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skiing at Soaring Eagle

Play the day away

Pick your passion and pursue it along the Lake Country Scenic Byway summer, fall, winter or spring. Or try an activity outside your comfort zone.

Summer’s traditional pursuits are all here, from golf courses to spectacular areas to have a picnic and from pristine lakes and sandy beaches to trails for biking and hiking.

Fall brings hunting seasons for waterfowl and big game and leaf looking by car, along a bicycle trail or on foot. Look for information on the Lake Country Scenic Byway’s annual Fall Color Tour with stops at interesting places off the beaten path.

In winter, some of the same trails and miles and miles more attract snowmobilers and there are great places for ice skating, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. You get the drift.

Springtime birding is spectacular as species in bright mating plumage migrate to their northern homes! As the terrain changes from prairie to wooded forests plus thousands of acres of wetlands, lakes and rivers, look for more than 275 species of birds in our unique ecosystems. For a birding adventure, stop at any of the 68 sites along the 500-mile Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail south of Detroit Lakes to north of Winnipeg, Manitoba to view hundreds of sought-after species.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try tubing down a river, paddleboarding or parasailing on a lake, SCUBA diving beneath the lake, or explore the forest by ATV or on a geocaching hunt.