Familiar landmarks wear a winter coat of soft snow and the tree branches change from green to glittery white. We strap on snowshoes and head into the woods and fields for a new look at Minnesota's beauty.
As soon as the temperature drops, Minnesota ski resorts begin making snow. Minnesota resorts and lodges that have catered to our summer visitors now open their doors to those seeking winter outdoor activities or who just want a cozy getaway.
Our family loves ice fishing as you can tell from the smiles on our son and grandson's faces.
Winter is so much fun however we are always careful to be prepared for winter when we are on the road with a winter survival kit.
As soon as the first flakes of snow fall, most Minnesota kids grab a sled and head for the nearest hill. When the lakes and ponds freeze over even tiny tots don blades and get ready to learn how to ice skate
Many of us joyfully revert to childhood as we loft a snowball at a friend, make an "angel" in the snow, or build a snowperson in the back yard.
Having children and grandchildren gives us even more of an excuse to do what we wanted to do anyway.
Many of us think winter is the most exciting of Minnesota seasons. We check the winter forecast, brush up on our safe winter driving tips, and head out to participate in some Minnesota winter festivities.
Our transformed landscape sets the stage for Minnesota winter activities. The trails we hike in summer are groomed to become cross-country ski trails in winter. Picturesque rolling hills now provide a rush of sleds and toboggans. With the change in scenery comes a change in our mood and we begin to plan our winter-time Minnesota vacations.
Minnesota winter festivals take place all across the state. The biggest, and most well known, is the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Other Minnesota towns host a wide variety of winter activities,festivals and carnivals.
When the winter temperatures drop, a few Minnesotans curl up by the fireplace to wait for spring.
Winter joy comes for those who venture outside to take a walk in crunchy, new-fallen snow, to ice-skate, sled, snowmobile, and ski. Here are a few ideas for Minnesota winter activity:
Our long list of winter sports will give you even more ideas about how to enjoy a Minnesota winter.
Minnesota is a very different place in winter. Getting out on the roads and highways to travel to our winter activities requires a little bit of extra thought. Here are some winter driving safety tips to help you plan ahead and keep you safe during your Minnesota visit.
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We never get tired of watching the big ships arrive from all over the world. It's so amazing that here in the middle of the country ships come to unload
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These bucket list ideas will take you to the top Minnesota tourist attractions. Your life bucket list should include at least a few of these unique Minnesota destinations.
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Enjoy Mississippi river boat cruises on your Minnesota vacation. Mississippi river tours depart from Saint Paul, Minneapolis and several other Minnesota locations.
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