ACTIVITIES

The Nationally-Acclaimed Little Crow Water Ski Team

The New London/Spicer area boasts the Little Crow Water Ski Team which provides a weekly show during the summertime. Click here to learn more!

 

Sibley State Park is only 5 miles from the resort and provides over 2,400 acres of rich, mosaic prairies, lush hardwood forests, bountiful wetlands and cool, clear lakes.  For the hiker, biker or horseback rider, Sibley has it all! Click here to learn more.

 

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center provides a 40-foot climbing wall and other challenging activities.  There is a 424-acre outdoor classroom offering hands-on experiences, and it is located near Lake Florida -- just west of Island View Resort.  Click here to learn more.

 

For the outdoors enthusiast who loves to hike, bike, jog or rollerblade, the Glacial Lakes State Trail cannot be beat!  Miles of newly-paved trail lead from Willmar north through Spicer and New London and pass close to Island View Resort. Click here to see the web site and a map of the trail!

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ATTRACTIONS

For more information on any of these attractions, click here to see the comprehensive Kandiyohi County website.
For information specific to New London, visit www.willmar.com

AREA EVENTS

  • Spicer Fourth of July Celebration

  • Spicer Lions Annual Fishing Derby

  • Region V Dairy Days

  • Little Crow Anglers Walleye Tournament

  • SonShine Festival in Willmar

  • Cornstalk Fest

  • Pennock Fun Days

  • Kandiyohi County Fair

  • lower Fest

  • Raymond Harvest Festival

  • Lake Lillian Harvest Festival

  • New London Music Festival

  • New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run

  • New London Prairie Pothole Day

  • Kandiyohi County Calendar of Events

  • Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!

  • Atwater Festival Days

  • Willmar Fests

  • Princeton Fourth of July Celebration

  • Blomkest Appreciation Day

  • Green Lake Bible Camp Quilt Auction

GARDENS & PARKS

  • Williams Apple Farm in Blomkest

  • Sunnyside Orchards in Pennock

  • Jimmy Appleseed Orchard in Spicer

  • Lost Valley Orchard in Hawick

  • Click Here to know more about apple orchards in the area

  • WENDAVE Strawberries & Melons in Hawick

  • Adam's Apple House in Willmar

  • Kandi Apple & Honey Farm in Willmar

  • Country Tymes Remembered in Spicer

  • Creative Garden in Willmar

SITES OF INTEREST

  • Little Crow Water Ski Team

  • Glacial Ridge Trail

  • The House of Jacobs

  • Spicer Commercial Club

  • J & L Bison Ranch

  • Mr. B's Chocolatier

  • Green Lake Bible Camp Chapel

  • West Wood Cafe

SHOPPING

  • Centre Point Mall & Heritage Square in Willmar

  • Kandi Mall in Willmar

  • Many Specialty Shops in the Area (call 1-800-845-TRIP)

  • Green Lake Mall in Spicer

  • Skylark Mall in Willmar

  • Many Antique Shops in the Area (call 1-800-845-TRIP)

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

  • Kandiyohi County Historical Society & Museum

  • Atwater Area Historical Society & Museum

  • Mikkelson Collection

  • Kandiyohi County Historical Society & Museum

  • Atwater Area Historical Society & Museum

  • Mikkelson Collection

STAGE ARTS

  • The Barn Theatre

  • Ridgewater College Willmar Campus Theatre

  • Willmar Community Orchestra

  • Little Theater

  • Prairie Winds Community Band Program

SPORTS & RECREATION

  • Milk Meet for Region V Dairy Days

  • Foot Lake 4-Mile Walk/Run

  • Relay for Life

  • Health & Fitness Walk

  • Birding

  • Bowling

  • Duplicate Bridge

  • Atwater Run Around

  • Green Lake Road Race

  • Horseback Riding

  • Archery

  • Beaches

  • Biking

  • Entertainment Parks (Big Kahuna www.spicerfun.com , Public Market Miniature Golf & Wally's Water World)

Golfing

GOLFING NEAR ISLAND VIEW RESORT

Golf Course

Little Crow Country Club

North Highway #23 -- Spicer, MN

320/354-2296

  • Less than 1 mile from Island View Resort.

  • 27-hole Championship golf course measuring between 5662 and 6740 yards 

  • Golf digest gave this course a 3-star rating in their Places to Play Guide Book.

  • Dining room area available.

  • www.littlecrowgolf.com

Golf Course

Eagle Creek Golf Club

1000 26th Avenue NW -- Willmar, MN

 

320/235-1166

  • 18-hole, semi-private golf club, available to the public.

  • Both sets of 9-holes were built at different times (1931 and 1962), providing a truly different front and back course.

  • Fine dining at the Blue Heron restaurant next to the club house provides for a well-rounded day!

  • www.willmargolf.com

Golf Field

Island Pine Golf Club
 

1601 Wyoming Ave. W. -- Atwater, MN

 

320/974-8600    1-800-701-5440

  • Gently rolling course with scenic wetlands and the largest greens in the area, ranging from 10,000 - 15,000 square feet.

  • Signature Par 3 hole with island green at the 18th.

  • A Championship course measuring from 5518 yards (red) to 6680 yards (blue).

  • Grill and lounge area available to enjoy after your round!

  • www.islandpinegolf.com

Golf Course

Hawk Creek Country Club

 

100 Spicer Ave. NE -- Raymond, MN

 

320/967-GOLF (4653)

  • 9-hole course just 15 minutes west of Willmar.

  • Excellent recreational golf in a pristine setting incorporating Hawk Creek into many of the holes.

  • www.hawkcreekcc.com