North Dakota January 07, 2017
8 Perfect Places In North Dakota For People That Hate Crowds
If you’re someone that prefers peace and quiet over busy, loud areas, then North Dakota is a pretty good state for you. That said, there are still places in this state that can get a bit busy and noisy. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to get away from it all and just enjoy being alone and relaxed for a while, then here are 8 places for you that might be exactly what you’re looking for.
1. North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
If you want to visit North Dakota's beautiful Theodore Roosevelt State Park but want to skip the crowds associated with all the visitors there, try taking a beautiful scenic drive or hike through the park's North Unit. It is quieter than the South Unit but equally as gorgeous and full of things to see and do.
2. Cross Ranch
This state park is located along some of the very last undeveloped, naturally flowing parts of the Missouri River. It is a peaceful, serene place with plenty of trails to walk and escape into nature with. Most of the land here is left untouched to preserve the natural beauty, so you can see it for yourself.
3. 221 Melsted Place, Mountain
Looking for the perfect getaway? 221 Melsted Place is a historic house located in Mountain, North Dakota, surrounded by beautiful farmlands and completely remote and scenic. It'll provide you with a vacation of relaxation and luxury, and the rates are usually less than the average busy hotel in a city. Everything about this place is perfect and great for just getting away from it all.
4. Icelandic State Park
The Icelandic State Park is one of the most stunning natural places in North Dakota and allows you to surround yourself in nothing but the forests along Lake Renwick that make up the area. There are plenty of trails to take and just unwind amongst the outdoors, many of which are through a unique nature preserve.
5. Chahinkapa Zoo, Wahpeton
Love going to zoos but hate having to deal with people crowding everything? The Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, North Dakota is the perfect place for you. It is a delightful small zoo with plenty of animals, history, and lovely settings, all without being overcrowded with people. You can truly take your time and enjoy seeing the animals without any of the pushing and shoving! It is quiet and great for any outing.
6. Lake Metigoshe
Among North Dakota's Turtle Mountains in the far northern reaches of the state, this area is absolutely magnificent and far from any crowds. There is a great trail system that will bring you on a journey through the thriving nature.
7. Fort Abercrombie
Fort Abercrombie is a great place to see the history of North Dakota up close and personal in this historic site. It isn't bustling with people all the time and is perfect to just take it all in and learn something new.
8. Turtle River State Park
The calm flowing Turtle River is surrounded by this stunning state park. It is very quiet here, with the best trails and walking paths, but it does get busy around Turtle Fest each year! Other than that, it's one of the best spots just to escape the hustle and bustle of life.
There are plenty of other great hidden gems in North Dakota that are simply perfect for a getaway.
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