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Winter in Brainerd Lakes

Winter brings snowshoeing, dogsledding and cross-country skiing—among other outdoor activities—at Brainerd Lakes area resorts.

Winter along the St. Croix

Stillwater, Minnesota, tucks into the St. Croix Valley like a toy town in a model railway.

 

Snow sculpture

See unique ice sculptures at the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival. 

Winter serenity

Hauge Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa, serves a tiny congregation of Norwegian Americans.

 

Colorful view

Chairs hint both at colorful, intriguing home and garden accessories inside Blue Dolphin House, a renovated farmhouse near Ephraim, Wisconsin -- and at the promise of spring, a few months away.

 

Winter drive

The Zacke Cox Bridge, which opened in 1905, matches the snow, one of only two white bridges in Parke County, Indiana.

 

Moon glow

The moon glows over snow-covered cliffs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

 

Minnesota snowfall

Snow covers the tree-studded landscape in Minnesota's Brainerd Lakes region.

 

Winter magic

Door County's Ellison Bay is especially magical in winter, when the cove freezes over and the snow-frosted woods are quiet.

 

Twilight skaters

Skaters head out at dusk at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota.

 

Whitefish Dunes in winter

Walking the beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park is a winter pilgrimage for residents and visitors in Door County, Wisconsin.

 

Grand Marais lighthouse

Ice and snow cover the walkway to the steel-skeleton Grand Marais, Minnesota, lighthouse, which has guarded the harbor since 1922.

 

Clarksville snow

Snow falls at Overlook Farm in Clarksville, Missouri.

Nightfall at Grand Marais

Grand Marais, Minnesota, nestles alongside a chilly Lake Superior.

 

Berries in snow

Tiny red berries catch falling snow in Lebanon, Ohio.

 

Sleigh ride

Guests at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods.

 

Naper Settlement

Snow dusts Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois, where a 12-acre village celebrates life in a 19th-century Midwestern town.

 

Winter in Brainerd Lakes

Winter brings snowshoeing, dogsledding and cross-country skiing—among other outdoor activities—at Brainerd Lakes area resorts.

Pilsen tree farm

Evergreens dot the landscape at Aissen Tree Farm in Pilsen, Wisconsin.

 

Winter in the UP

The Ontonagon River flows through snowy woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

 

Hocking Hills beauty

Icy waterfalls and snow-covered trees reward winter hikers at Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park.

 

Wintry display

Branches of noble fir, Port Orford cedar, dried eucalyptus and winterberry holly create a wintry display.

 

Winter in Spearfish Canyon

Snow covers the rugged scenery in South Dakota's Little Spearfish Canyon.

 

Scenic St. Croix River

Parts of the St. Croix River are a designated National Scenic Riverway, known for forested bluffs.

Liberty Memorial Park

Snow blankets Kansas City's Liberty Memorial, built to honor those who served in World War I.

Snowmobiling the canyon

With an average of 200 inches of snow a year, Spearfish Canyon and the Black Hills National Forest are two of the nation's top snowmobiling destinations. More than 350 miles of groomed trails and much of the forest is open to off-road snowmobiling.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Thousands of lights brighten the night during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, held annually in late January. 

Terry Peak skiing

Terry Peak, in the Black Hills just outside Lead, is the third-highest point east of the Rockies. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels enjoy multiple runs and a sizeable Terrain Park that includes a half-pipe.

Icy fence

Icicles hang off a wire fence in Kansas City.

 

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