Why Minnesota is a Great Winter Destination

Minnesota is a beautiful place in the summer… but would you ever consider visiting in winter? Probably not. I am here to say you absolutely should. Here’s a few reasons why Minnesota is a great winter destination.

Embrace the cold & head up north!

The Twin Cities have a lot to offer, but why not check out northern Minnesota? The so-called off season is actually a great time to really get the Minnesota experience. From dogsledding to ice skating, ice fishing to skijoring (that’s cross country skiing while leashed to a dog), Minnesotans love winter and will excitedly show you the unexpected fun and beauty found in sub-zero temps. And trust me, it’s not that hard to warm up when everyone has a fireplace (or a sauna if you’re lucky!)

Check out this video from my trip to Ely. This small town (population: about 3,500) is home to the International Wolf Center and the gateway to the Boundary Waters. Arctic explorer Will Steger’s homestead is in Ely, and you can even buy his famed mukluks at the Steger Mukluk & Moccasin store in downtown Ely.

Have you been visited Minnesota in the winter? What did you think? Share in the comments!

Minnesota is a beautiful place in the summer... but would you ever consider visiting in winter? Probably not. I am here to say you absolutely should. Here's a few reasons why Minnesota is a great winter destination.

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