By ND Commerce Tourism Division
No matter what your interest, now is the perfect time to explore in North Dakota. Grab your boat, hiking shoes, golf clubs or historical flair to find that one experience you have yet to try. Here are a few ideas to get your adventure started:
Hit the Trails
How do you like to explore the trails? Whether it’s hiking, biking or on ATV, North Dakota has some exceptional spots you don’t want to miss. Check out the beautiful Pembina Gorge in the northeast where the wooded trails take you through the heart of the gorge, or take on the surrounding hills for impressive scenery and wildlife encounters. Or cut your own trail in a kayak on Lake Renwick in Icelandic State Park or on the scenic Pembina River.
Make Your Own Wake
Lake time is some of the best time in North Dakota. If you are looking for a great location for watersports or fishing opportunities try Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea and Lake Metigoshe to start. Spend the morning fishing and once you have your limit, hit the water for some recreational fun in the sun! Camping and lodging opportunities are available in all three areas.
Connect with History
North Dakota provides many opportunities to connect with early explorers from Lewis & Clark to Theodore Roosevelt.
Visit the Knife River Indian Villages near Stanton to connect with the path Lewis & Clark followed through the state in 1804. Head further down the Missouri and visit the former home of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer at Fort Abraham Lincoln near Mandan. Explore Mandan Earth Lodges and walk the grounds where the 7th Calvary once drilled before leaving for their fateful trip to the Little Big Horn. Early military life can also be experience at the historic sites at Fort Union and Fort Buford and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. Or explore the rugged badlands and connect with Theodore Roosevelt and the national park that bears his name.
Package Your UNIQUE Experience
If you want bragging rights, visit the International Peace Garden and put a foot in two countries at the same time as this picturesque garden straddles the U.S and Canadian border. Grab some friends for a stay-and-play package and swing your clubs at North Dakota’s only links style golf course at The Links of North Dakota near Ray. Or capture the essence of North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo, with trendy dining, nightlife and a vibrant downtown shopping experience.
There is still much to explore in North Dakota, get more ideas for your next adventure at
NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.