As summer comes to an end, we’re already finding ourselves in denial that soon there won’t be such things as backyard BBQs, picnics in the park or spending all day on the water. And with school starting, it’s hard to take advantage of some of the last nice days of the summer. We asked ourselves: How can we still enjoy the great outdoors in Fargo before the crisp fall and chilling winter set in?
These are our top 5.
606 Main Ave. TOP PICK: T-REX PIZZA
One of our favorite spots whether you’re in search for a date night or a family gathering, the rooftop at Rhombus Guys makes the top of our list. One of our very own, Kyle Reedstrom says, “There’s nothing better than eating a T-Rex under the sun.”
2902 Thunder Road TOP PICK: Mini Golf
Whether you have an hour or 5, our number two pick, Thunder Road, will make any time fly by. Located in South Fargo, Thunder Road is an outdoor arena featuring go carts, bumper cars, laser tag, an indoor arcade and – our favorite – two 18-hole mini golf courses.
11 Locations around Fargo TOP PICK: Station outside US Bank, Downtown Fargo
Coming in at #3 is Fargo's bike share program. Started as an initiative by students at NDSU, this program has been used by residents and students more than some of the top cities in the USA who also carry the program. And with our top pick being the station outside US Bank in Downtown Fargo, you’re in for a fun stroll around the area. If you’re lucky enough you might even stumble upon GiGi’s Ice Lollies or Milk Haus ice cream while you’re out (two other Hatch Realty favorites!).
1955 Roger Maris Drive TOP PICK: 6-8 person bike
One of Fargo’s hidden gems, the Lindenwood Park offers more than just views and picnic space: This park is home to some of the most unique bikes. The Lindenwood Park bikes can hold multiple people (or just 1 if you want to go alone) and they also have adaptive bikes for anyone with special needs. Our favorite bike holds 6-8 people: Perfect for a little lunch-time stroll! With prices ranging from $5-$30, it’s an affordable activity for anyone wanting to try something new.
4255 23rd Ave S TOP PICK: The otter exhibit
Our number five is a classic and always a favorite: The Red River Zoo. The zoo has one of the largest exhibits of cold-weather mammals in the United States. Don't miss the fun-loving otters, and be sure to take a ride on the carousel before your visit is complete.
By Andrew J. Young