Winter Activities Guide

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Cross-country skiing

Children cross-country skiing.

Whether you prefer classical or skate skiing, Minnesota state parks have many miles of groomed cross-country ski trails for you!

Places with groomed skate ski trails:

Places with groomed classic ski trails:

thumbnail graphic of map that shows groomed ski locations.
Map of groomed trails

* State parks that offer cross-country classic ski rentals ($10/day for skis, boots and poles)

** At Wild River State Park, cross-country skis are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685.


Events Calendar

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06/04/16 - 06/05/16

Big Stone Lake State Park

Archery in the Park

11/19/16 - 11/20/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

06/03/17 - 06/04/17

Big Stone Lake State Park

Archery in the Parks

06/24/17 - 06/25/17

Big Stone Lake State Park

Archery in the Parks

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Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.