Winter Guide to the Alexandria, MN area
Believe it or not, the Alexandria area is still beautiful in the winter! The sunrise and sunset across a frozen lake is nothing short of miraculous. This winter guide will provide you with a few ideas to embrace the cold air and snow on your winter vacation.
Ice fishing is one of the area's favorite winter past times. A fishing pole, an auger and some warm clothes are all you really need! Oh, and don't forget the hot chocolate!
Searching for a little more speed? The Douglas Area Trails Association (DATA) maintains 368 miles of snowmobile trails throughout west central Minnesota’s hill and prairie landscapes. The trails offer both open flatland and heavily wooded, hilly options. The magnificent views and awesome wildlife seen on these rides makes this trail second to none. Since all of the communities in the area are connected by the trail, you are never very far from gas, food, accommodations or other services.
Want the speed without the motor? Drive out to Andes Tower Hills, where you can find ski runs for all skills and ages. Don't let your lack of balance or experience deter you--they also have some one-of-a-kind snow tubing!
Want to bring home some Lakes Area swag? Alexandria's Downtown Shopping is open year-round. Many of our shops are especially cozy when it's cold outside!
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