Detroit Lakes Winter Fun & Local Guide - The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Detroit Lakes Winter Fun

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

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. At 1500 feet, Detroit Mountain offers skiing and snowboarding, with 15 trails and five lifts.

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 fun and outdoor activities year-round.

Dunton Locks Ski Trails • 6.4 miles

LOCATION: 200 East State Street, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 846-2612
Dunton Locks County Parks is nestled along the shores of Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie. The park offers picnic shelters, fishing piers, a mechanical boat tram, a paved non-motorized recreation trail, as well as more rugged hiking, mountain biking trails.
Dunton Locks Ski Trails Website

Detroit Mountain 3.4 Miles


Detroit Mountain is the premiere destination for family ski fun in the Detroit Lakes area. Come join us year round for winter and summer activities! Summer activities include mountain biking and hiking. Winter activities include skiing and snowboarding. Visit Detroit Mountain Website to learn more about the mountain and what it has to offer.

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.

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

Dick Beardsley’s Fishing Guide Service • 3.0 miles

LOCATION: 515 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 280-1808,
With 30 years of professional fishing guide experience, Dick Beardsley knows where to find and how to catch the fish of northwest and west central Minnesota. He can help you catch walleye, bass, muskie, northern, panfish, and more. He even does ice fishing! Kids are always welcome on fishing trips with Dick, and he even offers a 10% discount when you bring a kid fishing.

Brad Laab Guide Service • 6.5 miles

LOCATION: 21168 Klein Rd, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 847-1089,
Offers ice fishing trips and guided tours using self contained “SnoBear”
Dick Beardsley Website

Detroit Lakes Freeman Arena • 2.9 miles

LOCATION: 1300 Rossman Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-846-7105
Detroit Lakes has two ice sheets; one has an 85′ x 195′ cement floor, 1500 seating capacity with sound system. The second is a practice sheet with an 85′ x 200′ cement floor. There are ten large dressing rooms available in the complex. The arena offers multi-recreational activities including: High School & Youth Hockey, Figure Skating Lessons & Shows, Open Skating, Old Timers Hockey, and International Hockey School. The Kent Freeman arena is the home of the International Hockey School that takes place in the summer months allowing boys and girls to learn to improve their hockey skills while also enjoying the beautiful lake area with their families.

Lincoln Ice Skating Rink

The Lincoln Ice Skating Rink is located in the MeritCare Park and provides a large open skating area that includes skating pathways around islands with trees and shrubs. The Lincoln rink also has two hockey rinks and is lit at night. The rink is open in the winter season when weather permits, usually mid-December to February.

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.


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