10 Things to Do In Minnesota this Winter 2017

MN Nature in St Paul, Minnesota, offers free outdoor activities year-round. These are the top of the top places to see, things to do, or events to experience this winter. Our MN Nature Top 10 list is the best because it’s specific! Without much fanfare, we’ll give you the list and a few links

so you can get to exploring and checking off your list this winter. Make 2017 great! We even made up a phrase “urban ice skating.” Here ya go:



10. Ice Castles (Jan)

 9.  Polar Plunge Charitable Activity (Begins Jan 28–Feb)

 8.  Candlelight Snowshoe/Ski/Hike Tip: also check with your local city, community group, or county for specific dates (Dec–March)

 7.  St Paul Winter Carnival & Snow Park (Jan 26–Feb 5)

 6. BearGrease Dog Sledding Race (Jan 28)

 5. Sleigh Rides (Complimentary at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa)

 4. Grand Portage or Minnehaha Falls Frozen Waterfalls (Dec–Feb)

 3. Powderhorn Park or Lake of the Isles Outdoor Urban Ice Skating (Dec–Feb)

 2. The World’s Largest Charitable Ice Fishing Contest (Jan 28)

 1. Winter Camping in a Yurt