Did you know, studies have shown that going outside and being active for even 20 minutes per day helps increase endorphins and reduce blood pressure.
While there aren’t as many activities this year due to COVID-19, there is still plenty to do in Minnesota – even in January!
We’ve compiled a quick list to help you get out and get moving.
- Snowshoeing. Head over to Lebanon Hills over in Eagan and, for only $7/hour, you can explore the trails above the snow using snowshoes! This is great for those that like to hike and go on walks but don’t like getting their socks wet from snow.
- Ice sports. The Minneapolis Parks Department is still hosting skating, hockey, pond hockey, and broomball on their ice rinks. While the numbers of lakes this year are reduced and there is a limit on how many people can be in a warming room at once, you can still lace up your skates and get your blood pumping.
- Hiking to frozen waterfalls. While Minnehaha Falls is pretty in the summer, it is are absolutely stunning in the winter. Hiking to the frozen falls and then following the trails by the water is a great weekend activity.