Detroit Lakes Things-to-Do

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.

Summer Sports Fun in Detroit Lakes

With all the surrounding lakes, it’s only natural that water sports are so popular in this area. Everyone will enjoy the beautiful mile-long sandy beach at Lake Detroit’s public swimming area. Bring your own boat, canoe or kayak (or rent one) for fishing, water skiing, or just exploring. The area’s 412 lakes also offer some of the finest inland diving in the country. Local guide services are available to assist in your underwater exploration.

Winter Sports in Detroit Lakes

Snowmobile more than 200 miles of groomed trails. Over 66 kilometers of cross country ski trails available on public and private properties. Fish houses and equipment are available for rent for winter ice fishing.

Any Season is the Right Season in Detroit Lakes..

Seek out one of 250 species of birds at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, or go for an invigorating hike at Dunton Locks County Park. The city’s best dining destinations for recharging include Lake Country Grill, Elks, or Lakeside 1891, a city favorite. Nightlife attractions are limited, but your best options for a drink with friends are Becker Sports Grill and The Bridge.

Check Your Calendar for Detroit Lakes Events & Festivals

Make sure to check your calendar because this small-town-with-the-most also hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Polar Fest, Birding Festival, Water Carnival, and Tuffy’s Dogsled Race.

Detroit Lakes Golf Vacations

Enjoy a great Detroit Lakes golf vacation at BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Test your game at one of the area’s 11 golf courses. Three golf courses are less than five minutes away; eight less than ten miles distant, and over a dozen are within a 20-mile radius.

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  • The Lodge on Lake Detroit Special Events in Detroit Lakes MN

Lodge Special Events

Come early for Sunset Serenades at 5pm each afternoon in the 2-story lakefront, fireside lobby at The Lodge. Place your favorite drink order at LoLa D’s free standing bar, linger in the lobby. Sink into a leather chair and play a game of checkers, relax in a bent willow rocking chair, or retreat to the 70′ lakefront balcony with outdoor seating (seasonal) to capture the view. Light food and drink may also be ordered.

  • Detroit Lakes Minnesota Restaurants & Dinning

Detroit Lakes Restaurants

Detroit Lakes Restaurants & Dining Guide Nearby Detroit Lakes Dining.. Something For All Tastes! Within walking distance, or a short hop in your car, you will find almost every type of dining experience convenient

  • The Lodge On Lake Detroit Live At The Lodge

Live At The Lodge

Come early for Sunset Serenades at 5pm each afternoon in the 2-story lakefront, fireside lobby at The Lodge. Place your favorite drink order at LoLa D’s free standing bar, linger in the lobby. Sink into a leather chair and play a game of checkers, relax in a bent willow rocking chair, or retreat to the 70′ lakefront balcony with outdoor seating (seasonal) to capture the view. Light food and drink may also be ordered.

  • Summer Thursdays at The Lodge

Lodge Summer Thursdays

This Summer, gather every Thursday at The Lodge to enjoy live music of regional musicians. Relax in our fireside lobby overlooking Big Detroit Lake. Enjoy great music, your favorite cocktail, conversation with friends, and, of course, spectacular sunsets. Purchase drinks and appetizers from LoLa D’s lobby bar during the events. No Cover Charge. Open to the public and hotel guests.

  • Lake Detroit Summer Fun & Activities

Lake Detroit Summer Fun

The grounds at BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit slope gently to our 500 foot lake front. Enjoy swimming or sunbathing on our private 150 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.

  • Detroit Lakes MN Fishing

Detroit Lakes Fishing

Fishing Lake Detroit. . . Detroit Lakes Minnesota Fishing! With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius of Detroit Lakes, MN, there are plenty of places to fish – and a variety of popular

Detroit Lakes Parks

Detroit Lakes Parks & Trails The Detroit Lakes area abounds with beautiful parks, lakes, rivers, hiking & biking trails and more.. Detroit Lakes, Becker County, and the surrounding area offers so many recreational and

  • Detroit Lakes Minnesota Water Sports

Detroit Lakes Water Sports

Detroit Lakes provides a public swimming area on Little Lake Detroit that features a beautiful mile-long sandy beach. Bring your own boat, canoe or kayak (or rent one) for fishing, water skiing, or just exploring. A public boat launch provides parking for those launching boats there. Boat and equipment rentals are also easy to find at the many local marinas.

  • Detroit Lakes Minnesota Area Attractions

Other Detroit Lakes Minnesota Attractions

Other Detroit Lakes Attractions Take in a performance at the Historic Holmes Theatre, watch traditional native dancing at the Anishinaabe Cultural Center, or just take in a movie... Detroit Lakes, Minnesota has you covered.

  • Detroit Lakes Winter Sports - Snow Skiiing Detroit Lakes Mountain

Detroit Lakes Winter Fun

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

  • The Lodge On Lake Detroit - Detroit Lakes MN Golf Courses

Detroit Lakes Golf Courses

Detroit Lakes Golf Courses. . . Minnesota Golf Vacation! Hit the links at any of over a dozen beautiful Detroit Lakes golf courses within 20 miles of the new BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge On