How to enjoy the Great Outdoors in North Dakota Legendary

“Arrive a guest. Leave a Legend.” North Dakota offers more than just sightseeing and touring around. Home to a large number of Native American tribes for thousands of years, here you will learn a unique and rich cultural experience, discovering the real meaning of being “Legendary”.

North Dakota Badlands Hiking

If you’re an adventurous traveler with passion for outdoor recreation, then North Dakota is your choice. Situated in the Great Plains with diverse natural landscapes, it offers numerous activities such as hiking, camping and so much more!

Lake Sakakawea & Garrison Dam

Travel enthusiasts would surely love the scenic views surrounding Lake Sakakawea. This vast man-made lake functions as a reservoir for the Garrison Dam, situated by the Missouri River and considered as the world’s 5th largest earthen dam.

Landscape around Lake Sakakawea

For family and group outings, there are many resorts, RV parks, hiking trails and camping sites nearby. Lake Sakakawea State Park provides various water-sports activities such as boating and fishing. The park offers facilities for camping and group picnics, as well as sleeping accommodations during summer.

Sunset in camp on Lake Sakakawea

Along the Sakakawea Scenic Byway, you should drop-by these 5 must-visit points of interest: the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, the Fort Mandan Historic Site, the Cross Ranch State Park, the Fort Clark State Historic Site and the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Learn about the 26th US President’s love affair with North Dakota as you take a trip to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Recommended activities include visiting the charming town of Medora, or viewing the wide expanse of the North Dakota Badlands from the Painted Canyon Visitor Center.

North Dakota Painted Canyon near Medora

Other must-visit activities include observing prairie dogs in their “towns” located in many parts of the park or taking in another panoramic view of the Badlands from the Oxbow Overlook. You can also drop-by the Maltese Cross Ranch Cabin and the Elkhorn Ranch Site both built by Roosevelt.

Overlook at Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit.

Cruising along the South Unit Scenic Loop Drive and the North Unit Scenic Byway provides a glimpse of the natural resources and wildlife activities thriving within the national park.

North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit

Maah Daah Hey Trail

Are you a biking enthusiast? You will definitely be thrilled with the Maah Daah Hey Trail, popular in the US for being one of the best mountain biking trails.

Mountain biking along the Maah Daah Hey Trail in North Dakota

The MDH Trail is pet-friendly and operates year-round, admission is free and guides are available. Running through the Badlands, there are campgrounds nearby with camping facilities, great for outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing activities.

North Dakota Legendary

North Dakota offers not just stunning sceneries and exciting adventures. This northern state is also notably developing as an advantageous venue for business ventures and residential properties. It is a favorable place for homeowners looking for a new environment and community to move in.

Planning on a trip to North Dakota soon? You can make it adventure-packed – hiking the Lewis & Clark Trail, mountain-biking in the Maah Daah Hey Trail, or boating on Lake Sakakawea.

Fishing in Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota

Alternatively, you can experience North Dakota in a leisurely way. How about bird-watching and wildlife-viewing in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park? Or you can simply appreciate the breathtaking view of the Badlands and take loads of selfies.

However you decide to enjoy the Great Outdoors in North Dakota, do plan ahead your trip itinerary, accommodation and activities. Don’t forget to check out the map and weather forecast to make the best of your trip and experience being Legendary.

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