This southeast Minnesota town offers owl prowls, hooting contests, pellet dissection, live-owl programs and children's activities.
The Lake Superior festival features the Run on Water to Madeline Island, poker run, ice golf, polar plunge, obstacle course and whitefish liver-eating contest.
There's nothing better than skiing (or snowshoeing or hiking) through a twinkling forest or across a luminary-lined lake. There's usually a bonfire and hot chocolate to enjoy afterward.
There's a parade of mythical Germanic characters, a hunt for billy-goat heads on the Schell Brewery grounds and beyond and a big party afterward with beer, live music and a bonfire.
The National Eagle Center holds live-bird programs and nature presentations weekends in March, when bald eagles migrate northward along the Mississippi.
At nature centers around the region, tour the sugarbush and learn how to tap trees and boil sap. Then, eat a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup.
Lakewoods Resorts hosts this benefit on Lake Namekagon, which includes snowmobile speed runs, ice bowling, a weenie-eating contest and a frozen weenie polar plunge.
A lion dance-led lantern procession winds from Millennium Park to Maggie Daley Park, where there will be performances.