Where do you like to take in the Minnesota winter?

The sun peaks through an opening into an ice cave. (Derek Montgomery / For MPR News)

For the first time in nearly five years, the south shore of Lake Superior has frozen enough to allow people to access the ice caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Neil Howk, the assistant chief of interpretation at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, Wis., told MPR News last month that thousands of visitors have come to see the caves even on the coldest of days. More photos from Derek Montgomery.

Today’s Question: Where do you like to take in the Minnesota winter?

  • PaulJ

    Jogging the city shorelines.

  • Jamie

    I’d like to try taking it in from Texas.

  • Jim G

    Honestly? In front of a warm fireplace.

  • JQP

    biking.
    right gear, no cars, sun up with sun dogs – fully looping the sun.

  • Dan O

    On my skis! Or snowshoes! From the Loppet trails on the chain of lakes, to camping alongside the St. Croix river in Wild River State Park, winter is enjoyable if you get out and do things that are fun. The DNR has heated trail centers, camper cabins, and miles of groomed trails, the metro has plenty of parks and trails, so find a friend and pack your positive attitude.

  • Sue de Nim

    With family and friends.

  • bob hicks

    In Phoenix. Just returned from my annual winter sojourn. The arboretum is always awesome, and I rented a motorcycle for a day-long ride. Ate al fresco every day, did the NYT crossword in a friend’s backyard, and walked a lot (in just my shirtsleeves — imagine!) in the 75 degree weather. The only trouble is that a week’s just not long enough to be away from our devil baby winter.

  • Lisa 3

    This question doesn’t make sense.

    • Wakie Wakie

      It’s also yesterday’s question

  • Gordon near Two Harbors

    Here in northeastern Minnesota–in the Boundary Waters Wilderness and North Shore of Lake Superior. A true winter wonderland.