Sports & Recreation

Get your blood pumping in DL.

snowboarder riding the rails

Skiing & Snowboarding

Discover dips, twists and heart-thumping slopes or cruise through some of the best cross-country skiing in the country. Whatever winter thrill you’re seeking, you can find it in DL.

Two snowmobilers on a snowy wooded trail revving up sports & recreation

Motorcycling & Snowmobiling

Get your motor running while motorcycling or snowmobiling your way through the north country, past scenic views and friendly bars and grills with meals that make taking the road less traveled worth it.

Winter Trails Report

2023-24 Becker County Snowmobile Map

2023-24 Detroit Lakes Snowmobile Map

Mountain biker getting air time

Mountain Biking

Whether you want scenic trails or spine-tingling switchbacks, you’ve got miles of terrain to choose from in the Detroit Lakes area. Experience the biking and hiking trails nearly year round. Pro tip: Cooler temperatures and a rainbow carpet of leaves make fall an ideal time to hit our trails.

Bike the first multi-use trail in the region! Pedal or jog the five-mile Heartland State Trail from the Detroit Lakes Hwy 10 east underpass to Acorn Lake before Frazee. See Detroit Lakes’ bike trail map for additional routes to ride.
Detroit Lakes was awarded the bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award in June 2020 from the League of American Bicyclists.

Couple on a golf course enjoying sports & recreation


Swing your way through several postcard-worthy golf courses that are accessible to any skill level. Afterwards, enjoy the friendly sophistication of our clubhouses and lounges. Trust us, you’ll be glad you packed those golf clubs.

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Man holding a trophy size muskie


Drop a line in one of our 400+ lakes and come back with a whopper — of a story at least. Rent a boat, gear and even a guide to make your angling day of sports & recreation in DL unforgettable. You’ll soon get hooked on fishing in Detroit Lakes!

Fishing Report

Sports & Recreation