The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle is turning ten this Saturday, when it’s held again at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton. Organizers couldn’t help but notice over the past decade that more and more snowshoers were coming to the event with their dogs in tow.
What started thousands of years ago as a mode of transportation has evolved into something that lets us enjoy the outdoors, even in winter. Snowshoeing makes hiking through the snow simple. So we went looking for the best place to do it in Minnesota, and ended up in Collegeville for a visit at St. John’s Abbey Arboretum.
Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought the fellas to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. Hackensack is a town with lots to do, and like many of the small towns the guys have been to, you can also find plenty of great places to eat. One of them is Lucette’s Pizza.
Winter may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Check out these five ideas for end-of-winter activities.
Usually parks are off limits after dark, unless you are there on a night to celebrating a full moon and a classic sport. On certain nights each month during the winter months, Three Rivers Park District wants to make sure we take advantage of the snow.
Learn about the best places to camp, purchase gear and take classes for winter camping in Minnesota.
The holidays are an excellent time to gather your family and take off to one of the many unique locations around Minnesota.
Some of the best and most inexpensive winter activities can be found in the park reserves scattered around the Twin Cities.