3 Fun Day Trips Under 3 Hours from the Leech Lake Area

Summer is a great time to take a day trip or two with family or friends for some new scenery and fun activities. These 3 day trips are under three hours of driving and have a ton of options for everyone at every age. 

Fargo, ND

Fargo offers everything from art to history to amusement parks to outdoor recreation. Spend some time at the Red River Zoo or stop by the Plains Art Museum. With events happening all year round, this city can satisfy the itch to get out of town and see something new. 

Duluth, MN

On the shores of Lake Superior, you can find something for everyone in Duluth. Visit the Fresh Water Aquarium, check out the lighthouses on Superior’s shores, or browse through the shops downtown. End the day at one of Duluth’s restaurants, breweries, or distilleries. 

International Falls, MN

Just on the border between Canada and Minnesota – this tiny town packs a lot of punch. At the Smokey Bear Park you can get your photo taken with a giant statue of Smokey the Bear, and take a boat tour around or spend the day hiking at Voyageur National Park.

Take some time away from your Northern Minnesota cabin and explore these fun cities and their attractions. If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, check out these local summer festivals