In Minnesota, there is up to 6 months of winter, and of those- 5 months are SNOW SEASON. People that live in northern Minnesota have to find ways to enjoy the long snow season out of pure survival. We wanted to share our top 5 ways to enjoy the snow season in an attempt to lure you up north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota for a FUN winter getaway. We encourage you to Be BOLD this winter and Head North!
Go For A Hike Winter’s solution to hiking is SNOWSHOEING. Strapping on a pair of snowshoes is easy and something all ages can do. Retired snowshoeing, Tom Saxhaug goes out several times a week. He enjoys the fresh powder making new tracks in the forest. His favorite places to go are Sugar Hills, Legion Trail, and Suomi Hills. For more information check out Visit Grand Rapids Snowshoeing Page.
Ride The Trails The SNOWMOBILE TRAILS is the best Grand Rapids has seen in 10 years! We have received above average snow fall early in the winter season. The Itasca County Snowmobile Clubs have been working hard this year to get the trails in the best grooming condition and ready for riders each week. Check out our weekly Trail Conditions Report.
Bike The Trails Fat tire bikes have created an expanded season for bicycling. While you can fat tire bike just about anywhere in Grand Rapids (in town and country roads) we have a few suggestions of places you should consider: Legion Trail and Forest History Center. For more information check out Visit Grand Rapids Fat Tire Biking page. Also, mark your calendars for the Fat Fourteen Bike Race set for February 16, 2019 taking place at the Forest History Center.
Ice Fishing The Grand Rapids area has over 1,000 lakes. This means there is a lot of opportunity to CATCH FISH! From small lakes that you can access via foot to large lakes where you will want to have a snowmobile or a plowed path to access the lake. You will find panfish on all lakes, and then some lakes are known for trout, bass, northerns and walleye. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources lake finder website is helpful to give more details about the Itasca County Lakes.
Ski At Night There are 234 KM of cross country ski trails in the Grand Rapids area to ski. But there is something very special skiing at night. Two places where you can find ski trails that are lit at night are Minnesota Power Trail and Legion Trail. Both of these trails are well groomed by the City of Cohasset Park & Rec and Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club. For more information about cross country skiing in the Grand Rapids area check out Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club website.
Grand Rapids offers a wide variety of places to stay while enjoying the snow this winter. Book Your Stay Today!