North Dakota January 13, 2020
12 Unforgettable North Dakota Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year
You have a whole year ahead of you to fill with new adventures and memories to last a lifetime. North Dakota has things to do, see, and experience every month of the year and beyond. If you’re looking for ideas on what to do and when, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of day trip ideas and activities you can do in the Peace Garden state for every single month:
January - Bottineau Winter Park
Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at one of North Dakota's best winter parks. This spot has everything you need for an entire day's worth of snowy fun with the whole family or a group of friends. Learn more about it in one of our
previous articles on it.
February - Fort Ransom State Park
Enjoy the coziness of a luxurious yurt and beautiful, snowy landscapes outdoors at this state park. They have year-round camping options, snowshoe rentals, cross-country skiing trails, and more. This place easily proves that it doesn't have to be summer for camping - you can do it even in February. Find out more by checking out
March - North Dakota Winter Show
This is the oldest and longest-running agricultural show in North Dakota and has been around since 1937 and held annually ever since. With an entire week of March full of live entertainment, vendors, competition, and more. Find out more by taking a look at this
April - Maple Sugaring Day
If you love maple syrup, then you'll absolutely adore this annual event being held at one of North Dakota's state parks. Learn how to tap real maple trees, enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, and - of course - eat tasty, fresh maple syrup over pancakes or turned into maple cotton candy. Discover all this event has to offer by reading about
last year's event.
May - SkyFest over Fort Stevenson
Each year in May, the skies over this historic fort fill with colorful kites for the annual SkyFest over Fort Stevenson. Bring your own kite and enjoy flying it next to Lake Sakakawea or watch professional kite fliers soar their special kites. This multi-day event offers things for people of all ages and skill levels. Learn more by
June - Theodore Roosevelt National Park
This place should be on everyone's bucket list. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is absolutely spectacular, and one of the best times to visit it is early summer. When the prairie grasses are lush and green, wild animals like bison and horses roaming with their young by their side, and the weather near perfect, it sets up the best possible experience to see the badlands.
Here is just a taste of everything it has to offer.
July - Red River Valley Fair
Summertime is the time for fairs, and there are few better fairs in the midwest than Red River Valley Fair. Generally around a week long, this event has everything you love about fairs and more. Fun rides, amazing live entertainment, games, and everyone's favorite fair foods, are just the beginning of all this fair has to offer. Get an idea of what it's like by checking out
an article about a previous year.
August - Medora
Though a tiny town with less than 200 residents, Medora, North Dakota draws in crowds of thousands every summer. Located in the southwest corner of North Dakota, this town is famous for its wild west theme, popular outdoor musical, great food, and access to history, natural wonders, and more.
Here's a list of everything it has to offer.
September - Norsk Høstfest
There is no bigger Scandinavian-themed festival in North America than this one. Held annually in Minot, it brings together people of Scandinavian heritage and those without to share culture from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland. Food, crafts, demonstrations, fun activities - and that's just the beginning. Learn more by
October - Papa's Pumpkin Patch
What better way to spend an October day than getting into the seasonal spirit at a pumpkin patch? This particular one is rated in the top 10 of the entire United States, and for good reason. Papa's Pumpkin Patch has been delighting kids and adults of all ages with plenty of fun and memorable activities, as well as plenty of pumpkins to pick for your porch. Take a look at
this previous article
to find out more.
November - Lake Metigoshe
In the final days of fall, you should definitely visit Lake Metigoshe. This beautiful spot is nestled in the Turtle Mountains of northern North Dakota and is absolutely stunning when it's surrounded by fall colors. Even under the snow, this place is a must-visit. You can learn more about it by
December - Dickens Village Festival
All throughout the weekends of December, one special town in North Dakota becomes the Christmas Capital of the state. The whole town themes itself after London of yesteryear to fit the famous Charles Dickens play, including having telephone booths, people in character, and a double-decker bus. See what it's all about
What are some of your plans for North Dakota trips in the upcoming year?
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