By now, it’s no secret that McGregor, Minnesota, is surrounded by some of the best snowmobile trails in the state. And as much as we love and appreciate other winter sports like snowshoeing, skiing, and ice fishing, there’s something unforgettable about a top-speed rip through waist-high layers of fresh powder as you uncover seemingly unknown areas.
In just a matter of weeks—or days—the Northern Minnesota outside temperature will commence its annual descent. While we certainly adore and appreciate the warm seasons, ice fishing in Minnesota wouldn't be possible without our yearly freeze.
Arguably the best thing about snowshoeing in MN is you can do it just about anywhere there is snow. Now, we wouldn’t recommend venturing off onto an unknown pasture or lake, but if you can hike somewhere, there is a good chance you can snowshoe there as well!
Embracing winter is a way of life for those of us living in the Upper Midwest. As autumn fades away, the state parks become less frequented, the temperatures drop, and the snow piles up. There's something special about the sound of boots crunching on fresh powder or newly formed ice glassing over a secluded lake. Now is the time to dig out your thermal socks, long johns, and stocking caps to layer up and make the most of the whitest, coldest time of year with a smile on your face.
As the heat and humidity gradually wane, we'll continue to anticipate winter's inevitable arrival, but not before relishing Minnesota's fall foliage. While we undoubtedly cherish the warm weather and sunshine characterized by the summer months, there is something to be said about autumn's brief window.
Every autumn, Aitkin County’s lush forestry transforms from a dazzling emerald shade to vibrant hues of marigold, amber, and kelly green, with crimson-clad trees sprinkled into the fold. There are dozens of unique ways to commemorate autumn’s official arrival. To ensure that your upcoming stay is nothing short of colorful and splendidly comfortable, we’ve compiled 20 quintessential fall activities in Minnesota.