Winter in Minnesota can be very beautiful. Snowfalls are often followed by a sharp drop in temperature and clear blue skies. Here are some activities and tips to enjoy winter:
Outdoor winter sports can be very enjoyable and healthy. Here are some possibilities.
Physical exertion may cause you to perspire so you should stay hydrated and wear layers of clothing that can be removed as appropriate.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website for more winter activities.
It is important to wear proper clothing when it is cold. This is especially true for sub-zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures. The extremities, such as nose, ears, fingers and toes, are the first to get frostbite (or freeze). Windy conditions call for extra precautions. The wind carries away the thin insulating layer of air next to the skin, causing frostbite to exposed areas more quickly. The higher the wind speed the faster heat is carried away and the colder it feels. Exposed skin can frostbite in as little as two minutes if the wind chill temperature is very low. The following articles are strongly recommended.