My favorite thing to do in colder weather is bundling up in plenty of warm layers and going on a nice hike. The NW Metro is known for its beautiful nature and outdoor spaces, why not get out and explore? Here are the Twin Cities NW Metro Best Winter Outdoor Activities! Please check their websites to be aware of COVID shutdowns and restrictions.
Elm Creek Park Reserve Winter Recreation Area
Once we get some snow, the Elm Creek Park Reserve Winter Recreation Area has snow tubing, snowboarding and down hill and cross country skiing in addition to a sledding hill for fun winter time activities! Check out their website here!
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Central Park Skating Loop Maple Grove
Central Park is home to the beautiful skating loop – the warming house and rental is currently closed due to COVID 19 restrictions. Click here for hours
Eastman Nature Center
In addition to miles of trails for winter hiking and snow shoeing – the Eastman Nature Center has an indoor play area and a huge observation window overlooking the woods, where you can watch birds, squirrels, deer and more enjoying the feeders. Check out their website for more info:
Mississippi Gateway Regional Park – Formerly Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
The Mississippi Gateway Regional Park is full of activities for all ages, including snow shoeing, hiking and activities for all ages. Visit their website here.
Crow Hassan Park Reserve
Crow Hassan Park Reserve offers outdoor fun all year round, and winter is no exception! Snowshoeing, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, skijoring and dog sledding are just a few of the fun activities you can enjoy here! Check out their website here.
What is your favorite place to enjoy the Winter Outdoors in the NW Metro? Let us know in the comments below!