For the winter lovers that prefer to Cross Country Ski there are four popular areas to ski.
Soaring Eagle - 7.2 K trail groomed for skate skiing and 12 K trail tracked for classical skiing. Located 8 miles north on Hwy 71
Itasca State Park - Gorgeous 32 mile area tracked for classical skiing. Located 20 miles north on Hwy 71
Hiram X-X Ski Trail - Akeley area - Located 6 miles east of Akeley on County Road 12/6 8 kilometer classical trail
Shingobee Recreation Trail - Challenging area located 4 miles east of Akeley on Highway 34 - 12 kilometer classical course.
Itasca State Park is open for snowshoeing and just taking a walk or looking for winter wildlife. Also, don't forget the Annual Ice Fishing Contest sponsored by the local American Legion Post.