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NW Metro Best Winter Outdoor Activities

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!

Elm Creek Park Reserve Winter Recreation Area

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! Click here for hours

Minnesota Ice Castles

The Minnesota Ice Castles have moved to Maple Grove! The Ice Castles will be located near Lifetime Fitness and will open early January.

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:

Eastman Nature Center Website

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.

Other Local City Winter Events Guides:

Want to stay out of the cold? Check out our NW Metro Indoor Activites for Kids

Myra Jensen

Myra Jensen

I'm Myra Jensen, lifestyle blogger and Realtor at BRIX Real Estate. I live and work in the Twin Cities NW Metro and love everything this beautiful area has to offer. If you live in the NW Metro or are thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with NW Metro, Events, Restaurants, Outdoors, Real Estate and more!


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