Outdoor-lovers Itinerary (Summer Edition)

As the weather in Fargo starts to heat up, so does the fun to be had in the great outdoors! From golf to birding, follow this itinerary for a full three days of outdoor activities in Fargo to take advantage of.


Full three-day itinerary

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DAY 1

Morning

Golf

Start the day by hitting the links at one of Fargo-Moorhead’s amazing courses. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors at a leisurely pace, walk the course to get a few more steps in, or even head to El Zagal for a round of FootGolf if regular golf isn’t your thing.

To find the right course for you, check out our guide to the Fargo-Moorhead golf courses.

Afternoon

Lunch

Grab a lunch to-go from Brew Bird and bring it Viking Ship Park to enjoy. Brew Bird has a fully gluten-free menu of fried chicken place, get a chicken sandwich, or grilled chicken tenders with a side of pimento mac and cheese or rainbow slaw.

Brew Bird | 30 N University Dr, Fargo | (701) 205-0238
Viking Ship Park | 202 1st Ave S, Moorhead

Biking

With over 200 miles of bike trails throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area, there’s no shortage of space to enjoy a nice bike ride. To find your perfect trail for whatever type of biking you’d like to do, check out our guide to bike trails.

Evening

Dinner

Order a cheese plate, salad, or a surprise combo from Luna Fargo for dinner and swing by a liquor store for a bottle of local North Dakota wine.

1545 S University Dr, Fargo | (701) 293-8818

Walk around a park

After dinner, head over to Lindenwood Park for a nice walk under the trees and along the river. While you’re there, find one of the bridges over the river and stand in the middle to be in two states at once!

1905 Roger Maris Dr, Fargo | (701) 499-6060

DAY 2

Morning

Coffee

It’s the morning, and that means coffee! Fargo has many options when it comes to coffee, start this day at Thunder Cofee with a cup of joe out of their drive-thru.

300 Sheyenne St, #190, West Fargo | (701) 404-7743

Birding

There’s a wide variety of birds that you can see in the Dakotas and in Fargo specifically. Check out this list of the best parks for birding and choose whichever one you think works best!

Afternoon

Hike in Buffalo River State Park

Just East of Moorhead around 20 miles, you’ll find a hiking gem. Buffalo River State Park is a beautiful prairie conservatory that bisects with the wooded banks of the Buffalo River.

565 155th St S, Glyndon, MN | (218) 498-2124

Grand Junction

On your way back into town, stop by Grand Junction in Moorhead for one of the best hot sandwiches in Fargo-Moorhead.

435 Main Ave, Moorhead | (218) 287-5651

Fishing

After lunch, head to the river and cast a line. The Red River is known for having great Catfishing along with a wide variety of other things to fish for. Check out this guide to Fishing on the Red River for more information.

Evening

Kayaking/Canoeing

Looking for a place to exercise, explore, or simply relax? Grab your kayak on hop on the Red River of the North! There are a couple options for renting kayaks at Lindenwood Park and Viking Ship Park.

For more information on canoeing and kayaking in Fargo-Moorhead, read our guide on the best places to do it and tips and tricks.

Take out dinner

After your day on the river, you’ll probably be pretty hungry. Grab some gyros from Ishtar Meditteranean and swing by one of the local breweries like Drekker or Junkyard for some off-sale cans and enjoy in a local park or wherever you might be staying.

Ishtar Meditteranean Cuisine|68 Broadway N, Fargo|(701) 212-4930
Drekker Brewing Co.|1666 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 532-0506
Junkyard Brewing Company|1416 1st Ave N, Moorhead|(701) 936-5545

DAY 3

Morning

Hiking in the Grasslands

Just Southwest of the Fargo-Moorhead area, the Sheyenne National Grasslands is just waiting to be conquered. Hike among the grasslands and enjoy the sunrise with just wildlife as your company.

McLeod, ND

Afternoon

Lunch

Grab some food from Cracked Pepper, a homestyle lunch spot whose menu specials rotate daily with items like hotdish and paninis, with salads, and soup options always available.

4955 17th Ave S, #124, Fargo | (701) 356-0039

GeoTour

To cap off your outdoor-lover trip in Fargo, join in on the GeoCaching bandwagon. The Fargo-Moorhead area is home to the first official geocache tour in North Dakota and Minnesota.

This activity is almost all outdoors and done as a solo scavenger hunt where you follow coordinates and clues to find the geocaching souvenirs.


Outdoor activities in North Dakota are not hard to come by. Even though Fargo is an urban city, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to be had. So get out there and enjoy all the fun that Fargo has to offer!