When school lets out for spring break, summertime, or just the weekend, it is inevitable that kids will get bored. In Heartland Lakes, there are tons of opportunities to have fun that don’t involve staring into a glowing handheld device. Here is a list of ideas to get the kids active and enjoying their free time in Heartland Lakes.
The Heartland Trail stretches 49 miles from Park Rapids to Cass Lake. You can enjoy this trail in multiple ways, from jogging to rollerblading. The Park Rapids to Walker segment even has a second grassy trail for horseback riding and mountain biking!
Escape rooms are all the rage right now! Encourage teens to work together with their friends as well as hone their problem-solving skills with an adventure at Evergreen Fun Park’s escape rooms.
If you have a child who loves the forest, wants to become a firefighter or marvels at big trucks, you will not want to miss meeting Smokey the Bear at Itasca State Park on July 20th. This family-friendly event will have activities for all ages!
Right off the Heartland Trail, Shenanigans in Nevis has a lot of fun family activities to enjoy. You can play miniature golf, cool off with a water balloon fight, shop for artisan goods, and have a fun old-time photo taken of your family.
Spend hours enjoying the outdoors and fishing for sunnies off a local pier. It is one of the most relaxing ways to be outside!
Coming up this fall is the annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Party at Carter’s Red Wagon Farm. There are loads of fun autumn activities to partake in at the festival, including corn and hay bale mazes!
Downtown Park Rapids has a lively nightlife where kids can enjoy the music of ten different bands from 6–8 PM Thursday evenings all summer long. View the events line-up and plan your night of dancing.
Look no further than the Character Challenge Course Company if adrenaline and adventure is what you’re seeking! The complex features obstacle courses, rope courses and other exciting challenges to help with team and character building in a safe and family-friendly environment.
If music, magic, or comedy is your family’s thing, Jasper’s Theater is the place for you. Be sure to check out the upcoming 2017 schedule of shows and see the pre-show with Magician Jack Sand when you show up 15 minutes early!