Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes, but did you know that 1,048 of them are in Ottertail County alone? Located just two and a half hours northwest of the Twin Cities between I-94 and U.S. 10, these lakes are loaded with fish and provide summer fun for all ages. In addition to dozens of annual community festivals, weekly events entertain visitors all summer long. Pelican Rapids hosts a farmers’ market every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Every Tuesday is highlighted by minnow races in Pelican Rapids. Thursdays feature Come to the Lake Concerts in Battle Lake and Movies and Concerts in the Park in Detroit Lakes. Fridays, the I-94 Speedway in Detroit Lakes comes alive with dirt track racing. Make the Ottertail Lakes Area your destination this summer.