You can walk on water in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in the winter months!
Cool temperatures and a blanket of snow provide endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Whether a winter vacation or a quick getaway, discover the out-of-the-ordinary fun you can have in Detroit Lakes!
Take a snowmobiling vacation in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Over 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Becker County run through rolling hills to secluded woodlands with wildlife. Bring your sled and make new friends over a super burger or pizza at stops along the way! See the calendar for winter events such as snowmobiling races, vintage snowmobile runs and swap meets in the Detroit Lakes area. Pick up a free map or download the city and area maps.
If you prefer moving under your own power, choose from over 40 miles of public cross country skiing at Dunton Locks County Park, Pickeral Hills, Mountain View, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge's Pine Lake, and East Frazee trails. Don't have your own skiis? Maplelag Resort and Rainbow Resort offer another 54 miles of cross country trails complete with skiis as a winter vacation package. See the Detroit Lakes Cross Country Ski website for more information about trails and activities.
Winter-time temperatures freeze the water making ideal conditions for ice fishing. Fish houses dot hundreds of lakes for angling and spearing adventures. See the fishing reportfor what's biting, call the Chamber for fish house rentals and let the excitement begin!
To really experience winter fun in Detroit Lakes, join the almost-famous Polar Fest in February! Cool events include a fishing derby, 5k run, a Polaritaville dance, spectacular fireworks at the beach and the Polar Fest Plunge right into Detroit Lake. For a sneak peak, see the Polar Fest video!
Did we mention the other fun winter activities in Detroit Lakes such as sleigh rides, curling, ice skating, hockey tourneys, live theatre performances, birding, shopping, night life and hot lodging deals? Check out the Snowflakes brochure for more ideas.
See You at the (frozen) Lakes!