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10 Things to Do in Roseau | Summer Edition

Things to do in Roseau

10 Things to Do in Roseau -Summer Edition

To help you plan your Roseau Vacation we have compiled a list of 10 things to do in Roseau this summer.  

You won’t want to miss out on these activities when visiting us! 


Do you love getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful Minnesota summers? We invite you to Roseau

Kayak the Roseau River

Traverse the tranquil waters of the Roseau River on your kayak or rent your mode of transportation from Riverview Outdoors and Recreation. ROAR rents paddle boats and boards, canoes, and kayaks to meet your needs. The Roseau River is equipped with two convenient and easy to use kayak launches that are free to use.

Wind around lily pads, lilies, and Roseau reeds. Watch the ducks, notice the water flowing north or cast a line and catch a fish. This is both a fun solo activity or a family friendly option.  If you brought the kids, let them cool off at the splash park before calling it a day.

Bike the Roseau Trail

Mountain biking in Roseau is a unique experience for both the nature nuts and the more extreme mountain biking thrill-seekers. Roseau offers riding opportunities on gravel trails inside Hayes Lake State Park and asphalt trails looping 12 miles around the city of Roseau. The experience you are looking for determines your path, and you certainly have choices fit for your style and level when riding in Roseau.


Come for Summer Events: Roseau County Fair , 5K Runs and Sporting.

If you are looking for the top things to do in the summer consider a Roseau special events like the Roseau County Fair. The fair has been a summer must do for over 100 years. Its a great place to meet friends, eat delicious fair foods, and see grans stand entertainment. Make it a full day and stay for the sunset over the fair.  

If you love to run, come to the North Star 5K Run sponsored by Polaris. You’ll love this run along the Roseau River taking in sites like the OakCrest Golf Course and the Polaris Manufacturing Plant. To register visit this link:


Golf -Under the Shady Oaks along the Roseau River

Oakcrest Golf Course is an 18 hole championship layout.  Get off the beaten path and discover a new course. Oak Crest Golf Course.

Oak Crest features two exciting golf experiences for players of all skill levers. The newly designed front nine is a Scottish links style with fairway and green side bunkers, large mounds and quick greens. This course is sure to keep you guessing!

The back side, nestled along the Roseau river, offers fairways molded into tight wooded confines that highlight Oakcrest’s true natural layout.

We invite you to come experience the true beauty of Northern MN. Book your next tee time in Roseau. The clubhouse lounge offers a relaxing place to get out of the sun and have a refreshing drink or snack.


Enjoy Carhop Service at one of MN oldest operating Drive In’s

In a world filled with fast-paced dining experiences and on-the-go meals, there’s something undeniably nostalgic about the classic 1950s drive-in restaurant. At Earl’sDrive-In located in Roseau, MN  the iconic establishment transports us back to a simpler time when families and friends would pile into their cars, park beneath neon-lit canopies, and enjoy a delicious meal served right to their window. The burgers with an overflowing basket of fries, deep fried gizzards, and malts are all mouth watering.


Tour the Polaris Plant or Experience Center Museum

Come see the history of the Polaris powersport industry with a free self guided tour at the Polaris Experience Center.  From the second snowmobile ever made in 1956, to later innovations such as ATV’s, Side by Side vehicles and motorcycles, it’s quite a ride. Located in the Reed River Trading Co. building just north of the Polaris Roseau Plant, the Experience Center weaves product displays with lifelike exhibits, enlarged photographs and DVD presentations.–including a mini-theater to tell the company’s story

While in Roseau, take a tour of the Polaris plant. The minute you arrive you will truly get a sense of the pride and passion that is Polaris. Without question, it’s a very special place that is the home of a very special global company.”

Shop Roseau

Whether you’re searching for that special gift, a memento of your visit to Roseau, clothing, or those “basic necessities” like bait and tackle, you will be welcomed by our various area businesses and enjoy our small town atmosphere. Many shops are locally owned and have personally curated items for sale. 

Tour Our Hockey Arenas

Tour the historic Memorial Arena and view the wooden beamed arched ceiling built mostly by war veterans and local enthusiasts. This ice is home to countless  NHL players & Olympians. Hockey legends have skated here.

You can also research the counties rich hockey history at the Roseau County Historical Museum that is free to the public. 

Ride ATV Beltrami Island State Forest or City of Roseau ATV Park

Roseau is the birthplace of Polaris Industries.  The first snow machine was built here in 1954 and 70 years later the company is leading the powersport industry. Polaris currently sells more side by side units than it does snowmobiles. Jump on a machine and hit the trails and see why they are so popular. Our rural ATV trails lead you
around Beltrami Island State Forest and are a combination of gravel and groomed trails. There are campgrounds around the forest to keep you close to the action.

The City of Roseau is also home to the Roseau ATV Park that is free to use. This course offers, mud holes, rock crawls and whoops that are fun for all levels of riders. Grab a helmet and come ride.


Come experience a small town summer in Roseau, MN!
Its Simply the Best!