Written by Jerril on 10 Feb, 2001
I was born in the desert and lived there for 10 years, and I still love the weather. I also hear a lot of people complain about the weather, and they're usually the ones that sit in their houses and refuse to go out because…Read More
I was born in the desert and lived there for 10 years, and I still love the weather. I also hear a lot of people complain about the weather, and they're usually the ones that sit in their houses and refuse to go out because it's a little hot or there's snow on the ground. Wimps!
Minnesota must be mostly known for it's winters. The snow can get 3 feet high and the temperatures can drop to about -20 (ferenheit), but that's really only a few times during the season. If you wear the appropiate clothing you can have a really good time in our winter wonderlands. When the 10,000 lakes freeze over there is down hill skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, sledding, tubing, snow mobiling, ice fishing and all sorts of other things to make you have fun in the snow. If snow isn't your thing there are indoor activities as well, so there is no excuse for letting the winter get you down.
By June the summer season is in full swing, and I don't think I have to even start listing the outdoor activities that are available to everyone, except it would really be a shame if you didn't go out and get involved in all the beauty that this land of lakes has to offer. Dark green forests hug the shores of lakes speckled with fishing boats. Limestone cliffs have been carved by the Mississippi river making a beautiful drive down peaceful highways, just outside the Twin Cities. Such beauty doesn't come without a price, though. Mosquitos (the state pest) are inescapable so make sure to not be without repellant, and humidity can make you feel sticky and wet as soon as you walk out the door. But you can easily get away from the heat since almost every building is air conditioned.
Spring and Fall are my favorite parts of the year because there's hardly any humidity and the temperatures aren't too high or low. If you're visiting Minnesota this is the time to do it, in my opinion.