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Things to do during "cabin time" in Fergus Falls
Rent Fergus Falls resorts, cabins and lodges in Ottertail County! Fergus Falls is a small, friendly community in west/central Minnesota with easy access to a wide range of outdoor recreation activities. Visitors making their vacation home base in the rental cabins, cottages, lodges and homes in and around Fergus Falls, MN, can enjoy everything from quiet backyard gatherings to scenic golf courses and year-round public nature trails.
This historic area of downtown Fergus Falls features brick shop fronts and old-fashioned signery — the perfect backdrop for a family vacation in America’s Heartland. A little city with big charm, Fergus Falls, Minnesota has unique attractions such as their signature landmark: “Otto the Big Otter,” a 40-foot otter statue the kids will love to get a picture with, and the small scenic picnic spot nearby. Fergus Falls is also home to the Otter Tail County Museum, which highlights important events and eras in the regional history.
Recreation in the Fergus Falls area is based on a simple, year-round, active enjoyment of the great outdoors. Popular activities include hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the scenic trails that pass through the town and local landscape, as well as kayaking, boating and fishing on any of several natural bodies of water within 30 minutes of the city. In fact, Fergus Falls is located in Minnesota’s beautiful Otter Tail County, which is home to more than 1,000 lakes — more than can be found in any other county in the state.
Guests staying in Fergus Falls’ homey, privately owned vacation rentals can easily hop on one of two well-known trail systems for a group day trip on bikes or a relaxing hike or run. The Central Lakes State Trail, and the North Country Hiking Trail all have access points nearby.
The Central Lakes State Trail is a 55-mile path that connects Fergus Falls and Osakis, MN, with 10 other quaint Midwest towns along the way. This trail is bordered by green space and wildflowers, with several lookout points that give a view of the regional lakes and rivers. The North Country Hiking Trail runs through Fergus Falls, MN, and connects the larger city of Duluth all the way to the remote Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Fergus Falls is also an access point for explorers scouting the area in paddle boats: from here, you can enter the Otter Tail River State Water Trail, and traverse the state of Minnesota all the way from Elbow Lake to the Minnesota-North Dakota boundary. This scenic waterway is fairly easy in canoes or kayaks, with no major rapids to contend with.
Visitors staying in a Fergus Falls-area vacation home rental can also take advantage of the local Pebble Lake Golf Course, with its well-stocked pro shop, 18-hole championship course, and seasonal tournaments. Fergus Falls cabins are a great option for those looking to host a wedding or other special event at the Pebble Lakes clubhouse.
Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Fergus Falls area seasonal events and day trips. Compare cottages and Otter Tail County lodging here, then book directly with the owners or managers and skip those vrbo and airbnb traveler fees.