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Spring, Summer & Fall Activities
The variety of outdoor activities available in Bemidji is as diverse as its culture and seasons. There is truly ‘something for everyone’ to experience outdoor in the true northwoods of Bemidji. Named one of Minnesota’s “Fit Cities” in 2009, this honor recognizes Bemidji for the available facilities, activities, trails and parklands, as well as Bemidji’s focus on encouraging active living and promoting a bevy of physical recreations for all ages and interests.


Autumn is an excellent time to explore the Northwoods. Enjoy the breathtaking colors during the turn of the season.

Fall Color Tours


With only a camera, binoculars, and the will to see and hear yet another elusive bird’s call, birders flock to Bemidji for the thrill adding another to their life list!

Birding in Bemidji

Bemidji area parks

There are 18 parks in Bemidji, situated on more than 250 acres of land dedicated solely for public use. 160 of these acres are highly maintained parks, with over 8,000 feet shoreland.

Parks in Bemidji


From zip lines through the pines on the Character Challenge Course to lions, tigers, and bears at Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land, Bemidji offers unique outings for you to make unique memories.


atv and ohv

Bemidji’s diverse landscape with its’ rough hilly terrain dotted with bogs and ponds are ideal for the ATV enthusiast.


Bemidji workout options

Need a place to burn some calories? Bemidji has a variety of options to help you stay on track.

Fitness Centers


Discover golf carved directly from nature… with your choice of exceptionally beautiful courses that cater to all skill levels.



Those seeking adventure are sure to find something to get your heart beating.


skateboard park Bemidji mn

Bemidji’s own 14,000 sq. ft. skate plaza, located in the 80-acre City Park, has been described as “one of the best!”

Skateboard Park

hunting in Bemidji

A serious business and passion, Bemidji remains the premier northern destination for hunters in pursuit of deer, grouse, waterfowl and more.



Enjoy a beautiful hiking trail just about anywhere in Bemidji – from a tour along the shore of Lake Bemidji to a mile-long boardwalk at the Big Bog State Recreation Area.

Walking & Hiking

Explore Minnesota Tourism

Explore a city route around downtown Bemidji, or try a more challenging ride at an area park. Shuttles and Nice Ride bike rentals available.


disc golf visit Bemidji

Located in Bemidji’s 80-acre City Park, this 18-hole course is one of the best disc golf courses in northern Minnesota.

Disc Golf

covered wagon tour Bemidji

Take an historic, narrated tour following the same route traveled by Native Americans and the early explorers and pioneers.

Covered Wagon Tours