Places to Enjoy Winter in North Dakota

-Marked and groomed snowmobile trails, 1,800 miles of ’em; details at http://www.snowmobilend.org..

-Four downhill ski and snowboard areas: Bottineau Winter Park, Bear’s Den at Fort Ransom, Huff Hills at Mandan and Frost Fire Ski and Snowboard Area at Walhalla; http://www.skibwp.com, http://www.skibearsden.com, http://www.huffhills.com, http://www.frostfreeskiarea.com,

-Cross-country ski trails, with some of the best in North Dakota’s state parks and even on golf courses: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/recreation/activities/ski.htm.

-Sledding: Sledding hills at Turtle River State Park and Camp of the Cross near Lake Metigoshe; dog-sledding at Prairie Isle Dog Trekking and Paw’tastic Dog Sledding at Binford, http://www.prairieisle.googlepages.com.

-Ice-fishing: For northern pike and walleye at Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea, Lake Audubon and Lake Metigoshe, among other places; http://www.gf.nd.gov/fishing.

-Forts: Events recalling prairie winter days, pioneer-style, at Totten, Union, Buford, Abraham Lincoln and Abercrombie forts; http://www.history.nd.gov/historicsites.

-Parks: Snowshoeing, wildlife and winter scenery at places like Cross Ranch State Park, where you can see ice flowing by on the Missouri River; www.parkrec.nd.gov.

-International Peace Garden, U.S.-Canadian border, near Dunseith; http://www.peacegarden.com.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

 

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