Edit ModuleShow Tags

Winter Tracks is Back!


Published:

It’s right around this time of year that I start to feel a little lethargic. I don’t know if it’s the lack of sunlight or the cold or snow fatigue or what, but I find myself spending way too much time watching bad reality TV when I know I should be outside, breathing in that crisp, clean winter air, making the very most of winter.

The Winter Tracks Festival in Cook County does just that—makes the very most of winter from Feb. 1-10. Head to the Lutsen-Tofte, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, and Grand Portage areas of the North Shore for alpine skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow sculptures, snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, luminary-lit cross-country skiing, outdoor painting competitions, live music, bonfires, and s’mores during this fun family-friendly event.

Your weekend will be packed with as many (or as few) guided activities as your little heart desires—a family sliding party, a skijoring lesson, a wolf-howling night hike, perhaps? Or maybe you’d rather try dogsledding, ice-skating, or a nighttime cross country ski adventure on a candle-lit trail? Live evening entertainment also is on the agenda.

The beauty of living in Minnesota is that we have four distinct seasons and many ways to enjoy the great outdoors, whether the forecast calls for 10 degree or 80 degree days.

Don’t hibernate this winter. Leave the comfort of your igloo and explore. I promise you’ll be having so much fun you (almost) won’t notice the cold.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Paul G. Allen Family Collection

Walking through Mia's new exhibit of landscape paintings is a trip through time and space.

Flying High

Working with recent FAA regulations, Joel Roggenkamp helps to keep the skies open to commercial drone pilots.

Underrated Museums in the Twin Cities

This summer, visit the unique, the niche, and the just plain wacky museums that Minnesota has to offer
Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

Learn about the contributing writers.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recent Minnesota Journeys Posts

Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Paul G. Allen Family Collection

Walking through Mia's new exhibit of landscape paintings is a trip through time and space.

Flying High

Working with recent FAA regulations, Joel Roggenkamp helps to keep the skies open to commercial drone pilots.

Underrated Museums in the Twin Cities

This summer, visit the unique, the niche, and the just plain wacky museums that Minnesota has to offer

The Dazzling Faces of Southern Minnesota

Whether you're hiking through a park, flying through the trees, or taking an evening stroll on a trail, there's no bad way to experience southern Minnesota.

Guide to the Minneapolis Aquatennial

Celebrate the City of Lakes at this family-friendly festival
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags