5 Fun Winter Activities to Enjoy at Your Lake House in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

5 Fun Winter Activities to Enjoy at Your Lake House in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

The fun times at the lake house don’t have to stop just because the weather has turned and there’s snow on the ground. Winter brings with it many fun activities on and near the lake that can only be experienced during the colder months.

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5 Fun Lake House Activities to Enjoy in Winter

To get the most out of your winter lakehouse experience, be sure to sample all this region has to offer. 

1. Ice Fishing

A Minnesota tradition, ice fishing is the best way to get out on the lake during the winter months.

If you've never been ice fishing before, you'll want to consult with an experienced ice fisherman, heed all "thin ice" warnings, and be sure to check advisories from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to see what licenses you may need and to learn how to ensure it's safe before venturing out on the ice.

2. Ice Climbing

Though this isn't an adventure we recommend that you tackle on your own, the Pequot Lakes region has a booming outdoor adventure industry. 

During the winter months, you can easily book an ice climbing excursion with a local guide seven days a week.

3. Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating

With at least eleven major ice skating venues in and around the Duluth area, the question isn't so much if you should go ice skating but where and which day. Just be sure to do your homework in advance, checking not only hours of availability at the rink nearest you but whether you're dealing with a training rink or a pleasure rink!

4. Skiing on Spirit Mountain

Duluth's Spirit Mountain has some of the best area skiing!

One of the greatest "suburban" ski areas in the Midwest, Spirit offers a big 700-foot vertical drop, eight lifts including a high-speed quad, 22 runs and two terrain parks spread out over close to 200 acres. Spirit's assets include a sea of some of the finest "blue cruisers" around the Great Lakes and its great views of the city and harbor, as well as the largest terrain park in the midwest.

If skiing's not your thing, don't worry: featured recreational activities on Spirit Mountain also include snowboarding, fat biking, alpine coaster, snow tubing, and Nordic trails. 

5. Enjoying Cozy Evenings Indoors

During winter, some of the most enjoyable times you'll spend at your lake house will be the cozy evenings in--especially after you've spent a long day of recreation out in the snow! 

Slide on your coziest fuzzy socks, pour a glass of wine, and enjoy a favorite book by the fireplace. Perfection! 

Looking for the perfect lake house in the Duluth and Pequot Lakes region? Be sure to contact us today!


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