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Winter along the St. Croix
Stillwater, Minnesota, tucks into the St. Croix Valley like a toy town in a model railway.
See unique ice sculptures at the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
Hauge Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa, serves a tiny congregation of Norwegian Americans.
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.
The Zacke Cox Bridge, which opened in 1905, matches the snow, one of only two white bridges in Parke County, Indiana.
The moon glows over snow-covered cliffs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Snow covers the tree-studded landscape in Minnesota's Brainerd Lakes region.
Door County's Ellison Bay is especially magical in winter, when the cove freezes over and the snow-frosted woods are quiet.
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.
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.
Guests at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods.
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.
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.
Icicles hang off a wire fence in Kansas City.