We've got events coming up in the area to make winter more fun, too. The second weekend of February (14th this year) is Winterfest on Crystal Lake in Beulah. There is a softball tournament on the ice, fishing tournaments, a parade and fireworks, among other events. This is a long standing event that I can remember attending as a kid. In particular I recall racing down the lake on my old snowmobile with a perch in my pocket trying to make the deadline for the fishing contest. I made it, but the perch wasn't quite as big as I thought it was.
The following weekend, Frankfort is holding a brand new event called Shiver by the River. In addition to their own parade, games and fun, there also will be a snowcross race, right in town in what's known as "goose park". This isn't a couple of guys on their old Rupps, but a real live snowcross race event. Should be lots of excitement.
See you on the snow!