There's a reason why locals chose this portion of “The Great White North” to live in, and it has far more to do with the outdoor activities that set in once the snow flies than it does the friendliness of our people or the beauty of our lands. Come learn to love winter like we do!
While the first snow of the year would send most people running inside, here in the Twin Cities we not only accept, but embrace, the winter weather. And what better way to do that than donning a (heavy) winter coat and emerging into the great outdoors? Our area has no shortage of outdoor activities with a proliferation of state parks, trails, and ski slopes to choose from. Here are some places to check out on your next snowy trek.