Lake Metigoshe (2/2)

Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 281 miles

The Perfect 12 hours at Lake Metigoshe

8-11 a.m.:Canoe Trail

You can rent a canoe while at Lake Metigoshe. Then you can canoe throughout the entire park, going in somewhat of a circle. You will be able to canoe around School Section Lake, Eramosh Lake and Rost Lake in the process.

11-1 p.m.:Hike the Old Oak Trail

This trail is North Dakota’s first National Recreation Trail. This interpretive trek has many stops along the way despite it being only about three miles long. Be sure to devote enough time to see all the plants and animals the trail has to offer.

1-4 p.m.:Hike or Mountain Bike the park’s other trails

There are several other trails to explore inside the park as well. There are four loops that make up these various trails, which end up totaling close to nine miles. While you’re at it, you can do a bird checklist, which is available at the park’s office.

4:30-8 p.m.:Visit the International Peace Gardens

Located 20 miles East of Lake Metigoshe State Park is one of the more visited sectors of North Dakota. The International Peace Gardens serve as a sign of peace between the United States and Canada. It welcomes roughly 100,000 people each year.

Written by Nolan P. Schmidt

Nolan is the Editor of Fargo Monthly. Schmidt is also the Editor of Spotlight Media's Bison Illustrated and Future Farmer publications. He is originally from Bismarck, N.D. and is a proud graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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