The Best Winter Activities & Attractions of Devils Lake, ND

Searching for some fun in Devils Lake this winter? Fortunately, the area is an outdoor recreational paradise—winter, spring, summer, and fall. Plus, there are plenty of indoor activities for those seeking reprieve from the cold and snow. Explore some of the best winter activities of Devil’s Lake, ND!

Drop a Line in the Ice

ice fishingDevils Lake is known as the “Perch Capital of the World”—and the good fishing doesn’t stop when the lake freezes. You can rent an ice house and venture out on your own or book a guide who can lead you to the best fishing spots. And when the ice starts to melt, head to the north of Six Mile Bay for a plethora of walleye.

Strap on the Skis or Snowshoes!

cross country ski trailsSome of the best places to explore include Grahams Island and Sullys Hill. Hike up to the Lookout Tower on Sullys Hill, or even explore the 5 miles of maintained cross-country ski trails that begin at the Steinke Basin Meadow.

Go for a Snowmobile Ride

snowmobilingDevils Lake is home to the Lake Region Trail, which offers miles of maintained trails through woods and fields and across highly varied terrain. There are even heated and lighting warming houses stationed along the trails.

Celebrate Silverfest

ice skatingEvery third weekend in February, one of the biggest events in the area kicks off—Silverfest! Enjoy everything from ice fishing tournaments to kite flying, curling and sleigh rides to a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. There’s even family ice skating and hockey tournaments.

Try Your Luck at the Casino

casino cardsHead to the Spirit Lake Casino to try your hand at the slot machines or the tables. Or play it safe and stick with the buffet—it’s pretty spectacular breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Step Back Through Time with a History Tour

local museum historic displayStart with the Lake Region Heritage Center museum, dine at Old Main Cafe, and explore Downtown Devils Lake’s beautiful historic buildings. You can even tour the J.A. Shannon buildings.

Enjoy Some Local Culture

native american artThere are plenty of area attractions to discover all year-round. Admire beautiful works of art by Monte Yellowbird and Native American art and displays at the Painted Pony and Painted Buffalo. Explore Fort Totten Square, a restored historic fort, the Pioneer Daughters’ Museum, Plummer’s Store, and the Traveling Exhibits. You can even take the 4-mile auto tour of Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and hike or snowshoe the 1.5-mile Nature Trail. And don’t miss out on a live performance at the Totten Little Theater.

Taste the Local Flavors

old main cafeDevils Lake is home to some outstanding local eats—like Kneadful Things, Mr and Mrs J’s, White House Cafe, The Cove, Cedar Inn, Proz End of the Line, Red Caboose, The Chinese Buffet, The Ranch, and of course, Old Main Cafe and the buffet at the Casino.

Ready to Come Play in Devils Lake, ND?

Whether you’re searching for a year-round home or merely a seasonal escape in Devils Lake, ND, it’s time to contact RE/MAX Grand. As your Grand Forks and Devils Lake real estate experts, we can help you learn more about buying a home in Devils Lake and relocating to the area, discover some of its beautiful communities, and start searching home for sale today!

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