City of Ashby, Minnesota

"You'll Like Ashby"
Photo montage: a girl looking a flowers, an iron park bench amid fallen autumn leaves, a family holding hands and walking in a park, and a dim sunset

Welcome to Ashby, a progressive community in a setting of beautiful lakes, farms and friendly people.

You'll find Ashby located in west central Minnesota on Highway 78, 150 miles NW of Minneapolis, and 80 miles SE of Fargo, ND.  Located 3 miles off Interstate 94 between Fergus Falls and Alexandria.


"You'll Like Ashby!" 

That's what the sign says-and after a visit to Ashby, most folks will agree.

Ashby is a small, friendly community located in a setting of beautiful lakes, farms and scenic woodlands.  Ashby has a thriving business district; including a medical clinic, an assisted living facility, many retail stores and a full line of professional services.  Ashby is protected by a volunteer fire department and ambulance service.  In addition to numerous clubs and service organizations,

Ashby Sign
Ashby Sign
there are a variety of denominational churches in and around the area.

Ashby offers many community activities including  the "Coots Unlimited" annual banquet in May;  Appreciation Days Celebration in July with a full day of activities which includes a free lunch provided by area businesses and a large parade and community dance; a farmers market in August and September and Santa Day in celebrated in December with a craft show and visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

       A number of resorts and campgrounds  welcome visitors all year.  Pelican Lake, just south of Ashby, is one of the largest lakes in the area and is perfect for fishing, sailing, or water-skiing.  Central Lakes Trail, a well-groomed, paved hiking/biking/snowmobiling trail passes through Ashby.  In addition various city parks, there is Memorial Park which offers a beautiful setting to view wildlife, a variety of plants and trees, a

horse shoe pit, or ice skating in the winter.  Lake Christina, a widely recognized waterfowl lake, as well as plenty of public hunting areas, provide excitement for the hunting enthusiast.

Ashby offers an excellent pre-K through 12th grade education in a beautiful facility built in 2003.  

Ashby is a great place to visit and a great place to raise a family.  "You'll Like Ashby!"

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