Outdoor adventure in the Forks

This itinerary sends you through an adventurous day in the Forks with plenty of outdoor recreation.

Stop for a light breakfast and specialty coffee at Urban Stampede

Urban Stampede Coffeehouse is a former saloon with lots of character. Check out the tin ceiling, dark wood bar and awesome stone floor. Sip on freshly brewed java while you peruse the "World's Smallest Art Gallery" and gift shop. Friendly baristas are always willing to whip up your favorite specialty drink or plate up a freshly baked mu fin, cookie or scone.

Estimated time: 45 minutes

Rent a bike and ride along the Red River of the North on the Greenway

The Greenway consists of 2,200 acres lining the Red River and the Red Lake River as they flow through Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. This picturesque urban space offers countless recreational, cultural, historical and natural resource opportunities. You can hike, walk, run, rollerblade, bike, bird, canoe, kayak, fish or golf, all in the heart of our two cities. Now fully completed, the Greenway includes an all-season trail system, nature preserves, picnic sites and camping areas.

Estimated time: 1 1/2 hours

Rent a kayak, paddleboard or canoe from the Boathouse on the Red for exploring on the river

No paddles? No problem! Boathouse on the Red will supply all that’s needed for one SimplyGrand ride on the river.

Estimated time: 1 1/2 hours

Enjoy the outdoors with lunch on the roof top of Rhombus Guys Pizza

With two indoor levels and roof top dining, each visit to Rhombus will be a unique experience you're sure to love. Start with an ice-cold soft drink, your choice from the huge selection of beers or pick your favorite cocktail from the full bar. Then prepare yourself for your meal with one of the amazing appetizers. Whether you prefer Wings, Cheesy Bread or something more exotic like Bruschetta or Salmon with Garlic Bread we've got you covered. Next sink your teeth into the "Best Pizza in Grand Forks" as voted by the local community. With 34 gourmet pizzas to choose from, you're sure to have many favorites or you can create your own from the wide variety of toppings. In addition to your

dining experience, you are invited to events like trivia, karaoke, foosball, live music and more there's always something going on evenings at Rhombus Guys.

Estimated time: 1 hour

Meet up with a guide for catfishing on the Red

If you’re looking to reel in a record-setting catfish, pick up a rod and head to the Red and Red Lake Rivers for a chance at a fish tale so Grand, it won’t need any embellishment.

Estimated time: 2 hours

Make a shopping stop at Cabela’s

Dubbed the world's foremost outfitter, Cabela's provides outdoor enthusiasts a shopping experience like no other.

Estimated time: 1 hour

Choose from one of the four dining op ions overlooking the river on Restaurant Row:

  • Blue Moose Bar & Grill 
  • Boardwalk Bar & Grill 
  • Mike’s Pizza 
  • Little Bangkok Thai Cuisine

Estimated time: 1 1/2 hours

Wrap up the day camping at Red River State Recreation Area

This 1,200-acre recreation area located in the Greenway features 113 campsites, including 85 electric sites with full hookups (sewer and water), along with shower and bathroom facilities. In addition, you'll find trails for walking and biking, areas for picnicking, a river for fishing and boating and a public swimming pool and playground nearby. The urban area setting also offers visitors access to shopping and dining facilities within walking distance.