Sunrise is a nice time to hit the water with friends and family.

14 Great North Dakota Outdoor Adventures

Hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and more — North Dakota has a legendary adventure for you.
1
Scheel’s Sporting Goods

Load up on gear and sportswear at the Midwest’s largest all-sport store. Browse more than 85 specialty shops under one roof at this ultimate sports fan and athlete shopping experience. Ride the Scheel’s Wheel 45-foot, 12-car 1953 park-style Ferris wheel.

, ND
2
King’s Walk

The links-style golf course is characterized with mounds, moguls, native grasses and pine trees interspersed with lakes styled in a dry southwestern arroyo landscape. The Arnold Palmer signature course opened in 2002 and is one of North Dakota’s premier golfing destinations.

City Grand Forks, ND 58203
3
Pembina Gorge

Whether you prefer hiking, canoeing or kayaking, winding along the bends of the Pembina River through the panoramic Pembina Gorge is a must for any nature lover. Enjoy the recreational, historical and natural scenery opportunities of this scenic North Dakota nook.

Rendezvous Region Walhalla, ND
Devils Lake is a recreational hotspot and nationally known fishery. 4
Devils Lake

Head to the full-service Woodland Resort for unbeatable boating and fishing. The resort also boasts a restaurant, cabins, motel, campground, bait shop and boat rentals, along with a full-service winter ice fishing headquarters with fish house rental and guided ice fishing packages available.

1012 Woodland Drive Devils Lake, ND 58301
5
Lake Metigoshe State Park

Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, this state park includes several miles of rolling hills and multi-use trails. Amazing canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities abound on one of the cleanest natural fresh-water lakes in North Dakota. Cabin rentals are available in summer and winter.

16 miles Northeast Bottineau, ND 58318
Wally the Walleye on Main Street in Garrison honors the great fishing on nearby Lake Sakakawea 6
Garrison

Located beside Lake Sakakawea, the largest manmade lake in the nation, Garrison attracts thousands of visitors each year to its lake for recreational fishing. Beautiful sunsets and clean fresh air make for a restful and rejuvenating experience.

539 Fourth Ave. SE Garrison, ND 58540
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Lund’s Landing Resort

Known for its quaint country setting, genuine hospitality, delicious homemade food, Juneberry pie and pan-fried walleye, this resort is a fishing and boating paradise. Check out the full-service restaurant, cabins, kayaks, canoes, boat rentals, birding activities, golfing, Lewis and Clark trail, and tipi camping.

11350 Hwy. 1804 Ray, ND 58849
Hiking at sunset is the perfect end to a perfect day. 8
Theodore Roosevelt National Park – North Unit

Take in spectacular views along the 14-mile scenic drive, which features turnouts with interpretive signs. Self-guided nature trails take you through coulees and breaks. Visit the prairie dog town, Oxbow Overlook and the Edge of Glacier Pullout and keep an eye out for buffalo, deer, elk, bighorn sheep and wild horses.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Unit Watford City, ND
Horseback riding in the Badlands of western North Dakota. 9
Badlands Trail Rides

This horseback riding outfitter will match you with a well-trained horse before you head out on one of the numerous scenic Little Missouri badlands trails.

18 miles north of Killdeer Killdeer, ND 58640
Teeing off in the Badlands while playing at Bully Pulpit. 10
Bully Pulpit

The 18-hole course will play to a par-72 and you will have the choice of five tee boxes. Course terrain ranges from the walkable Little Missouri bottoms to the challenging elevation changes and dramatic setting of the Badlands section.

2 miles south Medora, ND 58645
Mountain Biking the Maah Daah Hey Trail 11
Maah Daah Hey Trail

This 96-mile trail runs through the South Unit and the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and offers hiking and biking in badland and rolling prairie landscapes, along with opportunities for overnight camping and wildlife sightings that include mule deer, coyotes, an occasional golden eagle, bison and feral horses.

Little Missouri National Grassland Medora, ND 58601
Horseback riding is found throughout the state of North Dakota. 12
Peaceful Valley Ranch

Located seven miles into Theodore Roosevelt National Park alongside the Little Missouri River, this professional horseback riding ranch is surrounded by colorful badland country with wild horses, bison, deer, elk, eagles and prairie dogs.

Medora, ND 58645
Teeing off at Hawktree Golf Course near Bismarck. 13
Hawktree Golf Club

Architect Jim Engh has created a wonderful course that presents the player with a Scottish-links look but also a modern touch. Engh uses elevation changes, native prairie grasses, large greens and four tee boxes to give players of any ability a chance to enjoy a great golf experience.

5 miles northwest Bismarck, ND
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North Country National Scenic Trail

This trail is a premier footpath that links communities, forests and prairies across seven northern states. Much of the NCNST in North Dakota is located on open, rolling prairie, perfect for scenic strolls and photo ops.

Sheyenne River Valley Chapter Valley City, ND 58072
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