Detroit Lakes Winter Fun begins at The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Detroit Lakes Winter Activities Guide

Lots of snow and miles of ski runs and trails equals a lot of great alpine and cross-country skiing. By the way, don’t forget your skates, or fishing pole!

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. Snowmobile more than 200 miles of groomed trails in the Detroit Lakes area. Over 50 miles of cross country ski trails are available on public and private property.

Don’t let cold weather keep you from fishing! Fish houses and equipment are available for rent for winter ice fishing. Enjoy Detroit Lakes winter activities and outdoor fun year-round.

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.

Detroit Lakes East Frazee Ski Trails • 9.7 mile

Loops of all levels, groomed single-track, pines and lakeshore. 16.1 kilometers.
Detroit Lakes East Frazee Ski Trails Website

Detroit Lakes Pine Lake Ski Trails • 6.4 miles

Located in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. 12.7 kilometers.
Detroit Lakes Pine Lake Ski Trails Website

Ski & Snowmobile Trails in Becker County • 3 miles

Inlcludes: Detroit Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails, Dunton Locks Cross Country Ski Trails, East Frazee Ski Trails, Pine Lake Ski Trails, Detroit Lakes City Snowmobile Trails, Becker County Snowmobile Trails.
Detroit Lakes Pine Lake Ski Trails Website

People’s Park Skating Rink

LOCATION: Off Rossman Avenue at 1324 Peoples Street, 218-847-4637
Peoples Park has 7.1 acres and is located off Rossman Avenue at 1324 Peoples Street. This park has three outdoor ice skating rinks with warming house, basketball, pickle ball and volleyball court, horseshoe pits, picnic shelter and tables, gazebo, skateboard park and playground equipment. The picnic shelter has a kitchenette equipped with refrigerator and sink that is available to rent.
People’s Park Skating Rink Website

Detroit Lakes Curling Club

The Detroit Lakes Curling Club is dedicated to the promotion and the coordination of the sport of curling to provide fun, fellowship and family activities within the Detroit Lakes Community.
Detroit Lakes Curling Club Website/

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Your Guide to Year-Round Detroit Lakes Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Detroit Lakes lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Detroit Lakes offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.


There’s a lot going on at The Lodge year round. Be sure to subscribe to our eNews and keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep up with live musical events (Live at The Lodge), Summer Thursdays, Wine Tastings, Murder Mystery Events, Girlfriend Getaways, and so more.

“Perfect spot for Business Meetings with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Want a Perfect spot for your next Business Meeting, a Group Meeting and or small conferences with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Great hospitality welcomes you to The LODGE on Lake Detroit with friendly customer service, outstanding lodging environment from the comfort of your room to the sounds of the Minnesota Loons on Lake Detroit. A great selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes away. Close to the downtown area, great location for fishing, and all seasonal things to do and events for all to enjoy year-around in the Detroit Lakes area.”


“We enjoyed our stay at The Lodge in Detroit Lakes, Mn. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. We stayed in the Resort Room adjoining to the Retreat Room. It was very nice for our family so we could have access to each others room and to have use of a Kitchen. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and our son was participating in the Pine to Palm Tournament. Nice location to golf course & downtown. The rooms were clean and the amenities of having a dock for our boat and use of paddle boat & Kayakes was especially nice. We enjoyed the complementary breakfast; especially the waffles and pancakes.  The Ice water cooler was very refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lodge & will be back on any future trips to the Detroit Lakes area.”


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