Looking for some outdoor fun? The Willmar Lakes Area has plenty of options to get you outside in all seasons!
Scroll through the gallery below to find seasonal ideas in the Willmar Lakes Area.
1. Kayaking on the Middle Fork of the Crow River
The Willmar Lakes Area waterways provide you with a variety of paddling opportunities. A local favorite is the upstream trail on the Middle Fork of the Crow River. You will see spectacular scenery along this paddling route and may even catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife. In addition to river paddling, the area is home to over 100 lakes.
2. Kick sledding at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
Try out the local specialty and rent kick sleds at Prairie Woods. These Scandinavian sleds look like a lighter, more transportable dog sled. Hold onto the handles, stand on the rail, and push off with your foot to give someone a ride along the frozen trails or lakes.
3. Biking the Willmar Lakes Area Trails
Local bike trail favorites include the Glacial Lakes State Park, Eagle Lake Trail, Robbins Island Trail, and the scenic road route around Green Lake. If you don’t have your own bike, take advantage of the BikeWillmar bike share to get out on the trails quickly and easily. You can also rent fat tire bikes at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center and enjoy their 4.5 miles of mountain bike trails or 7 miles of hiking trails through their 500 acres of rolling glacial terrain.
4. Little Crow Ski Team
A must see attraction while visiting the Willmar Lakes Area is the award-winning Little Crow Ski Team. This aquatic show takes place most Friday nights at Neer Park in the vibrant community of New London.