Looking for something fun to do this winter ? We’ve have a couple of option here in Sandstone, Minnesota.
Ice Climbing in Sandstone MN
Sandstone, Minnesota is home to Minnesota’s first ice park. On the old Quarry walls of Robinson Park climbers now have a winter playground. The park is open to climbing year round and during the winter months north facing walls are flooded. Ice routs as high as 80 feet to lower angle “beginner” ice slopes give a variety for climbers of all experience levels.
If you’re looking for a real adventure, the local guide company, Hard Water Sports, can take you out for a day of ice climbing.
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Hiking the Trails of Banning State Park
Plenty of options for winter hiking near Sandstone, Minnesota. Banning State Park is to the North, South, and East of Sandstone.
It’s an easy 1 mile walk to the truly beautiful Big Spring Falls from Robinson Park. The trail is a little rougher to Wolf Creek Falls from Robinson Park.
Once in Banning State Park you’ll have several good choices of hiking trails. The park has 17 miles of marked trails. Hike along the Kettle River to Hell’s Gate for some of the best views.
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Ice Fishing near Sandstone, MN
A bunch of great fishing lakes are within a few minutes of Sandstone, Minnesota.
Grindstone, Sand, Pine and Big Pine lakes are just a couple of the options for ice fishing adventure lovers.
check out Petry’s Bait to stock up for this adventure.
Skiing and Snowmobiling
And there’s skiing. Downhill skiing at Spirit Mountain and Mount du Lac. Banning State Park has ungroomed trails for cross country skiing and a few miles of snowmobile that connect up to longer trails.