For those who love to spend time outdoors but are new to the idea of living in or visiting Minnesota, its geographic location may be worrisome. With Canada as its neighbor to the north, it might seem that the state would be too cold for any real outdoor recreation. Surprisingly, however, Minnesota has four very distinct seasons, providing even more opportunities for year-round fun. Good examples are the state’s numerous lakes, offering canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming when the weather is mild and colder weather recreational opportunities such as ice fishing and skating during the winter. Read complete article by Kris Lindahl