Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest natural lake, is home to a 1,142-acre park system, including Grahams Island State Park. The lake features some of the best fishing in North Dakota, both summer and winter.
Icelandic State Park has a Pioneer Heritage Center and restored historic buildings, plus a 200-acre natural wooded area along the Tongue River is a sanctuary for plants, birds and wildlife. Recreation includes camping, swimming, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Turtle River State Park is in a beautiful forested valley, including a river stocked with rainbow trout that provides North Dakota's only fly fishing stream. Year-round recreational activities include mountain biking, cross-country skiing and sledding, geocaching, hiking and camping.
My grandpa recently said in conversation, “There is something that happens when the weather turns cold and fall approaches; as a man wants to go on the hunt.” I think this statement embodies how we all feel as outdoors people, waiting for summer to pass and hunting seasons to begin. ... Read More
I’m in marketing and fancy myself to be a woman of words. But words are failing me as I think back on my first trip to North Dakota. Rejuvenation isn’t quite right. Refresh doesn’t totally work either. I felt a release in North Dakota that is almost indescribable. I paused to take in the scenery.... Read More
Looking for a fun weekend getaway this summer? Grand Forks is as much fun in the summer as it is during hockey season. Here are a few of my favorite things to see and do: Kick off the weekend with a Friday night pie on the rooftop at Rhombus Guys. The atmosphere is fun; the pizza perfect (... Read More
Having never been to North Dakota, I was thrilled to see the Badlands on our itinerary. As an Ohio native, I sometimes crave mountainous bluffs and peaks (which, unfortunately, there is a shortage of in Ohio), and feel the urge to take in a picturesque valley of which the most talented... Read More
While there are many great lakes in North Dakota, the many recreational options available on Devils Lake in north central North Dakota attracted my family for a recent weekend. The newly expanded facilities and full-service amenities offered at Woodlands Resort drew our crew; boat, kayak,... Read More
I enjoyed an all-too-short trip to Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park this past weekend with my daughter before she headed back to the University. Whether you make it an annual event or have not been since you were a child, I would recommend you get your plans made to visit this... Read More
Everyone who travels has different reasons for doing so – different motivations, different desired outcomes and different take-aways when the travel is complete. Some people travel to relax and to make memories, others travel as part of special occasions like honeymoons, college tours or family... Read More