Three Fantastic Silent Sports You Need to Try in Northern Minnesota

The quiet of a winter’s day up north in Minnesota is something everyone needs to experience. Crisp winter air, lightly falling snow, and the beauty of the forest is something to behold!

Not everyone enjoys the long, cold winter here. But when you discover the beauty of winter silent sports, a long winter can be pure bliss.

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

There are miles of trails in the area for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, but the Chippewa National Forest and the Shingobee Recreational Area are among the most popular places to hit the trails. Itasca State Park is another excellent place you’ll want to check out.

Fat Tire Biking 

Like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, you can find fat tire bike trails pretty easily around Walker, Minnesota. But one of the best fat bike trail systems in the state is within an hour of us. With over 25 miles of groomed single track trails, Cuyuna tops the charts for fun on your fattie. The scenery is spectacular, and you can even bike into town on Main Street Crosby for a beer and food during your mid-day break.

Winter’s peaceful landscape is ideal for silent sports in northern Minnesota. I hope you get out and enjoy at least one of them!