Minnesota Winter Activities



Search The
Visit Minnesota Website



Minnesota winter activities begin when familiar landmarks receive 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.

Many of us joyfully revert to childhood as we loft a snowball at a friend, make an "angel" in the snow, or build a snow person in the back yard.

Having children and grandchildren gives us even more of an excuse to do what we wanted to do anyway.

Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. Take a look at some of these fantastic properties and locations for your group of any size.Travel in style. For less than a hotel.

Minnesota Tourism Reviews: find the best Minnesota deals, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about the places to go and things to do in Minnesota...or anywhere in the world you travel.

Our family loves ice fishing as you can tell from the smiles on our son's and grandson's faces.

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.

Explore your favorite destinations to get ideas about what you can do in winter on your Minnesota Vacations

As soon as the first flakes of snow fall, most 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

If you love our state in summer, Minnesota winter vacations are a good reason to visit Minnesota again. Choose from a list of winter sports to help decide what kind of winter vacation you want.

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.

Favorite Minnesota Winter Activities 

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.

10 Best Winter Vacation Spots are the places to really celebrate 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.

More Minnesota Winter Activities Pages:

Cross-Country Skiing Basics

More About Learning to Ice Skate

Snowmobiling in Minnesota

Skijoring in Minnesota

Minnesota Winter Festivals

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Winter Driving Safety Tips

The Diary of a Snow-Shoveler

Top Ten Good Things About a Minnesota Winter

You Know You're From Minnesota If...

Winter Poems

Christmas in Minnesota

Winter Vacation Ideas

Back to Minnesota Winter

One of Our Favorite Minnesota Books




FTC Disclosure: If you make a purchase via a link on this page, I may earn a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you!

Today's Best Travel Deals

Extra 75% Off Select Hotels with Expedia App Coupon



Find the Best Minnesota Travel Deals at Booking Buddy!

Great Prices on Minnesota Hotels at Hotels.Com

Vacation Rentals under $50 a night

Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Inns - Choose a romantic, cozy B & B anywhere in Minnesota you want to be. .

Hotels.com: Save big NOW on all hotel bookings with Up to a $100 Cash Back Rebate with code REBATES18! Book by 12/31/18, Travel by 3/31/19.



Plan Your Minnesota Vacation

Things to Do in Minnesota


Minnesota Vacation Rentals  -  A vacation rental will give you the feel of your own cabin or chalet in Minnesota. Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. There are  fantastic rental properties and amazing locations that will be perfect for your group of any size.


Minnesota Maps

Lake Superior Maps

Boundary Waters Maps

 

Only in Minnesota

Minnesota Nice: Adult Coloring Book Full of Minnesota Love

Minnesota Travel Books

Minnesota Visitor Site Map

About Me

Contact Us

Minnesota Visitor Home Page

Information

For personalized travel information call 888-VISITMN (847-4866)

Minnesota Department of Natural resources 888-646-6367

Minnesota Historical Society 888-777-8386

Judith Ramsey - Publisher
Copyright © 2005 ~ 2018
All Rights Reserved

Amazon Associates Disclosure
 - We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

Advertise On Visit Minnesota