In Minnesota – there’s still snow!

And, in northern Minnesota, trails run for miles in every direction, offering extensive opportunities for winter recreation.

Minnesota has an extensive groomed trail system for snowmobiling, says Charlie Chernak of Bear Island Land Co., and many Potlatch properties are in close proximity to the trails. “You can go hundreds of miles on trails,” Chernak says, “all maintained by the state of Minnesota.”

If you prefer non-mshutterstock_6242383_LARGEwebotorized winter fun, Minnesota also offers miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, and the state also has a detailed trail system specifically for cross-country skiing.

Activities like these have prompted some property owners to use their hunting shacks for more than just hunting. “Traditionally deer shacks were full of just the boys, but snowmobiling is becoming a real family activity,” says Chernak. “If you build a cabin, you can snowshoe or cross-country ski right out your back door.”

When the snow melts, those same trails offer great places to hike and enjoy nature’s beauty, while other trails offer ATV  opportunities.  To discover more recreational opportunities in Minnesota, visit

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