Trail Communities


FERGUS FALLS Area Information

Fergus Falls, the southern most city on this birding trail, is located on I-94 in the West Central Lakes Area just 175 miles NW of Minneapolis. Fergus Falls is centered within deciduous woodlands, tall grass prairies, and lakes country. Eleven of the birding sites are within 20 miles of Fergus Falls.

Fergus Falls guests will also enjoy a strong performing arts community, a first class museum and The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center as well as biking, fishing, golfing and the full range of outdoor winter activities. Many festivals add more excitement including: Frostbite Festival, SummerFest, and the Phelps Mill Festival.

For more information contact Visit Fergus Falls, 112 W. Washington Ave., City Hall, Fergus Falls, MN 56537. 1-800-726-8959, 218-332-5425. E-mail: info@visitfergusfalls.com or look us up at www.visitfergusfalls.com.

  • AmericInn 218-739-3900
  • Country Inn and Suites 800-293-2216 or 218-739-2211
  • Comfort Inn 218-736-5787
  • Rodeway Inn 218-739-3311
  • Jewel Motel 218-739-5430
  • Motel 7 218-736-2554
  • Super 8 Motel 218-739-3261

Campground

  • DeLagoon City Campground (information – no reservations taken) 218-332-5806

DETROIT LAKES Area Information

Detroit Lakes is located in a unique transition zone of three ecosystems along the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail. Tallgrass prairie, deciduous forests and conifer forests all converge within the Detroit Lakes area. These habitats offer more than 250 species of birds in Becker County, providing exceptional opportunities for the beginning to experienced birder.

Come celebrate the spring migration at the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds in May with field trips, workshops, special presentations and socials. Visitors to Detroit Lakes have a variety of activities to participate in, from fishing, golfing, biking, swimming, tubing, scuba diving, wildlife watching, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, shopping, dining and live theatre performances. See You at the Lakes!

For more information contact the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, 700 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-847-9202. E-mail: dlchamber@VisitDetroitLakes.com or look us up at www.VisitDetroitLakes.com

  • America’s Best Value Inn 888-315-2378
  • AmericInn Lodge & Suites 800-634-3444
  • American Legion Campground 218-847-3759
  • Best Western Plus Holland House 218-847-4483
  • Budget Host Inn 800-888-2124
  • Detroit Lakes Country Inn  800-456-4000
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott  218-844-0001
  • Holiday Haven Motel 218-847-5605
  • Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit 218-847-8439
  • Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes 218-847-2121
  • Lakecrest Resort  218-847-5459
  • Lakes Inn 218-850-1180
  • Long Lake Campsite & RV Resort 218-847-8920

PELICAN RAPIDS Area Information

Pelican Rapids is located on Hwy. 59 between Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes on the western edge of Otter Tail County. Nestled in the heart of the county’s 1,048 lakes, it provides deciduous woodlands and prairie to the west. To the east is Maplewood State Park which provides deciduous woodlands, lakes, potholes and open fields. Seasonal recreation activities abound both in summer and winter.

For more information contact the Pelican Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 25 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 206, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572-0206. 218-863-1221. E-mail: tourism@loretel.net, www.pelicanrapidschamber.com or Pelican Rapids City, P.O. Box 350, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572-0350. www.pelicanrapids.com

LODGING Our area provides many lodging opportunities including motels, bed & breakfasts, resorts and camping facilities. Please contact the Pelican Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce for help finding the best lodging to fit your needs.


THIEF RIVER FALLS Area Information

Thief River Falls is located midway along the Pine To Prairie Birding Trail. Bring your binoculars, your camera and your sense of wonder and adventure. Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, the largest wildlife refuge in the state of Minnesota, is an incredible hotspot located within a short distance. The refuge provides a haven for as many as 280 species of birds.

You are apt to spy the Sedge Wren, the Mourning Warbler, Yellow Rail, or the Sandhill Crane, just to name a few. If you have any downtime from birding, Thief River Falls offers plenty to keep you occupied with a museum, 18 hole golf course, nearby casinos and a tour of the Arctic Cat plant where snowmobiles and ATVs are manufactured.

For more information contact Visit Thief River Falls, 102 Main Ave. N, Thief River Falls, Mn. 56701. 1-218-686-9785, E-mail: info@visittrf.com or look us up at www.visittrf.com

  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 888-890-9568
  • AmericInn Lodge & Suites 218-681-4411
  • C’mon Inn 800-950-8111
  • Cedar Lodge 218-681-6800
  • Custom Stay Residence & Suites 218-681-2720
  • GrandStay Hotel & Suites 855-455-7829
  • Quality Inn 218-681-7555

Campgrounds

  • Thief River Falls Tourist Park 218-681-2519
  • Falls Stay n’ Play 218-681-7066

ROSEAU Area Information

Roseau, just 10 miles from Canada, provides a tremendous opportunity to enjoy wildlife and wildflower viewing at the numerous public parks, State wildlife refuges, management areas, and forests all within a 20 minute drive. Other activities in Roseau include: Polaris Industries Experience Center and plant tours, Roseau County Museum, Pioneer Farm & Village, camping, fishing, paved and single-track bike trails, paddle boarding, kayaking, golfing, escape rooms, and unique specialty & antique stores.

For more information contact the Roseau Convention & Visitors Bureau, Box 307, Roseau, MN 56751. 1-218-463-0009 e-mail: roseaupromotions@mncable.net or look us up at www.goroseau.com

  • AmericInn Lodge & Suites & RV Park 800-634-3444
  • North Country Inn & Suites 888-300-2196
  • Roseau Motel & Diner 218-463-2196

Campground

  • Roseau City Park Campground 218-242-0063

WARROAD Area Information

Located at the northernmost part of the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, Warroad is a true picture of beautiful northern wilderness. It neighbors the Beltrami Island State Forest and the Red Lake Wildlife Management Area, the largest wildlife management area in Minnesota. Also enjoy fishing, golf, bike paths, camping, hiking, northern lights, casino gaming, indoor/outdoor pools and incredible photographic opportunities.

For more information contact the Warroad Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 551, Warroad, MN 56763. 1-800-328-4455, 218-386-3543. E-mail: wcoc@wiktel.com or look us up at www.warroad.org

  • Arnesen’s Rocky Point Resort 800-535-7585 or 218-442-7215
  • Can-Am Motel 800-280-2626 or 218-386-3807
  • Morris Point Lake View Lodge 888-303-5085 or 218-634-2570
  • Patch Motel 800-288-2753 or 218-386-2723
  • Springsteel Resort 800-605-1001 or 218-386-1000
  • Super 8 Motel 800-800-8000 or 218-386-3723
  • Warroad Estates Marina 218-386-2200 or 218-386-0939
  • Zippel Bay Resort 800-222-2537 or 218-783-6235

Campground

  • Warroad City Park Campgrounds 218-386-1004

CROOKSTON Area Information

Crookston Logo

Crookston puts you in the center of it all, located at the crossroads of Highway 2 & 75, just a short distance from Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, where one of nature’s most dazzling displays take place each spring; the ritualistic mating dance of the Greater Prairie Chicken. ” The most dangerous dance on the prairie”. Blinds are available in the spring for viewing. Crookston is surrounded by six other wildlife areas and offers three great viewing sights right in town; Aunt Polly’s Slough, Oakdale Cemetery and the University of Minnesota Crookston Red River Valley Nature Area put you in the heart of the Tallgrass Aspen Prairie Parklands.  We invite you to stay at one of our many comfortable hotels and enjoy delicious cuisine at our local restaurants.  Explore all Crookston has to offer.

For more information contact the Crookston Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau, 107 West 2ndSt., P O Box 115, Crookston, MN  56716. 1-800-809-5997. Email: info@visitcrookston.com or visit us at www.visitcrookston.com

  • AmericInn Lodge and Suites 218-281-7800 or 800-634-3444
  • Cobblestone Inn 218-470-1111 or 888-693-8262
  • Crookston Inn & Convention Center 218-281-5210
  • Golf Terrace Motel 218-281-2626

KITTSON COUNTY Area Information

Kittson County LogoOur county is located in the very northwest corner of Minnesota. Manitoba, Canada is our neighbor to the north, and Pembina County, North Dakota is our neighbor to the west. Kittson County is named after Canadian fur trader and railroad entrepreneur Norman Kittson. The population is 4,552. Skull Lake is Kittson County’s only natural lake. Lake Bronson, for which the city of Lake Bronson takes its name, is man-made. Its county seat is Hallock. The county has a total area of 1,103.51 square miles, of which 1,097.08 square miles (or 99.42%) is land and 6.43 square miles (or 0.58%) is water.

Kittson County is home to numerous bird species both common and rare, including: Sandhill Crane, Snow, Blue, & Canada Goose, migrating Swans, Marbled Godwit, several owl species, ruffed & sharptail grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Bald Eagle, Cormorant, many shore birds, and many upland species. Many public lands are within a short drive including Lake Bronson State Park, Aggasiz National Wildlife Refuge, and several DNR managed Wildlife management Areas. Other common wildlife include timber wolf, whitetail deer, black bear, moose, and beavers.

 Visitors to Kittson County can take in numerous activities such as bird watching and wildlife, biking, bowling, camping ,cross-country skiing, golf, hunting and fishing, Kittson County Museum, Lake Bronson State Park, snowmobiling, and swimming pools.
For more information contact Kittson County EDA, c/o Kittson County Extension Office, 410 South 5th Street, Suite 200, Hallock, MN 56728. 1-218-843-3674. E-Mail: kittsoncounty.eda@gmail.com or look us up at www.tourkittsoncounty.com
  •  Hallock Lodging-
         Budget Host Caribou Inn 218-843-3702
         Gateway Motel 218-843-2032
         Valley Motel 218-843-2828
  • Karlstad Lodging-
         North Star Motor Inn 218-436-2494

Campgrounds

  •      Hallock City Park 218-843-2737
  •      Lake Bronson State Park 218-754-2200

RED LAKE FALLS Area Information

The community of Red Lake Falls is located midway along the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail on Highway 32. Ten of the birding sites are within 30 miles of Red Lake Falls. When not birding, you can enjoy our beautiful parks and campgrounds located along the Clearwater and Red Lake Rivers.

Our city along the two rivers, offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and hiking trails with scenic overlooks. Add to that our beautiful golf course and a few great restaurants and our friendly city is a scenic vacation spot many of us proudly call our home! There are beautiful trail systems for every season for bird watching, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, biking and hiking.

For more information contact Red Lake Falls City Hall, 108 3rd St. SW, Red Lake Falls, MN 56750. 1-218-253-2684. Email: info@redlakefalls.com or visit us at www.redlakefalls.com

  • Chateau Motel 218-253-4144

Campgrounds

  • Riverside Park Campground 218-253-2684 (online reservations available at www.redlakefalls.com)
  • Sportsman’s Park Campground 218-253-2684 (online reservations available at www.redlakefalls.com)
  • Voyageur’s View Campground 218-253-4329

WARREN Area Information

The city of Warren is located in the NW corner of Minnesota 30 miles west of Thief River Falls, MN. Warren is located at the intersection of US Hwy 75 and MN Hwy 1. With our Glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridges, 4 flood control impoundments and NW Minnesota Pollinator Garden, the Warren area supports exceptional birdwatching year-round. Experience northern Minnesota specialties (Snowy Owls, Bohemian Waxwings, Black-billed Magpies and winter finches), migration spectacles and agricultural heritage. Check out who’s here – at www.ebird.org.

For more information contact the Warren City Office, 120 E. Bridge Ave., Warren, MN 56762, 218-745-5343, info@warrenminnesota.com or www.warrenminnesota.com.


MINNESOTA: For additional information on Minnesota’s recreational opportunities, contact:
MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 1-888-646-6367 • www.dnr.state.mn.us
EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM 1-800-657-3700 • www.exploreminnesota.com