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DISCOVER DEVILS LAKE | pages 6-28 Explore North Dakota’s largest freshwater lake and the city that bears the same name.

SOUTHWEST ROAD TRIP | pages 29-41 From Ft. Totten to Harvey. Includes Ft. Totten State Historic Site, Lonetree WMA, DPRCA Theatre and communities in between.

MAP & POINTS OF INTEREST | PAGES 42-48 NORTHWEST ROAD TRIP | Pages 49-56 From Minnewaukan to Rugby. Lake Access, Dale & Martha Hawk Museum and the Geographical Center of North America.

NORTHEAST ROAD TRIP | Pages 57-73 Explore the Rendezvous Region. The communities of Langdon, Walhalla and Grafton are all on the scenic backway. Take a drive and see what they have to offer.

SOUTHEAST ROAD TRIP | Pages 74-84 From Lakota to Aneta. Points of Interest along this route include Stump Lake Park, the City of McVille and Kelly Slough Wildlife Refuge. Publisher/Editor: Amy Wobbema Advertising Sales: Amy Wobbema & Jennifer Willis Layout/Design: Ashley Schuster

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Welcome to the lake region  While the Lake Region has traditionally been considered the top waterfowl hunting area in North Dakota, it has developed in recent years into one of the most outstanding year-around recreation centers in the North Central region of the United States.  This increased recreation interest has been brought up by the higher water level of Devils Lake, which rose steadily from the 1970s to the 2000s. Throughout the past five years, the lake level has lowered because the state’s outlets located on the west end and the east end of Devils Lake have worked off and on to make it so. The level in the main lake is currently at 50 feet, and the shoreline has expanded to create excellent spawning conditions.  Fishing, both summer and winter, is among the best in North Dakota, with such species as northern pike, walleyes, muskies, bluegills, perch and white bass abounding in the waters of Devils Lake, thanks to the stocking efforts of the North Dakota Game & Fish Department in recent years.  Boating, regattas, camping and other outdoor activities all contribute to making the Lake Region the top recreation area that it is.  Several other lakes in the area, such as Wood Lake, Cavanaugh Lake and Stump Lake, as well as the very east end of Devils Lake, also offer good fishing and boating activity with several campgrounds and bait shops to accommodate visitors.  Sullys Hill is a wildlife watcher’s paradise. Drive the four-mile auto tour route and stop Page 6

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along the Overlook Loop. Then head to the start of the Nature Trail and hike the 1.5 miles along a wooded stream and through the forested hills. Be on the lookout for deer, prairie dogs and other prairie animals as you explore the preserve. More information on page 31.  If you prefer to spend your time in Lake Region indoors, spend a weekend at Spirit Lake Casino, for gaming, lodging and great food at The View. Or wander around downtown and take in the history tour, grab lunch at one of the restaurants and do some shopping.  Take some time to explore the Lake Region this summer, and you’ll bring home a cooler of fish and an abundance of memories!

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Pembina Hills, Coteaus and Prairies  There are many ways to enjoy the Pembina Hills, which is really a gorge carved by the Pembina River. More and more people have been planning a trip through the area on their way to the Peace Garden or elsewhere. The area is a very scenic contrast to the fertile plains east, north and south bordering the hills.  The meandering Pembina River attracts canoeing enthusiasts to its secluded landscape. Hikers enjoy many of the pathways leading to the river and a favorite fishing spot. Horseback riders also enjoy the scenic terrain.  If country life and small town hospitality are to your liking, you’ll find it right here. Many summer and fall activities take place in the New Rockford, Carrington and Harvey areas, as well as east of Devils Lake in the Lakota, Tolna, McVille, Park River, Cavalier, Grafton, Walhalla and Langdon areas. Hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing provide plenty of fun in the summer and fall. The festivities provide a pleasant change of pace to the every day rat race, as well as the

recreational opportunities.  An increasing number of recreational interests are found throughout the year. Sightseers enjoy the views, especially in the fall when trees are painted many different colors. Hunting is among the best in North Dakota. Wild turkeys, grouse, waterfowl, moose, deer and elk have found the Pembina Valley a haven. Some of the best moose and elk hunting in North Dakota exists right here in this virtually unexplored wilderness.  Another favorite time of the year is winter. Carved into the heavily wooded Pembina Hills is an excellent area for downhill skiing. And if downhill skiing isn’t your cup of tea, try the area’s cross-country ski trails, which are ideally suited to explore snow covered hills.  Snowmobilers find this an exciting vacation spot. State snowmobile trails give riders a scenic view few others have seen, not to mention a challenging ride.  No wonder they call it the “Valley of the Gods.” There’s something for everyone, in any season!

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Devils Lake Basin Boating Access 1. Pelican Lake Bay 15 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19. Paved access road, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 2. Minnewaukan Dumpground 1.5 miles south of Minnewaukan on old U.S. Highway 281. Gravel access road. Minnewaukan Community Club - 701-3515394. 3. Round Lake Bay 3 miles south of Minnewaukan on U.S. Highway 281. (Paved access road, trash receptacles. Minnewaukan Community Club - 701-351-5394. 4. Grahams Island State Park 10 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19, then 6 miles south. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles , concession, lodging, access fee, RV dump station. ND Parks & Recreation 701-766-4015. 5. Schwab Landing 7 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles, concession, RV dump station. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 6. Creel Bay 3 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20, then 2 miles west and .25 miles north. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles. Ramsey County Park Board - 701-662-8418. 7. Henegar Landing 1 mile west of Devils Lake on ND Highway Page 8

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19, then .75 miles south. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, security lights, trash receptacles. Ramsey County Park Board 701-662-7600. 8. Spirit Lake Casino 6 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20/57. (Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, trash receptacles, concession, lodging, boat rental, RV dump station. Spirit Lake Casino - Spirit Lake Nation F&W Dept.: 701-766-1243. 9. East Bay 3 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20. Paved access road, security lights, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701328-6346. 10. Black Tiger Bay 16.5 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20, then 4 miles north-northeast. Gravel access road, no restrooms. ND Parks & Recreation - 701-766-4015. 11. Estenson Landing 15 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20. Paved access road, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 12. Tolna Landing (Stump Lake) 3 miles north of Tolna. (Gravel access road, fish cleaning facility, security lights , picnic shelter, trash receptacles. Tolna Community Club - 701-262-4910. 13.Stump Lake Park 11 miles south, 1 mile west of Lakota. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles, concession, lodging, RV dump station, fishing pier. Nelson County Park Board - 701-247-2463. Spring/Summer 2019

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Devils Lake Shoreline Public Fishing Piers  The residents and officials in Devils Lake continue to impress anglers with all they do and make fishing vacations special. From modern, indoor, free fish cleaning stations and numerous convenient launch sites to first-class lodging and dining facilities, Suzie Kenner, Tourism Director said, “Our goal is that we aim to please.”  The lake adjacent to the city is famous for walleyes, perch, northern pike and white bass. Fishermen travel from nearly every state and Canada for the world-class fishing. Many trailer their boats; thousands fish with the award-winning guides; others fish from shore. “Devils Lake is known for the miles and miles of shoreline fishing opportunities,” Kenner said.  Shoreline fishing spots have expanded even more with the construction of four new public fishing piers. They have been designed to give the elderly and mobilityimpaired anglers top priority. Wheelchair ramps create a gentle slope and easy access to the piers.  These piers are located at very good fishing locations, including Channel A, which has been a traditional magnet for shore anglers for decades. The incoming snow-melt runoff feeds Devils Lake at this location, drawing pike and walleyes by the tens-of-thousands.  Directions to the four public fishing piers from the city follow:

left on Walleye Dr. for one mile to the 8 x 40 foot pier. A few construction details are being finalized with completion in July. Lakewood Beach (Creel Bay):  3 miles south of Devils Lake on Highway 20 to 45th St, then 2 miles west on Burke Blvd, and .5 miles north to Lakewood Park. Paved access road.  Anglers fishing from the piers are encouraged to share their photos with Devils Lake Tourism. They will be posted to the website: devilslakend.com. This is also the site for more information about water levels, ramps, fishing reports, community activities, guides, lodging, dining, casino, resorts and much more.

Channel A:  Drive 8 miles west on Highway 2. Turn right (north) on 75th Ave NE for one mile. At 54th St. NE, turn right (east) for about two miles to the 8 x 36 foot pier. Channel A pier has been in use since the ice departed. Water flows into the main lake from the upper lakes via this channel. Pike Playground and Fishing Pier:  Just east of Walmart, turn south on Elks Dr. for one-quarter mile. Take the first left towards the pump station and dike, and drive to the 8 x 40 foot pier. Now fully functional. Also has a playground. Henegar Landing:  Drive one mile west on Highway 19. Turn Page 10

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JAMESTOWN 701-252-3007

Welcome to the Lake Region!

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Devils Lake Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament  Anglers are already making plans for the 43rd Annual Devils Lake Walleye Tournament.  This North Dakota community knows how to throw a fishing party. Dates are June 21-23, 2019. Many teams return to what they call a “homecoming.” Some have fished almost since the beginning.  Back to 2019 – the walleye tournament offers a $6,500 guaranteed first place, along with two Airwave Pedestals. Five teams entering by March 31 will be in a drawing to have their entry fees paid. If the 125-twoperson field is filled by June 14, the Chamber and Tourism Bureau will add an extra $1,500 to the well-run tournament purse.  Even though this is a walleye tournament, the directors have always made it for everyone.  The largest daily walleye pays $500 from Proz End of the Line and Lakeside; largest pike pays $250 daily from NDTC and Horizon Financial Bank; the largest white bass daily pays $250 from Blue Sky Realty and LaMotte’s Paint & Glass; biggest perch is worth $100 daily from Blake’s Marine and Nikolaisen Land Company. Pooh’s Taxidermy will mount the overall largest walleye and northern pike.  The highest placing mixed couple teams win $250 courtesy of State Farm insurance





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– Kevin Vistad; the biggest one-day (Klemetsrud’s Plumbing & Heating) weight is worth $250; the Hot Seat giveaway is worth $400 from Slumberland Furniture; Blake’s Marine power-up award is $400; Real Estate 7 awards 7th place $100; Lake Region state college honors 43rd place with a scholarship and nice swag.  Additional payout money has been provided by Devils Lake Tourism, Scheels, Ottertail Power, Holiday Inn Express, Newby’s Ace Hardware, Lake Liquor, BeMobile, Radio Works, Ramsey Bank, Old Main Street Café, and Gerrells Sports Center.  The Day Two Pike Optional Shootout at $50 per team pays first place 50 percent of all entries for three pike; 35 percent for second; and 15 percent for third. A tournament lunch is provided by Leevers Food, Flatlanders, Farmers Union Oil, Schwan’s Wholesale and Walmart. Many additional prizes are up for grabs. Tournament entry fee is $275 per team. Tournament headquarters is at Grahams Island State Park. Pro Angler, Educator and Guide Johnnie Candle is tournament emcee.  For more information on the tournament, call the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce at 701.662.4903. You can also download the application at tourism.devilslakend.com.

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• Hot Food Shop • Convenience Store • Movies • Pizza Line - 247-2575 • Hot Stuff Pizza & Deli


• Off Sale Liquor • Convenience Store • Bait • Bulk Gas • LP • Fuel • Pizza • Subs • 701-322-4326 Gas, Diesel, Propane, Bulk Delivery available at all locations!

FARMERS UNION OIL CO. • Devils Lake West, 600 Hwy. 2 West - 662-3555 • Michigan - 259-2212 • Devils Lake East, Hwy. 2 East - 662-4014 • Lakota - 247-2212 • Downtown Devils Lake - 662-4182 • McVille-322-4326 • Warwick-294-2571

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Spirit Lake Casino  Spirit Lake Casino & Resort is known within the state as one of the best entertainment venues to take in a show. Known for its Las Vegas style showroom atmosphere, the venue has seen the likes of many top name entertainers, such as Loretta Lynn, Oak Ridge Boys, Lily Tomlin, The Smothers Brothers, and Dolly Parton. The beautiful showroom has been renovated and seats 1,000, providing an up close and personal experience with the entertainer.  In addition to the showroom, Spirit Lake Casino & Resort is truly a resort destination with a full service marina next door, offering the best boat access on the lake with hot deli items, live bait, indoor fish cleaning facility, free lake maps, guide service and grocery store open 7 am to 11 pm daily. Fully furnished log cabins are available year round . The RV Park has RV campsites with electricity, water, sewer, and garbage pick-up. RV guests enjoy use of hotel amenities, including a four-story atrium pool area and separate children’s pool, whirlpool, steam room and game room. Also an RV bathhouse and laundry house for RV guests is available 8am10pm. If you want to get away but still have all the great amenities of a resort, Spirit Lake Casino is just the place.  But if you prefer to relax in the comfort of our hotel we offer our spacious standard Page 14

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or poolside rooms, many offering scenic views of Devils Lake! Our hotel now offers FREE highspeed DSL wireless internet for your convenience. While you relax in comfort you can pamper yourself with the luxury of your own private whirlpool or enjoy the view of scenic Devils Lake from your balcony. Each suite features a full range of wonderful amenities.  The casino offers the widest variety in the state with the latest games and technologies, making the gaming experience a notch above the rest. With over 730 slot machines all 100% ticket in/ticket out, this allows guests to move freely and conveniently between machines without waiting in long lines to cash in coin.  We’ve even got a high stakes room if you’re feeling really lucky. Or try your hand at one of our table games, blackjack, poker or craps.  Players Club members can now enjoy personal banker, the latest in technology that lets you play credits and reap cash rewards all without leaving your machine!  Check out the VIEW Restaurant. It has the perfect combination of atmosphere, breathtaking view and delicious food. The View is ideal for both an intimate dinner and an impressive special event. We have private meeting rooms available to rent for your lunch or dinner meetings. We can Spring/Summer 2019

also help you host a successful company retreat. The Cedar Room and the Red Willow Room can accommodate groups of up to 200. You may combine the two for a larger room if need be. Call today for

reservations and arrangements.  Whatever your recreation, you can find it all on the shores of Devils Lake right here at the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort! Online at www.spiritlakecasino.com.

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Downtown Devils Lake  The downtown area is a historic monument to its origins from the 1880s. The charm of turn- of-the-century brick and design is seen on the buildings lining Main Street. Take a walking tour and view 59 buildings on the National Historic Register or visit the WWII Maritime Museum with its rare collection of war memorabilia.  Stop in to investigate the Lake Region Heritage Center, museum and art gallery that houses the unique history of the Lake Region. Displays include the Old Post Office, Life of the Lake: Devils

Lake, The Federal Courtroom, and other unique displays.  Step back in time at the Sheriff’s House Museum. It features parlors, kitchen and dining rooms and bedrooms that have changed little from the time the residence was occupied in 1911. It also features exhibits narrating and interpreting the history of Devils Lake.  Make it a Devils Lake day! The Devils Lake Downtown Alliance and merchants featured here welcome you to see what they have to offer. Stop, shop, dine and enjoy!

Businesses 1. Quilt Essential

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2. Boots & Heels

6. Slumberland Furniture

3. LaMotte’s Paint & Glass

7. Thompson’s Devils Lake

4. Paul’s Asian Food

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The steering committee identified sections of Downtown that will receive varying levels of refurbishment as shown on the map above. Primary Corridor: • • • • •

New decorative concrete sidewalks New bulb-outs with landscape improvements (plantings & furnishings) Decorative crosswalk paving Street lighting enhancements Concrete pavement repair Secondary Areas:

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Sidewalk and curb ramp repair New bulb-outs when adjacent to Primary Corridor Street lighting enhancements Minimal site furnishings and plantings Mill and Overlay in asphalt roadway areas Tertiary Areas:

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Excuse the Mess! Improvements Underway  Work within the downtown area will be completed this summer, with most work occurring between June through August. Access to businesses will be provided throughout the course of construction. The contractor will work with individual businesses related to specific access concerns and issues during certain phases of construction.

 Information related to the project can be found on the City of Devils Lake website – www.dvlnd.com. Lake Region Guide

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1 206 5th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-3634 Mon.-Fri. 10AM - 5:30PM • Sat. 10AM - 3PM Fabrics, Kits, Blue Q Gifts, Books, Patterns, & More! www.devilslakequiltshop.com

2 419 4th Ave NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-544-0177 Open Tuesday - Saturday Women’s Clothing, Shoes and Accessories www.bootsandheelsshop.com facebook.com/bootsandheelsshop

3 206 5th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-3634 or 800-726-8014 Mon.-Fri. 10AM - 5:30PM • Sat. 10AM - 3PM Flooring, Benjamin Moore Paints, Wallcoverings, Window Treatments, Gifts, & Collectibles www.lamottes.com

4 320 4th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-5888 | Open 7 Days A Week Buffet Open Tue.-Sat. 11AM - 9:30PM Sun. 11:30PM- 8:30PM All you can Eat • Over 50 Items facebook.com/PaulsAsianFood/


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405 4th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-341-0496 Tue.-Fri. 11AM - 5:30PM • Sat. 11AM - 2PM Home Decor, Jewelry, Unique Gifts, Clothes, Wine, Coffee and Beer facebook.com/Rue-54

6 310 4th Ave NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-3500 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK www.slumberland.com facebook.com/ slumberlandfurnituredevilslake

7 415 3rd Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-4955 or 1-800-273-6495 Fax: 701-662-6318 Pittsburgh Paint, Glass, Cabinets, Flooring, Andersen Windows, Blinds, Countertops, and Ditzler Automotive Finishes For All Your Glass and Paint Needs!

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Use Useour our convenient convenient ATM ATM Machine Machine located at Leevers Foods located at Leevers County Market 323323 5th 5thStreet Street NE NE Devils Lake, Devils Lake, NDND

27th Annual Devils Run Car Show  The 27th Annual Devils Run Car Show & Rod Run will be held May 31 and June 1-2, 2019 in Devils Lake. Each year Devils Run is a spectacle for car enthusiasts, and this year should be no exception. Again, 1,000 plus vehicles are expected and entertainment this year will be absolutely outstanding!  Registration opens on Thursday, May 30 at the Devils Lake Chamber office. The kickoff “Rolling Thunder Dinner Cruise” will take place that evening.  Muscle cars get their debut on Friday with the “Big Show” muscle car event at the Spirit Lake Casino from 11 am to 6 pm. The Spirit Lake/Coca-Cola Poker Run brings out classics of all kinds for a chance to win $10,000. Also on Friday check out the all-day Rummage Sales and Flea Markets and a Swap Meet at Roosevelt Park.  On Friday evening don’t miss the Big Show competition at the Spirit Lake Casino featuring Burnout, Muffler Rapping, Open Exhaust, Balance Beam and Flame Throwing with trophies. Close out the evening with a drive-in movie, “Smoky and the Bandit” at the City Plaza.  The annual pancake breakfast starts at 8am Saturday, and that’s when all the sweet cars line up for the parade. Get your spot for the 9:45am parade, and then settle in for fun all day long! Other featured events on Saturday include the car show in Roosevelt Park, It’s a Woman’s World and Man Cave shopping extravaganza at the Bill Jerome Page 22

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Arena, museum tours, a collector car auction at noon, swap meet, steak fry and SCCA auto cross racing. End the day with live music in Roosevelt Park on Saturday evening.  Sunday there will be a Show and Shine that starts off with a 8am-10am breakfast at Roosevelt Park. Don’t miss the Under 21 contest featuring builds by young people. More live music at the bandshell will keep you entertained Sunday mid-day. Closing ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m., with announcement of the Under 21 winners and drawings for jackets and the Rotary Club’s annual motorcycle raffle!  Free dash plaques to the first 750 registered. Again there will be no entry fee for “Sunday Only” participants, who are invited to display their vehicles in the park but do not have any entry benefits.  Devils Run features three days of jampacked entertainment for the entire family! A tentative schedule, motel info and entry forms are at www.greaterdakotaclassics. com.  For more information on motels, campgrounds, and entry forms, contact Greater Dakota Classics, P. O. Box 314, Devils Lake, ND 58301, visit www. greaterdakotaclassics.com, or call Stan at 701-740-7340. For car auction consignments, call Randy Kilback 701-227-0746 or Kathy Emerson 701-720-2908 or email mastersauctionsnd@gmail.com. Spring/Summer 2019

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Lake Region Area Park Systems Grahams Island State Park

 Named after the first known white settler in the area, Captain Duncan Graham, this state park is a recreation area in the Devils Lake area sprawling 1,122 acres. The park offers full-service hookups, modern and tent camping facilities picnicking and playground equipment. It also offers a landing for boating activities, a fish cleaning station and the new visitor’s center. Hiking trails and cross- country ski trails make wildlife viewing and birding enjoyable year round.  For special occasions, consider renting the Sivert Thompson Activity Center with its kitchenette, fireplace and ample room for get-to-gethers. Located 10 miles west of Devils Lake. For campsite reservations call 1-800-807-4723 or go online to www.parkrec. nd.gov. Details on next page.

Turtle River State Park

 Located 22 miles west of Grand Forks on Hwy. 2. Situated on the meandering Turtle River, this 784 acre park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. The park was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and offers year-round recreational activities. Rustic picnic shelters, shaded by large deciduous trees, provide the setting for relaxing afternoon picnics.  Amenities include modern and primitive camping, comfort station, RV dump station, ampitheatre, playground, group cabins, a kitchen and dining hall, and camp stove. Enjoy hiking, and biking trails, and a paved nature trail. For more information, see page 72 or call 701-594-4445.

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Icelandic State Park

 Located 5 miles west of Cavalier on Hwy. 5, Icelandic State Park offers the visitor a wide array of recreational and interpretive opportunities. On the north shore of Lake Renwick, the park offers 912 acres for boating, swimming and northern pike fishing. Lakefront picnic areas enable the visitor to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the shade of old oak trees.  Within the park are the Pioneer Heritage Center and restored historic buildings, which provide a glimpse of North Dakota’s homesteading heritage. Also found here is the Gunlogson Homestead and Nature Preserve. This early homestead preserves the state’s pioneer spirit, while the 200-acre natural wooded area along the Tongue River is a sanctuary for plants, birds and wildlife. The Wildwood Trail, a National Recreation Trail, winds through the preserve and provides an enjoyable educational tour.  Amenties include modern and primitive camping, comfort station, showers, RV dump station, swimming beach, boat ramp, hiking trails, playground and fishing dock. For more information, go to page 67 or call 701-265-4561.


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Grahams Island State Park

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 Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest natural lake, is home to Grahams Island State Park –an 1,122 acre park on the lakes's west side.  The lake is a closed drainage basin, marked by periods of fluctuating water levels. Over the past decade the lake has risen over 25 feet. Grahams Island State Park is connected by road over an elevated embankment, and travelers should exercise caution during high winds.  The lake features some of the best fishing in North Dakota, both summer and winter. Amenities at Grahams Island State Park include a boat ramp, bait shop, modern and primitive camping facilities and cabins.  Grahams Island State Park has two trails for hiking or walking. One is a 1.6 mile loop that can be accessed by the Sivert Thompson activity center. The other is a 0.5 mile loop located on the north end of the west campground.  Trails meander through ash/oak woodlands which provide an opportunity to bird watch, photograph waterfowl and wildlife and view 130 different plant species that are native to Grahams Island. The trails also provide a beautiful view of Devils Lake along the south shore of Grahams Island.  There are approximately 3 miles of CrossCountry Ski Trails. These trails are maintained for winter activity. The snow conditions determine availability of trails. Trails are groomed weekly in the winter and are ready to ski.  Located 16 miles southwest of the city of Devils Lake at 152 S. Duncan Road, Devils Lake, N.D. For more information contact the park, 701-766-4015, or email: dlsp@nd.gov.

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Visit us at our new location

2 miles east of Devils Lake on Hwy. 2 8373 Highway 2 East • 701-662-7522

Fax: 701-662-7524 2329 Business 52, Harvey, ND • 701 324-2255

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Calendar of Events MARCH March 7-10 Sioux Falls Sports Show, Devils Lake March 15-17

LR Skating Ice Show, Devils Lake

March 18-24 Spring Boat Show, Devils Lake City Plaza

May 18 City Wide Yard Sales, Carrington May 31- June 2

Devils Run, Devils Lake

May 24-25

EDC Baseball Tourney, Devils Lake

May 31

Drive In Movie (Smokey & the Bandit), Devils Lake

March 22-24 Boat & Camper Show, Devils Lake March 22- DPRCA presents April 14 Gilligan’s Island, Old Church Theatre, New Rockford March 23

Spring Show, Devils Lake City Plaza

March 29-31 Elks Basketball Tourney, Devils Lake March 30 Spring Craft Show, Devils Lake Holiday Mall

APRIL March 22- DPRCA presents April 14 Gilligan’s Island, Old Church Theatre, New Rockfordw April 13

LRHC Spring Gala, Devils Lake

May May 3

Downtown Alliance Beer Hop, Devils Lake Spring/Summer 2019

june June 1

14K Fallen Soldier Run, Devils Lake

June 2 LegenDAIRY III Open House, VanBedaf Dairy, Carrington June 7-8 City Wide Garage Sales, Langdon June 8 CCMHF Golf Tourney, Langdon June 14-16 Aneta’s 59th Annual Turkey BBQ & Summer Festival, Aneta June 14-16

30th Annual Antique Farm Show, Wolford

June 19-22 Foster County Fair, Carrington June 21

57th Annual Turkey BBQ & Street Dance, Lakota

June 21-23

43rd Chamber Fishing Tourney, Devils Lake

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June 22 June Jamboree, Langdon June 22 LASDF Golf Tourney, Langdon June 26-30 Grafton Summerfest, Grafton June 28-29 Classic Car Show, Carrington

july July 4

Independence Day Celebration, Devils Lake

July 4 Independence Day Parade & Activities, Carrington July 10 Aug. 11

DPRCA presents Oklahoma, Old Church Theatre, New Rockford

July 17

NDSU/NCGA Field Days at LREC, Langdon

July 19 Color Me Healthy Run, Langdon

July 25

Backyard BBQ, Langdon

July 27

Fort Totten Days Pow Wow, Ft. Totten

Mid July

Farmers Market every Thursday @ St. A’s park at 4 p.m., Langdon

august July 10 Aug. 11

DPRCA presents Oklahoma, Old Church Theatre, New Rockford


Farmers Market every Thursday @ St. A’s park at 4 p.m., Langdon

Aug. 1

Free Movie in the Park at dusk, Langdon

Aug. 9

Chamber Golf Tourney, Devils Lake

Aug. 9-10

RockFest, Devils Lake

Aug. 16-17

Masters Walleye Circuit, Devils Lake

July 19

Fireman’s Dinner 5:00pm at LAC, Langdon

July 19

Live Music 9:00pm-1am at the Eagles, Langdon

Sept. 3-6

NWT Championship, Devils Lake

July 19-20

Rendezvous Region Rod Run, Langdon

Sept. 7

JunkFest, Carrington

July 19-21

McVille Days, McVille

Sept. 12

11th Annual Wine Walk, Devils Lake

July 20 July 20

24th Annual Rendezvous Sept. 14 City Wide Yard Sales, Regional Music Fest Carrington Weekend, Langdown Sept. 19 Rotary Spaghetti Feed, “The Great Outdoors” Devils Lake 8 pm-11pm, “Tigirlily” 11:30 pm-1 am, Boyd Sept. 20-22 NDRA Abrahamson Block Stage, Langdon Rodeo, Devils Lake

July 20

RibFest, Devils Lake

July 23 CMC Auxiliary Yard Tour, Carrington TBA

Crazy Days, Devils Lake


Fort Totten Little Theatre Production, Ft. Totten

July 22-27

Missoula Children’s Theater, “Robinson Crusoe”, Langdon

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Sept. 20-22

61st Annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion, New Rockford

Sept. 27-28

Manhatten Short Film Festival, New Rockford

OCTOBER Oct. 26 Spring/Summer 2019

Fall Craft Show, Devils Lake Holiday Mall


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Road Trip

Miles: 193 | Stops: 7 Drive Time: 3.5 hours City of Fort Totten  Known as one of the best preserved military forts in the Trans-Mississippi west, visitors to Fort Totten State Historic Site experience 17 original buildings of this frontier era post that have survived the rigors of time and temperature. As objects of an outdoor museum, these buildings boldly preserve a glimpse into the reality of an 1868 outpost in Dakota Territory.  The Fort served as a military post from 1867-1890, an Indian industrial school from 1891-1935, a tuberculosis preventorium from 1935-1939, and a community school from 1940-1959. Each of these time periods adds a unique aspect to the site.

the opportunity for military action came, it had tragic consequences. Units of the 7th Cavalry from Fort Totten were among those called to serve in the 1876 Sioux Campaign that led to the demise of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his units at the Little Big Horn River. Such campaigns, however, were the exception, not the rule.  Established by men of the 31st U.S. Infantry, Fort Totten was home to various other military units including the 22nd, 20th, 17th and 5th infantries. Units of the 7th Cavalry served at the fort from 1873 to 1887.  Fort Totten was decommissioned in 1890. The remaining military units were Military Fort  Military units under the command of transferred to Fort Abraham Lincoln, General Alfred A. Terry began construction and on Jan. 5, 1891, the post became the property of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. of Fort Totten on July 19,1867.  Soldiers stationed at the isolated post had a less-than-glamorous existence. Routine patrols, daily drill and housekeeping and few diversions contributed to boredom, a high rate of alcoholism and frequent desertions. When

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Indian Industrial School

 Educational efforts among the Wahpeton, Sisseton and Cuthead bands of Sioux on the Fort Totten Reservation began in 1874 when the first school was established by Gray Nuns of Montreal, Canada. Lake Region Guide

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 In 1891, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened a boarding school at the Fort Totten post, and for the following 45 years students from reservations throughout the Northern Plains were provided a literary and practical education.

Fort Totten Community School

 The fourth era in Fort Totten’s history saw the site used as a grade and high school for the surrounding community.  With staff provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the school emphasized manual and academic training. Its athletic teams were highly respected in the Devils Lake region, and many of the students became civic leaders.  The school closed in 1959 after a new facility was constructed immediately east of the fort. That school was replaced in 1983 by the Four Winds School located about one mile west of the historic site.

Site Hours

 Fort Totten State Historic Site will be open this season from May 27 through September 4. The site is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day (subject to road conditions). The visitor center located at the site, as well as the Pioneer Daughters Museum, will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A fee is charged.  Also on site is the Totten Trail Historic Inn, offering bed and breakfast accommodations furnished in period style (1870-1910). Rooms are available with king, queen, full, and twin size beds in heated or air conditioned rooms. Totten Trail Historic Inn is open year-round. Reservations can be made by calling 701766-4874 or by logging onto the Inn’s web page at www.tottentrailinn.com.  For more information about the site, please call 701-766-4441.

Ft. Totten Days

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Pow-wow Grounds July 27-29.

Ft. Totten Little Theatre

 The Fort Totten Little Theatre has regular performances July 1 through July 31. This year’s performance is “Big Fish.” Fort Totten Little Theatre auditorium is located in one of the original military barracks, which was converted to the main classroom building when the Native American boarding school was established.  Information about the show and ticket reservations may be obtained by contacting the Little Theatre at 701-662-8888 starting June 15. Tickets are only available at the theater box office in the Liquid Bean Coffee Shop, downtown Devils Lake, or by calling 701-662-8888.


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Sullys Hill National Game Preserve  Located in the heart of the Spirit Lake Nation Indian Reservation, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife including migratory birds, bison, elk and prairie dogs. The preserve consists of 1,674 acres ranging from prairie to forested hills. Since the establishment of the first National Wildlife Refuge in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has grown to include more than 560 refuges, 38 wetland management districts and other protected areas encompassing 150 million acres of land and water from the Caribbean to the Pacific, Maine to Alaska. There is at least one national wildlife refuge in every state.  By the time Sullys Hill was established in 1904, North American bison numbers had plummeted from tens of millions to less than 1,000. Protective laws, establishment of refuges and propagation of private herds helped save the species from extinction. Now numbering about 500,000 animals in North America, substantial work continues to rebuild herds of pure bison. Years of cross breeding with free ranging cattle diluted the genetic purity of the North American Plains Bison. Perhaps as few as 15,000 bison are considered pure bison, free of introduced cattle genes. The Sullys Hill herd is one of the smallest herds managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for bison conservation. The Sullys Hill herd is managed at a population of less than 20 animals and is maintained for its genetic and educational value.  Open year round, the Sullys Hill wildlife drive and hiking trails allow visitors to explore the unique geology and diverse wildlife within the preserve. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded at Sullys Hill. Species most frequently detected in the woodland habitats include

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the red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, common yellow throat, eastern wood peewee and ovenbird. The Refuge’s wildlife community also contains many other species, including amphibians, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals.  Sullys Hill offers many opportunities for visitors to see and enjoy wildlife in a natural setting. Scenic overlooks offer panoramic views of Devils Lake and the city of Fort Totten. The Sullys Hill Visitor Center is open to the public during summer months and select weekends during winter months. The Visitor Center is closed Mondays and on Federal holidays. For a current schedule of activities and events visit Sullys Hill National Game Preserve on Facebook or the web. You may also call the Visitor Center at 701766-4272 for a current recording of hours and scheduled events. Enjoy your National Wildlife Refuge System; visit a refuge near you today.

Birdwatching Open all year. Many species not normally seen in the open areas of the state may be found in the preserve’s wooded areas. You may obtain a checklist of birds found in the preserve at the office containing 184 species that have been recorded on the Preserve.

Nature Trail

Open all year. A mile-long, self-guided nature trail for hikers begins and ends at the picnic area. Interpretive signs are provided at points of interest along this trail.

Photography Open all year. Excellent opportunities are available to photograph buffalo, elk, deer, waterfowl and other species of wildlife without interference from fences or cage bars. Lake Region Guide

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City of New rockford Rockford Theatre

 Downtown New Rockford’s historic Rockford Theatre is the place to be for first-run movies and great concessions! The theatre upgraded to digital projection and sound in 2012, providing an excellent film experience for the whole family. Headphones and monitor devices are now available for hearingimpaired patrons, just ask at concessions! Showtimes are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 8 p.m. Go to cityofnewrockford. com to see what’s showing.

Eddy County Museum

 The Eddy County Museum is a beautiful three-building complex and grounds, including the Schoolhouse, Church, and Train Depot. Each is filled with historic furnishings and exhibits highlighting our region’s past. Museum Hours: Every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 1:004:00 p.m. The Museum is located at 1115 1st Ave. N, across from the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.

Eddy-New Rockford Library

 Get lost in over 12,000 titles at the Eddy New Rockford Public Library, which also offers high-speed wireless internet, two public access computers, and a training facility for up to 12 people. Open Monday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

City Parks

 The spacious Archie & Jessie Campbell Memorial Park is located at the north edge of New Rockford along the beautiful James River. The park has a heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf course, softball diamonds, picnic areas, overnight camping, and a children’s play area. Centennial Park in downtown New Rockford is the location for several events throughout the year, including our holiday lighting of the Gazebo and Lifesavers in the Park in August.

4th of July Celebration

 New Rockford-Sheyenne’s annual 4th of July Celebration is always a fun-filled event. The annual events include the Firecracker 5K Run, Swimming Pool parades starting a 10 am in New Rockford  The new swimming pool features a zero- and 11:30 at Sheyenne, and fireworks at entry splash pool and waterslide. Children 8 dusk. For a complete list of events, go to www. and under must be accompanied by an adult cityofnewrockford.com. or guardian 11 years or older.

NEW ROCKFORD • Camping, Hunting, Fishing • Motel & Lodging • Restaurants & Bars • Shopping & Services • Golf Course & Events Center • 4th of July Celebration • Live Theatre & Music • Museum & History Events • Youth Arts Classes • Youth Baseball • Basketball & Tennis Courts • Swimming Pool w/Waterslide • Fitness Center

For more information visit us online www.cityofnewrockford.com Courtesy of New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce

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Photo Credit: Sarah Smith Warren

Photo Credit: Sarah Smith Warren

Dakota regional Center for the Arts OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1991, the DPRCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts and cultural experiences to the heartland. Over the past two decades, we have transformed a block of vacant buildings in New Rockford, ND into a center of cultural activity. This historic Opera House complex includes a renowned stage theatre, coffee shop and dance studio. A second building location was donated in 2011, leading to the renovation and opening of the Old Church Theatre where all mainstage theatre events are performed.

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DPRCA shall inspire, educate, and entertain audiences by providing a wide range of artistic presentations. It shall also serve as a resource and a gathering place for the community at large by providing art related education and programming opportunities.


Every summer, the DPRCA offers theatre and visual art camps through the Dakota Spark program. These opportunities are available for kids going into grades K-9.  For more information call 701-947-2174 or visit our website at www.dprca.com.

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61st Annual Steam Threshers Reunion  This September 20 - 22 the 61st Annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion will be held in New Rockford. The steam show, dubbed the “Steam Engine Capital of North Dakota,” continues to attract new visitors each year and provides a pleasant, unique reuniontype atmosphere for show regulars who come back year after year to participate and reminisce with other steam enthusiasts.  The annual “Tractor Ride” will be held on Thursday, September 19. Featured at this year’s show will be “Steam Engines.”  A full schedule of events is planned. As always, there will be exhibits of sawing wood, threshing and plowing with steam power from several of the large steam engines present at the show, and plowing with horses.  Other popular activities include an Old

Time Dance on Friday night, indoor craft and vendor sales, flea market, kids pedal pull, afternoon parade, stationary engine displays, musical entertainment and Sunday morning church services. Tiffany Hall has been added to buildings in Pioneer Village, where souvenirs are sold. Watch Prony Brake and Blacksmithing. Stop by the Cooper Building and Potter Pavilion for various displays.  Camping is available on a first come, first serve basis on the grounds with water and electrical hookups and shower house. The campground is available anytime during the summer by contacting a CNDSTR director. For more information go to the city website, www. cityofnewrockford.com, contact Ardyce Snyder at 701-947-2084, Kailey Lemer at 701-230-8750 or email CNDSTR@yahoo.com.

Central North Dakota Steam Threshers 61st Annual Reunion

New Rockford, ND • “Steam Engine Capital of North Dakota”

September 2o-22, 2019 Pioneer Village • Worship Service on Sunday Antique Tractor Pull • Camping • Showers • And More!

This year’s feature:

Steam Engines TRACTOR RIDE SEPT. 19

Antique Tractors • Gas Engines • Daily Parade • Plowing • Threshing• Sawmill • Flea Market • Arts & Crafts Music & Talent Show • Old Time Dance Thresherman’s Breakfast • Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull Live Music Saturday & Sunday Afternoon

For more information write: CNDSTR, PO Box 375 New Rockford, ND 58356 or call: 701-947-2084 or 701-230-8750 • During the show, call 701-947-2272 Page 34

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Golfing | Birding Golfing Birding | Lodging Lodging | Hunting Hunting Camping | Shopping Camping Shopping |History History


Dakota Sun Gardens & Winery Stay & Play

Golf/Lodging Package

Self-guided tours available mid June thru Sept.

Dakota Sun Gardens & Winery Stay & Play Golf/Lodging Package

Self-guided tours available mid-June thru Sept.


UPCOMING EVENTS May 18 City Wide Yard Sales

MayJune 20 City Yard Sales III Open House @ VanBedaf Dairy 2 WideLegenDAIRY MayJune 20 Classic Auction 19-22 Car Foster County Fair June 11 Van BedafClassic Dairy Open House June 28-29 Car Show June 14-18 & Prairie Birdingand Festival July 4 Potholes Parade, Fireworks Activities June 21-24 Foster County Fair July 23 CMC Auxiliary Yard Tour JulySept 4 Independence Day Parade & Activities 7 JunkFest Connect with us SeptSept 9 Junk 14 Fest City Wide Yard Sales on Facebook! Sept 16 City Wide Yard Sales

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City of Carrington  Known as the ‘Central City’ because of its location in the central region of North Dakota, Carrington is a great place to meet for business or pleasure. Putnam House While in downtown Carrington, take time for a tour of the Putnam House, a 1907 American Foursquare home built by the Putnam family. The home’s rooms reflect the spirit and style of the Putnams along with museum collections and other items providing a lively depiction of Foster County’s history, its people and their varied lives. Open during scheduled events and by appointment.

Foster County Museum

The Carrington City Park Located along Hwy. 281 and has a swimming pool, picnic shelters, disc golf, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoes, and new playground equipment. JUNK FEST Junk Fest is a festive gathering of Trash Talkers and Treasure Seekers…you’ll find tons of refurbished and repurposed treasures for your home and garden! Junk Fest also hosts the best and fastest growing Flea Market in these parts! “Bring your friends & bring a trailer…’cause this ain’t your Grandma’s garage sale!” Next sale day is Saturday September 7, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm.

The historical society also operates the Foster County Museum, located at 2nd Street South and 16th Avenue. Open by appointment.

Pipestem Creek Bed and Birding Offers tours, birding, lodging and weddings. Take part in rare bird sitings, tour private gardens and historic buildings, and experience life on a rural small grains farm Crossroads Golf Course Just north of the city on Hwy. 281, near Carrington. Crossroads offers 18 holes of challenging Dakota Sun Gardens and Winery grass greens, driving range, and clubhouse Located northeast of the city, this rural with meeting room, kitchen and bar. Winner attraction is home to beautiful gardens, a of the Golf Digest Four Star Award for nine vineyard and winery. The tasting room and consecutive years and voted as one of the gift shop offer Dakota Sun Gardens own top 450 courses in the country by the same wines and other gift items. Group tours and publication. tastings, weddings and other special events  A 5-mile recreational trail for walking, are hosted each year. Dakota Sun Gardens jogging, bike riding and cross country skiing is holding a fun event once a month this connects the golf course to the Carrington summer – June 15, July 13 and August 10. City Park within the city.

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City of Fessenden  Fessenden is located at the intersection of Hwy. 15 and Hwy. 52. It is the county seat of Wells County, one of the most productive agricultural counties in North Dakota and the Upper Midwest, and leads the state in the production of pinto beans. It has one of the largest locally-owned elevators in North Dakota, the Fessenden Co-operative Association.  Fessenden has a beautiful park and camp grounds with a swimming pool, baseball diamond, volleyball and horseshoe pits. There are great places to eat, great shopping and good people to visit. It has one of the better maintained golf courses in the state.

summer is the Wells County Fair June 20-23. There is free gate admission onto the grounds, though parking is extra.  Each day fairgoers can take in the carnival, free stage en­tertainment featuring local and regional talent, vendors, 4-H, FFA & Open Class livestock and static exhibits on display, Wells County mu­seum, Fair memorabilia dis­play, children’s activity center, kid events, pony rides and more.  The Wells County Fair should be exciting with plenty of things to do for the whole family and four days of non-stop action. Plan to make a visit to Fessenden and the Wells County Fair this summer!  For updates on events and entertainment Wells County Fair  The main attraction in Fessenden this scheduled at the Wells County Fair, go to www. wellscountyfair.com or find them on Facebook!

PO Box 126 Fessenden, ND 701-547-3291 866-547-3291 Hamberg:


701-547-2000 Edible Bean Plant 701-547-3197 New Rockford:

701-947-5712 Maddock:

701-438-2255 Harlow:

701-466-2612 Esmond:


701-249-3351 Precision Ag Results:


City of Harvey  The Harvey area offers a wide range of recreational activity for visitors. Situated in the Lone Tree WMA and at the western end of the national North Country Trail, Harvey is a perfect location for camping, hiking, trail biking, fishing, birding, outdoor photography, nighttime atmospheric gazing, and outdoor contemplative activity. For travelers and visitors searching for summertime fun, Harvey is conveniently located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 52 and N.D. Hwy. 3 and right beneath the Central Waterfowl Flyway offering the finest in upland bird and waterfowl watching.  Visitors to the greater Harvey area will encounter an abundance of recreational resources. One could start with exploring Lone

Tree’s prairie fauna conveniently located four miles south of Harvey or its 36 miles of groomed hiking trails. From there, one could return to Harvey’s south side to experience the thrill of authentic western rodeo in June or water skiing or fishing on the Sheyenne River Reservoir located on the city’s south side. Northern pike, walleye and perch are abundant in its waters. Schroeder Memorial Park is located there and hosts new boat docks, a handicapped accessible fishing pier, picnicking facilities, restrooms, outdoor fireplaces, volleyball courts, and beachbased swimming and boating facilities. The park is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. From there one can bike or hike 1.6 miles of hard-surfaced trailway into Centennial Nature Park and revel

Harvey... Not just a place… it’s an experience! • Come and enjoy our parks… Veteran’s Memorial Park, Centennial Park, Pioneer Park Soo Line/Memorial Park and Schroeder Memorial Park. • Golf at the Harvey Golf course • Experience the outdoor swimming pool, RV parks, fishing and boating. • Lonetree Wildlife Management Area… Enjoy walking, bird watching, fishing and hunting with over 30,000 acres, a few miles south of Harvey Page 38

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For further information please call Harvey Convention & Visitors Bureau at 701-324-2604, email us at HarveyJDA@harveynd.com or visit us on the web at www.harveynd.com

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in the gazebos, people sticky spaces, undulating sidewalks, Centennial Brook, additional play areas and picnic facilities, a waterfowl viewing gazebo, and an authentic Norwegian Stabbur. This park is open 24 hours daily.  If you are a sport enthusiast, visit Harvey’s softball, football and playground complexes within Veterans Memorial Park, and enter annual softball tournaments hosted by Harvey. Should you tarry awhile, enter the American Legion, Little League, or Babe Ruth leagues.  If you prefer a more sedate visit, plan on staying at the West Side Tourist Camper Park with pads accessing electricity, water, bathrooms/shower facilities, and a sheltered picnic area. Or walk across Highway # 91 to access Pioneer Park with its outdoor swimming pool which is open all summer, or its picnic shelters and playground equipment.

700 Lincoln Ave. Harvey, ND • 701-324-2285

 Harvey’s main street – Lincoln Avenue borders Soo Line Memorial Park which is home to the famed Soo Line Locomotive # 440, picnic facilities, electrical hookups, and summer musical venues. Lincoln Avenue is bordered on both sides by restaurants, financial institutions, Harvey’s movie theatre, shopping venues typically found only in larger retail markets, and stores featuring every hometown staple imaginable. Should medical care be needed, the south end of Lincoln Avenue is the gateway to St. Aloisius Medical Center and other clinical facilities.  Visit and enjoy the ambience of Harvey, located in the center of North Dakota. For more information about the Harvey area, call 701-324-2604, or email us at harveychamber@ gondtc.com. We welcome a visit from you on the web at www.harveynd.com.

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Lonetree WMA

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 The Lonetree WMA represents a unique wildlife management and recreation opportunity for the people of North Dakota and its visitors. Lonetree WMA is located five miles southwest of Harvey in both Sheridan and Wells counties.  Management on Lonetree today has two main goals. The first is to develop the site as a wildlife habitat, and the second is to make it accessible for the widest range of public use.  Lonetree WMA has nearly 33,000 acres of land in which to lose oneself. More than 375 different species of birds make their home in the LWMA, and visitors are encouraged to make the fullest possible use of this area and the sites they have to offer. LWMA offers primitive campsites, parking lots, hiking trails, and observation blinds for public use.  Take the 31-mile Self-Guided Auto Tour, which takes about two hours to visit 10 sites. On this tour one may view the natural beauty of wildlife and vegetation, the Winter House, the Native Prairie and much, much more. Lonetree has been restored to native grasses, wildflowers and dense nesting cover for upland nesting birds such as ducks and geese. With native grasses resistant to drought and erosion, the dense nesting cover here, mostly clover, grass and alfalfa, hide nests and newly hatched broods from foxes and flying predators like hawks.  Birdwatching -All birdwatchers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see several hundreds of species of birds which make a home here in North Dakota. There are over 3,000 acres of land that have been developed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to help preserve several endangered species. For more information please call (701) 324-2211.  Lonetree WMA is part of the North Country Trail (Hiking or Nature Trail), which is one of the longest continuous hiking trails throughout the United States consisting of 4,195 miles that links seven U.S. states. This trail threads its way across our landscape linking one to the scenic, natural, recreational, historic and cultural areas of our state. Come experience the true meaning of North Dakota. It is a true hiking experience for everyone, from the beginners to the advanced.  For more information on LWMA please contact the ND Game & Fish Department at 701-324-2211, Monday through Friday.

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Area Points of Interest City of Devils Lake Camp Grafton

Home of the North Dakota Army National Guard, Camp Grafton consists of about 2,000 acres of wooded land located on the south shores of Devils Lake adjacent to Hwys. 20 and 57. It is believed the first encampment was held in 1891. The original stone warehouse is still being used as an office and through the years many fine permanent structures have been built. Guardsmen from North Dakota and other states come for summer and winter training.

Old Post Office

The former Devils Lake Post Office building located at 502 4th St. NE, Devils Lake, was built in 1908 and features Greek Revivalstyle architecture. The outer structure is made of large blocks of limestone. All three level hallways have Terrazo floors (marble chip in concrete). The walls are white marble with green veining and woodwork is square-sawed oak and yellow pine. Visitors have free access to both sides of the postal windows and old, ornate lock boxes. The Pioneer Daughters have a display including a woodcarving replica of the Minnie H steamboat and a complete old-time dental office. Hours: M-F: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lake Region Heritage Center

Located at 416 6th St. NE, Devils Lake. This building is the former official residence of the Ramsey Co. Sheriff. The 3-story red brick structure was constructed from 19091911 with hardwood floors and maple woodwork. Fireplaces enhance the two large parlors on either side of the spacious foyer. Connecting the dining room and kitchen is a walk-through buffet-pantry. Furnishings are from pioneer days to recent decades in addition to a typical country store, rare complete dental office, typical one-room school, an agricultural display and laundry equipment. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. Open May 27-Labor Day. Page 42

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City of St. Michael St. Michael’s Mission

Established in 1874 by the Grey Nuns of Montreal, Canada, and joined in 1878 by the Benedictine Monks of St. Meinrad, Indiana.

Skyline Drive

A high hill overlooking Devils Lake that provides one of the finest scenic views of the entire lake area that can be found anywhere. It is located just off Hwy. 57 about 4 mi. southwest of St. Michael.

City of Fort totten State Historical Site

One of the best preserved military forts in the TransMississippi West, with 17 original buildings. Open May 27-Sept. 4, 9am to 5 pm. Call 701-766-4441 for more information.

Pioneer Daughters Museum

Tour the Pioneer Daughters Museum and stay at the Totten Trail Historic Inn.

City of Sheyenne Log Cabin Museum

A pioneer museum showcasing the history of the Sheyenne area. The building was built in 1867 near Fort Totten, North Dakota. Contains many historic items from the area such as a barber chair, Sheyenne Star newspapers, and articles of clothing owned by John Aasen—one of the tallest actors in history. It also shows off many Native American artifacts that were found in the region. A Japanese rifle from World War II is on display at the museum as well.

Warsing Dam

A man-made dam on the eastern side of Sheyenne featuring 8 primitive sites for camping, 5 sheltered areas with picnic tables. Perfect for fishing and kayaking.

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City of New Rockford Buchli Bridge

Dedicated to Col. James Buchli with a plaque inscribed with “North Dakota’s First Astronaut, First Flight Jan. 1985, Space Shuttle Discovery.” The bridge connects North and South parks over the James River. Also check out the Archie and Jessie Campbell Memorial, honoring the works of two area pioneers.

Eddy County Museum and Historical Society

Many items of local interest have been preserved here, including three old buildings of historical significance. Located on the west end of town across from the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. Open Sundays from 1 - 4 pm Memorial Day until Labor Day.

City of Carrington Putnam House 533 Main Street, Carrington. Open all year by appointment, 701-652-2090. Three-story historic home available for tours or private rental. Rural community cultural center fostering arts, humanities, history and people.

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appointment. Military uniforms, household items and historic photos of Carrington and surrounding communities. Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Off U.S. Hwy. 281 south of Carrington, 701285-3341. Excellent upland bird hunting, major spring and fall waterfowl migration. Self guided auto tour.

City of Harvey Schroeder Memorial Park

Located on the south edge of town along the beautiful Sheyenne River. Its amenities include a safe beach area for public swimming (no lifeguard is on duty), waterskiing and boat launching facilities, boating, fishing and picnic shelters.

Soo Line Park

Just north of downtown Harvey, an old time locomotive is the centerpiece of this park, which offers picnic tables, park benches, and expanses of soft grass for summertime frolicking.

National North Country Trail

A 32-mile segment of this national crosscountry trail passes through Lonetree Wildlife Management Area. Open to hikers, Foster County Museum mountain bikers and horseback riders. Located at 480 McKenzie Avenue, Carrington. Primitive campgrounds are available, Open all year by appointment. Call 701- including one with corrals. 652-1313 or 701-652-2587 to schedule an









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LAKE REGION GUIDE Visit Devils Lake, ND and the Surrounding Area

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City of Langdon

GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER OF NORTH City Park AMERICA Twenty-five acres with swimming pool, 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.

playground equipment, volleyball and tennis courts. It also has picnic and rest shelters, trailer parking, rest rooms, showers and electrical outlets.


Mt. Carmel Dam

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.

Complete with camping facilities, this recreational area provides outdoor enthusiasts with facilities for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports.


City of Walhalla Reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. Located at 312 2nd Ave. SW. Open 9 am-5 State Historical Park In 1843 Norman Kittson, an American pm, Mon-Sat, June-Sept. Fur Company agent, built a trading post. NORTHERN LIGHTS TOWER Kittson Trading Post is the oldest building in An 88 1/2 foot tall illuminated steel structure North Dakota and is preserved by the State built to simulate the Northern Plains’ most Historical Society. A picnic area with shelter stunning natural phenomenon, the Aurora and hiking trails are located in the park. Borealis. Located on Hwy. 2 East. NIEWOEHNER BELL TOWER

Gingras Historical Park

Antoine Gingras erected a trading post and The 30-foot tower holds 15 bells ranging in general store northeast of Walhalla. These size from 40 inches to 16 inches in diameter. buildings have been restored by the State Located at 215 2nd Ave. SW. Historical Society. The site is open May GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT through September. On the National Register of Historic Places, this Patton’s “Isle of Memories” impeccably preserved building was built in 1907. Wilbur Patton, who died in 1976, spent his last PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE: years compiling his “Isle of Memories.” Mr. Located in Rugby, the courthouse is listed on Patton restored the farm house, built in 1882, a the National Register of Historic Places. township school and an original country church. These buildings contain the original furnishings from his childhood. For more information, call City of Cando 701-886-7556 or 701-886-7665.


Tetrault Woods State Forest

9 miles east, 1 1/2 miles north of Rolla. Pike, Located 1 mile south of town on Hwy. 32. The forest features 420 acres for walleye, perch. hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, Bisbee dam Big Coulee -- 1 miles east of Bisbee. Pike, snowmobiling and canoeing during peak water levels. Open for public hunting and walleye, perch. Fishing Pier. limited fishing during the season.

Lake Irvine

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The river originates near Boissevain, Manitoba, to take you to the observation deck 80 feet enters the U.S. northeast of Langdon, then flows in the air to look around the country side. southeast to Walhalla and east to the Red River. See where the Pembina River and the Red River meet. View the area where the first homestead was filed in North Dakota. The City of Cavalier museum also features a wonderful gift shop.

Icelandic State Park & Pioneer Heritage Center

City of Park River

The Heritage Center tells about the life and achievements of the first settlers with Homme Dam Campground and reference photographs and graphics specific Recreation Area Homme Dam and Lake are located on the to northeastern North Dakota. south branch of Park River two miles west Cavalier Woods A 33.8 acre tract donated to the Cavalier Park of the city on N.D. Highway 17. The Walsh Board. It is on the ND Natural Areas Registry. County Park Board operates the park near A walking trail has been created in the thick the dam and provides facilities for boat woods. It is one of the few oak woodland launching, picnicking and camping. For those who prefer more solitude, 200 acres of stands in the state. surrounding land is open to hunting, hiking and picnicking.

City of Pembina

City of Lakota

Pembina State Museum

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday year ‘round. Features many old items from the early days of Library Museum Located just off Main Street in Lakota is an old Pembina and how it was founded. library converted to a museum. Next to the Interpretive Center and museum is the first log cabin in the county.

Travel Information Center

This 12,000 square foot facility is set up to take you step-by-step through the Cretaceous Period, Ice Age, The First Peoples, Fur Trade Settlement, U.S.-Canada Border, Transportation, Military History and Pembina today. The museum also features an elevator

Stump Lake Park

Located 12 mi. south of Lakota, this recreation area provides plenty of activities including campgrounds, hiking, bike trails, playground, tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes and plenty of weekend entertainment.

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Area Golf Courses

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Lakota Rock Creek Golf Course Located on a scenic Lakota site, this 9-hole grass green course is open to the public. 701247-2580. CrossRoads Golf Course Located on the northern edge of Carrington. This course features an easy walking, attractive 18-hole grass green course with a challenging variety of holes open for public golfing. 701-652-2601.

Creel bay golf course Located on the east shore of Creel Bay, Creel Bay Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course set against the backdrop of sparkling Devils Lake. Wide open course with water and sand hazards and treelined fairways. The challenging course will thrill even the most avid golfer. After your rounds, relax in the new club house with a wall of windows and outdoor patio for an even better view of the town’s namesake. 701-662-2408. Fessenden Golf Course A beautiful, well-groomed 9-hole grass greens course with reasonable rates located 1/2 mile north of the city on Highway 1. Men’s Steak Night is held each Thursday beginning in May to the middle of October. Ladies’ Night runs from June through August. Open to the public. 701-547-3598. New Rockford Golf Course Located 1 mi. north of New Rockford. Pleasant 9-hole course with nicely watered grass greens. Open to the public. Modern clubhouse with bar, restaurant and pro shop. 701-947-2385. Walhalla Country Club Five mi. west of Walhalla, a scenic 9-hole course rests amongst the beautiful Pembina Hills. The course is complete with modern club house, snack bar, lounge and dining room. Open to the public. 701-549-2357.

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Harvey Golf Course A beautiful 9-hole grass green course located 1 mi. north and 1 mi. east of Harvey. Ladies’ Day is Tuesday and Men’s Night is Thursday evening. Open to the public. 701-324-2069. Langdon Country Club Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy a 9-hole grass greens golf course just on the outskirts of the city. This course is recognized as one of the many fine courses in the area. 701-256-5938. McVille Country Club A 9-hole grass green course located north of McVille. A beautiful course lined with a variety of trees and grasses. Open to public. 701322-5625. Hillcrest Golf Club Located on the north edge of Park River. A hilly course with watered fairways and greens. 9-hole course with club house. 701284-6733. Fair Oaks Golf Course Located 1/2 mi. east of Grafton. This is a good size course with 9 holes of watered greens and fairways lined with trees on a prairie landscape. 701-352-3956. Cavalier Country Club Located 5 mi. west of Cavalier or 1/2 mi. west of Icelandic State Park. Features 9 holes of watered greens and fairways with plenty of rolling hills and trees. 701-265-4506. LaMoure Memorial Golf Course, Located 2 blocks south of Fort Daer along the Pembina River. 9-hole grass green course. 701-825-6619. Leeds Golf Club Located on the SW edge of town. A well kept, 9-hole sand greens course that features a challenging layout that is fun to play. Guaranteed to use every club in your bag! Spring/Summer 2019

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1. Minnewaukan, ND 2. Rugby, ND 3. Prairie Village Museum 4. Dale & Martha Hawk Museum 5. Cando, ND

City of Minnewaukan  Minnewaukan is the western headquarters for the entrance to Devils Lake and the Lake Region area. Access to fishing on the lake has been improving with additional boat launching facilities. With fish cleaning, camping, bait, groceries, gas and any supplies you need, this is the place to stop.  Minnewaukan is located on Highway 281 just 15 miles south of Highway 2. The Flats, and Pelican Lake area of water close to Minnewaukan, is known for exceptionally large walleyes. North of Minnewaukan, along Hwy. 19, is great for shore fishing, especially northern pike and walleye.  The area has outstanding goose and duck hunting with easy access to hunting areas. Fall fishing is also tremendous.  Be sure to check out Minnewaukan for your year-round travels and try JJ’s Bait Shop for guiding and fishing information. For more information call 70l-473-5440.

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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.

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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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 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.

Village Fair offers old time flair  Enjoy the 31st Annual Village Fair August 11-12 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 old-time 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 painting. Music, food and family fun make this fair one of the best of the summer.

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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.  Tours start in the Main Museum Building which houses machinery, carriages, home items, etc. Then head to the Potratz Building, it 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. 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.  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, 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!

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City of Cando  Cando and the surrounding Towner County area have a variety of sports and recreation opportunities that are attractive for visitors and tourists alike.  Cando, self-proclaimed “Duck Capital of North Dakota,” is centrally located in the Prairie Pothole Region of the state. For more than a century, the Towner County area has been a mecca of waterfowl hunting with its natural sloughs and lakes, such as Snyder Lake, Lake Alice, Hurricane Lake and Lake Irwin, with the addition in later years of the man-made reservoirs at Bisbee and Armourdale. A special raffle will be held during the duck opening season called Duck Daze. For more info, call Annette at 701-9683331.  Cando’s location makes it an excellent center for outdoor activities, such as first class fishing, big game and waterfowl hunting, as well as bird watching and nature photography.  The Lake Region Birding Trail connects public lands within the Devils Lake Basin, including Nikolaisen Waterfowl Production Area and Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge in Towner County.  Originally established in 1935 as a

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sanctuary for migratory birds, the 11,500-acre Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge serves as a major waterfowl concentration point during spring and fall migrations, as well as a significant breeding area for wetland wildlife. Tens of thousands of snow geese, Canada geese, sandhill cranes and ducks use the lake and surrounding lands each year. Lake Alice supports a large colony of Franklin gulls that can be viewed throughout the spring and summer feeding on abundant insects produced in the shallow wetlands. Other colonial nesting birds include rookeries of black-crowned herons, snowy and cattle egrets, and western and eared grebes. Marsh wrens, Virginia and sora rails, coots, bitterns, and great blue herons are found in the dense stands of bulrush, cattails and phragmites. Thousands of mallards, pintails, blue-winged teal, gadwall, and shoverloers nest on the refuge and resident game birds including Hungarian partridge, ring-necked pheasants and sharp-tailed grouse are benefitted by the grasslands. A mosaic of trees and shrubs provide another habitat for a variety of warblers, woodpeckers and other songbirds. The diversity of habitat provide for numerous white-tailed deer,

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an occasional moose, and numerous small mammals like red fox, coyotes, raccoons and muskrats.  The area is home to all the waterfowl species found in the Pothole Region. Mallards, gadwall and blue-winged teal are the most abundant ducks, with several other species of diving and dabbling ducks common in the area. Giant Canada geese have been reintroduced and are abundant. Spectacular concentrations of waterfowl can be found each spring and fall. Most notable are the large flocks of snow geese.  Nikolaisen WPA (7 miles north of Cando on US Hwy 281) has a parking area, vault toilet

and small overlook. Migrating and breeding waterfowl, shorebirds, wetland birds and upland nesting birds can all be observed, with spring migration, early breeding season and fall waterfowl migration the best time to view.  Cando also offers a 3,000-yard, grassgreen, watered fairway golf course with a driving range and a modern clubhouse, cart rentals and storage with an adjoining campground. The Cando City Park offers a modern swimming pool, two tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, two playground areas, a horseshoe court and three picnic shelters with new barbeque pits.

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The campground is located on the northeast edge of Cando.  An indoor All-Seasons Arena provides ice skating activities with the community providing a wide range of hockey activities for young and old alike. The facility is also used for summer indoor activities.  Whether your idea of fun is playing nine holes on our beautiful golf course or attending a musical production at the Audi Theatre, Cando definitely has something to satisfy everyone’s taste.  Cando’s history is on display at the Pioneer Museum, located on Main Street and at the one-room schoolhouse, located on the Towner County Courthouse grounds. The

famous Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is located just 30 miles west of Cando.  Agriculture is the primary industry in Towner County. Cando also has several manufacturing facilities, which have added to the economic growth of the area. The Towner County Medical Center is one of the area’s largest employers.  Make sure to attend the Prairie Arts & Quilt Show during Threshing Days at the Dale & Martha Hawk Museum June 14-16. The show features horses, tractors and villages. Make sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event.  For more information, visit the city website at www.candond.com

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Miles: 261 | Stops: 8 Drive Time: 5 hours 2. Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway 3. Walhalla, ND 4. Tetrault State Forest 5. Icelandic State Park 6. Cavalier, ND 7. Grafton, ND 8. Park River, ND Bonus Stops 9. Central Manitoba





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Welcome to the Rendezvous Region  The Rendezvous Region of northeast North Dakota is rich in culture, history, and outdoor recreation opportunities and the counties of Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh are working together to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience. The Rendezvous Region has a variety of niche businesses that provide interesting experiential shopping, activities such as painting, arts and crafts, design, as well as a variety of coffeeshops, bakeries, artisans, restaurants and recreation amenities.  The Rendezvous Region offers an amazing array of historical sites which date back 200 years to the days when fur trappers, Native Americans and traders met in the region to buy goods and barter. The annual meetings were called “rendezvous”. Each city in the region has a legion of local historic characters, buildings and fables to capture the imagination of people of all ages. There are more than 55 geocaches placed throughout the Rendezvous Region and many of them can be found at these historical sites.

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Photo Credit: A. Schuster

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 One of the best kept secrets in the Rendezvous Region is the Pembina Gorge. This 12,500-acre area just west of Walhalla, is one of the largest woodlands in the state of North Dakota, boasting over 21 different types of animals and 30 plant species, eight of which are indigenous to the Pembina Gorge. The Gorge offers hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, OHV trails and crosscountry skiing. It is also home to North Dakota’s first and only downhill mountain

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bike terrain park located at Frost Fire Park.  The summer months are a great time to attend one of the many festivals and events, play a round of 9-hole golf, swim in the numerous lakes and rivers, camp and kayak.  Download the Find ND mobile app to help navigate around the region and visit the new www.rendezvousregion.com website to plan your visit to the Rendezvous Region.

LANGDON, ND Standing Proud on the Prairie

We invite you to come and see what we have to offer! Whatever you enjoy doing most, Langdon has something for you and your entire family.


Citywide Garage Sales CCMHF Golf LASDF Golf tourney June Jamboree – Kiddie parade, Pet contest, Kiddie carnival, Kid’s pedal pull NDSU/NCGA Field Days @ LREC Color me Healthy Run - runlangdon.com Lady Eagles Lunch – 11-2 @ Eagles Rendezvous Region Rod Run rendezvousregionrodrunwebs.com Firemen’s Dinner – 5pm @ LAC Live Music from 9-1am @ Eagles 24th Rendezvous Region Music Fest weekend Rendezvous Region Rod Run 9-3pm Street Fair, Street vendors, food vendors – Christmas in July Sales


10-5pm - inflatables, food vendors, Kid’s Pedal Pull, & more Tractor Pull (afternoon) Kid’s Pedal Pull Adult Pedal Pulls - evening “The Great Outdoors” – Boyd Block Stage 8pm-11pm “Tigirlily” – Boyd Block Stage 11:30pm – 1am Missoula Children’s Theater. Backyard BBQ Farmers Market every Thursday @ St. A’s park @ 4pm Free Movie in the Park @ dusk

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City of Langdon  Also known as “The Western Gateway to the Rendezvous Region,” the community of Langdon has an appreciation for great living with an emphasis on family and friends. The community of Langdon has a strong desire to keep Langdon and Cavalier County alive and thriving.  We invite you to come, see what we have to offer! Whatever you enjoy doing most, Langdon has something for you and your entire family. Whether it’s history, nature, shopping, or sports that you enjoy; we have it here. Indoors or out, summer or winter, Langdon offers many great activities for any season and age.  The summer and fall of 2019 in Langdon has more events and attractions than ever before! The main event will be our 24th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest scheduled for July 19-20. The festivities start Friday, July 19, with the Firemen’s Dinner at the Activity Center. Beautiful downtown Langdon and Boyd Block Plaza will be the hub for all the following activities. The Rendezvous Region Rod Run will also be revving up that weekend starting the evening of July 19. There will be a street fair, sidewalk sales and food vendors on Saturday, July 20. The festivities continue when “Tigirlily” comes to town to perform for our 24th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest celebration. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks display.  Other events for the summer include

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the Community Color Run; two June Golf Tournaments (June 8 & 22). A June Jamboree including kiddie parade, pet contest, kid’s pedal pulls and more make for a fun weekend on June 22.  Missoula Children’s Theater returns to town the week of July 22-27, featuring “Robinson Crusoe.” When you are visiting, make sure to check out at the LREC/NCGA Field Days (July 17).  Beginning in mid-July, every Thursday at 4pm the Farmers Market is held at St. A’s Park across the street from the Cavalier County Courthouse. The Farmers Market will continue until Oct.  You are going to want to mark your calendars for October 3 because that is the date for the 11th Annual Wine Walk. The ever popular “Spooktacular” event for kids will be back again the end of October.  On your way into town, make sure you visit the informational site detailing the Langdon Wind LLC project completed in 2008. This is one of the largest wind farms in North Dakota and is located 9 miles south of Langdon at the junction of Hwy 1 & 66.  For more information on any of these events or other activities please contact the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce at 701-256-3079 or visit our website, cityoflangdon.com. Also make sure to check out the Rendezvous Region Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rendezvousregion. Lake Region Guide

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Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway

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Dotted with dense forests, magnificent overlooks and expansive recreation areas, the Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway in northeast North Dakota offers nature lovers plenty of opportunities to enjoy and explore the outdoors. Starting on Highway 55 near Vang and sloping southeast to Highway 5 and ending in Cavalier, this backway offers opportunities to experience all four seasons.  During winter months, be sure to spend a day at Frost Fire Park, where you can ski or snowboard down powdery runs and take in dramatic views of the Pembina River Gorge. Meanwhile, families can enjoy the excitement of zooming down groomed trails on the snowtubing hill. During the summertime, the Frost Fire Summer Theatre offers classic musical productions for the whole family.  The nearby Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area is a playground in all seasons. Explore the latticework of trails on horseback, foot, mountain bikes or all-terrain vehicles. Or in the winter, take to snowmobiling, crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing. The Pembina River Trail is an ideal spot to paddle along in a canoe or kayak. Birdwatchers can discover more than 75 species of breeding birds in the Pembina Gorge. Wildlife enthusiasts might see mountain lions, bears, elk, or bobcats. This area also offers hunting and fishing.  In the picturesque town of Walhalla, take in dramatic views of the Pembina River and Pembina Gorge from the Masonic Scenic Overlook, which offers an ideal vantage point during spring and fall months. Or, venture into Tetrault Woods State Forest, a 432-acre undeveloped expanse of woods, where you can hike along peaceful trails, ride horses, backcountry camp and much more.  For campsites with modern amenities such as showers and electricity, continue along the backway to Icelandic State Park, located along the northern shore of Lake Renwick. Enjoy a leisurely picnic for the afternoon or spend a couple days boating on the lake or exploring the 200-acre nature preserve. Glimpse into North Dakota’s pioneering days with a visit to the Pioneer Heritage Center, with its restored historic buildings and Gunlogson Homestead.  At the end of the backway, spend a night in “The Friendly City” of Cavalier, where you can take your pick from rustic lodges or quaint bed and breakfasts. The city park also offers a family-friendly place to enjoy sand volleyball, tennis, disc golf and more.

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City of WalHalla  Scenic Walhalla, North Dakota, is a picturesque community nestled along the bend of the Pembina River just east of the colorful panorama of the Pembina Gorge, surrounded by hills and valleys. As the second-oldest community in the state, the town has also been blessed with a rich historical heritage.  There are many ways to enjoy the Pembina Hills, which is really a gorge carved by the Pembina River.  The Pembina River, located in the northeast corner of North Dakota, is North Dakota’s only real white-water river. The meandering Pembina River is considered “tame,” but does offer excellent canoeing and kayaking and attracts outdoor enthusiasts to its secluded landscape during the months of May and June. The Pembina River originates near Boissevain, Manitoba, flows southeast and enters the U.S. northeast of Langdon, ND. From the U.S.-Canadian border, it flows southeast to Walhalla and east to the Red River. The area between the border and Walhalla is part of the scenic Pembina Hills and one of the few wilderness areas left in the state. Near Walhalla, the river is considered the best for canoeing/kayaking, as the river flows fairly fast over many small rapids.  Hikers enjoy many of the pathways leading to tempt the nature lover with hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in Tetrault Woods State Forest.  Walhalla has been known as the “Moose Capital of North Dakota” because of the large concentration of moose in the area. Wild turkeys, ruff grouse, waterfowl, blackneck pheasant, moose, deer and elk have found the Pembina Hills a haven. Some of the best Page 62

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moose and elk hunting in North Dakota exists right here in this virtually unexplored wilderness, which makes this area a “sportsman’s paradise.”  Tee off at the Walhalla Country Club, a scenic 9-hole grass green golf course located in the beautiful Pembina Hills. It is common to see a doe and her fawn grazing on the fairway, or a moose in the fields below. So, if you lose your “ball” you will have no problem finding the natural beauty. The course is complete with modern club house, two decks and a screened-in-porch, complete restaurant, lounge and banquet facilities. Open seven days a week for your convenience. The Walhalla Country Club also provides accommodations for social events and business conferences. For more information contact 701-549-2357.  On summer weekends, many visitors spend the day shopping in the area, golfing or trekking through the hills. Then they settle in for the evening performance at the Frost Fire Summer Theatre which has captured the heart of summer weekend visitors as they come to enjoy musical theater classics.

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Tetrault Woods & Gingras trading Post  One area to tempt the nature lover is Tetrault Woods State Park. This 432acre tract of undeveloped nature is an adventure for the entire family. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy many of the pathways leading to the Pembina River and the Pembina Hills from the Tetrault Woods. In the winter months trails are used by cross-country skiers and snowmobilers.  This undisturbed forested area is perfect for nature lovers with picnicking, bird and wildlife viewing. Primitive camping is welcome, but there are no developed campgrounds nor fees. There are some

elk and moose in the area, as well as a variety of birds and plants. There are two scenic overlooks that stand high above the river valley and offer amazing views. Both are part of a 33.5-mile ND State Scenic Backway. For more information contact the ND Forest Service, 701-549-2441.  The Gingras Trading Post, a state historic site, is within this ND “backway”. The two buildings on the site are the oldest standing structures built by Euro-Americans in North Dakota. The site is open daily for self-guided visits, May 15 to September 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 701-549-2775 or 701825-6840.

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Icelandic State Park  Icelandic State Park is located 5 miles west of Cavalier on N.D. Hwy. 5.

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Camping There are 141 modern campsites with water and electrical hookups and 10 primitive campsites. There are also three camping cabins, each of which sleep up to 5 people. All campsites and cabins are reservable through an online reservation system or by calling the reservation hotline. Located within the modern campground are three comfort stations with shower facilities. Swimming The swimming and beach area are one of the most popular areas of the park. It is a gently sloped area that is adjacent to a picnicking area and concession stand. Gunlogson Homestead This is the site of one of the first Icelandic homesteads.

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Trails The park trails, located in Gunlogson Arboretum, wind through the lowland forest of the Tongue River bottom. One portion of the two-mile trail is self-guided. This unique area has been dedicated as a nature preserve and the trails are designed as part of the National Recreation Trail System. Boating The 200-acre Lake Renwick provides excellent opportunity for both boating and paddling enthusiasts. It is widely used by power boats, canoes and an occasional sail boater. A launching ramp is available for easy success. Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards are available for rent at the concession stand. Fishing Leisurely fishing from a boat or the fishing pier is a popular activity. Stocking of walleye and northern pike has enhanced fishing and created added interest.  To make a reservation visit www.parkrec. nd.gov or call 1-800-807-4723. For more information about Icelandic State Park, call 701-265-4561 or e-mail isp@nd.gov. Address is 13571 Hwy. 5, Cavalier, ND 58220.

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City of Cavalier  Cavalier is located in the heart of the Rendezvous Region, an area bordering Canada and Minnesota in the northeast corner of North Dakota, steeped in history and natural beauty. Established in 1878 along the winding banks of the Tongue River, Cavalier is a growing community of 1300.  The four seasons allow opportunities to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, water sports, hunting, bicycling, snowmobiling and skiing.  Whether you curl, appreciate the cover of cross-country ski trails or wonder at the look of a grain-ripened field and a sailboat silently crossing Lake Renwick, Cavalier is truly a city of year-round enjoyment.  First time visitors will be sure to note the large trees that shade the city streets and the numerous bridges and winding streets that complement the winding Tongue River. A large park within the city features

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a swimming pool and tennis court. The 6.5mile paved Cavlandic Trail runs between the City of Cavalier and Icelandic State Park/Cavalier Country Club.  Fifteen miles west of Cavalier is the Cavalier Air Station, which is one of the United States Air Force’s best radar installations in the world. It is the second highest building in North Dakota, after the State Capitol in Bismarck. Tours are available throughout the year. The Icelandic heritage is strong in the area. The local museum has a wealth of Icelandic items of the past. Cavalier is a progressive community and an exciting area to visit any time of the year.  Visit www.cavaliernd.com for more information on activities in Cavalier or to view the 24-hour live Cavalier Chamber Cam to see what’s happening on main street!

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City of Grafton  There’s something for everyone in Grafton, so come and enjoy the fun and “Make an Event of It!”  Located in the heart of the Red River Valley in northeastern North Dakota, Grafton is a community rich not only in soils, but also in heritage. The history and diverse culture of the area can be felt and appreciated in many sights and attractions, both in and around Grafton. In addition to many historic churches, private homes and public buildings – including North Dakota’s first Carnegie Library. Grafton is home to Heritage Village and the Historic Elmwood Mansion, both offering visitors a glimpse of life in the past.  Grafton merchants offer many brand name products found in larger cities with the benefit of personal service and a convenient shopping environment. Home to more than 100 retail businesses, including many locally owned, Grafton also boasts nationally known retailers, manufacturers and hotels.  Recreational facilities abound in Grafton. Leistikow Park is one of the many parks in Grafton. It is filled with beautiful trees, has a full service campground and cabin rentals. Leistikow Park also has an outdoor pool, shelters, basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball, canoe/kayak/paddle boat rentals, trails, and a disc golf course. Other recreational facilities include a beautiful 9-hole golf course, softball and baseball complexes, 4 sheet curling club, a bowling alley, movie theater, archery club, bike paths, 3 fitness centers (one including an indoor pool) and 3 yoga/dance/fitness studios.  The Grafton area will also entice the outdoor sportsman. Deer hunting is quite popular in the area as well as duck, goose, wild turkey and fox hunting. Canoeing, fishing, bird watching and magnificent photo opportunities are plentiful on the scenic Park River and Red River (located just 15 miles east of Grafton). In the fall, Leistikow Park hosts a Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch for 6 weekends of family fun. Proud of its annual Page 66

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community events, the residents of Grafton invite visitors to the community with open arms. SummerFest events for everyone  Grafton’s annual Summerfest will be held June 26-30. The event promises to provide fun in many different areas.  Come and enjoy a variety of homemade rhubarb desserts at the Historic Elmwood House, a beautiful turn-of-the-century Victorian Home that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Rhubarb Festival is an annual fundraiser to preserve the history and integrity of the site, held on Thursday afternoon.  The annual SummerFest Fireworks show is held on Thursday evening at dusk. Locals show off their skills in our yearly RibFest Cook-Off in the Chamber parking lot on Friday late afternoon/evening. Kids games and entertainment take place before sampling the ribs.  Saturday kicks off with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis, followed by the SummerFest Grand Parade. The afternoon boasts fun, family activities. Heritage Village offers the opportunity to explore its historic buildings and ride the Merry Go Round. Leistikow Park hosts a variety of food trucks and serves as the site for free kids games, inflatables and reduced-rate swimming at their pool. A car show and burn out contest are also scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Live bands are scheduled to perform Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Grafton is proud of its many annual community events. If you would like more information about Grafton and any of their special events, contact the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce at 701-352-0781 or check out our website at www.graftonevents. com. Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page: Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce/DMV for event information and updates. Spring/Summer 2019

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City of Park River  Park River, located in the center of Walsh County, is a very progressive city with a lot to offer. Their motto is “Park River: The Town with a Heart,” and the friendly residents of this northeastern North Dakota city strive to put that philosophy into action every day.  Park River’s economy is mostly agriculturalbased, as the rich fertile soil of the Red River Valley is very conducive to lush, healthy crops. The town also boasts a strong number of businesses, many within the technology and health care sectors.  Fans of the arts may visit the historic Lyric Theatre, which opened its doors in 1915 and reopened in 2002 after several years of vacancy. Shows can be seen Friday and Saturday evenings with matinees on Sunday.  For the golfer, Hillcrest Country Club has one of the finest 9-hole grass green courses around. It is lined with mature evergreens and oaks and is always immaculately groomed.

Also, green fees at Hillcrest are very light on the pocketbook, so make sure to play a round or two while visiting the area!  Need to take a dip after a hot day? The swimming pool complex in Park River consists of two pools for your summer fun. Take advantage of almost three miles of paved bike and walking paths, starting on the east side of the Kensington addition and going west all the way to Homme Dam.  Homme Dam Campground and Recreation Area is located on the south branch of the Park River two miles west of the city on N.D. Highway 17. The lake covers 200 acres and offers many recreational opportunities. Walsh County has done an excellent job of making Homme Dam a beautiful place for camping, fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and boating.  For updates and events visit www. cityofparkriver.com.

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Explore Manitoba, Canada  There are seven ports of entry to Canada in the Lake Region area. 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: Port of Hansboro (Hwy 4): 8:00am - 4:00pm) Port of Sarles (Hwy 20): 11:00am - 7:00pm) Port of Hannah (Hwy 13): 9:00am - 5:00pm) Port of Maida (Hwy 1): 9:00am - 10:00pm) Port of Walhalla (Hwy 32): 8:00am - 10:00pm) Port of Neche (Hwy18): 8:00am - 10:00pm) Port of Pembina (Hwy I-29): Open 24 hours

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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

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Adventure Awaits In Central Manitoba  When you cast your eyes to the northern horizon, it’s not readily identified where America ends and Canada begins. In fact, we share a lot in common with our neighbors beyond the 49th parallel and this creates a great opportunity for travel that allows for new experiences, among folks that are friendly and familiar neighbors.  The Central Manitoba Tourism region, mirroring the stateside stretch from Pembina to Hansboro, offers more than you may realize. In addition to pristine outdoor experiences, the region is home to some surprising attractions. Just minutes from the border crossing at Maida, HyWire Ziplines features 200-foot vantage points of

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the Pembina Valley. Morden is home to the Guinness World Record holder for largest complete mosasaur remains at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden. And that’s not all.  With a great selection of beaches and water parks, a colorful array of annual fairs and festivals, a rich arts and culture community, challenging golf courses, larger than life roadside attractions as well as local cuisine that will delight your palate, you’re sure to leave a little of your heart behind when you visit.  Be sure to visit our website at http:// www.centralmbtourism.ca or follow us on Facebook and YouTube @CentralMBtourism.

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Canada’s Island on the Prairies  Manitoba is where Canada’s heart beats. In Portage la Prairie that vibrant pulse is readily apparent. “The Island on the Prairies” is a popular destination for families looking to immerse themselves in a vacation experience with something for all ages and interests.  Designated a Provincial Star Attraction, the City’s Island Park is a one-stop destination for day trips or longer stays. Enveloped by a three-mile oxbow lake, the park is home to an 18-hole golf course, seasonal outdoor waterslide park, a year-round indoor waterpark and wave pool, tennis courts, walking trails, disc golf course, berry picking as well as on-site camping.  Water and wildlife factors into more of Portage’s attractions and has been sought out by Hollywood celebrities and royalty,

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dating back to Clark Gable’s trips to the area. Delta Marsh is a renowned bird watching and wildlife area, the adjacent beach sits on the southern shores of Lake Manitoba, one of the world’s nine largest fresh water lakes.  An active visual and performing arts community in the region includes a full schedule of theatre performances, concerts and exhibitions as well as classes where you have the opportunity to discover your inner artist. The rich heritage of the region is uniquely presented through exhibits and artifacts at Fort la Reine museum, a five-acre heritage site with 15 buildings illustrating the pioneering past of the plains through different perspectives.  Explore the mysteries of a lake that the river left behind. http://www. islandontheprairies.ca

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Devils Lake





● Sheyenne

Kelly Slough Turtle River NWR State Park ●


Fort Totten


Stump Lake Village








● Aneta

● New Rockford McHenry ●

Grand Forks



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1. Lakota, ND Cooperstown

SouthEast Road Trip 20

Miles: 203 | Stops: 6 Drive Time: 3.5 hours 1



Hillsboro ●

2. Stump lake & Stump Lake Village 3. McVille, ND 4. Aneta, ND 32

18 5. Turtle River State Park

6. Kelly Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Valley City


City of Lakota  The City of Lakota is a thriving town with big opportunities. Being a part of the waterfowl central flyway, an abundance of wildlife is seen throughout the area. Along with dozens of public hunting areas, bird watching and wildlife watching areas, Lakota is surrounded by some great fishing opportunities in Lake Laretta, Stump Lake, McVille Dam, Tolna Dam, Whitman Dam and Devils Lake.  Lakota is the county seat of Nelson County and is located at the intersection of US Highway 2 and ND Highway 1. You will find many wonderful things within Lakota. One is the A.M. Tofthagen Museum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses a new City Library. A common place to relax and find locals is the Lakota City Park. Check out the heated swimming Page 74

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pool, two playground areas, picnic shelters and tennis court while you are there.  The Rock Creek Golf Couse is located off ND Highway 1 just south of the city. This is a nine hole, par 36, 3,376 yard long grass green course. It includes long fairways, water hazards, sand traps and large greens averaging over 6,000 sq. ft. The course is adjacent to the airport, permitting easy access to fly-ins. The Lakota Airport has a new hangar allowing for overnight shelter to the incoming planes.  The City of Lakota will be celebrating its 57th annual Turkey Barbeque on Friday, June 21, in the City Park. A street dance will take place on Main Street after the BBQ. Another event to add to your calendar would be Oktoberfest held on October 19th at Spring/Summer 2019

the Lakota Community Center. The Turkey BBQ and Oktoberfest are both sponsored by our active Lakota Community Club. The Community Club also sponsors other events

such as Wine Walk, Easter Carnival and Halloween Carnival. Check out the Lakota Community Club facebook page for more information See you in Lakota!

June 21 - 57th Annual Turkey BBQ Street Dance to Follow!


Located on Highway 2 26 miles east of Devils Lake


Find us on Facebook!

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Stump Lake  A winding circling road through a mass of green leaved trees will lead you to a restaurant, campground, old-style pavilion and a lake. Historically, Stump Lake has been a shallow basin of water, suitable for birds but not fish. Thanks to Mother Nature, the quality of the lake has changed through an additional 50 plus feet of fresh water, making it a great home for walleye, northern, pike and perch. The North Dakota Game and Fish has released millions of perch into this lake, so it should be a great fishery for years to come.  Once only to look at, Stump Lake is now one of the area’s fastest growing recreational attractions. In 1998, a boat launch and two

docks were put in for water sports and swimmers.  In addition to the lake, Stump Lake Park offers a variety of family attractions. The park prides itself on being clean and green with something for everyone. Stump Lake Park boasts a variety of hiking and biking trails and a fun-filled playground that will entertain people of all ages.  There is a full-service campground for both campers and tenters with water and electricity hook-ups and a bathroom facility nearby. Many weekends offer other types of entertainment from dances to softball tournaments, to displays at the nearby Stump

VISIT STUMP LAKE VILLAGE 12 miles south of Lakota on ND No. 1

Preserving the Past for the Future

Open Every Sunday 1pm - 5pm • June through Labor Day • Tour the Log Cabin, School, Church, House, Barn, Machine Sheds & Main Street Building • Labor Day Weekend (Sunday & Monday) Threshing Bees, Many Pioneer Activities Call 701-247-2546 to schedule your reunion, wedding or special event today!

• Sleigh Rides: 1st Sunday of December (1 - 4pm)

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Lake Village. The park also has a restaurant Disappear for a day, for a weekend or a and picnic shelter facilities for families and summer to remember and enjoy the simpler friends to gather and enjoy the summer day. times of life.  Come visit Nelson County’s secret oasis!

Stump Lake Village  The journey back in time begins as one enters the stone gates of Stump Lake Park. It is hard to miss the newest additions to the county park when taking a Sunday drive with all the new buildings. The Nelson County Historical Society, in its 25th year of existence, has transformed a barren field into a step back in history. The Village is complete with all the traditional elements of a pioneering community; a farmhouse, barn, post office, one-room school, church, cook-car, two log cabins, depot, blacksmith shop and sawmill. The newer additions to the Village are the “Old Main Street USA” exhibit building, which contains many exhibit rooms, gift shop and modern restrooms, flour mill and gazebo. The gazebo was built with funds donated by local residents and will be used for entertainment, weddings, family reunions and other events. An engine building containing many stationary engines in running order was completed in 2018.  Summertime is a wonderful time for NCHS members because it is a time to make history come alive and begin outdoor activities. The summer schedule begins the first Sunday of June and ends with the Threshing Bee on Labor Day weekend (Sunday and Monday). The 14 weeks in between are filled with a variety of activities which include the Nelson County Fair and 4-H exhibition, weddings and church services, traveling exhibits, family reunions, other entertainment and tours of the buildings every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 The annual Threshing Bee is the largest and most anticipated event of the summer. This two-day event draws hundreds of people to see how harvest was done in days gone by. Each morning begins with a hearty threshermen’s breakfast, and the days are filled with displays of ethnic foods and crafts. All of the buildings are open for tours. Each afternoon there is a parade of old engines, tractors, cars and much more. Each year there are new activities held during the Threshing Bee, but some of the past events include doll and toy shows, fashion shows, music concerts and theatrical displays by historical characters. There are rides and activities for children to enjoy.  Often it is easy to forget where one came from, so spend a day or more at Stump Lake Village and take the time to remember. A journey back in time will offer both lessons to be learned and a greater appreciation of how our pioneering ancestors struggled to settle this untamed land. Take time out, relax and enjoy this place where time stands still and you can dream a little.  The Village is available for tours every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the first Sunday of June through Labor Day weekend. Check out our website at www. stumplakepark.com. To schedule reunions, weddings or other events, call Diane Swenson at 701-247-2546. Stump Lake Park and Village is located 12 miles south of Lakota on North Dakota Hwy. 1. Lake Region Guide

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City of McVille  “Small enough to know you, large enough to serve you” is the motto of the City of McVille. Here are a few of the reasons why:  McVille is located in Nelson County on Highway 15, just minutes north of the picturesque Sheyenne River Valley, 50 miles southeast of Devils Lake, approximately 60 miles southwest of Grand Forks, and 20 minutes from Stump Lake, which offers great year ‘round walleye fishing as well as other recreational and water sports opportunities.  McVille has all the feel and size of a small town, but offers many businesses and services to serve its citizens and visitors.  McVille Country Club, a 9-hole municipal grass-green course, is located on the north edge of town. Visit our club house, join us for men’s or women’s nights, or just enjoy the quiet, relaxed course.  McVille Dam & Recreation Area, located on the east edge of town, is a good spot for family recreation activities such as fishing, swimming, small watercraft boating, and picnics. The campground also has a beautiful Frisbee golf course.  RV/camper spaces are available for rent at a rate of $20 per night ($10 per night for tent camping) on a non reservation/ first arrival basis, and include electrical and water hookups (a camper dumping station is located within the City).  RV camping with all utilities, including sewer hookup, is also avail­able at the Lee Street Campground in the City of McVille.  McVille Lodge features 8 units with a total Page 78

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of 29 beds. Each unit is air-conditioned, has a kitchenette, cable TV and wireless internet.  McVille’s Main Street includes a SuperValu grocery store with well-stocked shelves, fresh meats and produce, frozen foods and treats; D & M Service features 24-hour card control fueling, tire repair service, propane tank exchange, firewood bundles, snacks, off-sale beer and wine, and minnows and other fishing supplies. McVille Community Library is located in the lower level of the City Auditorium at the corner of Main Street and Felton Avenue. The library is open 10 am - 3 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10 am - 1pm on Saturday.  McVille and the surrounding area proudly support a complete health­ care system that includes a clinic, an acute care hospital in case of emergency, a 33-bed long term care center, and a beautiful 12unit Assisted Living Center that opened in 2011.  McVille Municipal Airport is just west of the city and has a well­-groomed and maintained airstrip with 3 tie-down spaces available. There are no landing and/or take-off fees.  Come join us for McVille Days on July 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2019 and enjoy fun, food and entertainment for the entire family. For more information on our community, visit our website at www.mcvillend.com or contact City Auditor, Chanda Arneson, at mcvillend@gondtc.com. Spring/Summer 2019


Burgers 'N' Brats supper, followed by canoe races at McVille Dam & Street Dance on Main


Parade, Car Show, Ice Cream Social, Kids Games & Hole in One Competition


Outdoor Worship Service in City Park at 9:30 AM, Golf Tournament

For more information on our community visit our website www.mcville.com or e-mail: mcvillend@gondtc.com

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McVille Clinic


Care Center

Altru Home Hospital Health & Hospice - 200 North Main

- 108 North Main

- PO Box 506

- 108 E. Nyhus Ave.

Assisted Living

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City of Aneta  Aneta, located on Highway 32 in southern Nelson County, is the Queen City of the Upper Sheyenne and has the longest running turkey barbecue in the state. The 59th annual Turkey Barbecue and Summer Festival, sponsored by the Aneta Booster Club, will be held on June 14-16, 2019.

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 The turkey barbecue began in 1960 when many farmers in the area raised turkeys. The feed companies put on a “turkey feed” for their customers and a tradition was born!  The Summer Festival and Turkey Barbecue are always planned for the third Saturday in

Aneta’s 59th Annual Turkey Barbecue & Summer Festival --------------- FRIDAY, JUNE 14 --------------2:00PM – 4:00PM 5:30PM – 8:00PM 7:00PM 9:00PM – 1:00AM

Rhubarb Tasting at Aneta Orchard Rib Buffet at Whitetail Bar Talent Show at City Auditorium Dance at Whitetail Bar

June at the City Park. The meal is prepared and served in the park shelter with live entertainment performing in the gazebo.  The annual meal consists of 312 turkeys marinated in a special sauce and cooked on a rotating spit heated by two tons of charcoal. Accompanying the tasty turkeys is 900 lbs. of potato salad, 800 lbs. of beans, 100 lbs. of potato chips, 250 dozen buns, 2,600 ice cream bars, and hundreds of gallons of coffee and lemonade.  The population of Aneta is 284; but on barbecue weekend, the number grows to nearly 3,000 as folks gather to enjoy the

Aneta Parkview Health Center “A Community of Personal Commitment and Caring”

--------------- SATURDAY, JUNE 15 --------------7:30AM – 10:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM – 2:00PM 11:00AM – 1:00PM 12:00PM – 8:00PM 3:00PM 4:00PM 4:30PM – 7:30PM 9:00PM – 1:00AM

Now serving with 6 lines! Average wait time is 15 minutes!

Pancake Breakfast, Sundahl Church Games for Kids at Aneta Orchard Old Time Tractor Pull, Aneta Elevator Lunch Stand Annual Arts & Craft Show, Pavilion Kiddie & Old Car Parade, Main Street Inflatable Games at Park Turkey Barbecue, Aneta City Park Street Dance at Whitetail Bar 312 Turkeys 900 lbs. of Potato Salad 800 lbs. of Beans 100 lbs. of Potato Chips and more!

--------------- SUNDAY, JUNE 16 --------------10:00AM

“All Faith Service” Aneta City Park

Come be a part of something big! Festival Sponsored by the Aneta Booster Club

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NOW AVAILABLE • Sheyenne Vista Special Care Unit • Outpatient Services for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy


P.O Box 287 Aneta, North Dakota 58212

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food and festivities. Family reunions and class reunions are planned for the third weekend in June in order to be a part of the annual festival.


Recreational facillities include the City Park, which has a picnic shelter, gazebo, and heated restrooms. Lighted tennis courts and basketball court are located near the center of town beside the Aneta Pavilion. A softball diamond is located on the north side of the old Aneta School building. Area lakes and the local reservoir are good fishing sites. There is an abundance of waterfowl and deer for the fall hunting season.

Aneta Community Orchard

 What was once a hayfield is now a lush verdant community orchard and garden area thanks to the energy of a small ambitious community working together. The 3-acre site now contains a sampling orchard where you can wander grassy paths twining around numerous varieties of raspberries, gooseberries, haskaps, elderberries, juneberries, asparagus, cherries and many more. All are available for picking, free of charge. Larger quantities are available in the

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orchard proper which also features apple trees, chokecherries, hazelnuts and plums.  The 160 cultivar arboretum has landscaping plantings ranging from shade trees to foundation plantings. Have you seen a peony tree? A Little Lamb Hydrangea? A Wayfaring Tree? A Japanese Tree Lilac? These and many other beautiful plants await you. All are hardy to our northern area and all are properly labeled with genus, species, mature size, etc.  A kiddie sandbox and several resting benches dot the area.  Sixteen garden plots are available for rent. Each plot expresses the individuality of the gardener and friendly tips are shared freely. There is endless variety. There are also two community plots planted with potatoes, corn, carrots, beets and onions available for anyone to harvest.  We hold an annual rhubarb tasting event during our Turkey Barbeque.  Follow the signs on Highway 32, park your car in the picnic area, walk over the covered footbridge and help yourself to a brochure for a self guided tour of this lovely little bit of heaven.

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Turtle River State Park

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: ND Tourism

 Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful, wooded valley along the meandering Turtle River. The park features year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and sledding.  Park guests enjoy shaded picnic areas and secluded camping sites. There are over 10 miles of mountain biking, hiking, and interpretive trails carved through the forested hills and along the Turtle River. Winter users will find more than 7.5 miles of groomed crosscountry ski trails, and plenty of opportunities for snowshoeing. Anglers can also practice their fly fishing techniques in the trout-stocked river. Youngsters can borrow fishing gear at the park office.   Perfect for weddings, family reunions and other group activities is the spacious Woodland Lodge, with its kitchen and dining hall. The upstairs of the Chalet/Warming House is also available to rent for just about any type of group function. The CCC Memorial Shelter offers a picturesque setting and is popular for wedding and large group picnics.  The visitor center at the park hosts Conservation Corp Interpretive Exhibits and Displays. The center also has a small gift shop and public restrooms.  For more information about Turtle River State park, call 701-795-3180 or go online to trsp@nd.gov.

2019 Park Events Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Spring Trail Trekkers Hikes April 6 and April 20 @ 10:00 am Get in shape for summer by joining us on hikes! We will be leaving promptly at the start time. If you arrive late, follow route listed to find us. Leashed pets welcome. Vehicle passes are required. Camping 101 - May 3 @ 5:30 PM Learn more about camping, gear, cooking and more! Whether you are new to camping or are looking for new ideas.

Photo Credit: ND Tourism

2019 Summer programs Every Weekend May 17 - August 31 Check out the summer programs list at https://www.facebook.com/prdtrsp/ for fun activities throughout the summer! Programs are subject to change.

Restaurant & Lounge Hours: Open at 7 am Monday - Sunday

1012 Woodland Drive • Devils Lake, ND • 701-662-5996

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Photo Credit: Dan Gooden

Photo Credit: Melanie Moran Grinde

Photo Credit: Dan Gooden

Kelly Slough National Wildlife REfuge  Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established to develop and manage a system of wetlands and grasslands that is unique to the Red River Valley. The refuge supports a diversity of wetland and grassland wildlife, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation, interpretation, and education. Kellys Slough NWR is located in the heart of the Red River Valley. The refuge contains an intermittent stream that flows into the Turtle River, a tributary of the Red River.  Kellys Slough NWR is considered an excellent area to view migratory and breeding waterbirds. Twelve species of ducks have been found nesting on the refuge. Giant Canada geese and a variety of shorebirds are also common on the refuge and surrounding lands. The refuge staff manage eight wetland management pools, comprising 936 acres on the refuge and adjacent WPAs. The remaining uplands are predominately grasslands.  Kellys Slough NWR covers portions of Blooming, Lakeville and Rye townships of Grand Forks County. The main parking area is 8 miles west and 3 miles north of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Signs on U.S. Highway 2 direct visitors to the refuge, where there is a parking area, an elevated viewing platform, several informational signs and two walking trails. Page 84

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 For more information, call 701-662-8611, e-mail devilslake@fws.gov or visit their website at http://fws.gov/refuge/kellys_ slough. Refuge headquarters are located at 221 2nd St. West, Devils Lake, ND.

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Lake Region Guide Summer 2019  

Explore Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest freshwater lake, and the town that bears the same name. Outdoor recreation, shopping, history an...

Lake Region Guide Summer 2019  

Explore Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest freshwater lake, and the town that bears the same name. Outdoor recreation, shopping, history an...