Fall & Winter Outdoors

Upcoming Events


Oct
28
Norskies Jr. A Hockey Game
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Oct
28
HalloWILD Event
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Oct
29
4th Annual Trick or Treat Halloween Party
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Nov
11
The Vintage Carnival
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Discover the cooler weather excitement waiting for you!

Thief River Falls is the birthplace of snowmobiling and known for its hunting opportunities. Pick your pastime and join us in Thief River Falls! Information on all of these attractions can be found at the Thief River Falls Travel Information Center: 102 Main Ave. North.

Snowmobiling

Thief River Falls has access to more than 500 miles of groomed trails that interconnect to over 1,500 miles of trails in northwest Minnesota. Thief River Falls is a snowmobile hub for northwest Minnesota with five different trails leading out of the city. Snowmobilers can choose from countless daily loop rides ranging from 50-200 miles. Snowmobiling was born in this part of Minnesota and the many food and fuel stops along the trails welcome all riders, whatever their brand. Click here for a TRF Snowmobile Trail Map or click here for a NW MN Regional Snowmobile Trail Map.

Trails to the west connect with the North Dakota trail system at the communities of Oslo and Hallock. Trails to the north connect to the community of Roseau and from there to the Canadian border and east to the Warroad and Baudette trail systems.

To the south, riders take trails that connect with Bemidji and Detroit Lakes. Each trail is unique in offering a variety of terrain including river riding and picturesque wilderness trails.

Goodridge/4G Snowmobile Trails

Connects with the Wapiti Trail system out of Thief River Falls, the Fourtown Trail system and the Riverland Trail System of Trail, Clearwater, Gully, etc.

Riverland North trail
Groomed trail connecting Thief River Falls with Red Lake Falls.

Wapiti Trail
Connects with Big Red Lake Bog and McTrail System Trails. Trail cuts through willow and poplar stands, frequent sightings of wildlife.

For print trail maps and weekly snowmobile trail reports, click here or contact the Thief River Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at trfcvb@mncable.net or 218-686-9785.

Arctic Cat snowmobiles have been manufactured in Thief River Falls for over 35 years. The Arctic Cat plant is listed as having one of the top 250 plant tours in the nation in the book entitled “Watch It Made In The USA: A Visitors Guide To The Companies That Make Your Favorite Products.” Plant tours are free of charge and offered weekdays at 1 p.m.

Cross Country Skiing

There are two cross country ski trails in Thief River Falls. One begins at Red Robe Park and follows the Thief River out to the Thief River Golf Club. The other is in the Greenwood Trails Recreation Area. Click here for a Cross Country Ski Trail Map. For print trail maps, contact the Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau at trfcvb@mncable.net or 218-686-9785.

Snowshoeing

With 48 acres of wooden trails, the Greenwood Trails Recreation Area is a great place to snowshoe. Bring your own or rent a pair at TR Family Time.

Ice Skating

Thief River Falls has two large indoor arenas: the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. Both offer recreational ice skating. To view the ice skating schedule, visit the Ralph Engelstad Arena website at www.reatrf.com.

Sledding

Hartz Park, located on Riverside Avenue along the river, offers a huge hill for sledding. Sledders can enter the area through the National Guard Armory parking lot which is located on Highway 32.

Hiking

Thief River Falls is home to both the Greenwood Trails Recreation Area and the Northland Trails, next to Northland Community & Technical College. They are both excellent for hiking, and the 7 mile scenic River Walk connects the two. Click here for a River Walk Trail Map.

Hunting

With over 2 million acres of public hunting land to choose from, the Thief River Falls area offers hunters choices of moose, bear, deer, ducks, ruffed and sharptail grouse and woodcock. This is also a growing area for geese populations, making this area an untapped bonanza for waterfowlers. For an area hunting map contact the Thief River Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at 218-686-9785.



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Northrop Park

Northrop Park
9th St./LaBree Ave.
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
1.60 acres, Lighted Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Warming House, Shelters, Playground Equipment, Electricity, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Parking.
Map of Northrop Park
(Placement on map is approximate)

Engelstad Park

Engelstad Park
199 Crocker Ave. N.
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
1.32 acres, Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Warming House, Restrooms, Parking, Electricity, Water.
Map of Engelstad Park
(Placement on map is approximate)

Ralph Engelstad Arena / The Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center

Phone: 218-681-2183
Visit their website
Ralph Engelstad Arena / The Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center
Hwy. 59 N.

P.O Box 528 Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
The Ralph Engelstad Arena and Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center provide Thief River Falls with over 140,000 sq. ft. for multi-sport activities, shows, events, concerts, consumer shows, banquets,...
Map of Ralph Engelstad Arena / The Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center
(Placement on map is approximate)

Sledding

LB Hartz Park

LB Hartz Park
LB Hartz Park
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
6.00 acres, Shelter, Playground Equipment, Electricity, Picnic Tables, Parking, Volleyball, Sledding
Map of LB Hartz Park
(Placement on map is approximate)

Snowmobile Trails & Clubs

Thief River Falls Sno Drifters

Phone: 218-689-0280
Thief River Falls Sno Drifters
1023 Atlantic Ave. N., P.O. Box 51
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
218-681-7423.
Map of Thief River Falls Sno Drifters
(Placement on map is approximate)

Goodridge Trail Blazers

Phone: 218-378-4588
Goodridge Trail Blazers
Goodridge
Goodridge, Minnesota 56725
miliha@gvtel.com
Map of Goodridge Trail Blazers
(Placement on map is approximate)

Goodridge/4G Snowmobile Trails

Goodridge/4G Snowmobile Trails
Downtown
Goodridge, Minnesota 56725
Connects with Wapiti Trail System out of Thief River Falls, the Fourtown Trail system, and Riverland Trail System, Clearwater and Gully, etc.
Map of Goodridge/4G Snowmobile Trails
(Placement on map is approximate)

Wapiti Trail

Wapiti Trail
Red Lake
Red Lake Falls, Minnesota 56750
Connects with Big Red Lake Bog and McTrail System Trails. Trail cuts through Willow and Poplar stands, frequent sightings of wildlife.
Map of Wapiti Trail
(Placement on map is approximate)

Riverland North Trail

Riverland North Trail
Thief River Falls
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
Groomed trail connecting Thief River Falls with Red Lake Falls.
Map of Riverland North Trail
(Placement on map is approximate)

Fitness Centers

Thief River Racquetball Club and Fitness Center

Phone: 218-681-6709
Thief River Racquetball Club and Fitness Center
1571 Highway 59 S.
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
Map of Thief River Racquetball Club and Fitness Center
(Placement on map is approximate)

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