A Winter Wonderland in Little Falls, Minnesota!
Little Falls, Minnesota is a winter wonderland along the Minnesota Great River Road. A short drive north of the Twin Cities, Little Falls has the boutique shops, the winter outdoor activities, and the fun dining experiences you’re looking for in a smaller community away from the crowds. Grab your ice skates or your cross country skis and bring the family for a weekend getaway full of surprises in this Mississippi River town.
Explore the Outdoors
Winter outdoor experiences abound in Little Falls. The Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge has both winter hiking and groomed trails for cross country skiing, you’ll want to check out the Platte River Hiking Trail. It is almost 4 miles long with two wildlife observation decks. The Charles A. Lindbergh State Park offers 3 miles of winter hiking trails, and snowshoeing is allowed anywhere in the park. Belle Prairie County Park is another great choice. The park is picturesque and has the feel of a hidden gem. With two ice skating rinks at Jaycee Park and Pine Tree Park, and a sledding hill at Maple Island Park, the city of Little Falls is well prepared for winter fun.
Winter Retail Therapy
Sometimes the cure for the winter blahs is just a boutique shop away. Not only will you find unique gift ideas, but you can save a little cash as well. Through the month of December, pick up a coupon flyer at the Shoppes of Little Falls. When shopping at this historic downtown, you can expect small businesses that have your safety in mind with social distancing, mask-wearing, and well cleaned spaces.
Winter Wonderland Lights Tour
Little Falls has created the perfect social distancing Christmas themed evening. Take a driving tour through their city and be directed to where the best Christmas lights can be found. The family will enjoy an evening tour as you hit the highlights on their easy to use Google map. Or download the Winter Wonderland Light Tour flyer with its handy map and dining ideas.
Complete your day with a local dining experience in Little Falls. A.T. The Black and White is an award-winning restaurant downtown. Check out their social media for specials and call ahead for pickup. Little Falls Bakery and Deli is another great choice. Especially if you’re looking for some hot chocolate and a sweet treat after hitting the sledding hill. There are a lot of choices for dining in this historic river town, and you can feel good ordering from a locally owned small business. A complete list of choices can be found on the Little Falls website.