Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always frigid in Fargo. It can get hot…really hot. Throw a little humidity into the mix and it can be downright sweltering. If you find yourself in the Fargo-Moorhead area on one of these hot days, here are a few suggestions for how to cool off.
1. ICE CREAM
2. HEAD TO THE SWIMMING POOL
This is a pretty obvious one, but it’s a great way to get some sun and stay relatively cool. Check this list of swimming pools in the area.
3. PLAY ON THE RED RIVER
If you’ve never gone canoeing or kayaking on the Red River, a nice hot day is the perfect time to give it a try. Canoe and kayak rentals are available through the Moorhead Parks department. Find more information on rentals and river recreation here.
4. SIP LEMONADE
Another pretty cliche suggestion, but if a hot day isn’t a good reason to go find a good tall glass of lemonade, I don’t know what is. Twenty Below Coffee Co. has a couple flavored lemonades on their summer menu that sound pretty delicious – Blueberry Basil and Orange Grapefruit. Plus, they’re lemonades are usually served in a Mason jar, so that’s neat.
5. INDULGE IN GELATO
6. BEACH DAY AT BUFFALO RIVER STATE PARK
While the Fargo-Moorhead area isn’t known for its beaches, the swimming beach at Buffalo River State Park can be pretty appealing on a hot day.
In theory, flying through the sky should cool you off a bit. At the very least, you likely won’t be thinking about how hot you are. You’ll be thinking about other things like when you should pull the ripcord for the parachute. The good people at Skydive Fargo would love for you to come fly with them.
Looking for a healthier alternative to ice cream? Teaberry may be the answer. They offer Fresh Fruit Boba Teas and other refreshing drinks. The aloe water is pretty delicious too…it might sound weird, but give it a try and you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised!
9. COLD BEER
There’s a new beer going on tap tonight! “Silverback Vanilla Porter” is a delicious, chocolatey Porter aged on Madagascar vanilla beans for a natural vanilla flavor that’s rich in complexity. 🍻🐒 #drinklocal #moorhead #minnesotabeer #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #microbrew #JunkyardBrewing #brew #hops #brewery #beer #beergeek #beerporn #nanobrewery #northofnormal
10. SS RUBY BOAT TOUR
See the beautiful Red River from a different view – on the SS Ruby pontoon. The boat has a canopy cover so you’ll be in the shade. You can also bring your own food and drinks on-board. So get together a group of friends and enjoy a relaxing outing on the river!