Litchfield Visitors Bureau

Get out & explore

What You’ll Need

Nestled amidst lush greenery and picturesque landscapes, Darwin-Dassel Park offers a quiet retreat for outdoor lovers of all ages. Embark on scenic hikes through trails that wind through the park, allowing you to soak in the beauty of nature and discover hidden gems along the way.

Worked up an appetite hiking? Head west to the little town of Darwin to have lunch at Troubles #2 before making a pit stop at the Darwin Twine Ball – just a block away – and grab a souvenir inside the museum. We think this quirky landmark is worth a visit.

Now it’s time to drive the short 7 miles to Lake Ripley in Litchfield. Located at the landing by Legion Memorial Park, you’ll find single & double kayaks as well as paddleboards for rent! Visit this site to reserve yours. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a first-time kayaker, Lake Ripley offers a beautiful backdrop to enjoy this adventure.

For dinner, head north to Watkins where you’ll find The Red Goat Bar & Grill. It’s worth the drive! Not only do they have great food and drinks, The Red Goat also offers live entertainment and outdoor seating with space to play yard games or let the kids run around. Don’t miss this gem!

The Adventurer

Discover the tranquility Meeker County offers while adventuring to new places!

Hike @ Darwin-Dassel Park
Refuel in Darwin @ Troubles #2 for lunch
Pit Stop @ The World's Largest Ball of Twine
Rent kayaks or paddleboards at Lake Ripley
Enjoy the upbeat atmosphere @ The Red Goat Bar & Grill