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Your guide to travel in the beautiful turtle mountains

TURTLE

MTN GUIDE

Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Complimentary

Since 1983

• Area maps of the Turtle Mountains & Lake Metigoshe

INSIDE:

• Snowmobile, cross country skiing, hiking, and horse riding trails • Bottineau Winter Park, Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway, hunting, fishing, and plenty more to see and do this fall and winter!


North Dakota’s Four Seasons

Playground

701-228-3849 or 800-735-6932 519 Main St., Bottineau, ND 58318

Find us on Facebook at: Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce


Phone: 701-852-1625 • Location: 2125 Elk Dr. Minot, ND

Tim Vallely General Manager

Travis Olson Business Manager

Chris Johnson Sales Consultant

Scott Doering Sales Consultant

Tyler Vallely Sales Consultant


Photo Credit: Amy Wobbema

Welcome to the Turtle Mountain region There’s much to explore in the breathtaking Turtle Mountains! From the International Peace Gardens and Lake Metigoshe to the Geographical Center of North America and scenic views for miles, this region is truly one of North Dakota’s must-see areas. Let us be your guide!

WELCOME | pages 5-7 Travel the Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway to see what the region has to offer!

BOTTINEAU LAKE METIGOSHE | pages 8-17 Explore North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground. Includes City of Bottineau, Bottineau Winter Park, Lake Metigoshe State Park, and more!

REGIONAL RECREATION | pages 18-35 All the details on fall and winter activities including hunting, ice fishing, skiing, and more!

AREA COMMUNITIES WEST TO EAST | pages 36-47 Explore the communities of Rugby, Rolette, Belcourt, St. John and Rolla. Also includes International Peace Garden, Coghlan Castle and more!

VISIT SOUTHWEST MANITOBA | pages 48-50 Take a trip across the border into Canada and experience Portage La Prairie and the Provincial Park cross country ski trails! Publisher/Editor: Amy Wobbema Advertising Sales: Sarah Smith Warren Layout/Design: Ashley Schuster 6 8th St N, New Rockford, ND 58356 701-947-2417 • Fax: 701-947-2418 recguides@gondtc.com

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Photo Credit: Bob Kornkven

Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway  Highway 43 is one of the most picturesque areas in the state. The 53-mile stretch first ascends through the calm, serene beauty of the Turtle Mountains and then descends into the foothills, offering a spectacular view of the prairie. Many of the state’s major tourism sites are located along the highway, including Lions Park at Lake Upsilon, International Peace Garden and Lake Metigoshe State Park, as well as many other museums, parks and sites.  The “Scenic Byway” begins 3 miles north of Rolla on County Hwy. 43, then goes through St. John to State Highway 14 northwest of Bottineau and is denoted on the Turtle Mountain Area Map on Pages 26 and 27.  One of the main attractions along the byway is Mystical Horizons, located on the

western edge of the Byway near Carbury. The stone structure is a scaled-down, 21stcentury version of Stonehenge.  Site-goers can stand on one of the brass pieces while observing the summer and winter solstices (June 21 or 22 and December 21 or 22, respectively) and the fall equinox (September 21 or 22,) all the while with the sun shining directly towards them.  A sundial is also located at the site. Here, visitors can view the position of the sun’s shadow to tell the correct time of the day during Daylight Savings Time from spring through fall. Another feature is the North Star Polaris Sighting Tube, in which individuals can view Polaris, the North Star.

Highway 5 East, Bottineau

105 11th Street East • Bottineau

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10722 Lake Loop Rd. E, Bottineau, ND 58318 • www.quiltinn-lakemetigoshe.com

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Close proximity Lake Metigoshe State Park, Laketo:Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe, Walking Trails, Fine Dining LakeAppoximately Metigoshe State Park, 17 miles from the International Peace Garden Walking/biking path around lake, • Easy access toRestaurants trails • Canadian SnoPass available

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Photo Credit: ND Tourism

City of Bottineau  Welcome to North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground! Bottineau is a thriving city known for its friendly people. In the city of Bottineau, you will find plenty of pleasant surprises. A 33 foot statue of Tommy Turtle, the area’s host, riding a 35 foot snowmobile will greet

Bottineau North Dakota

Spring, summer, fall, winter – any season is a good time to explore the variety of experiences the Bottineau area has to offer!

you. Comfortable accommodations and shopping are available for your convenience and enjoyment right here in Bottineau.  Venturing outside the city, you will see why the Bottineau area is known as the Four Seasons Playground. Snowmobile trail heads start from Bottineau and access the Turtle Mountains. The trails run across the whole Turtle Mountain area with many miles of groomed trails. And if you’re a hunter, we have plenty of that too, from grouse hunting to goose and duck hunting and plenty of deer and other small game animals.  Lake Metigoshe, located 12 miles northeast of Bottineau, and straddling the United States/Canada border, offers fishing, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, sight seeing, fine dining, lodging and more. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, Lake Metigoshe State Park can satisfy all your needs.  Other sights just north of Bottineau in the Turtle Mountains include Mystical Horizons, Scenic Byway 43 and Bottineau Winter Park/ Annie’s House for year-round fun.

The Bottineau County Economic Development Corp. invites you to check us out and plan to Enjoy your stay and the recreational opportunities. start your business here. Financial and business First NatioNal BaNk Enjoy your and the recreational opportunities. incentives arestay available. aNd trust CompaNy OPEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ……………………… Use our Drive-up Teller for your convenience! Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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bottineau, nD • Phone 228-2236

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Hours monday-Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm drive up Hours 8:00am - 5:00pm Closed saturday


Bottineau Attractions Pride Dairy

Pride Dairy is the last small-town creamery in the state of North Dakota. They started in the ‘30s making butter and since then have grown to manufacture and sell numerous products, including many varieties of ice cream, shakes, malts and caramels. Signature dishes such as the Pig’s Dinner and Cow Pies make them unique. Some of the newest products, which have rapidly grown in popularity, include syrups and toppings.  Life has only gotten better for Pride Dairy since 2010 when they were named North Dakota’s Best Ice Cream, and one of the top 50 ice cream parlors in the United States by “USA Today.” Walk in the store and you can literally mix and match any Pride Dairy products to make gift boxes that are the perfect gift for holidays, events, and to take home to enjoy.

Forestry park

Forestry Park is Bottineau’s newest park, originally the home of the State Tree Nursery. This park sits on 45 acres on the west edge of Bottineau. Here you will find picnic shelters, playground, and soccer field, hiking trails, 9-hole disc golf course and plenty of summer shade for everyone. The park is located 2 blocks north of Hwy. 5 on Forestry Drive.

Nero Funeral Home

Serving Bottineau County & Western Rolette County Monument and Pre-need Services Available

402 Sinclair St. Bottineau, ND 58318 701-228-2286 Fax: 701-228-2032 www.nerofuneralhome.net • nerofh@utma.com

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FOUR CHAPLAINS MONUMENT

On corner of 4th Street and Sinclair Street. Dedicated to four chaplains who lost their lives during World War II. They gave up their life jackets to others when the ship, Dorchester, sank.

TOMMY TURTLE PARK & WELCOME CENTER

Home of the famous “Tommy Turtle”, the park has a 16 unit full hook-up RV Park with restroom & bathhouse facilities, picnic shelters, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, three baseball diamonds, basketball court and two playground areas. Located at 1001 10th St. East. Info online at bottineauparks.com. Tommy turns 40! Visit Bottineau on December 1st when they celebrate his birthday during the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival.

BOTTINEAU COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Located on north end of Main Street across from County Fairgrounds. New building with one-of-a-kind things not to be seen elsewhere. Free admission.

Pierre Bottineau

A statue that stands on the lawn of the county courthouse and believed to be the first child born of white man in ND. Bottineau County, organized in 1884, was named after this voyageur, hunter and trapper.

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Photo Credit: Bottineau Winter Park

Bottineau winter park  This winter, Bottineau Winter Park celebrates 50 years of snow fun in the Turtle Mountains! Thousands flock to this “jewel on the prairie” for downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing every year. Now is the time to make the trip and hit the slopes!  The park features eight open slopes with a variety of challenging runs to test enthusiasts of all skill levels. The slopes and terrain park are accessible from the unloading area of the triple chair lift. Conveyor lifts serve the two beginner hills, allowing easy transport back to the top. One T-bar and high speed rope tow is also available on busy days to bring any level of skier to the top of one of the eight runs.  The season typically runs from Thanksgiving to the end of March. A special 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held February 7 & 8, to observe the official anniversary of the opening of the park in February 1969. Please check our website, www.skibwp.com, for hours of operations, snow conditions, and more information about the anniversary celebration! Snow Tubing  The tubing park features seven exciting downhill runs. Better yet, there’s no hiking back to the top thanks to the moving carpet and handle lift that effortlessly whisks you and your snow tube back to the top for another run. Snow tubing tickets include lift ticket and

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snow tube rental for two hours. Experience the thrill of night tubing on Thursday and Friday nights, when the runs are illuminated! Rental Gear  No gear? No problem! The Rental Shop has a variety of equipment available to rent for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Snowshoeing rentals are also available. BWP Ski School  We provide specially trained instructors, modifications and adaptive equipment to help ensure that every person’s recreational experience is successful. It is recommended that beginners seek instruction, and private, semi-private and group lessons are offered for skiers of all levels. Snowboard lessons are also available. Adaptive Recreation Program  BWP’s adaptive program managed in partnership with the Anne Carlsen Center matches the instructor and the adaptive equipment to ensure a successful experience. We serve students five years of age and older that have a physical or cognitive disability. We also have a specific program to serve our veterans with a 10 percent disability or greater. We invite them and their families to come and spend a weekend fishing/ice fishing, hiking or skiing at BWP in the beautiful Turtle Mountains. For more information about programming or volunteering call 701-263-4556. BWP Ski Club and Ski Races Fall/Winter 2018-2019


Photo Credit: Bottineau Winter Park

Photo Credit: Bottineau Chamber

Photo Credit: Bottineau Winter Park

 The Bottineau Winter Park is proud to be the home of the BWP Ski Club, the only U.S.based ski club including Canadian and U.S. skiers associated with the Canada Alpine Ski Association. Skiers ages 6 and up are first taught basic racing skills and are developed into alpine racers as their abilities allow. Annie’s house visitor center   When its time to unwind after a fun day outside, retreat inside to Annie’s House visitor center. This state-of-the-art, 11,500 sq. ft. facility provides comfortable seating, warm food and free Wi-Fi, and houses the Rental Shop, ski patrol kitchen and bathrooms. Annie’s House is available to rent for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings and seats up to 300 people comfortably.  Annie’s House is dedicated to the only North Dakotan killed in the 9/11 trade center attack. Anne Nicole Nelson, a North Dakota (Stanley, N.D.) native, was known as a positive, purposeful and adventuresome person. She loved people deeply, embraced diversity, and enjoyed learning about and traveling the world. When her computer was returned to her parents, a precious discovery was made. Among the documents on Ann’s computer was a “Bucket List” – 37 goals Ann wanted to accomplish and experience in her lifetime,

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such as buying a home in North Dakota and going helicopter skiing with her dad. How to get here  Bottineau Winter Park is located 8 miles north and 1-1/2 miles west of Bottineau; 90 miles northeast of Minot, N.D.; and 80 miles southwest of Brandon, Manitoba. Winter is a beautiful season, so get out and enjoy it. We hope to see you on the slopes!   For more information on the park, go to our web site at www.skibwp.com or Facebook at Bottineau Winter Park.

1109 11th Street East • Bottineau 701-534-2121 • 888-693-8262 www.staycobblestone.com Free Breakfast Buffet • 100% Smoke Free Flat Panel TVs • Free High Speed Internet Business Center • Meeting Room Event Center • Onsite Convenience Store Onsite Exercise Facility • Guest Laundry Whirlpool Suites • Beer and Wine Bar www.facebook.com/ cobblestoneinnbottineau

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Bottineau Calendar of Events October Oct. 6 – So Stinkin’ Cool Festival Oct. 13 – Summer Heat Barrel Racing Oct. 13 – DCB Oktoberfest

November Nov. 8-11 – Bottineau Community Theatre Production “Monday Always Leads to Murder” Nov. 13 – Bottineau County Concert Series

December Dec. 1 – Christmas Craft Show

January Jan. 5-6 – North Dakota Bluegill Championship Jan. 25-26 – Special Olympics of North Dakota, Bottineau Winter Park

February Feb. 15-17 – Bottineau Winter Park 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

March Mar. 2 – Metigoshe Melt Winter Celebration

Dec. 1 – Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

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Corner of Hwy. 43 & Lake Rd Bottineau, ND

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Mon.-Thurs. 7:30am-8:00pm Friday 7:30am-10:00pm Saturday 9:00am-10:00pm

Specialty Coffee • Full Breakfast • Bakery Daily Specials • Catering Meeting & Event Room for 24 people 605 Main Street • Bottineau • 701-228-3350 www.mariesbottineau.com www.facebook.com/mariesbottineau

Fax • Copy • Scan • Print Office Supplies • Art Supplies • Gifts • Trophies • Engraving Personalized Mugs • Coasters • Mousepads 520 Main Street • Bottineau, ND Phone: 701-228-3702 • Fax: 701-228-2997 • Email: spectrum@utma.com

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Photo Credit: Lake Metigoshe State Park

Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

Photo Credit: Bottineau Chamber

Lake Metigoshe state Park  Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park is one of the most popular yearround vacation spots in North Dakota. The rolling hills support heavy forests of oak as well as birch, elm, aspen and ash.  Visitors can find almost unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in this 1,551 acre park, with camping, swimming, fishing and hiking during the summer months, and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. The snowmobile trails within the park connect with over 250 miles of groomed trails throughout the Turtle Mountains.  The unique beauty of Lake Metigoshe will draw nature and photo enthusiasts to the area to capture these sights on film. A group camp facility is also available. The Old Oak Trail, a National Recreational Trail, is found within the park boundaries as well.  The park offers a boat ramp, modern and primitive campgrounds, sewer dump station, fitness trail, picnicking, swimming beach with bathhouse, fishing, hiking and cross-country ski trails, playground, Lake Metigoshe Outdoor Learning Center, amphitheater, group dormitory facilities (Capacity - 120 people), and snowmobile trails.  Because of the environmental diversity, Page 14

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many species of plants and vegetation are found in the park. Water and marsh plants in great variety thrive in the swamplands only a short distance from typical upland forests of oak, birch, elm, aspen and ash. Patches of moss, lichen and wildflowers provide constant delight and enjoyment to nature lovers.  The entire park is a wildlife sanctuary and harbors an abundance of woodland creatures. Visitors may occasionally see elk, moose and whitetail deer. The wooded areas are full of small mammals—squirrels, snowshoe hares, skunks, raccoons, porcupines, woodchucks, beavers, mink, coyote, weasels, chipmunks, muskrats, and many kinds of songbirds fill the air with color and music. Snakes, frogs, lizards and turtles are all here for observation by interested spectators. The extensive water area in the park is a haven for water birds—gulls, eagles, osprey, herons, bitterns, terns and others. In spring and autumn, bird watchers are able to watch thousands of migratory waterfowl passing over and through the park. Lake Metigoshe State Park is located 15 miles (22 km) northeast of Bottineau, approximately 90 miles (144 km) from Minot, ND.

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GREENE ISLAND SOLPERS ADDITION

STATE PARK SYSTEM

LAKE MACDONALD

BIRCHWOOD RV PARK

BEAR ISLAND

BIRCHWOOD STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE

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NORTH LAKE PARK BIRCHWOOD HEIGHTS SUNSET BAY

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METIGOSHE DRIVE-INN

CAMPGROUND

STATE PARK PUBLIC SWIMMING BEACH PICNIC AREA BOAT BOAT DOCK DOCK

LONGVIEW ADDITION WATER SKI SHOW

LAKE METIGOSHE STATE PARK STATE PARK RV CAMPING

BRIDGE

PARK HEADQUARTERS

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RUGBY POINT

HAHN’S CAMPGROUNDS PUBLIC PICNIC AREA & BOAT DOCK

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HAHN’S BAY

KC’s DOCKSIDE BAR & GRILL

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BOTTINEAU 12 MILES

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SAWMILL LUMBER

WINTER PARK 4 MILES MYSTICAL HORIZONS 6.5 MILES

SAWMILL CORNER STOP

PEACE GARDEN ROAD

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LAKESIDE CHAPEL CHRISTIAN CENTER STATE HIGHWAY #43

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WESTERGARD ADDITION

BIKE & WALKING TRAIL

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OAK CREEK

OAK CREEK DAM

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Photo Credit: Amy Wobbema

Photo Credit: Metigoshe Ministries

Photo Credit: Amy Wobbema

Photo Credit: Metigoshe Ministries

Metigoshe ministries  Along the shores of beautiful Lake Metigoshe nestled in the aspen trees of the Turtle Mountains, Metigoshe Ministries’ retreat center will make your next meeting, family reunion, weekend retreat, or individual sojourn a memory you will never forget.  Personal touches like the glow of a crackling fireplace and the welcoming aroma of coffee will greet you upon arrival. Their commitment to you is to provide unparalleled Christian service and personal hospitality.  Several rooms are available for overnight lodging, including eight uniquely-designed, high-comfort rooms. Each room is designed around a specific theme like Northern Lights, Pioneer, or Victorian. Six newly-renovated guest rooms also offer cozy and comfortable lodging.  The staff will nourish you with a variety of delicious, home-cooked meals in the dining room beneath a canopy of rough-hewn timbers supported by fieldstone columns surrounded by breathttaking views of the forest. Page 16

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 Planning, teaching, training, dreaming, studying, building relationships – whatever your program must accomplish, their retreat facilities are designed to meet your needs. Meeting spaces, TV/DVD’s, screens, projectors, easels and other supplies are available to help accomplish your goals whether you’re a group of 12 or 112.  Plan on relaxing awhile during your stay. You can visit or read in the comfortable family room or spend some time outdoors crosscountry skiing, sledding or snowmobiling in the winter or hiking, fishing, or wildlife watching in the fall. Don’t miss their Nights of Christmas. This annual Christmas celebration will take place December 27, 28, and 29 starting at 7:00 pm each evening. Whatever way you like to relax, you can at Metigoshe Ministries.  For more information, contact the retreat director at 701-263-4788 or visit www. MetigosheMinistries.com.

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Adventure Anchored in Christ private bathrooms Anchored In Christ  8 uniquely-designed, high-comfort rooms with Adventure

 6 spacious guest rooms OFFERINGS  10 bunk rooms with beds for 20 Family & Group Retreats in our Comfortable Center Family Christian & Group Retreats  Several meeting and worship spaces in our comfortable  Dining for up to 120 and appetizing meal service • 8 uniquely-designed, high comfort • Canoes, paddleboats & pontoon Christian Center  3 inviting fireplaces rooms with private bathrooms available for exploring lake  A smoke-free and alcohol-free environment  Recreational opportunities: hiking & biking trails, sauna, game • Electrical hook-ups for campers • 6 spacious guest rooms area, volleyball, basketball, fishing, outdoor campfire and wildlife • Weekly Sunday worship with • 10 bunk rooms with beds for 20 watching Lutheran Church  Canoes, paddleboats and pontoon for exploring theMetigoshe lake • Several meeting andavailable worship  Electrical hook-ups for campers spaces Lakeside Christian  Weekly Sunday worship with Metigoshe Lutheran Church Center • Dining for up to 120 and appetizing

meal service FOR RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: • 3 inviting fireplaces METIGOSHE MINISTRIES • A smoke-free andLoop alcohol-free 10605 Lake Rd E environment Bottineau, ND 58318-8055 701-263-4788 * www.MetigosheMinistries.com • Recreational Opportunities

Sawmill Lumber Hwy 43

Sawmill Corner Stop

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Bottineau

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FOR RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: METIGOSHE MINISTRIES 165 Lake Loop Rd • Bottineau, ND • 701-263-4788 • www.MetigosheMinistries.com

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Truly a snowmobiler’s Paradise  With spectacular scenery, deep snow and hundreds of miles of trails, the Turtle Mountains are a paradise for snowmobilers.  All the grandeur of the winter season can be viewed along countless miles of snowmobile trails within the area. Many of the wooded trails are groomed daily, adding comfort to the natural beauty of the vicinity. Witness the splendor of nature while sliding across the crispy snow. Heavy snowfalls in early winter usually ensure long seasons for the snowmobiler as well as the downhill or cross country skier. Winter usually hits the Turtle Mountains two to three weeks earlier and lasts two to three weeks longer because of the high altitude.  There are approximately 400 miles of groomed trails, mostly in the Lake Metigoshe and Provincial Park area that are groomed regularly throughout the snow season. One of the newer trails leads all the way from Bottineau to the Peace Garden and promises to be a very scenic journey. Trail heads are located at the Quilt Inn, Bottineau Winter Park, Max Lake, and north of Adams Lake on Highway 10 to Boissevain, Manitoba.  If you’d like an introduction to the Turtle Mountains’ snowmobiling world, try contacting the Metigoshe Family Snowmobilers. The family oriented club offers organized trail rides for snowmobile enthusiasts. The club sponsors several trail Page 18

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rides throughout the winter season. Club members welcome the chance to inform visitors of snowmobile opportunities around the Turtle Mountain area. They can be contacted for organized trail rides, repair information, where to go, or any other snowmobile information.   Each year snowmobile racers line up for the start of another season. This year snowmobile races will be scheduled depending on the snowfall. Usually they are held sometime in January or February. Check with the Bottineau Chamber for exact times and locations. Organized snowmobile trail rides are also sponsored by the Lake Metigoshe Snowmobile Club and the Bottineau Jaycees. Check with these clubs for times and places. Snowmobile races  If you like racing, you can expect to see Factor Pros, Semi Pros, Masters and amateurs in their respective class, racing stock machines.  The type of track or trail will depend on snow conditions. Each year promises to be an exciting one with many of the favorite local riders displaying their skills. A good place to check for more information and race dates are the area Chamber of Commerces. Fall/Winter 2018-2019


Gustafson oil & ProPane Co.

Bottineau • 701-228-2886

Convenience Store • Auto Fry • ATM Self-Service Gas & Unleaded Premium Diesel 24-Hour Credit Card Access All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Rolla • 701-477-3660

Open Monday-Saturday • 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 24-Hour Credit Card Access All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Authentic 1940s Soda Fountain, Diner, Antiques & Collectibles Take a sip back in time! Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Dessert. Browse our collection of antiques in this restored 1900s hardware store. Check out our menu on TRIP ADVISOR or FACEBOOK! facebook.com/Rockin’ Relics

Rockin’ Relics where good friends meet! Share a meal and indulge in our desserts, hand dipped shakes or hot or frozen Big Train coffees. Keto friendly options available!

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Take-Out Orders & Party Bookings Available

Located on Main Ave., DOWNTOWN, RUGBY, ND

Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri • 11am-3pm Sat Earlier or later by chance or appointment

701-208-1365

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Lake Metigoshe/Peace Garden

Provincial Park Snowmobile Trails Koinonia

P Max Lake

Parking P • One Way Snowmobile Trail • Two Way Snowmobile Trail 1554 107th St NE Bottineau

(701) 263-4764

Full Service Restaurant & Bar Kids Allowed Until 9 p.m. On/Off Sale • Catering Weddings & Events

Open

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11am Monday to Saturday Noon Sundays

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Snowmobile Trails Map

*State snowmobile trails open December 1, provided there is at least 4 inches of snow on the trail. The season closes April 1. The Lake Metigoshe/Peace Garden Trail opens December 15 to avoid conflicts with the moose hunting season.

Lake Metigoshe • 701-263-4466 (Across from Quilt Inn)

Pride Dairy

North Dakota’s Finest Ice Cream

Winter Bar Hours:

Mon-Sat: 11 am to Closing • Sun: Noon to Closing

Winter Grill Hours:

Mon: 11am - 9 pm • Tue-Thu: 4:30 pm - 9 pm Fri - Sat: 11 am - 10 pm • Sun: 12 noon - 9 pm Delicious food; Appetizers, Steaks, Seafood, Pasta, Chicken, Burgers, Salads and Salad bar. Refreshing Beverages; Wine Menu, Mixed Drinks, Imported and Domestic Beers!

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Dairy Dipper II, Malts, Shakes, Sundaes, Our Famous Cow Pies and More! Coffee Beans and Ice Cream Gourmet Coffee! Enjoy your coffee in our Coffee Lounge w/Free Wifi 517 Thompson Street • Bottineau, ND 701-228-2216 • www.pridedairy.com Pride Dairy of Bottineau on Facebook

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Ruffed Grouse challenge hunters  Amidst the annual migration of thousands of ducks and geese and the ever-popular pheasant-hunting season, is the ruffed grouse that dwells along North Dakota’s northern border.  The woodland bird offers a challenge for hunters willing to risk the embarrassment of finishing second best in an encounter with

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a grouse darting through aspen trees and disappearing quickly among heavy branches. Give a ruffed grouse an extra second or two and it is game over for the hunter.  Although not common in North Dakota, ruffed grouse populations occur in the Turtle Mountains and Pembina Hills. They are typically found in aspen forests with multiaged stands of trees.  In 2018, spring drumming counts increased for the fourth year in a row. North Dakota’s ruffed grouse population continues to be lower than it was in the 1990s, but the hope is that recent increases continue.  Ruffed grouse require a diversity of aspen age classes to meet their seasonal habitat needs. Quaking aspen stands change as they mature from young, dense stands of shoots to thinner stands of large trees. During that progression, the understory also changes, and by the mature stage, the understory flourishes with gaps in the canopy due to aging (and dying) trees.  The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the North Dakota Forest Service have teamed to work on aspen management in small blocks to create a mosaic of multi-aged aspen stands to benefit species like ruffed grouse. If hunters observe areas on state lands that appear logged, it is likely that these areas are part of management that is intended to improve aspen productivity in the longterm. Hopefully, hunters will also see the ruffed grouse population respond to these management actions.  The ruffed grouse season runs from Sept. 8, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019. The Daily Limit is 3 and possession limit is 12. Shooting hours are from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. Fall/Winter 2018-2019


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Waterfowl hunters should find success  Hunting opportunities for waterfowl should be good this season based on duck production in North Dakota and reports from Saskatchewan.  The forecast for the fall flight of ducks this year is up about 12 percent from last year, and is similar to 2013, 2015 and 2016.  The number of broods observed during the Department’s July brood survey was up 37 percent from 2017, and 77 percent above the 1965-2017 average. The average brood size was 6.76 ducklings, nearly identical to last year’s estimate.  July wetland counts were up 11 percent from 2017, and 7 percent below the longterm average. Wetland conditions were variable across the state, ranging from fair to very good in some smaller localized areas. Much of the state was quite dry to start spring, but most regions were drenched by early summer rains. When duck brood surveys were conducted, wetland conditions in the northwest, central and southeastern regions of the state had benefited most from rainfall, but duck production also appeared to be very good in the northeast part of the state.  North Dakota’s waterfowl hunting seasons are always affected by fall weather, and the mix from early to late seasons is usually not consistent from year to year. By producing a lot of birds locally, hunters aren’t as dependent on good migration weather to bring birds from Canada in a timely manner. Abundant wetlands in good condition, coupled with abundant, secure nesting cover in the uplands drives duck production. As always, hunting conditions will be a little variable, but this year hunters might see more localized variability with some areas swinging from being a little dry to very wet in

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just a matter of miles.  Duck hunting in the High Plains Unit for nonresidents runs from Sept. 29 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 8-30. Shooting hours are one halfhour before sunrise to sunset.  Daily limits are six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (two of which may be hens), two pintails, two redheads, two canvasbacks, three scaup and three wood ducks. In addition to the daily bag limit of ducks, an additional two blue-winged teal may be taken from Sept. 29 through Oct. 7. The possession limit is three times the daily limit for any species.

Prospects good for partridge  The Hungarian partridge is one of the upland species that appears be doing better this year. Although they are rare on the landscape, and difficult to target (most hunters harvest them incidentally while pursuing sharp-tailed grouse or pheasants), some larger broods have been spotted on department summer roadside surveys.  Partridge flourish with habitat edges and in small, disturbed areas, so some of the unsuccessful crops and dry weather in 2017 may have benefited this bird. Moreover, unlike grouse and pheasants, partridge chicks can survive on a diet higher in forbs if insects are not as abundant. Partridge, in general, do better than other upland birds in dry cycles.  Partridge numbers have slowly increased in five of the past six years.  The partridge season runs from Oct. 6, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019. The daily limit is three and possession limit is 12. Shooting hours are from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset.  (Information courtesy of North Dakota Game & Fish Department, gf.nd.gov) Turtle Mountain Guide

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Ice Fishing  Ice fishing is one way to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of the Turtle Mountain winter. The subdued pinkish-orange hues of a sunrise or sunset. The squeak of super cold snow. The almost imperceptible quiver of the bobber and the fellowship of others who share a common bond of love for the sport.  Fishing in the Turtle Mountains is truly a year-around activity. Many fishermen actually welcome the dark clouds of winter as below-freezing temperatures “harden” the waters of local lakes and ponds, signaling the start of another season of ice fishing. Into the closet go the long rods and out come their pint-size cousins.  Local ice offers a great variety of winter fishing fun. Many of the lakes have excellent perch fishing. Plus, many of the Turtle Mountain lakes offer some of the best fishing for rainbow trout in this part of the state. And for those who prefer northern or walleye action there’s plenty of that, too!  The Turtle Mountains that stretch for 50 miles across northern North Dakota have numerous lakes that will provide fishermen plenty of activity. Strawberry Lake in Bottineau County is noted for rainbow trout that average 14 inches up to 5 pounds. Lake Upsilon and Belcourt Lake are stocked with northern pike, small mouth bass, walleyes, trout and perch. Gravel Lake, a trout lake located on the Wakopa Game Management Area, is one of the fine “whopper” trout lakes in the state. An average of 2 pounds and Page 24

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some top the scale at 9 pounds. The Turtle Mountains reach into Canada with Williams Lake, Max Lake and Oskar Lake heavily fished in the summer.

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 Metigoshe State Park is a favorite for many because of the scenery, uncrowded trails and variety of terrain. Since snowmobilers aren’t allowed on the trails, skiers also find the trails quiet, making wildlife viewing common.  There are several different trails offering a variety of distances depending on your experience and physical condition.  For more information on snow conditions, call Metigoshe State Park at 701-263-4651.

ADAMS LAKE

 Located on the Canada side of the Turtle Mountains, Adams Lake also has a variety of scenic trails leading into the quiet back country. Warming huts are located along the trail routes which vary in lengths. These trails are off the snowmobile routes which increase your chances of spotting wildlife along the way.  For ski conditions, call Manitoba Provincial Park at 204-534-6803.

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Points of interest Bottineau. It has a public swimming beach and boat ramp, picnic areas, modern and primitive camping areas, weekly amphitheater programs, guided nature trail BOTTINEAU WINTER PARK Located 8 miles north, l-l/2 miles west of hikes and canoe rental. Park area has natural Bottineau. Features downhill skiing and beauty everywhere. snowboarding and a variety of hills. Rental LAKESIDE CHRISTIAN CENTER equipment, triple chair lift, tubing park, Located at Lake Metigoshe 10 miles north chalet and fast food restaurant. and 1-3/4 miles east of Bottineau. Beautifully

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Named after Ann Nicole Nelson, the only North Dakotan to perish in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, is a dream brought to life. Located at the Bottineau Winter Park, Annie’s House provides an array of recreational life-changing opportunities to veterans with disabilities all year-round. A must see!

MYSTICAL HORIZONS

decorated at Christmas time with thousands of lights.

BUTTE SAINT PAUL

Located 10 miles east and 1-1/2 miles northeast of Bottineau. It is one of the highest points in the Turtle Mountains with a cairn on top of the butte. Steps are provided to climb the butte. On top you can get a grand view of the entire area. Picnic tables are available.

This 21st Century Stonehenge, dedicated in INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN October 2005, sits at the western edge of Located 18 miles east and 13 miles north Scenic Byway N.D. Highway 43. of Bottineau on the U.S./Canadian border. Open year round. Scenic drive through the LAKE METIGOSHE STATE PARK Located on Lake Metigoshe 10 miles from gardens, Peace Chapel, Masonic Auditorium

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and 5.3 km of cross-country ski trails. See over 6,000 succulents in the conservatory.

WAKOPA WMA

Located just minutes east of St. John. Wakopa WMA is an area ideal for nature study, photography, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and hiking in fall and winter. The diverse flora and fauna of Wakopa WMA may be observed from canoe trails, signed nature trails (14.5 miles), or an auto tour route. Camping and picnic areas with toilet facilities are available at Hooker, Dion, Gravel, and Upsilon Lakes.

CITY OF BOTTINEAU

CITY OF RUGBY GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER OF NORTH AMERICA

The geographical center is marked with a stone and concrete cairn located at the junction of Hwys. 2 and 3. Across the road to the north is the tourist information booth

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An 88 1/2-foot tall illuminated steel structure, coated with multi-colored shades of metallic paint. A simulation of the Northern Plains’ most stunning natural phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis on Hwy. 2 E.

NIEWOEHNER BELL TOWER

The 30-foot tower holds 15 bells ranging in size from 40 inches to 16 inches in diameter. TOMMY TURTLE Located on east edge of the City Park. Located at 215 2nd Ave. SW. The park has facilities for picnics and a GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT recreational area for children. On the National Registry of Historic Places, this impeccably preserved building was built in FOUR CHAPLAINS MONUMENT On corner of 4th Street and Sinclair Street. 1907. Dedicated to four chaplains who lost their PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE: lives during World War II. They gave up Located in Rugby, the courthouse is listed on their life jackets to others when the ship, the National Registry of Historic Places.. Dorchester, sank.

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CITY OF ROLLA

Located on north end of Main Street across BUFFALO PARK from County Fairgrounds. New building with A small herd of buffalo maintained for public excellent displays. enjoyment. Located north of Rolla on Hwy 30.

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At the junction of Hwy. 3, 5 & 281 on the JEWEL BEARING PLANT southern entrance to Dunseith a giant turtle The only facility of its kind in the United States, welcomes visitors. The turtle was built from located in Rolla. Tours by appointment. discarded car wheels.

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CITY OF BELCOURT

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CITY OF ST. JOHN

ST. PAUL’S INDIAN MINISTRIES

SHEPHERD’S HILL AT THE CROSS

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Pioneer log cabin, display building, box car, and caboose, located in St. John, north of Rolla.

Natural setting with authentic Indian ROADS architecture, Indian villages, summer camp Scenic log church in wilderness setting. Family camping available. Located west of St. John. and swimming, located north of Belcourt. Built for Belcourt’s Centennial, the design itself Located north of Rolla on Highway 30. is filled with symbolism in an effort to blend Southeast of St. John. the cultures from which most of us came. ST. JOHN COUNTY HISTORICAL SITE Hwy. 281 & Hwy. 5, Belcourt. The casino features 400-plus reel slots, including penny, nickel, quarter, $1 and $5 machines. Also available: blackjack, bingo (except Thursdays), craps, video poker, live poker (Let It Ride, Phil ‘em Up, Texas Hold ‘Em) video keno, simulcast wagering (greyhounds and horses). RV parking, daily buffet open 24 hours. Promotions ongoing at 1-866-BIG-WINS or online at www. skydancercasino.com.

MARTINEAU HOUSE

This Victorian cottage was built by Fortunat and Cedulie Martineau, early St. John pioneers, in 1899. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in St. John, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

SAINT CLAUDE HISTORICAL SITE

Located 1/2 mile west, and 1 1/4 miles north of St. John. Site contains the archaeological remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery founded by Father John Malo, who came to the area from Quebec, Canada, to open a church for the Metis people.

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Biking, Hiking and Horse Riding Trails

Trails North of Hwy. 43 Dalen Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 miles Big Meadow Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 miles Aspen Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 miles Lost Meadow Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 miles Trails South of Hwy. 43 Black Lake Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 miles Foothill Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 miles Twisted Oaks Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 miles

Turtle Mountain State Forest  There is no better place to observe the forest resource than on North Dakota’s two State Forests found in the Turtle Mountains. The Turtle Mountain State Forest and Homen State Forest comprise 11,978 acres of public land managed by the North Dakota Forest Service for your enjoyment.  Primitive camping is available at Strawberry Lake, Hahns Bay, Twisted Oaks and Pelican Lake. All campgrounds provide tables, grills, and centrally located vault toilets and drinking water. During the season campgrounds are patrolled and an overnight camping fee is charged. The campgrounds provide excellent access to over 20 miles of maintained trails. Page 32

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The trails provide opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and crosscountry skiing. From the trails you can get a close up look at the forest from the prairie edge to the Canada border.  The varied plant communities found on the State Forests support a variety of wildlife common to North Dakota Hunting, photography, hiking, canoeing, fishing, berry picking and horseback riding are only a few of the activities people enjoy in the State Forests.  For further information contact the North Dakota Forest Service at 701-228-3700. Fall/Winter 2018-2019


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Enjoy biking, hiking, nature trails Biking, hiking & nature trails

Three of the Turtle Mountains’ most popular trails are Disappearing Lakes, Turtle’s Back (Canada side), and the Old Oak Trail (US side) at Metigoshe State Park. The Turtle Mountain tracks include Turtle Mountain Trail (35 miles), Strawberry Lake (4 miles), Twisted Oaks (2 miles), Dalen (10 miles), Pelican Lake (4 miles), Hartley Boundary Lake (5 miles) and 20 miles of unmarked trails. Contact State Forest Service, Bottineau, ND at 701-228-2278 for more information on these trails.

Annie’s house hiking trails

With the support of the ND Outdoor Heritage Fund, Bottineau Winter Park has established over 3 miles of fully accessible hiking trails with Trac wheel chairs and snowshoes available on site. The trails are Wayland Trail (.75 miles), Hannah’s Trail (.30 miles), Carelton Trail (1.35 mile),

Stanley Trail (1 mile) and Andy’s Trail (.10 mile). Contact Bottineau Winter Park at 701-263-4556 or go online at skibwp.com for more information.

Horse Trails

Pleasure riding in the Turtle Mountains is very popular. Several areas with designated horse trails are Wakopa WMA, Strawberry Lake, Twisted Oaks, and Adam Lake, MB. Organized trail riding is available at Cross Roads Range, St. John, ND, and at the Legion Camp at the International Peace Garden.

Canoe/kayak Trail

This trail starts 200 yards east of the trailhead warming house at Lake Metigoshe State Park. Canoeists are allowed to travel anywhere on the lakes and wetlands. The canoe route is provided only to give users a general route to enjoy.

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Popular trails  Walking for pleasure and other trailrelated activities are among the favorite outdoor recreation pursuits of Americans. Many of the trails in the Turtle Mountain region provide interpretive sessions while others offer the beauty and serenity that only nature can provide. There are also extensive unmarked areas which can be hiked or backpacked.  Three of the Turtle Mountains’ most popular trails are Disappearing Lakes, Turtle’s Back (Canada side), and the Old Oak Trail (US side) at Lake Metigoshe State Park.

OLD OAK TRAIL

Located at Metigoshe State Park, this is North Dakota’s first National Recreation Trail. Built by the Youth Conservation Corps in 1974, it was dedicated in May, 1976. The trail is approximately two miles long. It will take you about 1.5 hours to walk. If you do not care to walk the entire trail at one time, you may leave it at the halfway point near the east side of the Maid O’Moonshine Campground.  A booklet describing the trail is available, in which you will find descriptive information

regarding the lakes, wildflowers, different trees, plant life, animal life and a host of other information to make your hike a real outdoor adventure.

DISAPPEARING LAKES

Turtle Mountain Provincial Park SW Manitoba. A lake disappearing before your very eyes. Hard to believe? Visit a lake that is vanishing from the landscape by following the Disappearing Lakes Interpretive Trail. Winding its way through dense broadleaf forests and shallow lakes, this trail is an easy one hour walk appropriate for all ages.

TURTLE’S BACK

Climb to one of the highest points of land in southwestern Manitoba by following the Turtle’s Back Hiking Trail. The trail begins at the south end of William Lake and leads to a viewing tower at the hill’s peak. From this tower you can see the International Peace Garden. On-site signs discuss the history of the Turtle’s Back and its significance to the various people who have lived in this area over the years.

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J. Clark Salyer NWR  North Dakota is home to several varieties of sparrows that are hard to find elsewhere. The small birds are one of the species sought after by bird watchers traveling hundreds of miles in the hopes of adding a few names to their lifetime lists. One of the birding tours of the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge will do just that. A lot of people are experts at identifying birds and will get that opportunity here.  The area is home to many bird species. You can get a great look at the ruffed grouse drumming on a log in the Turtle Mountains. Also, you too, may get a look at a pileated woodpecker with three young in a hole in a dead tree.  One of the tours will take you down the back roads en route to J. Clark Salyer where the mixture of birds includes prairie, woodland, and wetland species. Touring birders usually come well equipped, most toting top-end Swarovski spotting scopes and solid tripods.  Birders particularly enjoy their first trip to North Dakota which for most of them is an eye-opener.  Some are surprised how beautiful the state is. Some are impressed with such a wide variety of birds as the tour bus snakes its way through the auto tour route. At J. Clark Salyer visitors are treated to rapidly changing terrain and habitat. That means several dramatic changes in species of birds to be seen. It’s a perfect place for birdwatchers to visit.  Kingfishers flit along the wooded banks of the Souris River. Black-crowned night herons take flight from flooded meadows and perch in tall trees nearby. The marshes at J. Clark

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Salyer yield an abundance of birds from blue-winged teal to white-faced ibis.  Visiting birders can add this to their lifetime bird lists as well as marvel at our myriad of outdoor opportunities. Bottineau and Pierce County are in the middle of one of the four major flyways for geese and the water at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge is adjacent. Renville County has been a favorite stopping point for birds during their southward migration.  J. Clark Salyer Refuge holds approximately 200,000 geese during the peak of the goose flight, with the concentration being along the Mouse River, of which a large portion is in the refuge.  The refuge is open to waterfowl hunting on nine designated Public Hunting Areas during state seasons. There is a retrieving zone 100 yards wide around the refuge. Hunters can pick up downed birds in the retrieving zone if they leave their guns outside.

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City of Rugby  Welcome from the Geographical Center of North America! Rugby is the gateway to the Turtle Mountain region with lots to offer the fall and winter sports enthusiast. Located near the Turtle Mountain State Forest, Rugby is just a short distance from two National Wildlife Refuges, a National Game Preserve and a Wildlife Management Area.  The area surrounding Rugby abounds with both non-game and game wildlife. There are few experiences to compare with the outdoor opportunities available in north central North Dakota, including the Rugby area, so come on over! Bring your camera, binoculars or spotting scope, as well as your friends, and explore the wildlife.  Sportsmen and women find a perfect base of operations as they plan their excursions in the Rugby area.  Rugby is located at the center for two major flyways, surrounding the area with large concentrations of snow geese, Canada honkers and many varieties of ducks. Most of Rugby’s restaurants offer bagged lunches as a service to hunters. The area also offers many convenience stores and gift shops.

 Fishing is a popular sport year-round as Rugby area lakes offer excellent fishing.  Rugby’s tourist information booth is conveniently located at the junction of Highways 2 and 3. Information about hunting on private land is available in the North Dakota Public Lands Guide from the North Dakota State Game and Fish Department or online at gf.nd.gov.

Hunting & Fishing  People from across the United States converge on Rugby during the autumn hunting season — and for very good reason. Whether it’s waterfowl, upland game or big game, Rugby has it!

Birding  All bird watchers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see more than 350 species of birds which make North Dakota home. Several threatened or endangered birds have been documented in North Dakota by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Destination Downtown:

Welcome to Downtown

 There’s much more to see and do in Rugby than what’s on the highway.  Next time you “meet in the center,” make sure to take time to explore the unique downtown. The merchants pride themselves on offering an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, home furniture and décor, and much more!  Browse the shops and boutiques, get pampered at the salon and spa,

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Rugby,ND

HOURS: WED. & FRI.

10AM - 5:30PM

THURSDAY

10AM - 8:00PM 201 SOUTH MAIN | DOWNTOWN RUGBY

701.881.0110

SATURDAY

10AM - 2:00PM

Cindy’s Country Cupboard of needful things

Candles • Candy • Food Items Coffee • Jewelry • Greeting Cards Crafts • Purses • Prints Table Linens • And More Tues.-Fri. 10am - 5pm • Sat. 10am - 4pm 203 Main Ave S • Rugby• 701-766-6635 @CindysCountryCupboard

Vintage Knots 140 Main Ave S • Rugby

701-509-7837

Unique Home Decor • Clothing • And More!

Check us out on Facebook!

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a creative shopping experience Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

Rugby

and then relax over a cup of coffee or have lunch at Rockin’ Relics.  As you wander down Main Avenue, the businesses on this page invite you in to see what they have to offer.  What are you waiting for? Plan your next family outing or girls’ day in beautiful downtown Rugby today!

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855.776. idea

111 2nd st. se rugby, nd 58368

Monday-Friday 9am-8pm • Saturday 9am-2pm

701-776-6404

Click or call to make your appointment with Jodie, Melissa, Lori, Dana, Faye, Patricia, Kelsey or Heather. www.stylinyou.net

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Coffee • Yummy Goodies • Wi-fi • Greeting Cards

Monday-Friday 6:30am-8:00pm Saturday 8am-2pm • Sunday 8am-1pm

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Photo Credit: International Peace Gardens

International peace garden  The International Peace Garden is the largest garden in the world dedicated to the celebration of peace, and is the only garden straddling an International boundary. The garden spans 2,339 acres that bridge the border between North Dakota and Manitoba.  Since its opening, it has hosted hundreds of thousands of people as a place of contemplation, renewal, inspiration and friendship. The garden has come to represent a meeting place between friends, rather than a border that separates us.  The International Peace Garden is open to visitors year-round. In the autumn the colors are breathtaking. Enjoy the hiking and biking

BEAUTIFUL IN ALL SEASONS Events, Camping, Summer Camps, Attractions, Hiking and Biking Trails, Picnic Areas, Children Playgrounds, Flowers Galore and More…

trails and explore the garden as Mother Nature paints the foliage in beautiful shades of yellow, orange, red and brown.  When winter sets in, bring your cross country skis or snowshoes and experience the trails. There are 5.3 km of trails blanketed in glistening snow.  The Interpretive Center is open all year and houses the largest cacti and succulents collection in the state of North Dakota. The Vitko Xeric collection in the Conservatory has over 6,000 thriving cacti and succulents.  The garden is a peaceful and tranquil place to visit. Take time to experience it any time of year!

International Peace Garden A promise of Peace

THE CONSERVATORY’S COLLECTION OF OVER 6,000 CACTI AND SUCCULENTS. OPEN YEAR ROUND

1-800-432-6733 www.peacegarden.com

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Wakopa Game Management area  The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area  The wildlife community on Wakopa WMA (WMA), totaling 6,800 acres in the Turtle is comprised of many species, including Mountains, is owned and managed by the fox, coyotes, lynx, raccoons, skunks, weasel, North Dakota Game and Fish Department. mink, beaver, fox, squirrels, muskrats, and Wakopa WMA is a forested area interspersed woodchucks. Many songbirds not normally with lakes, wetlands, and grassland seen in the open areas of the state may communities. Trembling aspen forms nearly be observed. Bald and golden eagles are pure, dense, uniform stands that comprise occasionally seen hunting the area during 80 percent of the forest. Other trees include the spring and fall migrations. Paper Birch, Bur Oak, American Elm, Green  Wakopa offers fishermen an opportunity to fish on several beautiful, natural lakes. Ash, Balsam Poplar, and Box Elder.  The Aspen Forest provides cover and These lakes range in size from 30 to 400 browse for deer, moose, elk, snowshoe hare acres. Rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass and yellow perch andTURTLE ruffed grouse. A mixGUIDE of aspen stands FALL/WINTER MOUNTAIN 2009/10 PAGE 44are of various ages is ideal. Maintenance of available to anglers in a semi-wilderness such a forest mosaic on Wakopa WMA is setting. accomplished by mechanical shearing.

Wakopa… Wooded to Grassland

1. Lake Upsilon - 6 miles west, 1 mile 1. Lake miles W., 1 mile picnic north ofUpsilon St. John- 6- campground, N. of St John - Campground, area, rest area and fishingpicnic pier. area, rest area and fishing pier. 2. Gravel Lake - 6 miles west, 1/2 mile 2. Gravel Lake - 6 miles W. of St. John, north of St. John - Campground, picnic 1/2 mile N.area - Campground, picnic area, area, rest and fishing pier. rest area and fishing pier. 3. Hooker Lake - 8 miles west of St. 3. Hooker Lake - 8 miles W. ofarea, rest John - campground, picnic St. John Campground, area and- fishing pier. picnic area, rest area and fishing pier. 4. Dion Lake - 10 miles west, 2 4. Dion Lake - 10 miles W. of St. John, miles north, 1 mile east of St. John 2 miles N., 1 mile E. - Campground, campground, picnic area, rest area, picnic area ,rest area, and fishing pier. and fishing pier. 5. Jensen Lake - 9 miles W., 3 miles 5. Jensen Lake N. of St. John. - 9 miles west, 3 miles north of St. John.

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• Trail rides are only allowed on the above designated areas. • Trail rides are only allowed on the above designated areas. • Camping is allowed above mentioned campgrounds restricted to no more • Camping is allowedon on the the above mentioned campgrounds and restricted toand no more than 10 consecutive days. • Groups of 25 people or more require a permit from NDG&F. Contact: Brian Prince, 7928 45th St. NE, than 10 consecutive days. Devils ND 58301 or call require 701-662-3617. • Groups of 25Lake, people or more a permit from NDG&F. Contact: Brian Prince, 7928 • A swimming beach is located at Lion Park on Lake Upsilon. Wakopa WMA is an ideal area for nature 45th St. NE,photography, Devils Lake, ND 58301 or call 701-662-3617. study, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, berry picking and primitive camping. • Description: 6800isplus acres inat theLion TurtlePark Mountains, ownedUpsilon. and managed by the North Dakota andarea • A swimming beach located on Lake Wakopa WMA is anGame ideal Fish Department. Wakopa WMA ishunting, a forest areafishing, interspersed with lakes, wetlands, and grasslands. Trembling for nature study, photography, horseback riding, hiking, berry picking aspen forms 80% of the forest. Other trees include birch, oak, elm, ash, poplar and box elder. and primitive camping.

The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area Fall/Winter 2018-2019 (WMA), totaling 6,800 acres in the Turtle Mountains, is owned and managed by the

mechanical shearing. Mountain Guide Page 41 TheTurtle wildlife community on Wakopa WMA contains many species, including fox,


Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

CITY OF Rolette  Fall visitors to Rolette enjoy the abundance of waterfowl, which has increased significantly over the past few years. Local hunters are more than happy to give a few tips where the best bird hunting is to those who are taking advantage of the abundant bird population for the first time.  Snowmobilers have also found the rolling plains a perfect place to get away from the pack and enjoy some prime snow conditions. For the camper, RV Park has full hookups,

electricity and drinking water, drive through lots, internet and cable access. Call 701246-3511 for more information on RV accommodations.  There is also a local hotel & motel which features all the creature comforts and is especially attractive to hunters with game cleaning facilities and freezer space.  Visit the friendly community of Rolette today! Find Rolette on the web at www. rolettend.com.

Rolette State Bank 701-246-3395 • www.rolettestatebank.com 209 Main Street, Rolette, North Dakota 58366

Welcome to the Rolette aRea! Discover the many recreational opportunities this area has to offer plus excellent services available.

Motel - Food - Gas - ATM @ Tesoro

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City of Belcourt  Native American tribal lore gives North America the name of “Turtle Island.” Close to the exact geographical center is the Turtle Mountain area. Cool, green, and inviting, dotted with sparkling lakes, it’s like an island of trees in the northern Great Plains. It is also the heart of the rich tribal and spiritual life of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  In the foothills of the beautiful Turtle Mountains is Belcourt, the only town on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation. A progressive town, it is known for continually thriving to keep pace with modern technology. Anishinaubag Intercultural

Center and Camp, located just two miles north of Belcourt on Fish Lake Road, includes an authentic Indian village, a chapel, hiking trails, groomed cross-country trails and cozy rental cabins.  Belcourt boasts impressive art displays throughout the town. Many sculptures and murals have been produced by talented local artists. A hub of activities in Belcourt is the Turtle Mountain Mall which features a restaurant, the post office, a bank, gift shop, barber shop, florist, bowling alley, lounge and a 24-hour mini-casino.  For more information on Belcourt, call 701477-6140.

Home of the World Famous W’eel Turtle

“Your Home Away From Home”

Lounge - Off Sale “Coldest Beer in Town”

Truck Stop • Motel • Restaurant

OPEn 5 AM - 1 AM • 7 DAYS A wEEk RESTAuRAnT: 6 AM - 9 PM

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Gas & Diesel Fuel • Evening Dinner Dining Convenience Store • Ice, Food, Soft Drinks Video Rentals • Pizza

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Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

CITY OF ST. JOHN  Nestled in the oak and aspen forest of the eastern Turtle Mountains on one of only a few designated scenic highways in North Dakota lies the City of St. John.  St. John was settled by French settlers from Canada who followed trappers and traders into the area among the Chippewa and Cree tribes in the 1840s.  There are several businesses on Main Street ready to serve the needs of visitors to the community. They include a hardware store, full line grocery store, gas station/ garage, cafe, bar, drive-in restaurant and greenhouse, to name but a few.  The historic Martineau house located on Main Street is being used as a tourism information center. This Victorian cottage was built by Fortunat and Cedulie Martineau, early St. John pioneers, in 1899. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in St. John and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Rolette County Historical Society also

has a museum site on Main Street that has two large display buildings, a one room school house, a church, a hunter’s shack, the Dana Wright Cabin, a doll house, an old gas station, the St. John Immigration Building, a blacksmith’s shop, and Burlington Northern Railroad cars.  Recreation areas abound in the area. The Wakopa Game Management Area offers outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing.  Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are popular winter sports in the area.  Shepherd’s Hill at the Cross Roads, a Christian camp and retreat center, is seven miles west of town and offers a wide variety of activities, including trail rides, wagon rides and canoeing. The center has guest rooms, dorm rooms, private cabins and bunkhouses for groups of varying sizes.  For additional information on St. John, call 701-477-3149, or find the city page on Facebook.

N8’s Place

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On & Off Sale • Drive-up Window 701–477–5877 On & Off SaleSt. • Drive-up Window Cafe - Main St., John - 701-477-3205 Cafe – Main St. 701–477–3205 Steak Pit: Available Fri. & Sat. Steak Pit:by Available Fri. & Sat. (Available requestMon.–Thurs.) Mon.-Thurs.) (Available by request

Includes BarMon.–Fri. on Fri. & Sat. Noon Salad Special: Hours: 7 am–7 pm NoonMon.–Thurs. Special: Mon. - Fri. Fri. & Sat. 7am–8pm • Sun. 8am–2pm Hrs. Mon. - Sat., 6:30 am to 9 pm www.facebook.com/N8’s Bar Sun. 8 am to 2 pm Page 44

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Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

Historic Coghlan castle  Coghlan Castle is a Richardsonian Romanesque building in Rolette County, North Dakota, near St. John. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 2008.  If Coghlan Castle seems out of place, it is because there are over 60 known examples of this unique building style in Manitoba, Canada, but only one in North Dakota. Maurice Coghlan hired a Canadian architect, Thomas Boyner, to design this house and hired a Canadian mason to build it. The house, built between 1906 and 1909, is constructed from local granite, limestone and sandstone. The Coghlan family only owned the house for a few years.    Like most farm families, they didn’t make

Square Deal Grocery Your Hometown Grocery Store

St. John, nD • 701-477-3024 Fresh Meats • Fresh Produce • Off-Sale Owners: Deb & Rodney Phelps

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it through the first depression in 1918. However, the Coghlan family rented the house into the 1940s. The building has stood vacant since the middle of the 20th century. It was a popular party site for local teenagers in the 1960s and 1970s and was vandalized in the 1960s.  Years of neglect damaged the structure, but a non-profit group is raising money to restore and protect this authentic resource.  When it is completed, the interpretive site will include a kiosk set in a stone foundation. The content of the five panels will tell the history of the castle, the history of agriculture within the region and the history of the Coghlan family that originally owned the historic stone building. The interpretive center will serve as another attraction along the Scenic Byway in the Turtle Mountains. As the building is currently privately owned, the castle itself is not open to the public, it can be viewed from the pull-off on Hwy. 30 and private tours can be made by appointment onlycall Becky Leonard at 701- 953-8607.

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Photo Credit: Andra Hansen-Collier

City of Rolla  Rolla is a small progressive and growing city with lots of friendly people who’ll bend over backwards to make you feel like this is your own hometown.  Rolla is located in north-central North Dakota on U.S. Hwy. 281 and N.D. Hwy. 5 and 30. Its central location makes Rolla an ideal spot to spend a night or two because of its location to hunting and snowmobiling.  Fall is a busy season for activities in Rolla. You can also take a quiet drive in the countryside to see the many farmers at work in their fields. For fishing, water skiing or camping, the area lakes are just a short jaunt away. Or spend the night in one of Rolla’s intown motels or camping facilities with electric hook-ups and playgrounds for the children. The main attraction just five miles north of the city limits is the Rolla Municipal Golf Course. Great hunting abounds with Rolla being on

BILMAR

MOTEL & SMUGGLER’S BAR AND GRILL

110 11th St SW • Rolla, ND

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the path of the Great Central Flyway.  Ice fishing in the winter is a big sport in the Turtle Mountains, with great fishing opportu nities at Lake Upsilon, Gravel, Hooker, Dion and Jensen lakes all being just a short jaunt from Rolla.  Winter also has its share of snowmobilers taking advantage of the trail system with access to over 400 miles of groomed trails in the Turtle Mountain area.  The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area features 7,000 acres of forest, adjacent to many open stretches of rolling hills and flatland, which when combined make for some fantastic snowmobiling.  Cross-country skiing is another way to enjoy the beautiful winter landscape in the Rolla area with a number of groomed trails crossing the area.

• LOW EXTENDED RATES • Flat Screen TV Over 50 Channels Free Wi-Fi • Sauna • Barbeque Area Continental Breakfast Best quality food served! Minutes away from the International Peace Garden! www.bilmarmotel.com Fall/Winter 2018-2019


Peace Garden/Rolla Winter Trail

Gunslinger Grill goldenrulend.com

Since 1942

108 Main Avenue East Rolla, ND 58367

502 Main Street Bottineau, ND 58318

701-477-3891

701-228-2970

413 Dakota Ave, Wahpeton, ND 58075

701-591-0304

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301 Main Street • Willow City

701-366-4411

Great Food • Full Bar Serving: Steak, Fish, Shrimp, Hamburgers, Sandwiches and more! Call or find us on Facebook for hours and updates

NEAMEYER Serving the Community for over 70 Years!

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Explore Manitoba, Canada  There are four ports of entry to Canada in the Turtle Mountain region. If you have the right documentation, consider a trip across the border in your travel plans. The communities of Southwest Manitoba are ready to welcome you!

Border station schedule & Identification requirements BORDER CROSSING STATIONS: Peace Garden Port (Dunseith): Open 24 hrs Port of Carbury Hwy. 14: Open 9 am - 10 pm Port of St. John, Hwy. 83: Open 8 am - 9 pm Port of Westhope: Open 8 am - 9 pm

Acceptable Documents: US or Canadian Passport Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXT, SENTRI, or FAST)

If you do not have one of the above you need both:

•US or Canadian military identification card (All identification documents must have a photo, name, and date of birth.)

CITIZENSHIP DOCUMENTS: • US or Canadian birth certificate • US Consular report of birth abroad • US Certificate of Citizenship • US Citizenship Identification Card • Canadian Citizenship Card • Canadian certificate of citizenship without photo

UNITED STATES and Canadian citizen children ages 18 and • Driver’s license or identification card issued under will be expected to by federal, state, provincial, county, territory, present a birth certificate. or municipal authority IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS:

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Turtle Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails

Adam Lake Recreation Site (see below)

  Cross country ski trails are abundant in Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. The maps above and to the left, courtesy of Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, show open trails.

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City of portage la prairie You Won’t Find Any Igloos... Just 90 miles separates Walhalla, North Dakota and Manitoba’s Island on the Prairies - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. A popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Portage la Prairie offers miles of sandy beaches, a diverse network of wetlands for bird watching, and has attracted visitors from all over the United States including Hollywood luminaries like Clark Gable to enjoy the hunting and fishing that the area offers. But it’s not just the oasis on the southern shores of Lake Manitoba that bring families here every year. While our reputation for having the most sunny days in Canada contributes to crowds that flock to Portage la Prairie in the summer, Page 50

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the area is also rich in outdoors experiences during the fall and winter. No, visitors won’t find any igloos ... a misconception that we’re sure our friends in North Dakota can also understand. However, we do have ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling and other adventures in and around a full service city that is excited to meet you. Whether it’s sports, outdoor experiences, or to take in any of the visual or performing arts events that populate our calendar, Portage la Prairie offers year round delights for visitors of all ages and interests. Don’t forget, the strength of the American dollar helps to stretch your vacation budget a little farther to experience even more on your next trip. We’d love to share our Island on the Prairies with you. Find out more at islandontheprairies.ca Fall/Winter 2018-2019


ICE SKATING ARENA • SNOWMOBILE TRAILS RESTAURANTS• LYRIC MOVIE THEATRE • SHOPPING A LOT OF great COMMUNITY EVENTS

HUNTING CENTRAL Rugby is the central flyway for ducks, Canada geese and snow geese!

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SNOW FUN!

Bottineau Winter Park

For 50 YEARS outdoor enthusiasts have been experiencing the THRILL and ADVENTURE of fantastic skiing, snowboarding and tubing right here in the Turtle Mountains!

Special Anniversary Celebration

February 15 - 17, 2019

Call for group ski packages and seasonal ticket prices. PO Box 168 • 1 Winter Park Road • Bottineau, ND 58318 Phone: 701-263-4556 or 800-305-8079 • Fax: 701-263-4446

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