Many Mott residents have a summer cottage at Lake Tschida, 45 minutes from town, where boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing are popular.
Two hours from Mott, historic Medora, the North Dakota Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park await your exploration. Medora, an old time cattle town, is home of the Medora Musical. "The Musical," as the locals call it, is a class-act show held under the stars in a beautiful natural amphitheater. The Maah-daah-hey trail stretches through the North Dakota badlands and is renown for its hiking and mountain biking.
For a weekend getaway, the Black Hills of South Dakota are a leisurely four hours drive. Hiking, camping, swimming and a dizzying myriad of vacation opportunities await your arrival.
Winter sports is no stranger to North Dakota. Skiing is as close as an hour and a half at the Huff Hills Ski Area near Mandan. More challenging slopes are found at Terry Peak in the Black Hills, four hours South.
Snowmobiling is popular here, and many take their "sleds" to the Black Hills or Yellowstone National Park for a family vacation in the outback.
Close by is the Enchanted Highway with the largest steel sculpture in the world, "Geese in Flight". Many other giant sculptures by local artisan Gary Greff are on display along the highway.
Petrified Wood Park
Visiting Rock Hounds enjoy strolling through the famous Petrified Wood Park in Lemmon South Dakota, forty five miles south