Activities for Kids Little Falls has numerous activities for kids of all ages and interests, including animals, sports, history, art and more. We have compiled a list of 50 unforgettable activities for kids to do in Little Falls, that you can download and print. Activities for Kids (pdf)
Bike Trails Mississippi River Trail Talk about an unforgettable bicycle adventure!! A continuous bicycle route has been mapped along the Mississippi River and is downloadable to your phone. See America’s river start at Lake Itasca where it is little more than a stream and watch it grow and gain momentum until it forms the bluff lined valley to the south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Bike the Mississippi!
Ride it all or just enjoy a segment or two, the Mississippi River Trail provides opportunities tailored for bicyclists of all types and ages to follow America’s great river. The bikeway starts at the river’s source in Itasca State Park, where the water’s just ankle-deep and a narrow small stream. It winds almost 500 miles within Minnesota while gaining strength from its various tributaries while passing through valleys, bluffs, prairies, and woodlands and ends nearly 3,000 miles downstream in the Delta Region at the Gulf of Mexico.
When traveling the Mississippi River at the pace and intimacy of a bicycle, you’ll see what many tourists never will. You will be immersed in the river’s way of lifeand share with your family and friends a route filled with history, enchantment, and remarkable adventure!
Minnesota’s route primarily relies on road shoulders and low-traffic roads, but also includes relatively long segments of scenic state and regional trails. You can match travel to your needs and desiresthere’s something for everyonecome experience and enjoy the river!
Camp Ripley/Veterans State Trail The proposed Camp Ripley/Veterans State Trail would start at Crow Wing State Park at the southern end of the Paul Bunyan Trail, go south along the Mississippi River through Little Falls, and end at the Soo Line Trail near Royalton.
Crane Meadows NWR/Rice, Skunk & Crane Meadows WMAS, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, Camp Ripley, MacDougall Homestead Nature Conservatory, Belle Prairie Park. Visit the Minnesota DNR website www.dnr.state.mn.us to download a birding checklist for Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. Morrison County Birding was formed as a base site for posting information about and for finding birds that are in and around the Morrison County area. Also, we have formed a club that features outings (throughout the State of Minnesota), share information, and present speakers with a focus on birds and birding. Morrison County has ideal birding areas such as Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Schoessling Addition, Lindbergh State Park, Belle Prairie Park, and Camp Ripley, which has a Nature Center that features a variety of wildlife exhibits. Morrison County has a great mixture of habitat that draws in a vast amount of migratory and nesting birds and has many wildlife management areas that are open to the public. Click on this site to post findings, look for areas and species, and find maps. I hope we are helpful and may your time in Morrison County be rewarding.
Spirited bowling enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this modern 16-lane facility with a lounge and game room. The bowling center is host to special tournaments for competitive bowlers during the year.
Bring your tent and your sleeping bags and spend a night under the stars in one of our beautiful campsites. View our business directory to find area campgrounds.
Canoeing and Boating
Be captivated by the tranquility of glassy waters, bubbling brooks, the cry of the loon and a roaring waterfall. Maps available. Little Falls has canoe and boat launches on the Mississippi River. River information available at the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 325-5916.
A host of wildlife may be seen and heard on over 25 miles of groomed or natural trails that lead you along the bank of the Mississippi through scenic woods, rolling prairies and adventurous bluffs. Maps available. Information is available at the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 325-5916.
Windy Pines Disc Golf Course is open from dawn to dusk. This free activity is located at Assembly of God Church: 17389 Haven Road, Little Falls, MN 56345 (320) 632-9576. For more information visit www.stclouddiscgolf.com or www.pdga.com.
The mighty Mississippi and area lakes abound with a variety of fish such as pike, walleye, bass and muskie. Call for a list of lakes and their locations. Information available at the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 325-5916.
Select from five beautiful courses, all within a half an hour drive, fit for both the experienced and novice player. For more information view our business directory or call the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 325-5916.
Hiking & Biking
Little Falls is connected to miles and miles of paved bike trails, providing smooth & easy riding, or plan on hiking on any of our scenic pathways or county back roads. Maps available. A map and information on Paul Bunyan Trail can be found on the Minnesota DNR website.
Soo Line Trails
The 114-mile Soo Line Recreational Trail starts at Superior, Wisconsin and ends near the city of Little Falls, Minnesota. It runs as an ATV trail to the city of Isle, just south of Lake Mille Lac, where it is paved to Onamia. It continues onto Hwy 10 north of Royalton where it again becomes a paved trail to meet the Lake Wobegon Trail south of the City of Bowlus.
The western segment of the Soo Line Trail was dedicated in the summer of 2007 becoming one of the most remote and scenic non-motorized recreational trails in Minnesota. The new eight mile section starts at the end of the Lake Wobegon Trail between Holdingford and Bowlus at the Stearns and Morrison County line. It runs eight miles through the City of Bowlus, over the Blanchard Dam (over the Mississippi River) and unto Hwy 10 just north of Royalton. The 14 foot wide paved trail is mostly through wooded terrain with an occasional farm and wetland. The city of Bowlus has a restored train depot with bathrooms and parking. The Blanchard dam and bridge over the Mississippi is the most breathtaking portion of the trail. There is a parking lot and trailhead at Hwy 10. The trail is also close to the City of Little Falls and the Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. Map also available on the Minnesota DNR web site, www.dnr.state.mn.us.
Contact the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 325-5916 for information.
Call the Little Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau for a listing at (800) 325-5916.
Hunting & Shooting
Game farms offer individuals or groups an enjoyable time hunting pheasants and waterfowl in natural surroundings. If it's not the hunting you're looking for, explore the sport clay shooting. Please call the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 325-5916 for more information.
Health and Recreational Centers
You will find racquetball, swimming, hot tub, weights and exercise equipment at various recreational centers located in Little Falls. Contact the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 325-5916 for information.
There are many scenic miles of recreational trails for ATVing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding in Morrison County. The Little Falls Area has many scenic cross-country skiing trails available to the public. Some of these trails can be found at Lindbergh State Park, Camp Ripley and Crane Meadows. Maps are available at the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau. Off-highway vehicle maps can be viewed on the Minnesota DNR website www.dnr.state.mn.us. Click on Fort Ripley and Soo Line South for trails in the Little Falls area. The Minnesota DNR website also includes a map and information on the Paul Bunyan Trail.
For outdoor skating rink information please call the City of Little Falls at (320) 616-5500.
Discover hidden valleys, rolling hills, wooded landscapes and small communities that have stood the test of time. Over 400 miles of the finest marked and groomed trails in Minnesota will give you a new and exciting snow experience. Maps are available at the Little Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau. Stop by or give us a call at (320) 616-4959. Maps can also be found on the Minnesota DNR website www.dnr.state.mn.us. Click on #12 to view the trails in Morrison County.
Indoor heated swimming pools are located at the Little Falls Community Middle School, 1000 1st Avenue NE and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center, 116 8th Avenue SE. Fees Charged. Visit these websites to find Open Swim Hours: Community Services (LFCMS) www.lfalls.k12.mn.us/~cs/ and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center www.stfrancisrec.org. The Public Beach is located on Green Prairie Fish Lake. Call the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 325-5916 for more information.
Twenty shielded, lighted and surfaced courts are located throughout the area, mainly by the schools and parks. For more information on tennis courts please call the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at (320) 616-4959.