North Dakota December 25, 2017
7 Majestic Spots In North Dakota That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re At The North Pole
With all the snow that’s been falling, North Dakota has been transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland. A few spots in the state will even make you feel like you’ve been whisked away to the North Pole. These stunning places are enchanting when covered in a blanket of fresh snow. Before the snow melts and the season is over, keep these in mind if you’re looking to be mesmerized by wintertime here in the Peace Garden State:
1. Turtle River State Park
As soon as the frost comes out, the Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, ND becomes a mystifying winter wonderland. This place will make you feel like you've stepped into a fairytale with snow-covered bridges over the frozen river and a forest of creatures to explore.
2. Scandinavian Heritage Park
When a dusting of snow lies on the Gol Stave Church in the Scandinavian Heritage Park, it almost seems like something that could be Santa's workshop or a part of an elf village at the North Pole. It is a beautiful place full of history to learn and it's right here in North Dakota - year round.
3. Graham's Island
The Graham's Island State Park within Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest natural lake, transforms into a fun winter destination, especially if you can catch a sleigh ride through the snow!
4. Fort Abraham Lincoln
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, near Mandan and Bismarck, becomes the best view in the wintertime when the fort outpost is dressed up in glowing lights and the cities below are twinkling. It is truly a sight to behold - especially when there is snow on the ground.
5. Lake Metigoshe State Park
Tucked away near Bottineau, the top winter destination in the state, is Lake Metigoshe State Park. Here, you can explore the frosty ponds and creeks, snow-kissed trees, and then head over to Frost Fire to ski or snow tube.
6. Fort Ransom State Park
It doesn't get much cozier than staying in one of the unusual yet toasty warm and comfortable Yurts at Fort Ransom State Park in the wintertime. Located near the town of Fort Ransom, these may almost remind you of little cottages at the North Pole. Spending the night in one certainly will give you an amazing experience.
7. Icelandic State Park
Way up north, as far north as you can get in North Dakota, is the Icelandic State Park. It may not be as far north as the North Pole - but it will definitely feel like it! They have historic cabins clustered among the snow and trees that will remind you of a holiday village from childhood stories. Located near Cavalier, ND.
Snow works wonders in North Dakota – even if a lot of us are ready for it to be done and over with by spring! It does make life here a little different than in other places. Just in case this is your first winter in the Peace Garden State, be sure to check out
these things you need to know to survive here after the snow starts falling.