Alexandria Area Activities

Trails and Parks

Part of coming to the lake is experiencing all that nature and the Minnesota great outdoors has to offer.  Alexandria has many choices for hiking, biking, bird watching, site seeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing.  So don't forget to pack your outdoor gear.  Trails and parks with immediate access from the resort include Central Lakes Trail, Lake Brophy County Park, and 368 miles of groomed DATA snowmobile trails.  Other local trails and parks of interest include Lake Carlos State Park, Inspiration Peak, Kensington Runestone Park, Big Ole Central Park, Alexandria City Park, Noonans Park, and Lake Wobegon Trail.

Recreation & Entertainment

The Alexandria area has attractions geared toward every age and you are sure to find an activity that will please no matter the season.  Here are a few of the many options you have for entertainment:  Andes Tower Hill with downhill skiing, tubing and cross country skiing,  Casey's Amusement Park featuring go-carts, mini golf, bumper boats and batting cages, Silver Sage Guest Ranch horseback riding, Garden Center Lanes bowling, Erickson's Petting Zoo farm animals and birds for the little ones, Big Splash Water Park indoor water slides and pools, Viking Speedway stockcar racing, Blizzards Hockey semi-pro hockey games.

Arts and Culture

Interested in exploring the arts?  Homegrown artistry is a part of what makes Alexandria unique.  Check out the craftsmanship the lakes area has to offer:  Carlos Creek Winery, Panther Distillery, AAAA Theater, Theater L'Homme Dieu, Red Willow Arts Concerts on the courthouse lawn, Midway Cinema 9, Minnesota Maritime Museum, Runestone Museum, Art Bar 39, Douglas County Historical Society.

Golf Courses

Enjoy golf in the lake country...whether you are a scratch golfer, beginning golfer, or somewhere in between, you will not run short of choices to enjoy the game: Geneva Golf Club, Alexandria Golf Course, Hardwood Hills Golf Course, Atikwa Golf Course, Nordic Trails Golf Course, Lake Miltona Golf Course, Minnewaska Golf Course, Osakis Country Club, Pine Ridge Public Golf Course, Rodina Golf Course, Pezhekee National Golf Course, and Red Rock Golf Course.

Restaurants and Shopping

Away from the lake, Alexandria's historical downtown is home to a diverse and unique array of restaurants, night life and specialty shopping.  If you love antiques, there is certainly no shortage of old time charm here.   All this only 3.5 miles east of our resort.  Follow the link to discover the many food and shopping choices.

Equipment Rentals

Opportunities for outdoor exploration and fun abound in Alexandria.  Try something new with the help of local sporting goods vendors and rental companies. 

  • HanglooseMN- paddle boards and wake surfing

  • Garfield Marine- pontoons, kayaks, paddle boards

  • Jakes Bikes- bike rentals

  • Fun Rentals- motor boats, jetskis, pontoons

  • Arrowwood Resort- snowmobile and jetski rentals

Printable List of Activities

Want to print a more detailed list of activities to take with you?  Just click the PDF icon, print and go.

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