Explore things to do in Detroit Lakes like hiking, boating, and skiing

Boasting mountains, beaches, and parkland, Detroit Lakes is an ideal destination for your upcoming family vacation or couple’s getaway. The Country Inn & Suites places you near area highlights like Detroit Lakes City Beach and Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, where you can swim, fish, ski, and snowboard, among other outdoor pursuits. For a relaxed afternoon, you can practice your swing at Detroit Country Club or peruse the stores at Washington Square Mall. Looking for things to do with the kids? Pack a picnic lunch and head to Detroit Lakes City Park or Dunton Locks County Park for a scenic setting with a wide range of activities.

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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

13.18 mi / 21.21 km from the hotel
This refuge aims to maintain the diverse ecosystem of the Detroit Lakes region by educating visitors about local species and their habitats. Tour the marshes and wetlands, and be on the lookout for animals like golden-winged warblers and swans.

K & K Tubing

5.66 mi / 9.11 km from the hotel
Cool off on a two-hour tubing excursion down the Ottertail River with K & K Tubing. If one trip down the river isn’t enough, you can enjoy a second ride on the same day for free!

Becker County Museum

2.41 mi / 3.88 km from the hotel
Founded in 1943, Becker County Museum houses more than 14,000 photographs and 20,000 artifacts related to the Detroit Lakes region. If you’re working on a special project, you can visit the public research library.

Detroit Country Club

4.63 mi / 7.45 km from the hotel
Challenge friends to a round of golf on one of two public 18-hole courses at this expansive facility.

Detroit Lakes City Beach and Park

1.92 mi / 3.1 km from the hotel
Pack a bag for a day of sunbathing, swimming, fishing, or boating in Little Detroit Lake. The mile-long beachfront sits adjacent to City Park, which offers playground equipment, picnic shelters, and a disc-golf course.

Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center

2.4 mi / 3.86 km from the hotel
Stay active at this expansive center that provides racquetball courts, indoor golf nets, group fitness classes, massage therapy, a walking track, and a batting cage.

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area

5.02 mi / 8.07 km from the hotel
Experience skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in winter and mountain biking in summer at Detroit Mountain. Private ski and snowboard lessons are also available.

Dunton Locks County Park

3.67 mi / 5.91 km from the hotel
Visit this year-round 53-acre park to hike, jog, mountain bike, cross-country ski, and fish. You can also pack a lunch to enjoy in the picnic shelters.

Soo Pass Ranch

3.4 mi / 5.48 km from the hotel
Home to the annual WE Fest country music festival, Soo Pass Ranch offers campsites close to the stages of this beloved bash. The ranch also hosts other concerts and special events throughout the year.

Washington Square Mall

2.22 mi / 3.57 km from the hotel
Treat yourself to some retail therapy at this shopping plaza and entertainment center. Browse through a few shops, grab a bite to eat, and then catch a film at the on-site movie theater.

Fair Hills Resort Executive 9

10.41 mi / 16.75 km from the hotel
Hit the “Executive 9” at Fair Hills Resort to try out a par-31 course that’s perfect for a family-friendly golfing experience.