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TURTLE MOUNTAIN GUIDE N o r t h D a ko t a a n d M a n i t o b a ’s F o u r S e a s o n P l a y g r o u n d

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Special pull out section featuring North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground!

• Your Guide to Fun in the Turtle Mountains


• Full Color Area Maps & Points of Interest Along the Way • Community Events & Attractions • Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway, International Peace Garden and Southwestern Manitoba

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“Where Progress is a Practice, Not a Promise!” Located just 6 miles south of Canada on Hwy. 83 Plenty of Recreation Come visit our 9-hole grass greens golf course Heated outdoor swimming pool Part of the North Central Flyway - great hunting We have what you need! City Park • RV Hook-ups • Lounge Gas/Service station Restaurants • Gateway Motel And a host of other business too! K-12 School • Paved Airport Runway Meat Processing Plant • Restaurant Grocery Store • Locally-Owned Bank Bulk Fuel & Propane Delivery Services Bottineau Farmers Elevator Fertilizer Plant • Anhydrous Plant Locally-Owned Newspaper Senior Center • Funeral Home Oil Field Supply & Service Companies Insurance Agencies • Motel Specialty Coffee Roaster Greenhouse Floral & Gift Shop Three Churches: Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Presbyterian

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Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th Friday, June 29 * Three Person Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament (Rolla Golf Course) * Registration for All–School Reunion (Rolla School) * 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament (Rolla Gym) * Art Show (Rolla City Hall) * Face Painting, Caricaturist and Airbrush Tattoos (Downtown Rolla) * All Class Parade (Main Street) * All School Picnic (Rolla City Park) * Fireworks (Robert Neameyer Field) Saturday, June 30 * 5K & 10K Fun Run (Registration at Rolla School) * Ragtop Breakfast (Rolla School) * Art Show (Rolla City Hall) * Kiddie Parade and Ragtop Parade (Main Street) * Car Show (Main Street) * Games in the Park (Rolla City Park) * Face Painting, Caricaturist and Airbrush Tattoos (Rolla City Park) * Dance featuring “Pop Rocks” from Minneapolis (Rolla Activity Center - Old Curling Rink) Follow us on Facebook for more details and event updates!

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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!

HIGHLIGHTS | pages 6-8 Points of interest and events scheduled across the region

WEST TOUR: WESTHOPE TO RUGBY | pages 9-20 Includes the International Peace Garden, Rugby–the Geographical Center of North America, and other places to see west of U.S. Hwy. 281


EAST TOUR: ROLLA TO ST. JOHN |pages 21-31 Includes Rolla’s Ragtop Festival, the Dale & Martha Hawk Museum, Coghlan Castle and Wakopa Wildlife Management Area

BORDER TOUR: SW MANITOBA |pages 32-36 Take a trip across the border into Canada and experience the communities of Boissevain, Souris and Portage La Prairie 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

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Points of interest City of dunseith W’EEL TURTLE

At the junction of Hwy. 3, 5 & 281 on the southern entrance to Dunseith, a giant turtle built from discarded car wheels, welcomes visitors.


Built in the early 1900s and moved to McKay’s farm south of Hwy. 5. It features authentic renovation and furnishings along with the owners’ private antique collection.

City of belcourt


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.


This museum gives you the opportunity to view antique autos and collectibles in a village-style setting. Located a block east of Jct. Hwys. 2 and 3.


Reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. Located at 312 2nd Ave. SW. Open 9 am-5 pm, ST. PAUL’S INDIAN MINISTRIES Natural setting with authentic Indian Mon-Sat, June-Sept. architecture, Indian villages, summer camp NORTHERN LIGHTS TOWER and swimming. Located north of Belcourt. An 88 1/2 foot tall illuminated steel structure built to simulate the Northern Plains’ most FOUR ARROWS MONUMENT Built for Belcourt’s Centennial, the design itself stunning natural phenomenon, the Aurora is filled with symbolism in an effort to blend Borealis. Located on Hwy. 2 East. the cultures from which most of us came. NIEWOEHNER BELL TOWER The 30-foot tower holds 15 bells ranging in SKY DANCER HOTEL AND CASINO Hwy. 281 & Hwy. 5, Belcourt. The casino size from 40 inches to 16 inches in diameter. features 400-plus reel slots, including penny, Located at 215 2nd Ave. SW. nickel, quarter, $1 and $5 machines. Try your GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT luck at blackjack, bingo, craps, video poker, On the National Register of Historic Places, live poker (Let It Ride, ‘Phil ‘em Up, Texas this impeccably preserved building was built in Hold ‘em) video keno or simulcast wagering 1907. (greyhounds and horses). RV parking, daily PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE: buffet open 24 hours. For more information Located in Rugby, the courthouse is listed on call 1-877-475-9376 or go online to www. the National Register of Historic Places.

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City of st. john

City of rolla

SHEPHERD’S HILL AT THE CROSS BUFFALO PARK A small herd of buffalo maintained for pubROADS

Scenic log church in wilderness setting. Family lic enjoyment. Located north of Rolla on Hwy camping available. Located west of St. John. 30.



Located north of Rolla on Highway 30, south- Lifelong collection of restored antiques south east of St. John. of Rolla on Hwy 30.


Pioneer log cabin, display building, box car, The only facility of its kind in the United States, and caboose located in St. John. located in Rolla. Tours by appointment.


This Victorian cottage was built by Fortunat City of boissevain, MB 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 Na- TOMMY TURTLE A 25-foot statue of Tommy Turtle is located tional Register of Historic Places. at the southern entrance to the city. Tourist SAINT CLAUDE HISTORICAL SITE Information Booth nearby. Located 1/2 mile west, and 1 1/4 miles north of St. John. Site contains the archaeological BECKONING HILLS MUSEUM remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery Displays of many interesting artifacts and founded by Father John Malo, who came to other articles depicting local and regional the area from Quebec, Canada, to open a history. church for the Metis people. BILL MONCUR DISPLAY A collection of Indian artifacts located in the Boissevain Civic Center.



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calendar of events March

July 7 - Club de Skinautique Ski Show, Lake Metigoshe

March 24 – Relay for Life Craft Show, Rugby

July 7 & 8 – Geographical Center Softball Tourney, Rugby

March 24 – Village Arts Dinner Theater, Rugby

July 14 – Kramer 110th Year Celebration

March 31 – Bottineau Bunny Fest March 31 – Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt, Rugby

May May 14 – Museums Opening Day, Rugby May 28 – Memorial Day Parade, Bottineau

june WEDNESDAYS – Music in the Park, Rugby June 1 – Relay for Life, Rugby June 14-17 – Bottineau County Fair June 15 – Bottineau County Fair Barrel Bash June 16 – Bottineau County Fair Horse Show JUNE 22-23 – Roughrider Rodeo, Dunseith June 24 – Rhubarb Festival, Rugby June 28-July 1 – Pierce County Fair, Rugby June 30 – Club de Skinautique Ski Show, Lake Metigoshe


July 28 – Club de Skinautique Ski Show, Lake Metigoshe

august Wednesdays– Music in the Park, Rugby AUGUST 3-5 - Chief Little Shell Memorial Pow Wow, Dunseith AUGUST 3-11 – Dunseith Days, Dunseith August 3-4 – Bottineau Crazy Days August 3-4 – KeplinFest Metis/Michif Traditional Music & Dance Festival, Belcourt August 4 – Bottineau Car Show August 11 – Club de Skinautique Ski Show, Lake Metigoshe August 11-12 – Village Fair Pre-Party and VIllage Fair Comes Alive, Rugby

september TBA – Geographical Center Days, Rugby TBA – Daryl Kuhnhenn Memorial Ride, Rugby

international peace garden

Wednesdays– Music in the Park, Rugby

May 13 – Mother’s Day Buffet

July 3 – Club de Skinautique Ski Show, Lake Metigoshe

June 16 & 17 – Garden Days

July 3 – Lake Metigoshe Fireworks Show

August 17 – Zort Art

July 4 – Lake Metigoshe 4th of July Parade July 4 – 4th of July Parade, Rugby July 5-7 – Ryan Keplin Summerfest Country and Fiddle Music Festival, Maple Sugar Ranch, Belcourt

July 14 & 15 – 85th Anniversary August 19 – Gospel Fest August 18 & 19 – Quilt Show September 11 – 911 Ceremony More IPG events at

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City of Westhope  Westhope, located along Highway 83, like many towns in Bottineau County, was founded as a Great Northern Railway station in 1903 and later was incorporated as a city in 1906. Westhope is also a port of entry to Canada, which is only six miles away.  This area is a major flyway for ducks and geese as well as upland game. As a result, hunters from all over the country come back year after year for the hunting enjoyment and camaraderie that they have developed with the Westhope community. The Westhope area makes hunters feel very welcome. Outdoorsman Tony Dean himself endorsed the hunting!  Westhope takes great pride in the quality of life in the area and the fact that this is a great place to raise children. The population of Westhope is 550, and the community has many facilities and services which are not common to communities of this size: a tourist park with picnic facilities, two tennis courts, swimming pool, large softball complex and a lighted football field. Camping facilities are provided at the trailer court with water, sewer, electrical hookups and dump station. Westhope also has an airport with a paved and lighted runway and an excellent school system.

WESTHOPE COUNTRY CLUB  The Westhope Country Club is located in the beauty and splendor of the Souris River Valley, giving golfers a view of majestic scenery.  Golfers all over North Dakota and southern Manitoba talk about the uniqueness of the course that was completely rebuilt in 1991 with very challenging grass greens. One of the nicest things about the course is that there is no waiting for tee times, making it a great course at a great value.




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J. clark salyer NWR  J. Clark Salyer NWR offers a variety of opportunities for wildlife observation, hiking, canoeing, photography, hunting and fishing. The Refuge office is located 2 miles north of Upham, N.D., off Highway 14.  Birders in particular will marvel at the myriad species of birds. 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.  You can get a great look at the ruffed grouse drumming on a log in the Turtle Mountains, or catch a glimpse 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 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, while others 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.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 yield an abundance of birds from blue-winged teal to white-faced ibis.  For scenic views of a marsh, visit the accessible wildlife viewing platform and observation tower near the Refuge headquarters. In the spring, an observation blind for viewing sharptailed grouse breeding displays in the sandhills is available by reservation.  Hunting and fishing are also permitted in areas of the refuge. Refuge hours are 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. The refuge office is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday (except federal holidays). For more information, call 701-768-2548 or go online to https://www.fws. gov/refuge/J_Clark_Salyer/.

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City of dunseith  Dunseith is located at the junction of Hwy. 281 and Hwy. 5, 41 miles north of Rugby. The town hosts fun activities in summer.  The summer kicks off with Borderline Barrel Racing Association events. For more info, go to  The Dunseith Rodeo Club hosts a twoday event annually, the Roughrider Rodeo scheduled for June 22 at 6pm & June 23 at 2 pm, which should be another good time.  In August, the community will host a week of activities, featuring the Chief Little Shell Memorial Pow Wow August 3-5. Tribes from all over the United States and Canada will participate. Other events during the week

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include the kiddie parade and city parade on Saturday, August 4 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Community picnic sponsored by Starion Financial on August 9 with a movie in the park to follow. North Central Electric Cooperative will host a dinner on Aug. 10, and the Dunseith Community Club will host breakfast on August 11 from 9 - 11 a.m. followed by motor vehicle barrel racing and burnouts later in the day. For more info and events, find the “Dunseith Days” Facebook page.  The Dunseith Log House and Tourist Information Center is your headquarters for details about activities and events throughout the season and has gifts from the local area.

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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.  July 14 & 15 will be our 85th anniversary, and to commemorate this date and time we will have an anniversary celebration for two days. Events will be posted on the website in the coming months. To find more information about the garden, check us out at  In May, the garden will start coming alive with BEAUTIFUL IN ALL SEASONS Events, Camping, Summer Camps, Attractions, Hiking and Biking Trails, Picnic Areas, Children Playgrounds, Flowers Galore and More…

all the perennials that have been planted in the fall. The beautiful yellow tulips will welcome you, as you enter the garden in the spring. In the first part of June, 150,000 annuals will be planted in the formal garden area along with many pots throughout the garden. It is a beautiful sight when all the flowers are in bloom.  The Interpretive Center houses the largest cacti and succulents collection in the state of North Dakota. The Vitko Xeric collection has over 6,000 thriving cacti and succulents. Early spring is a good time to see the variety and profusion of blooms this diverse collection puts on display. The Interpretive Center also has a cafe and gift shop which are open May through September.  The Garden is a peaceful and tranquil place to visit. Take the time to experience it this summer!

International Peace Garden A promise of Peace



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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.

 July is usually a busy month with the Demolition Derby and St. Ann’s Novena, which runs in conjunction with Turtle Mountain Days. For more information on Belcourt, call 701-477-6140.

Chippewa Downs Race Track

 On a hill just to the southwest of Belcourt, this horse race track offers pari-mutuel betting 3-4 weekends in the summer (June). The park has grandstand and concession stands as well as a number of barns for the quarter and thoroughbred horses.

HNA Nature Trail

 The Heart of North America Nature Trail is a driving trail that documents a journey through some of North Dakota’s most scenic and geologically magnificent wonders. Follow the trail through the Turtle Mountain Region in North Dakota into Manitoba, Canada. Return south and continue east into North Dakota’s Rendezvous Region.

8 miles south of Skydancer Casino Belcourt or 3 miles north of Rolette Ryan Keplin - Bellamy Brothers Steven Jesmer - Terri-Anne Strongarm Brendan Chartrand - Ramsey Rae Dean Malcolm - Kevin “KK” Keplin Craig Lunday - John Keplin Kevin Parisien - Roland Marcellais Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers & United Steppers Campsites Available, Free Childrens Activities, Red River Jig Contest, Horseshoe Contest, Free Workshops: Fiddling, Jigging Guitar, Food and Artist Vendors, Open Mic

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City of Rugby  Welcome from the Geographical Center of North America! Located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 2 and N.D. Hwy. 3, Rugby is also the most direct route to the International Peace Garden and the beautiful Turtle Mountains.  When you visit Rugby, you’ll find a number of interesting things to see and do. The Northern Lights Tower is its newest addition. The tower is on the south side of U.S. Hwy. 2, in front of the Prairie Village Museum. Made of 10 tinted steel beams almost 90 feet tall, coated with multicolored shades of metallic paint and featuring a lighting system at night, the tower is dedicated to one of the Northern Plains’ most stunning natural phenomena, the spectacular Aurora Borealis. The Interpretive Center is a gazebo housing an interactive kiosk that allows you to view video footage of the northern lights and an informative clip that explains what causes the aurora borealis. You will also find pictures of the northern lights on display by native North Dakotan Jay Brausch. Many brochures for Rugby and the surrounding area are available to pick up at the Northern

Lights Tower Interpretive Center. The center is open May 1 through Sept. 30.  Visitors can commemorate their stop in Rugby by having their picture taken near the monument that officially proclaims Rugby the continent’s geographic center.  Your trip through Rugby won’t be complete without playing the beautiful golf course. If golf isn’t your game, you can shop, dine, worship, relax in one of the motels or campgrounds or visit one of the parks. Go to a movie, bowl, swim, picnic or take a leisurely stroll around the designated walking path. Check our stock car racing schedule.  Other stops to delight even the seasoned traveler include our unique museums and gift shops, including the Prairie Village Museum, the historic Pierce County Courthouse and the authentically restored Amtrak Train Depot.  So relax and stay a while. If you have any questions, stop by our tourist information booth at the intersection of Hwys. 2 and 3 or call the Rugby Convention and Visitors Bureau at 701-776-5846.


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Victorian Dress Museum

Niewoehner Bell Tower

 Another must see while in Rugby is the Victorian Dress Museum and Boutique, featuring reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. The garments are representative of North Dakota working women, school teachers on the prairie, and affluent woman of fashion. There are winter clothes, summer dresses, evening gowns, a bathing suit and sports clothing. A good cross-section of all types of tastes and classes of women is shown. The garments are historically correct, based on research in old family albums, books from libraries and other sources that depict fashions of bygone eras.

 Dale G. Niewoehner, Niewoehner Funeral Home in Rugby, has changed the skyline of Rugby with the construction of a 30 foot bell tower containing 15 bells at his funeral home. The largest bells, of which there are two, are 40 inches in diameter and weigh about 1,300 pounds each. There are also a 36 inch bell, two 34 inch bells, a 30 inch bell, a 26 inch bell and a 24 inch bell. The balance of the bells are in the 15-22 inch range. There are about 4 tons of bells in the steel tower. The bells have been purchased from auction sales, private parties, antique shops and churches. At this time, the bells are rung with a simple cable on each bell.

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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 201 Main ave • Rugby, nD • 701-881-0110 HouRs: WeDnesDay - satuRDay

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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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prairie village museum Tour Prairie Village Museum  Prairie Village Museum at the Geographical Center of North America features 23 historic buildings and six exhibition halls arranged around a quaint village square. The grounds are filled with history of days gone by. There are over 35,000 square feet of heritage housed there. The admission fee is minimal, but you will need a whole afternoon to see it all.  Step back in time by entering the complex through the main building that has many different displays, some of which include a wildlife display, a rosemeade collection, antique gun collection and many old items that helped the pioneers make their home on the frontier.  Then enter the village, consisting of 23 buildings, including a land office, 1907 Great Northern Depot, caboose, cook car, blacksmith shop, general store, livery barn, an 1885 log cabin, and of course, a saloon.  In two-story Silva Consolidated School, you’ll find a replica of Silva native Clifford Thompson, one of the world’s tallest men. The museum’s expansive collection includes everything from Native American Pow Wow

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dresses to antique cars and farm machinery, to a real iron lung.  Visitors are consistently impressed by the depth and breadth of the collections. Plus the museum is within walking distance of the historical marker at the Geographical Center of North America. School groups and bus tours are welcome throughout the season.  The museum and village are open May 1-Sept 30. Group rates are available. Please allow two hours for tours. For more information, call 701-776-6414.



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Village Fair offers old time flair painting. Music, food and family fun make this fair one of the best of the summer.

 Enjoy the 31st Annual Village Fair August 1112 at Prairie Village Museum in Rugby. There will be special musical entertainment provided, plus the annual Pioneer Demonstrations at the Prairie Village and Museum. Listen to oldtime music in different areas of the village.  Fair-goers will find cooks baking in the cook car, butter churners in the creamery, a blacksmith hammering in the blacksmith shop, fancy gals performing in the saloon, clerks merchandising in the General Store, artists exhibiting in Silva School, and the sheriff locking folks up in York Jail. Kids’ activities include old-fashioned games, impromptu classes in one-room Juniata School, and face

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pierce county fair  The Pierce County Fair of Rugby, N.D., will open for the 2018 year with both traditional favorites and fresh new activities. The Fair runs Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1 at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Rugby.  People of all ages can enjoy the events the Pierce County Fair has to offer, and the best part is that most of it is FREE!  Free events held during the fair include an Exotic Animal Show & Display, DinoTrail, caricature artist, horse and wagon rides, The Entertainment Zone with Freddie Prez, Rocky Top Petting Zoo, John Deere Pedal Tractor Pull, Kids play area, Nickel Scramble and more.  The Mighty Thomas Carnival is back to provide a fun-filled midway with games and thrilling rides. You’ll also be able to find all your fair food favorites throughout the fairgrounds.  The 4-H and open class exhibits should be bigger and better than ever. Come out and see what great talent Pierce County has to

share.  Headlining the fair will be SLAMABAMA. From the first note to the last encore, the energy and intensity of SLAMABAMA will have your undivided attention. Celebrating their 10th year in 2018, these 4 musicians’ incomparable stage presence can only be described as a uniquely perfect blend of Country, Rock & Pop. Other scheduled main events include the Ranch Rodeo, Lawnmower Races and Mud Run. On Sunday morning take in the non-denominational worship service.  Come out and enjoy what the Pierce County Fair has to offer and make some great memories to treasure for years to come.  For more information go to www. Like the fair at 120820177944472/ for fair trivia, prizes and updates.

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----- North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground -----

Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce

519 Main Street Bottineau, ND 58318

Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce

701-228-3849 or 800-735-6932


STADIUM II SportS Bar 502 Thompson sTreeT BoTTineau • 701-228-2635 “Your indoor recreation headquarters”

happy hour: 5:00–6:30 pm–weekdays pool TaBles • DarTs shuffleBoarD • pull TaBs on & off sale

10722 Lake Loop Rd. E, Bottineau, ND 58318 • Units 44 Modernites • 9 Su

• Conference Facilities • Conference Facilities • Wireless Network • Wireless Network • KidsFree Stay Free • Under 16 Stay •• Restaurant & C-Storenext nextdoor door & C-Store

Welcome Hunters & Snowmobilers! Close proximity to:

Fax: (701) 263-6505 • 17 Miles West of Peace Garden


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


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Welcome  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 you. If you are in town in mid-June, you can attend North Dakota’s oldest county fair, the Bottineau County Fair. 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. The Bottineau Country Club, located three miles northeast of the city on the Lake Road, offers great views and is neither severe nor a pushover for a skilled golfer.

 Lake Metigoshe, located 12 miles northeast of Bottineau, and straddling the United States/ Canada border, offers fishing, boating, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, sight seeing, fine dining, lodging and more. If you enjoy camping and picnicking, 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.  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.

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Discover Lake Metigoshe Pages 8-11

outdoor Recreation Pages 14-23

From Tommy Turtle to the Bottineau Country Club, there’s much to see and do in Bottineau, North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground! Explore the city at the heart of the Turtle Mountain area.

Lake Metigoshe is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. From Lake Metigoshe State Park to Metigoshe Ministries, there’s much to see and do at Lake Metigoshe!

No matter the time of year, the Bottineau & Lake Metigoshe area is always bustling with outdoor activities! From hiking & kayaking to skiing & snowmobiling, the fun never stops!

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Photo Credit: Sarah Smith Warren


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City directory 98th St NE

98th St NE

Ohmer St

Bennett St

A Street 1st St W 2nd St W

5 Sinclair St

Bottineau City Map

Scenic Byway Bottineau Winter Park

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Nelson St

Forestry Park Bennett St


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5 12th St W Elm St

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Restaurants & lounges Pride Dairy

517 Thompson Street 701-228-2216

Stadium II bar

502 Thompson Street 701-228-2635

denny’s Pizza Inn 307 11th Street East 701-228-2601

China Inn

1003 11th Street East 701-228-2280

the cove lounge 345 11th Street West 701-228-2223


605 Main Street 701-228-3350


Family Bakery & Restaurant 412 Main Street 701-228-2179

Dog House Saloon 507 Main Street 701-228-3092

Norway House 815 11th Street East 701-228-3737


204 11th Street West 701-228-5255

Dairy Queen

217 11th Street West 701-228-2822

Herbel’s Dario 305 Main Street 701-228-2933

98th St NE

98th St NE

Oak Creek

1. Forestry Park Disc Golf Course 2. St. Andrew’s Health Center 3. Bottineau County Public Library 4. Four Chaplains Monument 5. Bottineau County Historical Museum 6. Botno Theater 7. Bottineau Chamber of Commerce 8. Dakota College 9. Community Arena 10. Tommy the Turtle

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International Peace Gardens


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LODGING Cobblestone Inn & Suites 1109 11th Street East Phone: 701-534-2121

Super 8

Homestead Lodge

Tommy Turtle Park

Norway House

Carbury Dam Recreation Area

789 98th Street NE 701-263-4069

815 11th Street East 701-228-3737

1007 11th Street East 701-228-2125

Campsites In town, East 10th Street, by Tommy Turtle

4 miles west on Hwy 5, 5 miles north on Hwy 14

TURTLE MOUNTAIN INN 345 11th Street West 701-228-2296

Free Superstart Hot Breakfast 6:00am - 9:00am

Free Wi-fi 1007 11th Street East Bottineau, North Dakota


1109 11th Street East • Bottineau 701-534-2121 • 888-693-8262 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 cobblestoneinnbottineau


City of Bottineau Bottineau County Fair

The Bottineau County Fair Board has set the dates of June 14-17 for the 129th Bottineau County Fair, the oldest county fair in the state of North Dakota.

105 11th Street East • Bottineau


The fair always hosts great talent, a fun midway and a variety of events for the entire family. For a complete list of events and attractions, check the Facebook page, Bottineau County Fair, or visit

Pride Dairy

Pride Dairy was established in the 1930s as a place for farmers to bring their extra cream and has continued to grow, keeping the traditional flavor of its products. Eighty years later they still manufacture butter, ice cream, syrups, toppings, honey and cheese. 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. Their signature “cow” gift boxes come in various sizes. From mixing caramels and cheeses to mixing syrups and butter, it can be done at Pride Dairy!

Botno theater

Pride Dairy

North Dakota’s Finest Ice Cream 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 • Pride Dairy of Bottineau on Facebook

Located on Main Street at Fifth Street, this small town theatre is still going strong. Small Art Deco style lobby and auditorium that seats 312.

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.


On corner of 4th Street and Sinclair Street.


Dedicated to four chaplains who lost their BOTTINEAU COUNTY HISTORICAL lives during World War II. They gave up MUSEUM their life jackets to others when the ship, Located on north end of Main Street across Dorchester, sank. from County Fairgrounds. New building with one-of-a-kind things not to be seen TOMMY TURTLE PARK & elsewhere. Free admission. WELCOME CENTER Home of the famous “Tommy Turtle”, the Pierre Bottineau park has a 16 unit full hook-up RV Park A statue that stands on the lawn of the county with restroom & bathhouse facilities, picnic courthouse and believed to be the first child shelters, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, three born of white man in ND, Bottineau County, baseball diamonds, basketball court and two organized in 1884, was named after this playground areas. Located at 1001 10th St. voyageur, hunter and trapper. East. Info online at

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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!

Join us for a round! Located just a few miles northeast of Bottineau in the foothills of the Turtle Mountains on Lake Metigoshe Road

9 Holes • Grass Greens • Carts Watered Fairways Club House • Food & Beverage

Bottineau, ND • 701-228-3857

Visitors Welcome!

The Bottineau County Economic Development Corp. invites you to check us out and plan to start your business here. Financial and business incentives are available. 519 Main Street, Bottineau, ND 58318 (701) 228-3922 7

Lake directory Places to eat Birchwood Steak house & Lounge

A Frame Bar & Grill

KC’s Dockside Bar & Grill


21 Birchwood Heights Rd S 701-263-4283

1554 107th Street NE 701-263-4764

10721 Lake Loop Rd E 701-263-4466 10599 Lake Rd 701-263-4109

Metigoshe Drive Inn 8 Eastshore Park Rd 701-263-4270

Places to stay Quilt Inn & Suites 10722 Lake Loop Rd E 701-263-6500

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Metigoshe Ministries retreat center 10605 Lake Loop Rd E 701-263-4788

LAKE Metigoshe State Park (CABINS) 14 miles NE of Bottineau 701-263-4651

birchwood rv park

Hahn’s Bay

West side of Lake Metigoshe

Dalen Campsite

14 miles NW of Bottineau

Strawberry Lake recreation area

14 miles NW of Bottineau

Twisted oaks

14 miles NW of Bottineau

pelican Lake & Sandy lake

18 miles NE of Bottineau

1 Birchwood Heights Rd N 701-263-3745

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Metigoshe Drive inn Home of the Famous Pizza Burger! Open 11:00 a.m. daily 701-263-4270

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Lake Metigoshe Metigoshe Ministries  Metigoshe Ministries is a year-round camping, retreating, and resource ministry. With one mission, children, families, and older adults can discover “Adventure Anchored in Christ” right here in the Turtle Mountains.  Camp Metigoshe on Pelican Lake has 19 cabins, a lodge overlooking the lake, waterfront with canoes, kayaks, banana boats, sailboats, a pontoon, and full lifeguard staff.  The site on Lake Metigoshe has both the A-frame Lakeside Chapel and the Lakeside Christian Center. Along with bunk rooms, the Christian Center has twelve unique sleeping

rooms with either private or semi-private baths.  Special weekly offerings open to the public include worship held Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30 am at the A-frame Chapel.  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. Please be sure to join us this year for Nights of Christmas, our annual Christmas celebration. Whatever way you like to relax, you can at Metigoshe Ministries.

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 * • Recreational Opportunities

Sawmill Lumber Hwy 43

Sawmill Corner Stop

Camp Metigoshe Summer Site


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


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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 unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in this 1,551 acre park, with camping, swimming, fishing and hiking during the summer months, to 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. The Old Oak Trail, North Dakota’s first 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, mountain biking trails, playground, Lake Metigoshe Outdoor Learning Center, amphitheatre, group dormitory facilities, and dog park.  Lake Metigoshe State Park is 15 miles (22 km) northeast of Bottineau, approximately 90 miles (144 km) from Minot, ND.

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July 3rd show provides a reason for many families to gather at Lake Metigoshe to see the show and then enjoy the fireworks display at dusk. They also put on a second show in August, which is the skiers’ favorite show because they get a chance to present the acts they’ve been working on all summer.  The club enjoys traveling and performs two to three shows a year from Canada to South Dakota. In addition, the Skinautiques accepts requests to put on skiing demonstrations and mini shows for special functions at Lake Metigoshe. Check the website for updates: www.

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

The Club de Skinautique  Lake Metigoshe is home to North Dakota’s only water ski club. The Skinautiques, French for nautical skiers and pronounced Skee-now-teeks, became a water ski club in 1959 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1961. However, the club put on its first show in July of 1958 and since that time has performed ski shows every summer.  Club de Skinautique performs four to five full ski shows each season. Their traditional

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Adam Lake

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Mystical Horizons

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Max Lake

Lords Lake

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1. J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge 2. Mystical Horizons 3. Bottineau Winter Park Ski Area 4. Thunder Mountain Speedway 5. Tommy Turtle 6. Lake Metigoshe State Park 7. Metigoshe Ministries 8. Butte St. Paul Historical Site 9. Pow Wow Grounds 10. Sky Dancer Hotel & Casino 11. Dale & Martha Hawk Museum 12. Scenic Byway Statue 13. Coghlan’s Castle 14. Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads 15. Wakopa Game Management Area 16. William Lake Provincial Park 17. North America Game Warden Museum 18. Turtle Mountain Provincial Park


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Jensen Lake

Lake Upsilon

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Area points of interest Bottineau Country Club Golf Course

The 9-hole course is located 3 miles northeast in the hills above the city of Bottineau on the Lake Road. It features 2,835 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 32.3 and it has a slope rating of 91. Great views, fun holes, and remember, every putt breaks towards the grain bins. Open to the public.

Thunder Mountain Speedway

Located 5 miles north of Bottineau, the Thunder Mountain Speedway offers race fans great action in these classes: Bombers, Enduro, IMCA Sportmod and Hobby Stocks. Kids go-kart races are also fun! An extremely fast surface and high-banking make the quarter-mile track at the Thunder Mountain Speedway a favorite for drivers and fans. For more info, call 701-263-4801 or visit

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!


This 21st Century Stonehenge, dedicated in October 2005, sits at the western edge of Scenic Byway N.D. Highway 43.


Located on Lake Metigoshe 10 miles from Bottineau. It has a public swimming beach and boat ramp, picnic areas, modern and primitive camping areas, weekly amphitheatre programs, guided nature trail hikes and canoe rental. Park area has natural beauty everywhere.


Located on the west side of Lake Metigoshe. It has primitive campground, water, toilets, BOTTINEAU WINTER PARK boat ramp with dock, fishing pier, picnic Located 8 miles north, l-l/2 miles west of shelter, bicycle trail and nature trail. Bottineau. Features downhill skiing and TWISTED OAKS snowboarding and a variety of hills. Rental Located on the west side edge of the Turtle equipment, triple chair lift, tubing park, Mountains on Highway 43. It has picnic tables, chalet and fast food restaurant. water, toilets, and horse riding corrals.



Named after Ann Nicole Nelson, the only Located along Highway 43 or 10 miles north North Dakotan to perish in the 9/11 attack

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 •


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and 5-3/4 miles west of Bottineau. This area has a swimming beach, primitive camping, water, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking trail and canoeing.


Begin 3 miles north of Rolla and proceed north to St. John. Then travel west on County Highway 43 until the scenic route terminates at State Highway 14. This is an all-paved surface. Total route is 53 miles.


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.

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Located 12 miles west and 15 miles south of Bottineau on Highway 14. It has a scenic drive, hiking trail and canoeing on Mouse River. A great variety of wildlife can be seen on this refuge.


Located 10 miles north and 5-3/4 miles east of Bottineau on Highway 43. Offers boat docks, tables, toilets, water, fishing and primitive camping.


Located 18 miles east and 13 miles north of Bottineau on the U.S./Canadian border. Home of International Music Camp. Scenic drive through the gardens, numerous beds of flowers, Peace Chapel, Sunken Garden, Masonic Auditorium and 5.3 km of cross-country ski trails. Enjoy your stay and the recreational opportunities.

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Civil EnginEEring & SurvEying 701-228-2292 • Fax: 701-228-3938 915 East 11th Street • Bottineau, ND

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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 drinking water and vault toilets. 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. The trails provide opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, 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, birding, photography, canoeing, fishing, berry picking are additional activities people enjoy in the State Forests.  For further information contact the North Dakota Forest Service at 701-228-3700.

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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.

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 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 OLD OAK TRAIL Roads Range, St. John, ND, and at the Legion Located at Metigoshe State Park, this is North Camp at the International Peace Garden. Dakota’s first National Recreation Trail. The trail is approximately two miles long. It will Canoe/kayak Trail take about 11/2 hours to walk. If a shorter walk This trail starts 200 yards east of the trailhead is desired, leave the trail at the halfway point warming house at Lake Metigoshe State Park. near the east side of the Maid O’Moonshine Canoeists are allowed to travel anywhere on Campground. the lakes and wetlands. The canoe route is

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

provided only to give users a general route to enjoy.

Opening Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12 & 13 Summer Hours Begin Memorial Day Weekend

Open Monday–Saturday 9am–5pm Sunday Noon–5pm 3474 Lake Loop Road • Lake Metigoshe 701-263-4739 •

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Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway

Mystical Horizons

 The Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway in North Dakota begins 3 miles north of Rolla on County Hwy. 43, then goes through St. John to State Highway 14 northwest of Bottineau.  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” is denoted in the official North Dakota Highway Map and on the Turtle Mountain Area Map on Pages 12 and 13.

 Mystical Horizons is located on the western edge of the Byway near Carbury. The stone structure is a scaled-down, 21st-century 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.

Corner of Hwy. 43 & Lake Rd Bottineau, ND

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cross-country skiing  If the call of cross-country skiing attracts you, an endless vista of wilderness and countless skiing opportunities are right at hand here in the Turtle Mountains.  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 you 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.

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Bottineau Winter Park  Bottineau Winter Park is located along the northern border of North Dakota in the Turtle Mountains and offers many winter recreational activities such as downhill skiing and snowboarding, tubing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Discover this winter why this family-friendly winter resort located just 10 minutes from Bottineau has been dubbed “The Jewel Above the Prairie.”  The Bottineau Winter Park has been North Dakota’s prime downhill ski, snowboarding and tubing area for 47 years. Eight open slopes offer a good variety of challenging runs. All slopes plus the terrain park are accessible from the unloading area of the triple chair lift. Two new carpet (conveyor) lifts service the two beginner hills, allowing easy to use transportation back to the top. One T-bar and high speed rope tow is also available on busy days to transport any level of

skier to the top of one of the eight runs. BWP season typically runs from Thanksgiving to the end of March. Please check our hours of operations and conditions at  Annie’s House visitor center is a year-round facility that provides comfortable seating, warm food and free Wi-Fi. This state-of-theart facility is 11,500 sq. ft., and has a Rental Shop, ski patrol, kitchen and bathrooms.  We’re in the beautiful Turtle Mountains, with the 8 runs carved out of the wooded hills and valleys. Runs for everyone - whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in-between. And the trees were left along the edges to shelter you from those wintry winds. Winter is a beautiful season. Come to Bottineau Winter Park and make the most of it!  For more information on the park go to our website at or Facebook at Bottineau Winter Park.

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Snowmobiling  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, contact the Bottineau County Family Snowmobilers. The family oriented club offers organized trail rides for snowmobile enthusiasts. The club sponsors several trail 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. Call the Bottineau Area Chamber at 701-228-3849 for contact information.

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  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.

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Located along Killarney Lake, Killarney, Located 3 miles northeast of Bottineau on MB, lovely 18-hole course with generously Lake Metigoshe Road. 9-hole grass greens. watered grass greens and fairways lined with trees. 204-523-8277. 701-228-3857. Located 1 mile south of Boissevain on Manitoba No. 10, or 15 miles north of the Peace Garden. It is an easy walking, meandering 9-hole course with watered fairways and grass greens. 204-534-2365.

A 9-hole golf course located along a scenic and challenging meandering creek. 701-2463644.

Rolla Municipal Golf Course

Located 2 miles north and 2 miles west of Rolla. 9-hole grass greens cut out of Turtle Located southeast of Deloraine next to the Mountains. Par 35. One of the most scenic Turtle Head Dam. This picturesque 9 hole and challenging courses in the area. 701course features rolling fairways, trees, large 477-6202. greens and water hazards. Par 36. 204-747- Rugby Golf Course 2411. Located about 1/2 mile east of Rugby on

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Garden Gate Golf Course

the north side of Highway 2. The course is Located just north of Dunseith on Highway 3. an attractive 9-hole grass green course with 9-hole grass greens, challenging course. 701- a challenging variety of landscape. 701-7766917. 224-5211.

Holiday Hills Golf Course

Located just inside the Canadian border on the northwest end of Lake Metigoshe. It is a wooded 9-hole sand green course. 204-7472991.

Souris Valley Golf Course, Minot

The 18-hole “Souris Valley� course at the Souris Valley Golf Course facility in Minot, North Dakota features 6,759 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. 701857-4189.

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Westhope Golf Course

Located 1 mile east of Westhope. 9 holes of rolling hills. 701-245-6553.

Souris and Glenwood Golf Club

Challenging 9-hole course with grass greens and watered fairways along Hwy.22 south of Souris, MB. Creek runs through course, creating interesting water hazards! Clubhouse with licensed restaurant, pro shop and cart rentals. 204-483-2956. Turtle Mountain Guide Page 21

city of Rolette  Many summer visitors travel through this area on their way to the International Peace Garden or stop at the city park for a dip in the swimming pool. 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. And, weather permitting, they also enjoy the local golf course located along a scenic meandering creek. Next to the golf course, hunters can sharpen up at the trap shoot and rifle range.  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, the RV Park has full hookups, electricity and drinking water, drive

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through lots, internet and cable access. Call 701-246-3511 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.  Rolette’s park board, the school and other interested clubs take pride in offering a wide variety of recreational activity within the community of Rolette and its immediate surrounding area. Some of the activities available are swimming, golfing, slow pitch softball, baseball, trap shooting, upland game hunting, waterfowl hunting, deer and furbearer hunting and trapping, dancing, bingo and many picnic areas.  Visit the friendly community of Rolette today! Find Rolette’s Facebook page for more information.

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City of Rolla  Visitors to Rolla will warm up to its small town setting and special charm.  Rolla is on the eastern edge of the Turtle Mountains, located on U.S. Highway 281 and N.D. Highways 5 and 30. An area rich in lakes and forests, great fishing and hunting, Rolla is just minutes away from summer fun. Enjoy a quiet drive through the wooded countryside. For fishing, water skiing or camping, the area lakes are just a short jaunt away.  Spend the night in Rolla’s in-town camping facility at the baseball field equipped with electric hookups. Play on the playgrounds or take a dip in the swimming pool, which

are both near the school. Hang your hat at the Bilmar Motel.  In the evening, you can enjoy a movie at Curt’s Theater or choose from a great selection of our unique, hometown restaurants. You can also spend some time at our shopping district.  One of the main attractions is just five miles north of the city limits - the Rolla Municipal Golf Course, one of the most challenging courses in the state. The wellmanicured fairways are lined with trees. Elevated greens and water hazards make every hole unforgettable. The rates are very affordable and rental carts are available.

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Annual Ragtop festival  One of Rolla’s many special events is the annual Ragtop Festival. This year's event includes an all-school reunion and is scheduled for June 29 and 30. Alumni will gather to celebrate the school's 130th birthday. The traditional parade down Main Street will feature both a kiddie parade and grand parade along with a special parade of Rolla's past graduating classes. Other activities will keep the family entertained all weekend.  Rolla also hosts other family entertainment events and activities throughout the summer. Bargain hunters will enjoy the City-Wide Yard Sales on the first Saturdays in June and September. Crazy Days will be back this year on August 10 and 11, where you'll find great deals on clothing and merchandise during the outdoor sales!  From Rolla you’re also just a few minutes away from the Scenic Byway leading through the Turtle Mountains with many lakes and

campgrounds, including Lion's Park at Lake Upsilon. The International Peace Garden is just a half hour's drive away.  Other interesting sites just minutes from Rolla include the Dale and Martha Hawk Museum near Mylo, Shepherd’s Hill at the Cross Roads Range in the Turtle Mountains and the Rolette County Historical Society Museum in St. John.  Rolla also offers five recreational parks, a public swimming pool, trap shooting range, airport, six churches, a hospital, two medical clinics, a dentist’s office and the Parkview Assisted Living Center.   Fall is hunting time around the Rolla area, with plenty of waterfowl flying through. Deer and moose are also in good supply. For more information, contact the Auditor’s Office at City Hall in downtown Rolla, located at 14 1st St. SE, Rolla, ND 58367; phone 701477-3610 Ext. 10 or on the web at http://


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Dale & Martha hawk museum  One can almost hear the past come alive when you enter the museum grounds. The Museum is located on 40 acres, housed in 16 buildings. The museum consists of one of a kind vehicles, tractors, machinery, and articles of prairie life in North Dakota.  The 1912 Hackney Auto Plow, the last one running, is looking like new. Tours start in the Main Museum Building which houses machinery, carriages, home items, etc. Then head to the Potratz Building, which is 80’x250’ and houses tractors & cars. Next visit the tractor shed, full of steamers, threshers, tractors and more.

 Other buildings on the site include the original Hawk home, as it was, the Blacksmith Shop, Nanson one- room school, and the Home of Yore (in the First Wolford school). The Presbyterian Church from Wolford is filled with vintage clocks.  Make sure to stop at Henry Johnson General Store from Nanson, which includes the Nanson’s U.S. Post Office, a cream testing station and meat market. The Store shows its importance in the lives of the early pioneers. There they could get the mail, sell their cream and eggs and purchase anything from shoes to food.

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Marker Lutheran Church from rural Barton, Mylo’s Community Hall, a Doll House with hundreds of dolls, law office and a cook car round out the collection.  On the second weekend of June, the Musem hosts “The Annual Antique Farm Show.” The show includes a daily parade of hundreds of tractors, steam engines and antique equipment. There are blacksmith,

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steam threshing, planing, shingle making, and saw and flour milling demonstrations. Browse the Flea Market and enjoy ice cream and fresh doughnuts from an old machine. There are activites for the kids too! Come see two threshing machines that were involved in Austin, Manitoba’s Harvesting Hope-A World Record to Feed the Hungry.

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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. Lake Upsilon, Gravel Lake, Hooker Lake, Dion Lake, Jensen Lake, Carpenter Lake, and School Section Lake are all within a few minutes of St. John, and offer excellent fishing for pike, perch, walleye, trout, bluegill, crappie and sauger, with campsites available for overnight stays or picnicking.  Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are popular Computerized Diagnostic winter sports in the area. 24 Hour Cardtrol  Shepherd’s Hill at the Cross Roads, a Christian camp Gas, Diesel, Tires and retreat center, is seven miles west of town and offers Lube/Minor Maintenance Convenience Storea 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 701-4773149, or find the city page on Facebook.

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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 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 only- call Becky Leonard at 701- 953-8607.


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Wakopa wildlife management area  The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area, totaling 6,800 acres in the Turtle Mountains, is owned and managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Wakopa WMA is a forested area interspersed with lakes, wetlands, and grassland communities. Trembling aspen forms nearly pure, dense, uniform stands that comprise 80 percent of the forest. Other trees include Paper Birch, Bur Oak, American Elm, Green Ash, Balsam Poplar, and Box Elder.  The Aspen Forest provides cover and browse for deer, moose, elk, snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse. A mix of aspen stands of various ages is ideal. Maintenance of such a forest mosaic on Wakopa WMA is

accomplished by mechanical shearing.  The wildlife community on Wakopa WMA is comprised of many species, including fox, coyotes, lynx, raccoons, skunks, weasel, mink, beaver, squirrels, muskrats and woodchucks. Many songbirds not normally seen in the open areas of the state may be observed. Bald and golden eagles are occasionally seen hunting the area during the spring and fall migrations.  Wakopa offers fishermen an opportunity to fish on several beautiful, natural lakes. These lakes range in size from 30 to 400 acres. Rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike, small-mouth bass and yellow perch are available to anglers.

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Wakopa… Wooded to Grassland

1.1.Lake Upsilon- 6 - 6miles miles Lake Upsilon W.,west, 1 mile1 mile north of St. John - campground, picnic N. of St John - Campground, picnic area, rest area and fishing pier. area, rest area and fishing pier. 2.2.Gravel Lake- 6- miles 6 miles west, 1/2 mile Gravel Lake W. of St. John, north ofN. St.- Campground, John - Campground, picnic 1/2 mile picnic area, area, restand area andpier. fishing pier. rest area fishing 3.3.Hooker Lake- 8- 8 miles Hooker Lake miles W. west of of St. John - campground, St. John - Campground,picnic picnicarea, area, rest area and and fishing pier. rest area fishing pier. 4.4.Dion Lake- -1010miles miles 2 Dion Lake W. west, of St. John, miles 1 mile of St. John 2 milesnorth, N., 1 mile E. - east Campground, campground, area, restpier. area, picnic area ,restpicnic area, and fishing and fishingLake pier.- 9 miles W., 3 miles 5. Jensen 5. Jensen N. of St. Lake John. - 9 miles west, 3 miles north of St. John. Turtle Mountain Trail


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• Trail rides allowed onthe the above designated • Trail are rides only are only allowed on above designated areas. areas. • Camping is allowedon on the the above mentioned campgrounds and restricted toand no more than 10 consecutive days. • Camping is allowed above mentioned campgrounds restricted to no more • Groups of 25 people or more require a permit from NDG&F. Contact: Brian Prince, 7928 45th St. NE, than 10 consecutive days. Devils Lake, ND 58301 or call 701-662-3617. • Groups 25 people more require a permit from NDG&F. Contact: Brian Prince, 7928 • Aof swimming beachor is located at Lion Park on Lake Upsilon. Wakopa WMA is an ideal area for nature study, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, berry picking and primitive camping. 45th St. NE,photography, Devils Lake, ND 58301 or call 701-662-3617. • 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 is a forest area interspersed with lakes, wetlands, and grasslands. Trembling for nature photography, hunting, fishing, hiking, berry picking aspenstudy, forms 80% of the forest. Other trees include birch,horseback oak, elm, ash,riding, poplar and box elder. and primitive camping.

The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area Spring/Summer (WMA), totaling 6,800 acres in the 2018 Turtle Mountains, is owned and managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

mechanical shearing. Mountain Guide Page 31 TheTurtle wildlife community on Wakopa WMA contains many species, including fox, coyotes, lynx, raccoons, skunks, weasel, mink,

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)

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•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 Provincial PARK  Nestled within the rolling forested hills of the park rests miles of mountain biking trails, canoe routes, horse riding trails, self-guided hiking and fitness trails and campgrounds. The Turtle’s Back Tower is accessible via a hiking trail and offers a panoramic view of the Turtle Mountains and surrounding farmlands. All of the park’s lakes are popular for boating and fishing, while William Lake is frequented by windsurfing enthusiasts.  Discover Turtle Mountain Provincial Park on the network of hiking, biking, skiing and horseback riding trails at Adam Lake. The large network of trails will take you through quiet forests and past a myriad of lakes and potholes abound with wildlife. Shorelines of cattails provide summer nesting sites for most species of ducks. Amid a chorus of frogs, nights reverberate with the calls of grebes and loons. The ponds provide food, shelter and breeding grounds for painted turtles, salamanders, muskrat, beaver, raccoon and mink. In winter, look for signs of moose, elk and deer that make use of the groomed trails.  There are five trailheads that serve as starting points at Adam Lake. They are at the main campground, the beach, the group campsite, the equestrian campsite and the winter recreation area. Across the network there are shelters located at Mary Lake, Adam Lake, John Lake and mid-way along the Intermediate Trail. Each shelter is equipped with a wood-burning stove for you to warm up or cook lunch. Overnight use of these shelters is not permitted.

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 At James Lake, you can stay overnight in the cabin. It’s a great place to end one day and plan for the next! The James Lake Cabin is equipped with bunks, a sleeping loft and wood stove. The James Lake Cabin is also shared with the Oskar Lake Canoe Route. Reservations are required, so contact the Boissevain District Office at 204-534-2028.  Camping is also available at the Adam Lake Campground, which has basic and serviced sites. Contact the Parks Reservation Service at 1-888-482-2267 for information or visit the Adam Lake Campground Office. William Lake and Max Lake campgrounds offer only


 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.


 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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City of boissevain  One of Manitoba’s most beautiful regions showcases a proud celebration of arts, culture and community. Adorned by the famous Tommy Turtle, which stands 28 feet tall to welcome visitors as they enter from Highway 10, the Town of Boissevain extends a welcoming hand to friends from south of the 49th. Come say hello, take a photo, and pick up any information you need from the visitor center on all the region’s best recreational activities.  Boissevain takes pride in its status as a beautiful and welcoming community. A key part of the small town’s charm comes from its renowned Outdoor Art Gallery, featuring 20 impressive art murals throughout the community. The murals honor the town’s past and showcase its Metis, RCMP, and pioneer heritage. Guided tours are available from the Boissevain tourism center near Tommy the Turtle.  In summer visitors will find the best local produce, crafts and local delicacies the region has to offer at the weekly Farmers Market, which runs from the beginning of July through September at the Romance of the Railway Park downtown.  Boissevain hosts incredible Canada Day

festivities annually. The event starts with the Auto Value Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. On the main street through downtown you’ll find dozens of the finest antique, exotic, rare and sweet rides from around the region. A Rib Cook Off takes place on the street, with local foodies competing for top honours and visitors are invited to participate in the event. The car show is followed by a one-of-a-kind, country-style Canada Day parade featuring fun floats from many of the community’s great businesses and community groups.  After the parade, head down to the Agricultural Grounds for the main event. This year, the ever-popular petting farm will provide children’s entertainment, along with fun activities like giant inflatables, creative face painting and live music. Come see the local tradition known as the International Parade of Flags, where Boissevain and area residents celebrate their diverse culture and parade with the flag of their family’s heritage. Topping it all off is the finest Canada Day fireworks display in southern Manitoba.  Be sure to schedule a stop in Boissevain in the Turtle Mountain region on your vacation. For more information, see or call 204-534-6303.


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City of Souris  The Souris River Valley, Plum Creek and Victoria Park create a stunning landscape for this small town and community of just over 2,500. The new design of the swinging bridge is a stunning display of an historic concept built with new technology. Souris is a great location for weddings, family reunions, get-togethers and conferences. There is a full slate of commercial services and venues to choose from.  Souris is a lively place all year round, especially in the summer when thousands

come to visit our Swinging Bridge. The Souris Swinging Bride is one of Manitoba’s 54 Star Attractions. The first bridge was built in 1904 and the current bridge was completed in 2013. Although the swinging bridge is the main attraction, Souris is full of many things to see and do. Museums, Victoria Park, playground, pool, heritage sites, and fantastic small town dining and shopping options are all on the list of things you don’t want to miss while you are here.

Walk Canada’s longest swinging suspension bridge | Drive a train simulator Golf | Camp | Swim or take lessons | Hike through our 50-acre Victoria Park Rock Hound | Tour our museums | Shop | Dine out | Watch a movie | Paint

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City of portage la prairie   Just 90 miles separate Walhalla, North Dakota, from 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.  At the heart of the City of Portage la Prairie, enveloped by Crescent Lake is Island Park. The island is a destination which is sure to be a hit with everyone in your group. An 18-hole golf course, the seasonal Splash Island outdoor water park, the indoor Shindleman Aquatic Centre which features rural Manitoba’s largest wave pool, tennis courts, a disc golf course, two full-sized hockey arenas, walking

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and running trails and more await you. With 44 on-site serviced camp sites, your family can stay and play from a central location with everything just steps away.  Quench your thirst for discovery with a visit to Fort la Reine Museum, a 25-building outpost that is recognized among Manitoba’s Star Attractions, or take yourself on a selfguided heritage tour about the region to revisit sites of historic significance. You might also indulge in the active arts and culture of the community which includes local concerts and multiple venues, art gallery exhibits, or the opportunity to discover your inner artist.  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 www.

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Turtle Mountain Guide Summer 2018  

Your guide to fun in the Turtle Mountains in Summer 2018! This bi-annual travel and recreation publication includes maps, events, attraction...

Turtle Mountain Guide Summer 2018  

Your guide to fun in the Turtle Mountains in Summer 2018! This bi-annual travel and recreation publication includes maps, events, attraction...