Winter fun in Detroit Lakes begins when you unpack in your lakefront room at The Lodge on Lake Detroit. As your headquarters for winter fun in Detroit Lakes and the surrounding area, you are close to literally any type of winter outdoors (and indoors) activity you could desire! Downhill skiing and snowboarding? At 1500 feet, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area offers an explorable terrain with 45 skiable acres, 21 runs, 2 terrain parks, 2 chairlifts, 2 high-speed rope tows, and 2 magic carpet lifts. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing? There are hundreds of miles of trails nearby. By the way, don’t forget your skates, or fishing pole! Several fishing guides offer guide service year-round, and you can always do-it-yourself.
We invite you to join us Minnesotans who don’t crumble with cold temperatures and a little wind chill. We embrace the snow and ice to engage in activities that can only be enjoyed in the winter months. And when you need a break from the elements, plenty of excitement exists indoors, too. Save this Ultimate Guide to Winter Fun in Detroit Lakes and plan your winter getaway: a sure cure for cabin fever!
NOTE ABOUT SUMMER PHOTOS BELOW: Parks and refuges shown below with summer photos are in this list because they their summer hiking trails are also maintained for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and/or fat biking.