The 88-mile Minnesota Lake Country Scenic Byway was awarded Minnesota's state byway designation in 1999. The route includes a 67-mile stretch of Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes, through Park Rapids to Walker, with a 21-mile spur extending from Park Rapids north to Itasca State Park along US Highway 71. Communities on the Byway are Detroit Lakes, Snellman, Osage, Park Rapids, Nevis, Akeley and Walker.
Detroit Lakes City Beach is a mile long sandy beach on the shore of Little Detroit Lake. Detroit Lakes City Beach runs along West Lake Drive with a total of 4.8 acres providing swimming activities for the public with a life guard area. The beach offers two boat launching accesses and a fishing and observation pier. Vehicle parking for the City Beach and park areas is available at the Becker County Fairgrounds on the south end of Rossman Avenue.
Detroit Lakes City Park is located by the beach on West Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes. Its pavilion has been a landmark at City Park for decades and can be rented for events. 25 acres are furnished picnic tables and park benches. There are three picnic shelters with grills and electricity, and a bandshell is available to the public. The City Park has a frisbee golf course, a physical fitness course, and several sites with playground equipment.