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Stop by the Front Desk of The Lodge on Rathbun Lake to get a bike, ask for maps or learn hiking tips. Or give us a call at 641-724-1450.

Outdoor Activities

With 16,000 acres of preserved forests, prairies, and peninsulas, Honey Creek Resort offers ample opportunities for outdoor exploration.

Explore miles of walking trails and paved bike paths, watch for wildlife, picnic by the lake, go sledding and ice skating (weather depending) in the wintertime, and let the kids run around at a playground. Bring your own bike or choose from a variety of bike options.


Biking is a great way to see the spectacular surrounding wilderness up close. The entire resort is bike-friendly, and the mild climate makes the experience even more enjoyable. Stop by the Front Desk, and a guest service representative will help you select a bike perfect for the type of riding you'd like to do. Bike options include:

  • Adult, family, and children's bikes
  • Fat tire winter bikes
  • Mountain bikes
  • Tandem bikes
  • Kiddie carts
  • Child seats
  • Bike helmets of all sizes


This is a great place to bring a family. The resort is super clean, and there are tons of activities to keep you busy.

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