Minnesota is not just a state for summer frolics; visit Minnesota during the winter and try ice fishing, dogsledding, or winter camping. (Just remember to pack your long underwear!) Since we have snow and cold weather for many months each year, there is always a winter-themed event to partake in. You will find that we have a lot of Christmas and holiday cheer as well. The fall color around here is nothing to ignore—there are many auto tours to take in the changing of the seasons. There are several places to enjoy hauntingly fun events, pick apples, and enjoy other harvest-time fun. Spring means shoving off-shore for fishing. Every May, mothers across the state can either celebrate Mother’s Day with the family or send the family to the State Fishing Opener (which usually occurs the same day), leaving mom at home in the peace and quiet. During the summer, head to the lake. Farmers markets and a plethora of summer festivals and fairs take advantage of every day of warm weather that our state sees. No matter when you come or where in Minnesota you find yourself, rest assured your family will find festivities to incite fun!
Amanda Williams is one of Trekaroo's Travel Experts, specializing in Gear and Midwestern Adventures. She is the proud mama of two boys and writes about her outdoorsy, rural adventures at Field Guide to Parenting Outside. Her family loves to travel, near or far, by boat, plane, foot or car. If they aren't on an outdoor excursion someplace, they are busy reading up on where they will go next! A natural resources professional by training, the children of this mama are obligate outdoorsmen and you'll find the family frequenting the nation's public lands often!