Adventure Activities

  • Dave Mills
  • Blazing Sunset
  • Biking in Valley City
  • Snowmobiles in the woods
  • Doug Kilber
  • Riding Horses
  • Deanne Cunningham
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rick Sonterre
  • Hunter and dog

Seeking that next big adrenaline rush? Or just looking to dip your toe in adventurous waters? North Dakota’s world-class biking, hiking, paddling, horseback riding and more await. Go on an off-road ATV excursion, mountain bike a section of the 146-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail, hit famous national and state park trails on horseback or hike in for an overnight camping trip. North Dakota also is becoming an extreme sports hotspot thanks to Extreme North Dakota Racing. North Dakota winters open up opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Click here for more North Dakota Adventure Activities.

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Trip Ideas & Travel Information
Cowboy Up Tour (Best Places Lists)

Experience the Old West on a trip to connect with the legends who called North Dakota home. Click here for a printable version.

Water Recreation (Articles)
North Dakota's lakes and rivers are playgrounds for water enthusiasts
Get started on your very own bucket list of things to see and do in North Dakota

Beaver Lake State Park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing

Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas.

Unique year-round camping option awaits in state parks
Geocaching popular in North Dakotas state parks

Long before there were scenic byways, there was the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark took it to the Rocky Mountains and back home. Today, you can travel along the water route and see an array of attractions along the way, including Garrison Dam.

Experiences different in every corner of the state

Ride your motorcycle to 5 or more places on the map, take a picture with travel guide and earn a patch

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Featured Listings
Northcentral
Northcentral
International Peace Garden, Dunseith, ND 58329
The museum educates the public of the historical and present-day roles of wildlife law...
Northeast
Northeast
Hwy 32, Walhalla, ND 58282
This backway located in northeast North Dakota is a special place steeped in history, with...
Southwest
Southwest
Little Missouri National Grassland, Medora, ND 58601
The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 144-mile non-motorized single track through the Badlands of North...
Southwest
Southwest
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan, ND 58554
Guided tour of Gen. George and Libbie Custer's home. Self-guided tour of Fort Abraham Lincoln,...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
Southeast
Southeast
Fort Ranson, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Rich in history and plant diversity. Located on the Sheyenne River valley. Deer and other...
Southwest
Southwest
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Visitors are welcome to travel the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway. Grand...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Western edge of Turtle Mountains, Highway 43, Bottineau, ND 58318
"Stonehenge" of the prairie has breathtaking view overlooking farmland west of the Turtle...
Northcentral
Northcentral
16 miles northeast, Bottineau, ND 58318
Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains along the U.S./Canadian border, Lake Metigoshe is one of...
Northeast
Northeast
20 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2, Arvilla, ND 58502
Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park is located in a beautiful...
Events
Southwest
Southwest
May 28, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016
5195 County Rd 81, Mandan, ND 58554
The 2016 Trails4Transplants "Discover the Dakotas II" horse and ATV ride will begin on May 28....
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Chahinkapa Zoo and Park, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Blue Goose Days is a community event for the whole family! Parade, craft/vendor booths, wildlife...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Chuckwagon Patio, Medora, ND 58645
Join us for this annual road race that winds its way through town and the scenic North Dakota...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Jamestown Reservoir, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Little Britches Fishing Tournament is held in conjunction with North Dakota Game & Fish's...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Theodore Roosevelt National Park- South Unit, Medora, ND 58645
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association would like to invite you to our 62nd Annual...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 08, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
871 Main St., Carrington, ND 58421
Four days of amazing birdwatching at the best places for birding in the Missouri Coteau. Observe...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Meidinger Park Field (15th Street and 17th Avenue), Jamestown, ND 58401
Kite Fest has become a premier kiting event, attracting kite enthusiasts from across the country...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
46.9587298,-103.505796, Medora, ND 58645
Bring your picnic lunch and join North Dakota Badlands Horse and Theodore Roosevelt National Park...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
26th and Divide, Bismarck, ND 58501
Celebrate the longest day of the year with entertainment and a dance under the stars at The...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Deals
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $259.95
Jan 27, 2016 - Jan 04, 2017
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Find romance in a heartbeat, rekindle the passion or surprise the one you love. Our Romance...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Buy 10 nights, get 11th free
Apr 23, 2014 - May 23, 2020
215 Highway 2 E., Devils Lake, ND 58301
Stay 10 nights get the 11th night free or $40.00 cash
Southwest
Southwest
Rates from $149.98 for 2 nights stay
Feb 22, 2016 - May 31, 2016
1170 Roughrider Blvd., Dickinson, ND 58601
Winter Weekend Getaway $149.98 Two Night Stay...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Buy 1 nights, get 10 days of parking free
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
200 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Northcentral
Northcentral
$20 off per night
Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 01, 2016
1900 72nd St. NW, Minot, ND 58703
Single Room: a 7 night minimum stay required for $30/night rate.
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southwest
Southwest
Oct 07, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017
532 15th St., Dickinson, ND 58601
$129 standard room or upgrade to a Suite for $149!...