Winter Fun in the City of Fertile


Bring your friends and have races. Don't forget to bring your own sled.

It is Ranked #1 in the City of Fertile!

The race is on! Take your family for a free afternoon of sledding and family friendly activities and take advantage of the scenic view just at the start of the Fertile Sand Hills. Pack a thermos of hot cocoa and watch your children share many laughs as they sled down Corner of 2nd Street SW and Garfield Avenue SW
Fertile, MN 56540. But don't just watch, this is something you have to try too!


X-Country Skiing

Come and enjoy the winter beauty of the Fertile Sand Hills!

It is Ranked #2 in the city of Fertile!

The scenic trail along the Sand Hill River near the Agassiz ELC Nature Center is perfect for those getting back into skiing or seeking an easy outing with fairly flat terrain and the open water of the Sand Hill River providing scenic splendor and wildlife sighting opportunities. Ski trails through rolling hills to suit any level of skier ability and energy are available in the oak savanna/sand dune complex of the Fertile Sand Hills above the river trails. Approximately 10 miles of trails are available for fun and fitness.


Telephone Number:
218-945-3136 (city office)
218-945-3129 (Nature Center)
Ski Rental:
218-945-3136 (city office)


Check out our new trail map!


Along the Agassiz Recreational Trail, many areas are awaiting your discovery.

It is Ranked #3 in the City of Fertile!

This abandoned railroad grade, now a multi-use trail, runs between Ulen, MN on the south and Fertile on the north, paralleling State Highway 32. The trail passes through the cities of Ulen, Gary, Twin Valley, and Fertile which provide support facilites to all trail users including mountain bikers and equestiran users.

Visit the Agassiz Trail Website

Ice Skating

The skating rink in Fertile is family friendly, and who can beat an free evening out?

It is Ranked #4 in the City of Fertile!

The City of Fertile boasts plenty of winter fun for those warmer winter days, all of it cost effective for families!

Our lighted skating rink and warming house makes for great evening fun. Join with other families in the Fertile area, get some exercise, or just enjoy the winter weather.

The rink will be closed when the temperature is at or below –15 degrees or if the weather is too stormy to keep it open.  Also, the rink will be closed when the ice is in unusable condition and during the time it is being flooded and resurfaced. The City will follow and enforce State guidelines for opening the skating rink warming house. Masks will be required and capacity limits may also be in place. The City will also follow safety protocols regarding the sanitizing of rented equipment.

Hours of Operations
Monday - Thursday
3:30 - 9 PM
3:30 - 11 PM
Saturday and Sunday
noon - 5 (1-3 no hockey allowed)
6 - 11 (6-8 no hockey allowed)
**Closing at 9 PM on Sundays
Visit JD Mason Park