Cabin: Booked

Several of Minnesota’s state parks have camper cabins. Some have electricity with heat, while others have a only a wood stove for heating and cooking. Lake Maria (pronounced Mariah) has three of the latter cabins. After hearing of these cabins from a friend, Audra and I decided to explore them ourselves.

Accessing the cabins means a hike of a couple miles. Our January trip meant the trails would be covered in snow and groomed for skate and classic skiing. We both enjoy backpacking and we enjoy cross-country skiing. So why not combine the two?

We had so much fun last year that we’ll be doing the same thing again this year. If you’re looking for a weekend winter adventure, head to the Minnesota State Parks website and explore camper cabins. Don’t worry about the cold; the thermometer bottomed out at -14F when we were there and the wood stove was more than enough to keep the cabin cozy and full of hygge.

If you need me, I’ll be gearing up for our next winter cabin adventure.






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