DAY TRIPS, hallock mn
Hallock is the gateway to:
The Pembina Gorge
The Pembina Gorge spans from Canada into North Dakota and includes about 12,000 of woodlands and unaltered river valley. The Pembina Gorge has unique biome features itself, containing boreal forest, deciduous forest and grassland. There are 51 species of plants and animals documented as “rare” in the gorge. Activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding and fossil hunting. Pembina Gorge is also home in the Frost Fire Theater, Ski and Snowboarding Area.
Lake Bronson State Park
Lake Bronson State Park is connected to the Two Rivers and offers many outdoor activities including; swimming, boating, canoeing, hiking, fishing, mushroom hunting and camping. There are trails and a swimming beach. In winter, snowmobilers, cross country skiers and snowshoers enjoy the park’s network of trails and through varying vegetation and terrain. The park has an observation tower that was built as a part of the WPA (War Powers Act).
Winnipeg is just to the North across the border in Manitoba, Canada. Winnipeg is home to world cuisine restaurants, museums, art galleries, and spas. The city hosts professional sporting teams, theater, ballet, concerts, festivals and other cultural events. The Forks, a historical site at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, and a warehouse district with well-preserved, early 20th-century architecture are not to be missed.
The Norway Dunes
The Norway Dunes are an oak savannah with dunes made from Glacial Lake Agassiz. They are just south of Lake Bronson State Park
Wilebski's Evergreen Acres
Wilebski’s Evergreen Acres is a private nature park outside of the nearby town of Lancaster and is open to the public (please call before visiting). This area has been set aside by Larry Wilebski to be a nature paradise. There are 4 to 5 miles of trails and over 100,000 evergreen trees. Many species of wildlife can be seen, including black bear, deer, elk, wild flowers, eagles, rough legged hawk, snowy and saw-whet owls, great blue heron, and bobcats. You can cross country ski, ride horses, snowshoe, or hike. To learn more, follow them on Facebook.
Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods is to the east and north of Hallock. Lake of the Woods is the 7th largest lake in the United States and occupies part of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, as well as Minnesota. lake of the Woods is fairly remote. It features islands and offers fishing (walleye, muskellunge, lake trout, bass, lake sturgeon), camping, wildlife, and boating.