11 Picturesque Trails In Minnesota That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking

Most people recognize that Minnesota is an outdoorsy state. With dozens of state parks and campgrounds – not to mention our 10,000 lakes – we try to spend as much time outdoors as possible in warmer months. But what some people don’t realize is that we extend that love of Mother Nature into the winter months. A little snow doesn’t stop a Minnesotan from enjoy the best our state has to offer. These picturesque Minnesota trails are perfect examples of what we have to look forward to once snow falls – and they’re also perfect for winter hiking.

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Minnesota is so beautiful that it’s a shame to stay inside during the winter. If you’re interested in more outdoor nature activities to do this winter, check out this list of gorgeous frozen waterfalls in Minnesota.