Winter in Minnesota means getting out and embracing all the different experiences the cooler, snowier season has to offer.

From recreational activities to outdoor festivals, Minnesotans are not ones to hibernate.

Minneapolis Northwest – the area consisting of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove – is home to a variety of seasonal opportunities to keep winter boredom at bay, including the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area, Maple Grove’s Central Park Ice Skating Loop and Eidem Homestead.

To learn more about these locations and activities click here.