Let's Go Outside in Little Falls!

Updated: Apr 21

Ahh yes, the great outdoors in the winter - truly a great time to be in Minnesota! Enjoy your day in the sun and snow in Little Falls.

Start the day with breakfast at the Little Falls Bakery and Deli, where you can find fresh breads, donuts and sweet treats made daily! All the cozy vibes. Then don your outdoor gear and head over to Charles Lindbergh State Park for 3 miles of winter hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing trails, and a quaint picnic area. The picnic area includes a historic Work Projects Administration (WPA) picnic shelter and a stone water tower. If you're still hankering for a little more outdoor adventure, make your way to Crane Meadow Wildlife Refuge. The Platte River Trailhead offers a scenic 3.7-mile accessible hiking trail that leads visitors along the banks of the river, through oak savanna, prairies, wetlands, and woodlands to the edge of Rice Lake. The trail is groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter, as snow conditions permit.

Time to warm up with lunch at Johnny C’s Sports Bar & Grill. Located in Historic Downtown Little Falls Johnny C’s Has a full menu as well as daily lunch specials. Happy Hour every day from 3-6pm. Then it's back outside you go for an afternoon of true Minnesotan fun at ICE Fest Event, February 12 & 13. The Sunny Zwilling Memorial Ice Carousel Extravaganza Ice Fest currently holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Ice Carousel. Activities have included Curling, Spear Fishing, Striders in the Snow, Ice Fishing, Underwater Drone, Figure Skating, Igloo building, Powered Parachute Rides, Log Rollers, and more to come - fun for all ages! I.C.E. Fest 2022 is February 12th and February 13th at Green Prairie Fish Lake, 12636 Forest Road in Little Falls.

After a full day outdoors, it's time to cozy up at the well known A.T Black and White Restaurant. Amazing ambiance and knowledgeable menu, they offer the finest and most unique dining experience in Little Falls area. Since 1931, they have been providing guests with delicious meals, amazing local beers, and drinks from our incredible bar and much more. Finally, collapse into your cozy room at the Country Inn and Suites. New remodeled hotel with a luxurious swimming pool and conveniently located off on Hwy 10 in Little Falls.

The check in location for this itinerary is A.T. Black and White

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