood State Park

By |2020-09-07T15:59:18+00:00September 7th, 2020|ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun, Winter Fun|

Maplewood State Park features 8 major lakes and many ponds offering swimming, fishing, boating, and general enjoyment. Drive along the scenic route to observe the wildlife; the park is host to 150 bird species and 50 species of mammals. Lake Lida has a sandy beach and large picnic areas. Wildflower lovers will find flowers and grasses representative of both the prairies and forests. The park's maple forest turns brilliant shades of orange, gold, and red in the fall. An extensive trail system attracts hikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers.

7 09, 2020

Two Inlets State Forrest

By |2020-09-07T21:56:52+00:00September 7th, 2020|ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun, Winter Fun|

Two Inlets State Forrest offers over 26,000 acres set in a landscape that's gently rolling to hilly, with scattered lowlands. Two Inlets Trail provides over 27 miles of snowmobile trail that connects to other area trails. Two Inlets Lake provides good fishing. This state forest is known for excellent hunting of deer, ruffed grouse and small game. Indian Creek Water Impoundment provides habitat for waterfowl. Fish Hungryman Lake for Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, & Pumkinseed.

6 09, 2020

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

By |2020-09-06T16:32:19+00:00September 6th, 2020|ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun, Winter Fun|

43,000-acre Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts over 250 species of birds, featuring nesting bald eagles, golden-winged warblers, otters, porcupine, wolves & more. A wildlife drive and visitor center offer spectacular vistas of marshes, trees and wildlife in the refuge. Enjoy hiking trails, historic sites, hunting and fishing. Gently rolling hills, pristine lakes, streams, bogs, marshes, meadows & woodlands are in a transition zone where tallgrass prairie, hardwood & pine forests converge to create a wildlife haven.

6 09, 2020

Smoky Hills State Forest

By |2020-09-28T13:17:29+00:00September 6th, 2020|ATV Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun, Winter Fun|

24,000-acre Smoky Hills State Forrest is characterized by rolling-to-moderately steep slopes that offer 30 mi of snowmobile trails, 25 mi of hiking trails, and exceptional hunting for deer & grouse. It is located in eastern Becker County and is traversed by State Hwy 34. It is 20 miles east of Detroit Lakes. The Shell River and numerous small shallow lakes dot the area, providing shorebird viewing. A mix of hardwoods and jack pines makes up the forest. The southern half of the forest is good for fall foliage viewing.

6 09, 2020

Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge

By |2020-09-08T11:33:38+00:00September 6th, 2020|Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun|

Sucker Creek Preserve is a 64 Acre parcel of NW Minnesota hardwood forest. Visitors of all ages are offered a self-guided environmental learning experience. Topography includes swamp, designated trout stream, woods and prairie. Handicapped accessible path leads 1/3 mile through woods and newly seeded prairie to 110-seat amphitheater. Designated trout stream, Sucker Creek, marks south preserve boundary. Outdoor activities include: Hiking Trails, Cross Country Ski Trails, Birding & Wildlife Viewing.

6 09, 2020

Sucker Creek Preserve

By |2020-09-09T16:53:57+00:00September 6th, 2020|Hiking Trails, Parks & Outdoors, Summer Fun|

Sucker Creek Preserve is a 64 Acre parcel of NW Minnesota hardwood forest. Visitors of all ages are offered a self-guided environmental learning experience. Topography includes swamp, designated trout stream, woods and prairie. Handicapped accessible path leads 1/3 mile through woods and newly seeded prairie to 110-seat amphitheater. Designated trout stream, Sucker Creek, marks south preserve boundary. Outdoor activities include: Hiking Trails, Cross Country Ski Trails, Birding & Wildlife Viewing.

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