Active vacations are at an all-time high
Fergus Falls is a great place to enjoy recreational facilities including bike trails, golf
courses, BMX track, disc golf and indoor ice arenas. Playing host to the World
Modified Dirt Track Championship (at the I-94 Speedway), MS TRAM, State VFW
Baseball Tournament and MN Trappers Association is evidence that local sports
enthusiasts are eager to show off the community.
Friday night car races at the I-94 Speedway run all summer long. The engines rev
up at 7 p.m. - but come early for the tailgating. The Pebble Lake Golf Course is
a must-play course in the area. This 18-hole public course offers majestic oaks,
towering pines, ponds, and elevation changes (www.PlayPebbleLake.com).
Looking for indoor action? Bowling, the movie theater and public library are open
year-round. For a real change of pace, visit Sundberg Apiaries and Car Collection,
conveniently located on the same site. See how honey is extracted (August and
September) and visit the collection of 28+ Model T’s and A’s. Call ahead for an
Over 500 acres of city parks provide wide open spaces perfect for a picnic,
playing with the kids or taking a walk. You can also enjoy walking, hiking, biking,
picnicking as well as a game of tennis or horseshoes on a nice summer day.
Family reunions, weddings and other events are welcome in the park facilities.
Winter activities include sledding, indoor and outdoor skating, hockey or
broomball. The community arena and Lake Alice welcome ice skaters. DeLagoon,
the largest park, offers athletic fields, camping, fishing pier and is the trailhead
to the Central Lakes Trail, a 55 mile paved trail that winds through the countryside
Maplewood State Park and Glendalough
State Park provide a respite from the
heavily farmed lands that surround them.
Camping, fishing, horseback riding,
hiking and biking are some of the many
activities park visitors enjoy.
Both parks are also on the Otter Trail
Scenic Byway, a popular driving trail
route. Maps of the 150 mile “loop” are
available at the Chamber of Commerce
and other stops along the trail.
Hunting and fishing fans won’t be
disappointed in Otter Tail County.
The Minnesota DNR and Fish &
Wildlife Service both have offices
and staff in Fergus Falls to assist