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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