Fishing, Golfing and More in Scenic Forest Lake
Just an hour away from Minneapolis-St. Paul, the city of Forest Lake, Minnesota offers fresh air, a friendly community and plenty of fishing. Guests of the Country Inn & Suites are close to great outdoor attractions, including golfing at Castlewood and Forest Hills and snow tubing at Eko Backen. Get up close and personal with rescued wolves, cougars and other Minnesota animals at the Wildlife Science Center, or explore the state’s Swedish heritage at Gammelgarden Museum. For a rainy afternoon, explore the Golden Wings Flying Museum or the expansive Lindstrom Antique Mall. Nearby Forest Lake attractions include:
- Lake 5 Theatre (2 miles)
Catch the latest blockbuster at this locally owned movie theater. Check for Thursday night specials, including free admission to classic movies!
Phone: +1 (651) 464-4222
- Castlewood Golf Course (4 miles)
Whether you’re a pro or a first-time golfer, you’ll enjoy the friendly atmosphere at this nine-hole public golf course that’s been part of the Forest Lake community for 85 years.
Phone: +1 (651) 464-6233
- Forest Hills Golf Club (4.5 miles)
This scenic, private golf course offers 18 holes plus several leagues and special golfing events for members.
Phone: +1 (651) 464-3097
- Masquers Theatre Company (5.7 miles)
Masquers is a community theater that puts out quality productions of beloved shows such as Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Steel Magnolias, Grease and more.
Phone: +1 (651) 464-5823
- Wildlife Science Center (6.6 miles)
Originally founded to protect endangered wolves, the Wildlife Science Center now also offers educational programs for all ages. Tour the property to meet rescued red wolves, cougars, bobcats and more.
Phone: +1 (651) 464-3993
- Eko Backen (9.2 miles)
Experience great winter fun with Eko Backen’s popular snow tubing slopes. During warmer months, it’s a great place for picnics and weddings.
Phone: +1 (651) 433-2422
- Lindstrom Antique Mall (12.3)
If you’re a serious antique shopper or just enjoy a bit of nostalgia, don’t miss this 9,000-square-foot mall housed in a century-old building.
Phone: +1 (651) 257-3340
- Gammelgarden Museum (13 miles)
Discover what life was like for Swedish immigrants settling in Minnesota during the 1800s. Tour the historic buildings, try your hand at chores around the farm, have a picnic and visit the unique gift shop.
Phone: +1 (651) 433-5053
- Golden Wings Flying Museum (19.6 miles)
Re-live the golden age of flight as you get up close to biplanes from the 1920s and 30s—most of them restored to flying condition. Call ahead to schedule a tour.
Phone: +1 (763) 786-5004