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5 fun things to do in Fargo-Moorhead this winter


Fargo-Moorhead is famous for its winters. Locals and visitors relish tales of extreme weather. The truth is the average winter high temperature ranges from 18 to 37 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the month.

We love binge-watching our favorite shows as much as anyone, but they’ll have to wait while we take advantage of the experiences the season offers.

Check out some fun outdoor things to do this winter.


1. Frostival

Frostival is all about celebrating the “cool” of winter with outdoor events, concerts and family-friendly activities across Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The event has been so busy in the past that this year’s celebration was expanded to six weeks. Check out the Frostival events happening now through February 26, 2022.

Cross country ski

2. Snowshoe and cross-country ski

Go on a snowy adventure with friends through one of the 10 groomed cross country ski trails in Fargo. You can rent snowshoes or cross country skis at Edgewood Golf Course, M.B. Johnson Park and the NDSU Wellness Center. Join a guided cross-country ski trip through Lindenwood Park on Feb. 26 at noon. Free transportation is provided through the NDSU Wellness Center. Registration is now open.

Ice skating

3. Ice Skating

There are more than 30 outdoor ice-skating rinks to explore this winter in Fargo-Moorhead. Grab a coffee in downtown Fargo, rent skates and enjoy open skating in Broadway Square, or head to West Fargo to check out the outdoor rink at The Lights during College Skate Night or Glow Skate. Skate rental also is available at the NDSU Wellness Center for both students and non-students.

4. Hiking

Hike the trails in Fargo-Moorhead all four seasons. Explore Buffalo River State Park or walk the groomed paths along the Red River near Lindenwood Park.

Detroit Mountain

5. Detroit Mountain

Spend the day with other NDSU students at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, at Detroit Mountain. Students will be provided with free transportation to and from Detroit Lakes to ski, snowboard and tube throughout the day on Feb. 6. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Learn more about equipment rental and transportation on the NDSU Wellness Center website. Registration is now open.

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