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Thrillist: 11 Cold-Weather Activities That Will Remind You Why Winter in Minnesota Is Actually the Best

January 11, 2019 2:03 pm

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11 Cold-Weather Activities That Will Remind You Why Winter in Minnesota Is Actually the Best

January 7, 2019

Summer is easy to like. It’s got sunshine, water sports, and the built-in nostalgia of time off from school. But winter? That takes some more gumption to appreciate. While other parts of the country are either freaking out over a light snowfall or counting down the days ’til spring, living in Minnesota — where temps are regularly below freezing and the average annual snowfall is more than 70 inches up north — means you learn to relish the freezing weather rather than hide from it. With the right mindset, winter is secretly the best time of the year, with plenty of cold-weather activities in the Twin Cities and around the state to keep you active and engaged with your fellow Minnesotans. From dog sledding to ice sculptures to a truly epic foraged tasting menu, we have a little bit of everything here to help you brighten up the coldest months.

For the full article touching on Dark Week and where to charitably sip beer, click here.

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