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Welcome to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

700 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501   

As our name implies, this is lake country. We have more than 400 lakes within 25 miles of Detroit Lakes in northwest Minnesota. Whether you are looking for a nature getaway, an active family vacation, a memorable conference or wedding, or a pampered rest we have something for you.

Autumn in the Detroit Lakes area brings bright Minnesota leaf color changes! Leaf colors are at 25-40 percent, depending on the trees. Like joyful yellow? Ash, elm and ironwood are transitioning to yellow, with maples are sporting oranges and reds. You'll find colorful scenic drives and hikes already, then return for the anticipated peak colors the week of September 30.

Take advantage of the produce bounty with a stop at the Lakes Area Farmer's Market from 10-1 Tuesdays and Saturdays in Peoples Park in Detroit Lakes. Enjoy a scenic drive in the countryside to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge's Fall Festival September 29. See our Calendar of Events for family activities in the Detroit Lakes area. 

Pack up and hit our mountain bike trails at Detroit Mountain and Maplelag Resort! Want to see the trails? Check out the Detroit Mountain video.

Bringing your pooch with you to Detroit Lakes? Let them run in the new Dog Park at 1023 10th Avenue SE in Detroit Lakes! Enjoy the great outdoors at a park or refuge. Share some memorable times with friends while enjoying shopping and dining at many specialty shops, boutiques and local fare eateries in the Detroit Lakes area.

Bring your binocs and bird in Detroit Lakes and along the Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail. 

Take advantage of our Minnesota vacation and shopping coupons offered by Detroit Lakes area businesses! You'll get great deals on everything from lodging at top Minnesota resorts, hotels and motels to dining and shopping. Find out about our local businesses and job opportunities in our directories. Take a look at downtown Detroit Lakes via the WDAY webcam.

Follow us on facebook and twitter to catch up on the latest happenings around the community! Find the perfect lodging on our interactive maps. Search for events on our calendar. The more you search, the more you'll discover there’s something to do year round, from our unique events  to interesting landmarks (a mile-long sand beach) to great shopping and lodging opportunities. See how fun lakes country is by viewing our videos and online Visitor Guide!

Enjoy your web site adventures. We look forward to seeing you at the lakes – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! 


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