Friday, June 5, 2015

Family Fun Outdoor Activities in North Dakota | #NDLegendary

In today’s hectic world, taking a vacation is something that most of us need especially if we have to regularly deal with a stressful work environment. Stress is not only harmful to one’s health but it can also take a toll on our personal and family life. Vacationing, regardless of whether it’s for couple of weeks or for just a short weekend, is healthy for the mind, body and spirit. When you return from a vacation, you do not only feel refreshed but you will be more focused and have more motivation to succeed.

If you feel that you need to get away for a while from the demands of work and you also want to spend quality time with your family, then you need to plan for a family vacation soon. There are a number of places that your whole family can visit and countless of activities that you can enjoy that can help strengthen your family bond and create life-long memories.

North Dakota has become one of the top tourist destinations that offers a wide variety of activities fit for families. It offers exciting family fun that creates legendary and lasting memories. Your family can look forward to exciting outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding and skiing.
Dakota Zoo - Located on the east bank of the Missouri River in Bismarck, Dakota Zoo is home to more than 600 animals, birds, reptiles and fish. Special activities such as the Easter Egg Hunt and Junior Zookeeper Day Camp are scheduled each year that are aimed to provide families with a unique at exciting experience every time they visit.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Theodore Roosevelt referred to his time in North Dakota by saying, "Here the romance of my life began." One visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park explains his love affair. The South Unit includes a scenic loop drive, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping and ranger activities that families who love the outdoors would surely appreciate.

Lake Sakakawea & Garrison Dam - The lake and its shoreline are popular for boating, sailing, scuba diving, sightseeing, bird-watching, camping and hunting.

Maah Daah Hey Trail - The 98-mile main trail connects the southern and northern units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, running through rolling prairie and rocky badlands—home to mule deer, coyotes, golden eagles, bighorn sheep and bison.

Grahams Island State Park - Named after the first known white settler in the area, Captain Duncan Graham, the park offers facilities for camping and picnics. The parks also hosts numerous national and regional fishing tournaments for professionals and enthusiasts.

Aside from being an ideal family vacation destination, North Dakota has also become a hub for entrepreneurship with a great standard of living. It also has one of the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Young families who are looking for an ideal place to live in will surely find North Dakota’s fast growing economy, ideal business landscape and award-winning school districts appealing. Whether you are looking for your next vacation destination or an ideal place to start a family, North Dakota should be on top of your list.

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