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Live where you Play!

Get Out & Play in the Parks

City Park • Elwood E. Narum Recreational Park  • Norman County East Playground and Park Area • Gary Pines Ninja Course

On a Swing
Girl Kayaking
Link here for action video of summer recreation on the East Side of Norman County!
Snowmobile plowing
Get Out & Play on the Trails & Paths

Horses, ATVs and snowmobiles belong here!

 Gary Pines: The city has completed six miles of trails including an art installation of chainsaw carved statues found along the trails in the 160 city-owned acres of the Gary Pines..

Crop Checker?

  For crop-checkers, whether you are in your pickup, on foot or horseback, there are miles and miles of solitary country roads to enjoy the wildlife, listen to the sounds and check on the "condition of the crops."

Enjoy hiking, biking or walking?

  You will love Gary. Walk in town on our newly paved roads - be warned though, you will be stopped many times to have a "nice chat", invited in for coffee or offered a ride! You may want to take a nature hike down the Agassiz Recreational trail (ART), which runs along the west side of town.

Get Out & Play at Community Events Link here 

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If you spend a weekend at home on the couch snoozing it isn't for lack of something to do! The organizations in Gary keep the community busy.
  The Gary Community Club sponsors the annual Gary Days event the third full weekend in June. They also host Halloween-Fest and Santa Day.
• Other events include the Deer Hunters Dance in November, Fireman's Bingo, Legion Bingo on Friday nights, Ugly Sweater Dance around the holidays,
  the Fireman's Ball on Easter weekend, Gary Cares Murder Mystery Dinner, wedding dances at Who's Place and more.  
• Throw in a few bonfires and horseback or ranger rides, a pot luck after church, a fishing trip and you are good to go! 
  For more information on annual events, check out our events page list link.
Get Out, Fish & Hunt
Like the outdoors/sportsman's life? You will love Gary. Deer, Turkey, Bears and more are abundant for hunters. Deer hunting season is a local holiday where generations converge on the city, hunt all day, enjoy the deer hunters dance on the weekend and take time to catch up with old friends and family.
Like to fish? The Wild Rice River is five miles south of town or enjoy any of the many lakes within a 20 minute drive from Gary.
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