Presidents’ Day Weekend Activities in the Willmar Lakes Area

If you happen to have President’s Day (Monday, February 21) off along with your kids, take advantage and plan a long weekend in the Willmar Lakes Area! We are experts in family fun!

Break out of that dreadful cabin fever as you go on one of the many outdoor adventures the Willmar Lakes Area has to offer. Whether that be snowshoeing at Sibley State Park, kicksledding at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, or ice skating on the many outdoor rinks, there are many ways to burn off some steam. The Willmar Civic Center even has Open Curling for kids and adults on Saturday the 19th and Open Skating on Sunday the 20th. Both are perfect options for those that are new to curling or ice skating!

Do you and your family prefer more spectator entertainment? Then be sure to get tickets to the Willmar WarHawks hockey games on February 18th & 19th. Another fun family entertainment option is to enjoy a lively night of music featuring The Fabulous Armadillos & Collective Unconscious at the NL-S Performing Arts Center on Friday night. For other fun events going on this weekend, check out our Community Calendar of Events.

While in the area, you might as well take advantage of the unique shopping opportunities available. The kids will love to stop at Lucky Duck in downtown New London to find that perfect game, puzzle, toy or activity! You might even find a thing or two for yourself as well. Other family favorite stores include Mr. B’s Chocolates (don’t forget to ask for a free sample), West Central Rockhounds (sluicing for that unique rock or gem), and The Fan Zone (your one stop shop for all things sports related).

To make your weekend getaway even better, stay at one of the many beautiful hotels in the Willmar Lakes Area! Country Inn & Suites is a great option for the whole family as the kids will have fun splashing down the 90-foot waterslide and you’ll enjoy relaxing in the hot tub! Other great options with pools include the AmericInn, Best Western Plus, GrandStay Hotel & Suites, and the Hampton Inn Spicer Green Lake. Book your weekend getaway today!

Fish our lakes

The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

Fishing Report

Explore our Trails

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

Trail Report