Give Winter a Break

Posted on February 26th, 2019

By Christy Walcott

I’m here to bring you a simple reminder – it’s not springtime yet!  I know once March rolls around we all start getting anxious for the snow to melt and the trees to start budding.  But why rush winter on its way?  We still have a few more weeks to enjoy the white stuff with some awesome added benefits at this point in the year! 

The sun shines more and is out longer…

Yay for lingering, sun-kissed winter days!  Every winter activity you’ve been enjoying for the past few months is even better when the sun gets involved and we’ll be seeing more and more of it! Shed a few of those extra layers and let the sun shine on your back as you snowshoe or cross country ski along one of our scenic trails.  Temperatures should start warming up as well, which is another added bonus.

Hit the trails while you watch the sun go down

It is picture perfect outside…

Late February brought LOTS of fresh snow to our area and has made the landscape even more stunning.  Even if you’re feeling ready for chirping birds and warm rain showers, there’s no denying it is simply beautiful outside.  Grab your camera and discover winter beauty from far away or slide over to the macro setting and zoom in on snowflakes.  And with scenery this striking, grab your family, friends, co-workers, pets, ANYONE who you would like to create memories with and snap away!

Everyone needs a family photo

There are a few less people around…

While camaraderie is fantastic, most of us would agree that traveling during peak season is not always at the top of our list.  Hitting the slopes with your closest friends and family at this point in the winter means shorter lines, less people photobombing your selfies and a little more personal time with those you choose to spend your getaway with. 

Having the slopes all to yourself can be bliss

It will all be over soon…

While some are chanting this mantra and dreaming of lazy days in a hammock with a cool iced tea in their hand, us winter lovers are feeling the pressure to get in one more loop on our fat tire bike or reel in one more fish from our shanty (for the record, I’ve only caught two so far).  There’s both anticipation and sadness when one season changes to the next.  And although our winters are long, they are filled with unique activities we can’t participate in at any other point in the year.  

I certainly won’t be fishing like this in the summer

Mother Nature calls her own shots…

You may or may not agree with my logic, but I have one final point to make – you can’t change the weather.  If winter wants to stay and play a little longer…let’s make the best of it!  Grab your favorite sweatshirt and hat with a fuzzy ball on the top (you know you look great in it and certainly can’t wear it in the summer!), go outside and throw a snowball, build a snowman, ski, snowshoe or tear it up on a snowmobile. 

There’s nothing better than a buddy trip

Even summer people have to admit, there is at least ONE THING they enjoy about our winter wonderland.  And if you still can’t think of anything, at least take a selfie in front of our famous ice tree so you can prove you went outside. 

The ice tree makes a perfect backdrop for a selfie

 

 

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