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Welcome to the great outdoors of Northeast North Dakota, where the scenery will take your breath away and the adventures never end. Our region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with an abundance of parks to discover and explore; hunting and fishing galore; and something for the whole family.

We have unobstructed 180-degree views of the night sky (Northern Lights anyone?); we embrace every season (ever see hoarfrost or a sparkling sundog?); and we want you to join us!

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Check out a few of the highlights of our region

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Icelandic State Park

This 912-acre park melds modern amenities, outstanding recreation, and the history of the North Dakota’s early settlers.

Boat, swim, hike, bike, or fish in the summer and snowshoe or cross-country ski winter. The park is home to more than 140 modern campsites, picnic areas, restored historic buildings and the Pioneer Heritage Center, which houses exhibits and hosts programing highlighting early North Dakota.

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Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area

Covering more than 2,800 acres, the astounding Pembina River Gorge can be at your fingertips. Steep valley cliffs tower over small, isolated prairies and pocketed wetlands surrounded by the largest continuous, undisturbed forest in North Dakota.

There are more than 30 miles of trails open to horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and off-highway vehicles (OHV). Kayak rentals are available all summer long, and groomed trails in the winter mean the fun doesn’t stop when the snow falls.

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Northeast and Red River North Trails

More than 400 of groomed snowmobile trails, with warming huts stationed along the way are accessible from our back door.

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Frost Fire Park

Located in the Pembina Gorge, Frost Fire is home to North Dakota’s only downhill mountain biking facility, with seven trails supported with a chairlift. In the winter, trade in the tires for skis or a snowboard and hit the slopes. Fresh snow is made all winter long!

The park also offers summer theater performances, unique food and shopping, and an annual youth art camp.

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McVille Dam and Campground

A fisherman’s paradise, McVille Dam is stocked with walleye, trout, bass, blue gill and perch. The campground offers modern amenities and hook-ups for weekend date with nature. There’s also a free disc golf course!

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