Feeling cooped up? 4 Ways to Get out and Enjoy Winter

January 22, 2020

Feeling cooped up? 4 Ways to Get out and Enjoy Winter

It’s late January, about the time that every Minnesotan gets a little antsy from being cooped up inside for months. Don’t let the cold get you down! Minnesota DNR has plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the great outdoors – just bundle up and be ready to learn something new!

1. Snowshoeing: a great way to get some fresh air and exercise while exploring the tundra landscape! Several times a month, the DNR has snowshoeing 101 classes at various state parks, where you are able to reserve (for free) a pair of snowshoes to give it a whirl! View the full list of snowshoeing activities here.

2. Winter Wildlife: Learn more about winter wildlife, learn to read tracks, discover the joy of bird watching. View a full list of wildlife viewing events here.

3. Candlelight events: Looking for something a little more laidback? Candlelight events are on shorter, easier trails lit by lanterns or candles. You can enjoy the candlelit paths while walking, snowshoeing or skiing. View a full list of candeligh