The closest town to TRNP is Medora. This little western town brings in the tourists as it's right off I-94, the east-west route through North Dakota. Medora capitalizes on the cowboy theme, and we enjoyed riding our bikes around town seeing the sights and taking a couple of ice cream stops as well.
The ride over from Cottonwood Campground was approximately seven hilly miles one way. Once in town, there's a short paved bike path we enjoyed riding on (wish it were longer!)
Here's what we saw around Medora.
This playground, built to look like a miniature frontier town, was awfully tempting to me!
While not technically in Medora, this Prairie Dog we saw enjoying a snack on the way back to our campground is too cute not to share!
Next up, we try our hand at mountain biking in the area....
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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