There is a buzz about the skiing at Lake Elmo Park Reserve this winter. Located a short drive east of St. Paul, the park has long been a popular destination, but with recent improvements it has become a true destination for Twin Cities skiers. The 2,165-acre park features a new Nordic Center, with locker rooms, a large lounge with a fireplace, and waxing racks outside. From this hub, skiers can...
Have you ever strapped on snowshoes at a popular park only to find the trails well-packed and better suited for regular boots? A hike on Saturday at Wild River State Park offered a better way.
Our new contributing editor kicks off the New Year with a cold and inspiring hike at Afton State Park. Afton State Park naturalist Linda Radimecky

Winter Wonderland in Minnesota's Otter Tail County.
From the edge of Lake of the Woods to the Headwaters of the Mississippi, from the hardwood forests of Maplewood State Park to the jail trail of St. Cloud, northwestern Minnesota offers the widest variety of cross country ski trails in the state. There are several winter ski resorts and lodging outlets with ski packages that include meals and a hot sauna.


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