Many of us will spend the New Year reflecting on the past and singing “Auld Lang Syne” (which translates to “times gone by”). But the new year is also a time to look forward and many North Dakotans are busy making plans for 2017. Whether it’s learning to ice skate, attending a hockey game for the first time or visiting a historical treasure, there are abundant things to do and see in this northern state. Add North Dakota to your bucket list this year: You are sure to have the experience of a lifetime.
There’s no question it’s cold outside in North Dakota in January. It is also an undeniably beautiful and fun time of year to visit this northern state. Cool temperatures keep the snow on trails for a peaceful snowshoe or cross-country ski. Area ice arenas fill with family and friends enjoying northern sports like hockey and curling. The music and arts scene is vibrant with a range of concerts and shows throughout the month.