» Attractions

Looking for family time and plenty of action? There are fun attractions in all directions from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Mountain Biking

Bikers looking for everything from scenic trails to heart-thumping steep slopes and switchbacks have miles of trails to choose.


There are also plenty of county highways with tight, manageable curves, scenic views and friendly businesses with food and drink to make it worthwhile to explore less-traveled roads.

Lake fishing

There are 412 lakes in the area to choose from. Go after the fish of your dreams: walleye, northern, trophy size muskie, bass, crappies, sunfish, trout, bluegill, perch and rough fish.


Walk along the observation pier. Listen to music coming from the restored 100-year-old Pavilion. Rent Scuba gear and explore what’s resting on the lake bottoms.


Detroit Lakes, MN understands what it is to love golf.  For more than 70 years, the Pine to Palm at Detroit Country Club has been part of Minnesota’s favorite resort circuit tournaments..


Set the alarm. Grab the binoculars. Put on good walking shoes. You don’t want to waste any time in birders’ paradise – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. More than 275 species of birds live in Becker County.

Trails & Parks

Explore several trails that Detroit Lakes is part. You can explore three Minnesota state parks, three state forests and more than 70,000 acres of tax forfeited lands.

Forest & Refuges

A preserve is located on the southeast side of the city. Two national wildlife refuges and a wetland management district are located within minutes of Detroit Lakes.