For more information, contact: Sara Otte Coleman, Director, Tourism Division North Dakota Department of Commerce 701-328-2525
7 Legendary ways to stay active this winter in North Dakota Winter is here, and that means it's time to frolic in the frosty outdoors. Part of being a four-season playground is having activities geared toward each specific season. The arrival of winter provides opportunities for legendary snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. But that's not all. Discover everything North Dakota has to offer. Whatever the challenge, we dare you to become legendary in North Dakota and share your experiences with us at RULegendary.com.
Walk on the wild side Did you know you don't need a trail to snowshoe? Part of the allure of snowshoeing is blazing your own trail through the woods. Walk the forested Pembina Gorge region or trek through the north and south units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park where it's just you, the woods and the wildlife.
Run with the dogs Explore North Dakota's outdoors on the back of a dog-powered sled while learning some winter survival techniques in the process. Join in the fun with Prairie Isle Dog Trekking. You can experience the challenge of hooking up sled dogs, driving a team with the musher and discovering more than 650 acres of prairie country.
It's all fun and games There are a number games to play both indoors and out this winter. Dress warm and celebrate the season at Papa's Polar Patch in Bismarck or experience the fun of Shiverfest in Devils Lake, where visitors of all ages will discover North Dakota's winter wonderland. If you prefer the great "indoors" and want the kids to burn off some energy, "Fight the Frost" in Fargo is the perfect activity.
Traverse the trails Want a great calorie burn while enjoying snow-covered vistas? Cross-country skiing is just the sport, and there are many options for both beginners and advanced skiers. You can start with the groomed trails in your own backyard, like these in Fargo or the Greenway in Grand Forks. Next, challenge yourself to take on the miles of groomed trails at North Dakota's State Parks or Medora's Badlands. For the more adventurous skier, we challenge you to discover your own legendary trail … I Am Legendary, RU?
Take it to the extreme If you are into the extremes this winter, consider gearing up for one of North Dakota's extreme endurance events - the Iceman Triathlon in Grand Forks. Can you mountain bike in North Dakota during the winter? You betcha! Test your skills at the Snowflakes to Sprockets downhill bike race in Bismarck.
These are just a few ideas to help you stay active during North Dakota's winter. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
Make your North Dakota vacation more enjoyable by planning ahead and making hotel reservations in advance. For a listing of local convention and visitors bureaus offering travel assistance, go to: www.ndtourism.com/industry/chamber-links/.