Discover Things To Do in Staples

From outdoor adventures to history and culture, you won’t run out of things to do in Staples, MN.

Discover it all, and so much more, here. Do you have questions or need help planning some things to do in Staples? Contact us!

River Tubing

Gather the group and hang out on the Crow Wing River! Tube rentals and put-in/take-out service available.

MN's Longest Fishing Pier

Take a leisurely stroll down our 612-foot fishing pier into Dower Lake.

Golf the Vintage

Golf with friends, a league, or your family. The Vintage welcomes all play levels–including families!

Living Legacy Gardens

Stroll through a 10-acre public garden with an orchard, vineyard, a native prairie and more at the Central Lakes College Ag Center.

Barn Quilt Tour

Grab a barn quilt trail map and view more than 120 barn.

Public Parks

From playgrounds to walking paths, horseshoe pits to disc golf courses, the public parks are a great way to get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

ATV Trails

Bring your ATV, OHM, or ORV for some off-road fun.

Hike & Bike

Ride the paved Legacy Trail bike trail or explore various hiking trails in the woods for scenic views of tall evergreens and wildlife.

Music in the Park

Enjoy free, family-friendly outdoor concerts July and August during Music in the Park at Northern Pacific Park.

Baseball & Softball Fields

Catch a Staples’ Lumberbats amateur baseball game or grab a baseball field rental to play a game yourself.

Swimming & Boating

Bring the whole family to Dower Lake Recreation Area to enjoy boating, fishing, and a sandy swimming beach.

Winter Sledding Hill

Go sledding, tubing, and tobogganing at Lakewood Health System’s sledding hill.

Crow Wing River

The Crow Wing River is one of the best places to kayak or canoe to for nature enthusiasts!

Staples Historic Depot

Explore rich railroad history at the Staples Historic Train Depot mini-museum.

Pig Races in Leader

Watch as piglets race around a set course at the Leader Area Pig Races!